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Old 09-07-2009, 17:30   #1 (permalink)
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Can I get a Mustang GT motor to fit in a 94 Ford Thunderbird LX?
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Old 09-07-2009, 18:52   #2 (permalink)
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Can I get a Mustang GT motor to fit in a 94 Ford Thunderbird LX?
Depends on which engine you want to put into it. Just remember that you'll have to inspect both wiring harnesses and make sure that everything mounts up correctly. The main thing to worry about is fuel lines from the fuel filter up, ECU, and that you'll have enough clearance from the hood (which I'm sure you will) Why not get a 4v out of a 96-01 cobra and swap them out?

Let me do a little bookwork and I'll find out what all you'll need to do a successful swap.
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Old 09-07-2009, 20:56   #3 (permalink)
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Im not worried about the electrical my godfather can change all that for me. Im more worried about how the throttle body style is different and if that may interfer with hood clearence. Also just so you know i want to put a v8 in it since that is what it has now. I was thinking do you think I could get a 03-04 mustang cobra motor in my t-bird.
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Im not worried about the electrical my godfather can change all that for me. Im more worried about how the throttle body style is different and if that may interfer with hood clearence. Also just so you know i want to put a v8 in it since that is what it has now. I was thinking do you think I could get a 03-04 mustang cobra motor in my t-bird.
The cobra engine won't fit unless you do some SERIOUS modification. Read here to learn a bit more.3.8L SC to 4.6L Terminator Swap - TCCoA Forums
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Old 09-08-2009, 15:41   #5 (permalink)
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Ill probly just stick with a mustang gt motor since its pretty much the same motor i have in my car. That and i already know the wiring harness will fit with mine.
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Ill probly just stick with a mustang gt motor since its pretty much the same motor i have in my car. That and i already know the wiring harness will fit with mine.
The only thing about the 96-97 swap into a 94-95 is remembering to change the fuel lines up to the filter. There are also some other small things that could be a hiccup in the transplant. Post some pics on the swap!
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Old 09-08-2009, 17:43   #7 (permalink)
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Ill post pics when I do the swap i still gotta shop around for a motor. Another question should i find a cast iron block or go with an aluminum block?
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Ill post pics when I do the swap i still gotta shop around for a motor. Another question should i find a cast iron block or go with an aluminum block?
I'd stick with the aluminum and if you are going that route, I'd say F it and go PI heads and PI intake. That's just me. If I had the money I'd do it myself. That is about 70+ horses just for that swap. It might be more and it might be less, but check on Ebay for PI intakes and heads. You won't be dissapointed. Just start with a block and buy the PI kit and it'll overall probably be cheaper than buying a whole engine assembly.
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Im just gonna go to pick n pull and grab a motor for $300. Do you know of any good smog legal headers that I can put on it and a good exhast system? i want it to sound mean.
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Some people like Hedman and some people like JBA. I plan on getting the JBA's when I can afford them. Long tubes FTW!
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