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
Screamin Demon coil pack
livewire 10mm spark plug wires
Flowmaster 44 series