pi head or entire engine swap??

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  1. CBurt

    CBurt New Member

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    I believe my stock 96 gt has a blown head gasket. Was just wondering everyones opinion on whether I should just do the head swap or if its just as easy swap in a pick-npull motor. Im looking to go pi either way..
     
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    Its 10x easier to me to pull a motor then to do ahead swap in the car.... that is why I did full pi motors on both my cars the first go round
     
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    But with a PNP motor you never know you might as well get some good used heads and go forward that route
     
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    Are you going to tune the car? How far do you want to go with power?
     
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    Yea I figured the whole package would be easier then a head swap. The plan o s to keep the pi engine stock and just drive as is tand rebuild and boost the original npi
     
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    Good call! Just swap it out and cruise!
     
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    I know someone who is selling a teksid and some pistons.... get some rods and use your crank
     
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    YEA! ....good idea! Deck the block .020" after getting it bored and slap npi heads with modified exhaust ports, decked .080", pi cams, ....it'll run!!!
     
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    Why not just run PI heads if going through the trouble of rebuilding a motor?
     
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    Thats a good question George. Why not run pi heads?
     
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    Maybe you have the answer lol? I'm not the best when it comes to 4.6 stuff.
     
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    Oh...lol. I thought you had a good idea why.

    Unless you aquire the newer 9thread sparkplug heads, forget about swapping. Them heads are upper $400 or you can timesert a set for the same price. Next option, basically free npi heads but there is a little work to be comparable and $100set for decking.

    I agree swapping pi is the easiest, but be careful with the year selection. Npi has been proven to be comparable to pi many times.