Engine build dilemma

Superfastgt

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So I was in the process of tearing down my 2v 4.6 on my 98 GT for a PI swap with stage 3 Comp Cams when I decided I had it swum to the block, I might as well go all out. So my dilemma is, do I go ahead and do forged internals and a blower or throw in a 351 stroked out to a 408? They are both expensive. What are some opinions on the pros and cons of each? I would love the 408 but am afraid it will be too much to deal with as far as wiring, etc. For the first option is would need a forged kit or stroker kit and a shop to install it then I need a supercharger for the second option I would need the crate motor, new trans and other computer or wiring components. Note: this is my bracket racing car and will basically be trailered to races and shows. Not worried about being street legal. Thanks for any advice you can give.
 

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Transmission you have now will work just so you know . Why not put a 514 in it ? There's no replacement for displacement.

Hope this helps God Bless!


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If you do the big block you do need new Trans though just to add that in


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U Might want to price it out BOTH ways to help u decide and review the pros/cons.
 

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id stay away from the 408. [MENTION=10188]white95[/MENTION] can give some insight on big-cube builds. But if you do go that route, id suggest a stand-alone or a carb set up.
 

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Sell it and buy a Coyote 5.0/Terminator/GT500/Roush/Saleen or some other "already fast from the factory" ride.
 

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However... Keep a modular in your modular... Hell, build your 2V up... Ask [MENTION=10532]MadStang[/MENTION] how much fun his 388 rwhp 2V is or [MENTION=10730]duff daddy[/MENTION]... 4V swap wouldn't be terribly hard but I'd go with a terminator swap over all....


Less wiring...


such direct swap...


much fast...
 

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However... Keep a modular in your modular... Hell, build your 2V up... Ask [MENTION=10532]MadStang[/MENTION] how much fun his 388 rwhp 2V is or [MENTION=10730]duff daddy[/MENTION]... 4V swap wouldn't be terribly hard but I'd go with a terminator swap over all....


Less wiring...


such direct swap...


much fast...

Duffy can't tell you, his car doesn't drive :look:
 

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You can get coyote motors out of f150s real cheap. Only differences as far as I know are cams, intake, tuning, and compression. Also apparently something about oil cooling.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/310953285814?lpid=82

The only difference is half the motor Lol.

That is a great price!!!! I think the market is flooded.... that will hopefully bring down 4.6 4v prices..... still cheaper to 5.3 LS

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The only difference is half the motor Lol.

That is a great price!!!! I think the market is flooded.... that will hopefully bring down 4.6 4v prices..... still cheaper to 5.3 LS

The D3V

Haha you're right it sounds like a lot, but the parts are just slightly different still very similar.

I was surprised about the price too, apparently its pretty easy to get a hold of these motors used.
 

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