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Hey Chase, I don't think that TBI setup would work on this motor, plus it would totally choke down the HP and gas mileage. The intake and distributor would have to be changed and I think you would not be happy at all with the performance.
Answered by BRYAN M. from TROY | Comment 0 0
I am wanting to go with this motor in my 88 LX 5.0! My question is what would I need to change as far as fuel delivery goes being that the car is now fuel injected and this is a carb set up? What all else would be needed to make this work? My car is also a five speed. Thanks!
Asked by Michael H. from Bear Creek | Comment 1 0
You will need to change the fuel system to 3/8 line and a low pressure fuel pump. A carb system only uses 7 psi at wide open throttle. You can install a sump to your stock fuel tank and run a carb style fuel pump and regulator.
Answered by BRYAN M. from TROY | Comment 0 0
I have a '93 2.3 Mustang 5-speed and I would love to be able to give it more power since there aren't many aftermarket parts out there. So, I thought about doing a motor swap with this 302 crate motor someday. But what I need to know is what all would I need to do a swap on my car that would keep things on the affordable side? IE, suspension, trans, rear end, etc.
Asked by Trevor B. from Cleveland | Comment 0 0
Trevor, my name is Jay it would be best for you to call me direct so I can make you a quote and we can go over all of your options in regards to this swap for all the components. 254-296-6518
Answered by Jay W. from waco | Comment 0 0
This would take a substantial amount of part to make this work properly in your 3.8 model chassis. This would require suspension, fuel, drivetrain, and rearend upgrades. In all honesty we would recommend to go a different route. If you were using the 3.8 chassis for an off road (track only) car this may be more feasible in regards to the swap .
Answered by Jay W. from waco | Comment 1 0
I am looking for an engine that would suite my mustang well and I've settled on the 302. How difficult would the 6 cylinder to the 302 conversion be in my 65 Mustang Coupe? Do you have any other suggestion regarding engine and transmission size.
Asked by Shawn H. from leesville | Comment 0 0
The conversion is not all that difficult but it does involve many other systems to support the swap. Your choice of the 340 HP Ford Racing Crate Engine is a good one but that is not all you will need. The transmission , driveshaft and rear end will also need to be upgraded as well. At the same time the the front brakes and spindles should be upgraded to the V-8 versions as well. This is a popular and often done swap on early cars and much can be found on the web regarding this swap. A great forum for this is mustangsteve.com. That forum is full of good information and helpful tips on making this conversion. We can hep with many of the parts as well with making this swap.
Answered by Tommy E. from Hewitt | Comment 0 0
Basically you will have to use some of the existing wiring and vacuum lines that you currently have and cap off the parts you don't use. Some lines can be eliminated totally. making the gauges work with the engine isn't difficult. You will just re-use the factory sending units on the new motor. The Water temp,volt gauge, and oil pressure sending unit will all hook up Just like they are on your current motor. After you get those hooked up, you will just have to go through the remaining wiring and "tuck away' the stuff that isn't used anymore and make sure there are no exposed hot wires. It just comes down to the process of elimination.
Answered by Scott G. from hewitt | Comment 0 0
My engine doesn't seem to make enough power being a V-8 and it makes me sad so I want to look into a crate engine. I have a 1986 GT 5.0 HO with an AOD transmission. Would this be something I can just take out of the box and drop it in and it would run? would I need to add anything? If so, would switching from EFI to the carburated crate engine not allow me to pass smog in california?
Asked by Tyler K. from Quartz Hill | Comment 0 0
Unfortunately that is the only way we are able to get this, as it comes from Ford Racing that way. Your transmission depends on how you drive it, I've seen stock 5.0HOs snap T5s and others pushing 375 ft-lbs fine.
Answered by Eddy D. from Lorena | Comment 0 0
Ryan, you will need engine mounts, a different transmission and bellhousing, all the accessory brackets and many other miscellaneous pieces to swap this engine into a former V-6 car.
Answered by Tommy E. from Hewitt | 1 Comments 0 0
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