would like to know what size engine i could fit into my 2000 Mustang v6 - Ford Mustang Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-17-2011 Thread Starter
Rookie
 
stanginanbangin's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: emmett
Posts: 15
 
would like to know what size engine i could fit into my 2000 Mustang v6

so before i was planning to build my 3.8 up; forged internals performance heads/intakes, SC and so on. but now im thinking for what i was planning to spend on that i could maybe just get a crate engine and drop it in and get the same gains if not more. i understand that ill probably have to get a transmission with it and swap the rear end, i also understand that alot of people will suggest that i just sell and upgrade to a v8 and start building that but i want something different so whats the point in selling this mustang buying a v8 then doing an engine swap into that right?

so my question is how big of an engine could i fit in there? now I've googled it and searched other forums and i haven't really found a straight answer, i see a lot of "sell and buy a v8" and "if you have the money and skill the skies the limit"

i would like to hear from some one who knows what they're talking bout, me and my brother will be dong most the work and we've never done any fabrication work so i want to know whats the most i could fit in there without modding the engine bay and what would be the best fit realistically.

also if you could point me in the direction of where to buy a crate engine that'd fit too, or if i'm going in the wrong direction talk some sense into me lol thanks in advance


2000 Laser red 3.8 manual
CAI
Screamin Demon coil pack
livewire 10mm spark plug wires
Flowmaster 44 series
stanginanbangin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-17-2011
SHELBY GT 350 Member
 
2oo5GT's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Valdosta
Posts: 5,089
 
Honestly, if you have the money, you can fit anything in there. If you want a 4.6 V8, that would be a easy start. What engine are you looking at or thinking about? Give all the details you can so we can give advice.


2014 Mustang GT, A6, Grabber Blue
2oo5GT is offline  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-17-2011 Thread Starter
Rookie
 
stanginanbangin's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: emmett
Posts: 15
 
i really haven't looked into a particular engine yet cause im not sure what could work, thats the problem. i dont wanna do a 4.6 ive looked at at a few engines like 302s, 306s 347, 351 an ive seen even bigger i just would like to know what would be the best and easiest to get to fit, the easiest find a transmission for (manual also). uh thinking maybe put in a blower as well, like the ones that stick out of the hood an what not. i like the idea of mixing a retro look with a new edge. um power wise i want atleast 300 at the wheel, but the more the merrier i just dont want to spend more then like 6k on the engine if at all possible. what else do you need to know?

2000 Laser red 3.8 manual
CAI
Screamin Demon coil pack
livewire 10mm spark plug wires
Flowmaster 44 series
stanginanbangin is offline  
 
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011
MACH I Member
V6 Member
5.0L Member
 
metalman302's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 2,907
 
A 302 will fit easier than a 347.

































:kooky:
metalman302 is offline  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011
GT Member
V6 Member
 
ESG-642T's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: college station
Posts: 2,152
 
Send a message via AIM to ESG-642T
Quote:
Originally Posted by metalman302 View Post
A 302 will fit easier than a 347.

































:kooky:
I would think they would fit about the same.

- 2002 V6 Mustang Daily
- 86 Buick "Nope its a monte calro"
FS: 94-04 heads, cams, ported intakes.
ESG-642T is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011
SHELBY GT 350 Member
V6 Member
 
shinerstang's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Greensburg
Posts: 8,348
 
The 351W blocks are actually 3" narrower than a 3.8 block, measured at the shock towers. Our friend is doing a 79 Pinto project for his son, and he wanted to go retro with a 3.8 motor.(because we have an unpullable extra car right now, don't know why) So he measured it, and that's what he found......

2002 V6 Turbo 10:[email protected]
2001 V6 Nitrous 12:[email protected]
shinerstang is offline  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011 Thread Starter
Rookie
 
stanginanbangin's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: emmett
Posts: 15
 
so suppose i go with a 351 crate engine, where would be a good place to get one from?

2000 Laser red 3.8 manual
CAI
Screamin Demon coil pack
livewire 10mm spark plug wires
Flowmaster 44 series
stanginanbangin is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011
SHELBY GT 350 Member
V6 Member
 
shinerstang's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Greensburg
Posts: 8,348
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by stanginanbangin View Post
so suppose i go with a 351 crate engine, where would be a good place to get one from?
That would depend on your budget. We have a 315W/410 sitting on the engine stand in our office. You are going to need to go carbed because it makes the swap much easier, and it will bolt up to your tranny with the proper fletplate......

2002 V6 Turbo 10:[email protected]
2001 V6 Nitrous 12:[email protected]
shinerstang is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011 Thread Starter
Rookie
 
stanginanbangin's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: emmett
Posts: 15
 
so a carbed 351 and the stock tranny will be able to handle the extra power just fine? budget wise im trying not to go over 6k, the more money i can save the better, however itll take some time to save up the money which was fine with me because i figured id pull the engine, then swap the rear end and suspension, interior and then finally drop the new engine in.

me and my brother just sold 20 acres to put a new roof on our house so we should have quite a bit left over and so we're going to split whats left. i plan to pay off credit cards and buy a new daily driver and put my mustang away and build this over the next year or two, obviously id like to dump all my money into this but i gotta try an be a little responsible lol

2000 Laser red 3.8 manual
CAI
Screamin Demon coil pack
livewire 10mm spark plug wires
Flowmaster 44 series
stanginanbangin is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011 Thread Starter
Rookie
 
stanginanbangin's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: emmett
Posts: 15
 
An what about adding blower?

2000 Laser red 3.8 manual
CAI
Screamin Demon coil pack
livewire 10mm spark plug wires
Flowmaster 44 series
stanginanbangin is offline  
MACH I Member
V6 Member
 
232-K7's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Cape Coral
Posts: 2,867
 
Send a message via AIM to 232-K7
Quote:
Originally Posted by ESG-642T View Post
I would think they would fit about the same.
LOL.

:smoke:


i think that guy was kidding..hopefully :nogrinner

-2000 3.8L TKO600, 1.8 60ft, 8.71 @ 81mph
-1988 Jeep XJ, bone stock 2wd
-1994 Jeep XJ 4wd, 3" lift, 31" tires.. rust in peace..
-1997 Jeep XJ 4wd, 7" lift, 35" tires, front/rear lockers

-Bronze Level Porsche Technician
232-K7 is offline  
SHELBY GT 350 Member
V6 Member
 
shinerstang's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Greensburg
Posts: 8,348
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by stanginanbangin View Post
An what about adding blower?
If you want to add one, you could, but there are pricetags involved with that. You stated that you wanted to be responsible, now you are spending a ton of money.

Which is it? A properly built 351W/410 will net you over 500hp on 93 octane. I'm not sure what you want unless you go with a 4.2 turbo motor.......

2002 V6 Turbo 10:[email protected]
2001 V6 Nitrous 12:[email protected]
shinerstang is offline  
post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-19-2011 Thread Starter
Rookie
 
stanginanbangin's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: emmett
Posts: 15
 
id say the properly built 351/410. What would the price tag be on that, an with 500 hp you said earlier that it would work with the stock transmission but would it be able to handle it?

2000 Laser red 3.8 manual
CAI
Screamin Demon coil pack
livewire 10mm spark plug wires
Flowmaster 44 series
stanginanbangin is offline  
MACH I Member
 
b1lk1's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Long way from home
Posts: 2,747
 
Garage
There is practically nothing on a stock V6 Mustang, other than the seats, that can handle 500HP.

1988 Mustang LX coupe will miss you greatly
traded for:
2004 Mazda 6s 5 door Sport w/5spd/3.0/RX8wheels/Kon/Eibach/and then some

b1lk1 is offline  
post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-20-2011 Thread Starter
Rookie
 
stanginanbangin's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: emmett
Posts: 15
 
Well then I guess its a good thing I was planning on rebuilding the whole thing an not just engine, im even putting aftermarket seats just incase more power would be too much for the stock ones lol


2000 Laser red 3.8 manual
CAI
Screamin Demon coil pack
livewire 10mm spark plug wires
Flowmaster 44 series
stanginanbangin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Mustang Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a VALID email address for yourself, otherwise you will not receive the necessary confirmation email needed to confirm, validate and activate your new AFM member account.

Failure to provide a VALID email address, will result in the cancellation of your new AFM member account registration.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1