Changing engines....whats needed

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  1. SoddyRebel

    SoddyRebel Well-Known Member

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    My car is rollin over 180k, im sure its not gunna last forever, i plan on switching from the sohc 4.6 to the Cobra Dohc 4.6 of the same year(97), what does it take to do this engine swap? Would i need a ecu out of a cobra? What all is needed for this swap?
     
  2. DropTopPony

    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    your probably gonna need the ecu to control the imrc plates...i'd get as much from the donor car as possible just incase. Also you have an auto which has a 6 bolt crank and the cobra has an 8 so if your keeping the auto you need an 8 bolt flexpate.
     
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    SoddyRebel Well-Known Member

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    i would be buying just a new cobra engine, from jasper, so id have to find me a flexplate and ecu off ebay or sumthin
     
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    96gt226410 Active Member

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    How much would the engine from Jasper be? Is it fully rebuilt?
     
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    SoddyRebel Well-Known Member

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    a jasper cobra engine is about 3500 i believe, but my dad works with them, so would probbly get a little better deal
     
  7. Dalamar

    Dalamar Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Good luck on the swap,
    you'll need the computer and all that wiring, also the fuel system might be different.
    I don't know all the details.
    keep us updated.