Engine Swap Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Hill x 21, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Hill x 21

    Hill x 21 Member

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    Feb 23, 2011
    I posted this in my build thread and didn't get any responses. The swap would be taking out the 302 EFI in my '65 and dropping in a 99/01 4V. Wondering if I can get any bites over here;

    I think the price of the motor/trans package is good compared to eBay. I haven't called any local yards looking but I know 2V GTs are hard enough to find, let alone Cobras. I've already got a Mustang II front end with shaved strut towers, so it would basically be down to notching the K and swapping pedal assembly to stick (car is auto now, wanted to stay that way but you have to mod the tunnel for a 4R/5R to fit and need a bell housing adapter and stand alone computer for AOD). After looking into the fuel side, it would just need to go from return to returnless, maybe a larger pump too (have a 255 Edelbrock now).

    Essentially I'm hung up on the labor. Nothing is set in stone but that's the ball park figure I was given. Just wondering what you guys thought!
  2. fran5o

    fran5o New Member

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    Apr 23, 2015
    I just don't think that a na 4v cobra motor would be worth it power wise. If you boosted it, then different story. Without boost, particularly positive displacement, 4v's are gutless below 3000 rpms, add in the auto trans for even more disappointment.
    Personally I would stick with a pushrod set up, you can make some good power with the kind of money your talking about.
    Just my opinion.
  3. 96blak54

    96blak54 Legend

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    Feb 21, 2011
    Push rod can produce real good results, after the purchase of $2000 heads were as a cobra would not need, but the 4v injection set up would equal out the cost. The real beauty is the pushrod could be easier and able to sound like muscle. Id focus on a push rod! My choice build in particular? , a 351 block with a 302crank