bout to do the pi swap

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by phil_the_thrill, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. phil_the_thrill

    phil_the_thrill Active Member

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    alright tomorrow i will be buying most of the parts necessary to do the pi swap. finally got around to doing it. a cracked stock intake helped make up my mind. i already found a deal for complete romeo pi heads, brand new pi intake, and brand new ford head change kit for $550 shipped. then i just have to round up the rest of the gaskets and misc parts and im ready to rock :dancing6:

    just out of curiosity which of these is it ok to reuse?

    thermostat and oring
    thermostat housing
    heater hose
    heater hose nipple
    alternator braket
    dipstick tube
     
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    thermostat and oring--- thermostat can be reused probly best to replace the o-ring
    thermostat housing - i dont know
    heater hose---- vauge discription if it is the one off the back of the water pump then no. if the one in or out from the

    heater core then i think that there is enough .

    heater hose nipple-- i am guessing water pump nipple- you will need a new one along with "water pump tube"
    alternator braket--- if you had a plastic water cross over then no
    dipstick tube--- Buy a flexable one. if you even try to reuse the old one you will want to kill some body


    you can go over to modulardepo.com and ask randy in parts what you will need he can tell you all that you will need ad give you ford part numbers too
     
  3. Dalamar

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    Sweet man, you'll love that.

    Good luck with the swap!
     
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    thanks i was just wondering if ill need anything else. about the alternator bracket, is it just the one off the 99+ mustang that i need?
     
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    Dalamar Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Pretty sure it's the same. you shouldn't need a different one.

    Only other thing that comes to mind, is if you kit doesn't have front cover gaskets, you'll want those too.
     
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    yea you will need the timing cover gasket and a tube of RVT silicone for a few spots. as for the bracket i think that it mentions somthing about it in the haynes manual . i thought is you have a alumin. crossover that you didnt need a new one (that is how it was for me) but if you have a plastic cross over then you need a diffrant one . you ac alway star the project and when you get to the bracket see if it will work other wise you will need a new one.
     
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    i was just wondering where you put the second temp sensor? did you tap it into the intake or did you put it in the side of your block?
     
  8. Dalamar

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    I tapped mine, wich is fine if you want to buy the tap, it's pretty good size.

    side of the block works too.