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Old 10-11-2006, 03:47 PM
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Found a car need help

Ok gentlemen i think i finally found a car. In tech class we are doing a custom 99 Mustang. Its going to be Black with Pearl White Stripes. One problem its a 6. Whats involved in switching out to an 8. Now not to be a pain i need pretty much all the parts an infor i can get. From what i heard Trans, Engine (obviously), Mounts. The teach is selling at 5 grand to the student so just curious.

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Old 10-12-2006, 01:37 PM
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So, what or you asking? Is $5K a good price for everything you need to put this car on the road with a V-8? If so, What is the engine, tranny, etc that ya'll are getting for your money?
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Its easier and cheaper to just find a 99 gt for 6-7k. If you are going to swap everything its a pain. Engine, tranny, computer, computer harness, complete fuel system, complete hydraboost system since a 4.6 won't clear a booster, ac compressor and lines, exhaust, throttle and cruise cables, hoses, motor mounts, and much more. If you are set on doing the swap find a wrecked gt that already has all the parts to swap.
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You could put a procharger on it. I dont know much about the 1999 6 cyl, but procharger makes a supercharger/ intercooler kit for the new V6's that puts down ~330 hp at the wheels with no other mods.

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http://www.procharger.com/FORD/ford_auto.shtml

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Old 10-12-2006, 08:59 PM
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You could put a procharger on it. I dont know much about the 1999 6 cyl, but procharger makes a supercharger/ intercooler kit for the new V6's that puts down ~330 hp at the wheels with no other mods.

Check this out:
http://www.procharger.com/FORD/ford_auto.shtml

Adam
That was my alternate idea but I really wanted an 8 for some time now but make the best of what ya got. right?
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Old 10-21-2006, 01:07 PM
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Ok so I've got one more question. Will a header/exhaust combo on the v6 mustang sound like a ricer or will it sound like muscle?

If it does sound like rice what are the reccomendations to fix that (muffler, Full custom exhaust, etc..)?
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A six will not sound like a v8...................not saying that it wont sound OK...........Look, if this is your 1st car, dont worry about what it sounds like. Main thing is that you have a decent set of wheels................Rome wasn't built in a day.
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There is a reasonable selection of performance parts for a six cylinder Mustang and you should be able to get it to perform and sound better than most of the typical ricer cars. It will also be much cheaper to insure than a V-8 (at your age) and should give decent gas mileage.

Concentrate on careful and tasteful detailing of your car, and very few people will worry about the engine. With a black car you want to avoid the gaudy and cheap looking add-ons (goofy lights, extra big exhaust tips, etc.), and you can make it look really good.

If the car is not already painted, you might want to rethink the white stripes. I've seen other combinations that may look better.

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Doc here,

Not raining on your parade..But Before you put all these plans into action..and Make any deals..

Better be sure it will pass STATE Inspection FIRST...else , you could end up with a $5000 , Very Purty, 2 Ton, Yard Gnome..

Not something a 16 year old thinks of out the gate..so I toss it out there as food for thought..

AND then any mods you do subsequent, should also conform..Engine/Smog/exhaust..

I see a lot of guy's that say "Putting a Big block in, dumping the computer, and cats, this..and that.."

I usually ask, " what about state inspections? the "Stock" answer is always: "I can get around those no sweat.."

Only to find that member name posting back 6 months later: Cannot Smog my Car..What Should I do?" Truth is..you can't get around the inspections..

Now he is faced with with returning it to stock condition for about double the cost, or parting it out on Evil Bay..Cuz he ain't driving it on State roads..without DMV tags..

If you have another "non Road use" planned , that is a different story..but the heads up is if you want a driver..

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