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SN95 3.8L to 5.0L Engine Swap

Old 03-28-2010, 12:38 PM
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^^^ yeah but the M90 looks WAAYYYYYY cooler LOL oh and theres also Tom Marana racing that specialises in V6 mustangs and there located in Canada
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Old 08-16-2010, 06:44 PM
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3.8 to 5.0 swap

I recently swaped my 98 3.8l to a 5.0 from a 95 just for the fact that there is many more bolt on apps for a 302 i did it in a weekend wasnt easy at all and when i say weekend i meen roughly 18 hours non stop...

here is what i did
Motor from a 95 5.0
ECU from same car
Wiring harness from ECU to engine Compartment( runs under passenger fender)
Smog Contols for the 95 motor Placed them in the passenger fender as well
I had to get a new K frame as well ford used two difernt k frames from 94 to 95 so this may be a part youll need
throttle cable cruise cable
mass air tube
new fuel lines( i chose braided)
certian things just wont fit because they aint long enough
if you just want a running 5.0 in your newer stang this as all you really need but the parts list poosted previously is definitely a great idea especialy while the motor is out of the car
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:23 PM
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Good to hear you're keeping the 6..

I run Tom Morana Stage 3+ heads, "B" grind cam, roller rockers, Steeda underdrive pulleys, Windstar Upper Intake and I'm putting out 255hp at the rear wheels...the tune still needs a bit of work as we're having issues with check engine lights/car running lean..waiting on SCT to give advice on how to fix the issue as my tuning guy is not able to tune this out
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Old 10-09-2010, 03:01 AM
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I need help will a 94 3.8 meet emmision /e-test in ontario with a 94/95 5.0?
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Old 10-09-2010, 05:28 AM
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^^^ wow, talk about bringing a thread back to life.

It should pass emissions - as long as all of your emissions equipment was re-installed after the swap. Unfortunately, as a 5.0 was offered in 94/95 you cant take your emissions test under the Hot Rod category (almost a guarenteed pass).
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Old 10-09-2010, 05:30 AM
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Originally Posted by swbrown View Post
I am in the middle of a similar project with my 15 year old son, except I stayed with the V6(4.2 splitport). He was starting to get bored with cleaning parts, but once things started to go back together he started to perk up, and the ear to ear grin when we started the car was priceless. Now I am hoping the weather will cooperate so we can sand, body work and paint by spring.
Would love to see pictures of your project!
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Old 10-09-2010, 12:14 PM
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thanks VAEM, I look forward to following this thread ,, hey ya never know right ,I may take a second look at my 3.8 lol
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^^^ Thanks V6RAGTOP! Actually, if you want to follow our 3.8L V6 build, here is the thread:


(I started a new thread as it was no longer a 3.8 to 5.0 build)
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