PI Head Swap or PI Engine Swap?!?!?!?

96gt226410

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I bought a set of Windsor PI Heads and Intake. I ran into a deal on a used PI Shortblock with 40K on it. My car has 115K on it and I'm worried that right after I do the PI swap, the lower end will go. Do you guys think I should just buy the PI block and put the PI heads on that instead of my NPI block?
 

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Depends in which shape your nPI block is and if you plan to supercharge the Engine in the future. (nPI block = higher compression)
 

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I think it's okay. It has high mileage on it, though. I can get the block for $300 shipped. It's off a '00 GT with 47K miles on it. I bought PI heads off a '00 GT as well. What do you guys think?...
 

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I've come down to two choices: Buy that PI block or buy a set of stage 1 cams.
 

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Do a compression test on the npi engine. If everything is cool then your good. These engines with good mantance will last a long time. Way longer than the 5.0's. After doing the check go get the cams.
 

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voidfinger said:
Do a compression test on the npi engine. If everything is cool then your good. These engines with good mantance will last a long time. Way longer than the 5.0's. After doing the check go get the cams.

This is what I suggest as well.
 

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it depends on what other futur mods you want to do, if you want to supercharge or turbo your car definetly go with a PI motor, but if you plan to stay NA or go with nitrous o the PI swap if your NPI block is good.
 

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I think I'm going to go with the cams. I'm going to save up and buy a forged rotating assembly, block, and a blower. As for right now, I'll be happy with a PI swap and some good bolt ons.
 

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why waste your oney on those cams then if you plan on getting a forged block and a blower...just put that money towards some blower cams later on. O0
 

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Here's what I am doing:

I bought an 02 PI engine. I am putting forged pistons and rods in there. I am also putting in VT cams, CAI, longtubes, and ported plenum and throttle body. After that, I am getting it tuned. It's gonna be so much better than that weak NPI engine that I have now.

I would go with the complete engine swap if I were you. Thats just my opinion, though.
 

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Stock 96 GT said:
Here's what I am doing:

I bought an 02 PI engine. I am putting forged pistons and rods in there. I am also putting in VT cams, CAI, longtubes, and ported plenum and throttle body. After that, I am getting it tuned. It's gonna be so much better than that weak NPI engine that I have now.

I would go with the complete engine swap if I were you. Thats just my opinion, though.


You're going to have to change your name. :hammer:
 

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