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please help motor swap

can anyone tell me if i could use a gt motor in my saleen with my supercharger and lower intake i have a bad headgasket on my orignal motor it would be cheaper for me to just swap motors and use all my parts thanks

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Assuming both engines are 2V 4.6's, yes. What year cars and engines are we talking?



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Saleen's are collectible and more valuable than a GT , keeping it numbers matching should be a consideration .

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I'm sort of confused how a couple of head gaskets can be more expensive then everything involved with swapping an entire motor.

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I'm sort of confused how a couple of head gaskets can be more expensive then everything involved with swapping an entire motor.
thats what im wondering myself. i know mine had the head gasket done and it was hella cheaper then even the labor for the engine swap alone

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didn't saleens have a forged motor too? OP, it would take 160$ for the head gasket kit from FRPP and maybe 16 hours to replace them...weekend work..

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The 2v Saleen's aren't forged , stock GT 2v . I believe the OP is thinking about paying labour costs to tear down and repair the stock engine but being able to do a swap himself . Only way the post makes any sense .

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Saleen's are collectible and more valuable than a GT , keeping it numbers matching should be a consideration .
Do they even still stamp the VIN on blocks? Thought that was a thing of the past...


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/1967 Coupe
All the usual bolt-on's /200 I6, C4

And a few Explorers too... 2008 4.0 XLT 4x2, 1996 XLT 5.0 4x2, 2003 Sport Trac XLT 4.0 4x4
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Do they even still stamp the VIN on blocks? Thought that was a thing of the past...
There should be casting numbers on the block/heads etc that can be traced to each vehicles' vin# . Here's a partial listing of Ford blocks that i found a few years ago .

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