Ford Mustang Forums banner

1 - 14 of 14 Posts
G

·
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Do I need the computer if I swap to a 351? Anybody done this before? How much do you think I could sell all the mod stuff together for?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,073 Posts
you might want to do some more research before you start posting, yes it has been done, yes you can sell your mod stuff for, ill give ya $2500 for yoursetup. :p
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I would like to keep my car. Its paid off, rear end can handle 600hp, plus its a cobra so you get decent handling, big brakes, and plush interiour. Its a good foundation and the modular stuff is so expensive.I think as a package deal its worth 8K. Anything less and I might as well stay where I am at.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,520 Posts
$8,000 for a stock motor with an aftercooled vortec and injectors? You can almost find new 03 cobra motors for that, and low mileage ones for less... IMO you would be real lucky to get $6k for it, real lucky...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,162 Posts
It'd be cheaper to rebuild your engine with forged components than to do a 351W swap. $2999.00 for a basic rebuild from most shops.....

Tom Crews
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
8k for alot of parts and extras. I think there is alot of hype over the 03 cobra motor. So it comes with good rods and pistons($1200), but a ($300) cast block. You cant beat a 96-01 block.
Everthing is in street show condition, plus you can drive the car before I pull the engine. No problems with engine, raced once a year.
So if I go pushrod I think I can sell the follwing parts since they wont be needed. 70k mi. 4.6dohc,pro-m 80, dis 4, msd wires,v1-s trim and aftercooler, billet flywheel, centerforce clutch, aluminum d/s,(35k mi.) on Tremec t-45,Bassani x with cats,magnaflow catback,brand new in box bbk lt's and offroad x, mil elim, o2ext.
Also get k-member, computer and anything else I forgot.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,520 Posts
dude not to burst your bubble but IMO you would have to find a moron to pay 8K for a motor with 70k on it, and a used V1.... To the right person it may be worth it, but if I was you I woul seriously just look into doing a rebuild with some quality stuff, headwork, and maybe a procharger D1sc and theres all the power you can handle and drive from day to day IMO...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
171 Posts
I picked up my 96 dohc for $1,100 shipped with computer and wiring. Only 60k on the clock. However if you want pushrods I have a 1,200 mile 393 i'll trade ya! Look in the windsor classifieds
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
204 Posts
I wouldn't pay 1000 for a 98 motor with 70k and also had a strim with a stock superchip on it.

vortech with aftercooler, injectors, and pro-m maybe 2500

t45 with aluminum driveshaft, and fly wheel maybe 500

full exhaust system maybe 500-600
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,852 Posts
WHy dont you build a forged 4.6 and throw some boost at it? Beat that 351 you wanna build ;)
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
How come everybody thinks my motor needs a rebuild. That motor runs strong! 70k mi. in Arizona is alot different than the east coast. I bought this car with 7 mi. on the odometer off the showroom floor.
Well if my parts aren't worth ****, I"ll just drive another 30K with 400+rwhp!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
204 Posts
Whens the last time you did a leak down? These motor can have broken ringlands and still run like a champ. A lot of people had issues with the stock vortech chips and detonation.

Even if everything is still mint in the motor it has still had a power adder on it for decent amount of miles which devalues it a bit.

My suggestion would be to first do a leakdown/compression test. If everything is good slap the following on and you will see a nice increase to around 500 to the wheels.
JMS Chip
Pro-M
42# injectors
Upgraded intank pump
Upgrade SC-trim to Strim and keep stock pulley ($250)
Power pipe.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,162 Posts
Nobody said you need a rebuild, everyone said why not just rebuild your engine with forged components instead of trying to swap a 351W in. You'll make more power with your blower and a forged bottom-end than you will with the 351W. Cost will be cheaper with a rebuild as well.

Tom Crews
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Top