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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-13-2006
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Originally Posted by donks232
hey, its my 1st post! well ive had my stang for a couple of years now and i have 18x9 saleens, racing seats, blue interior trim, and intake.

im tired of my lack of power.

i was looking into stoking or swaping to a 4.2 its my understanding that a swap is easier however i may have found a great deal on a 4.2 w/ 160k miles so i was thinking about just stroking the 3.8. (if wear wouldnt be an issue on the parts)

what do i need for stroking the engine

flex plate
internaly balenced crank pully, (upd or a stock crank pully for 01-04) anything else?

if shipping is going to get rediculous on the engine i will continue my search or maybe just get F/I ig i can get something relitivly cheap (dont have 3k tho.....)

Cheapest would be to get the 4.2L short block from a rebuilder . . . -you'll need a programmer to adjust fuel/air ratio . . .

Woe to him who builds his palace by unrighteousness,his upper rooms by injustice,making his countrymen work for nothing...Does it make you a king to have more and more cedar?Did not your father have food and drink?He did what was right and just,so all went well with him. He defended the cause of the poor and needy,and so all went well...But your eyes and your heart are set only on dishonest gain,on shedding innocent blood and on oppression and extortion. Jer 22:13, 15-17
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