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1999 V6 - Gt Swap

My friend gave me his 1999 V6. But the motor is bad. What I want to do is to put the 4.6 liter GT motor in it. What do I need in order to do the swap? I am willing to do whatever I need to in order to make this work. I've been wanting a GT for some time but I can't seem to get one financed!


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There are lots of threads on this. The task you take on in putting a V8 into a 6 is more than the average enthusiast is willing to spend or have experience in. Its not cheap or easy. Its actually cheaper to buy a GT than swap. I would save your money and buy one in cash and forget the financing. I know its not what you want to hear, but I just want to be honest. Wiring harness, transmission, rear end etc,.

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I just simply need to know what i need in order to make this happen. From what i can gather i need the 4.6 motor and tranny along with the computer and the wireing and the brake booster for a GT. Is there anything else i need?


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You need everything-i am doing a 99 V6 auto to a GT 5 speed right now.A GT donor car is a must,engine-trans-complete wiring harness-computer-ignition system-rear end-hydraboost and master cylinder-etc,etc.You can use the V6 k-member and front suspension.If you do this project,feel free to ask any me anything.


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I agree with everyone, there is a lot involved along with a bunch of headaches. Unless the car has setimental value to you than it might be worth it, but its probably going to cost more then just going out and buying a GT.
Are you mechanicaly inclined? How is the body and interior on that V-6? Is it manual or dog-a-matic?
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I agree with everyone, there is a lot involved along with a bunch of headaches. Unless the car has setimental value to you than it might be worth it, but its probably going to cost more then just going out and buying a GT.
Are you mechanicaly inclined? How is the body and interior on that V-6? Is it manual or dog-a-matic?
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This car is one that me and my friend have put a lot of time in. We have swapped out the cloth interior for leather and already done one motor swap. The V6 we put in it worked great till my brother broke the bolt off in the crankshaft that held the harmonic balancer on. and we tried to get it out but the easy out broke off in the crankshaft as well! I really like the 99-04 body style and my friend is giving me this 99. I think after reading on here i am going to just drop another 6 in it and do some bolt on's. My goal is 300 Hp.

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Her are a few parts that i am thinking about getting for the V6

Ford Racing 3.73 Gears (99-04 V6) $179.99

SR Performance CAI and Bama Tuner (99-04 V6) $479.99

BBK 65mm Throttle Body (01-04 V6) $259.99
Airaid Poweraid Throttle Body Spacer (99-01 V6) $114.99

MAC Ceramic Long Tube Headers (99-00 V6) $359.99

(All from americanmuscle.com)

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Have you read the sticky thread on this? Great place to start:

https://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...ere-first.html

Lots of ppl have spent time compiling the information in one place.

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That's a total of $1394.95 and I would say for that you could probably get a lot of the needed parts at a junkyard for that price. It's all in how you want to do it honestly but I would have put that money towards a V8 swap. You could even do a simple sbf carb motor way cheaper than a 4.6 swap. Again tho it is all in what you want to do.

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300HP on a 3.8L V6? You will need a bult bottem-end, super- or turbocharger. I think the V8 swap is wiser in that regard.

I am with Fordman, I think if you are dead set on a V8, get a 5.0L Pushrod engine, HCI, and you will have 300+ for a pretty good price. Along with everything else (suspension, computer, tranny, rear-end), it will be more cost-effective than an equivalent 4.6L swap (not sure how Emissions testing will be affected either). I am pretty sure if you put an older engine into a newer car it will not pass but I'm not totally clear on that.

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