Question about 96+ engine in a 94-95 body

Discussion in '96-04 - 4V Specific' started by Downshift, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. Downshift

    Downshift Well-Known Member

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    Just like the title. I know anything is possible with the money but would it be that difficult to put a 4v cobra engine into a 94-95 GT? Just curious and wondering lol. thanks.
     
  2. Matt94GT

    Matt94GT Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

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    It could be done, I've seen them in Fox's and I think it would be a lot easier in a 94/95 then a fox thats for sure.
     
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    Z28 This Well-Known Member

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    id just buy a cobra...unless you can find a really cheap cobra 4v off a wrecked cobra...or something
     
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    I think it would be easier to do on a fox b/c the engine bay is a lot bigger though. :dunno:
     
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    I was just wondering cause I was over on another forum where they did 4v swaps into 96+ cars and was wondering if you could do it in a 94-95 without any like fabing up stuff on your own type of thing.
     
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    Matt94GT Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

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    It would be the same as the 96-98 besides the fact the 96-98 is a 4.6 so they might be able to keep more of their accessories and or wiring etc.
     
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    I agree with Matt, the wiring would probably be a bitch to do considering the differences.
     
  8. Lightning Struck

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    It would be more trouble than its worth, the entire harness would have to be changed along with the computer dash Assembly and so on .................... if you want a mod car it would be better to try to buy one, you would have a ass load of money in a swap like that anyway so put it on a 96 or newer Cobra.
     
  9. CY98Cobra

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    Swap should be fairly easy. You can buy a 01 Cobra motor from Ford for around $6k and it includes the motor, tranny, engine wiring harness and computer. Everything you need right there in one package.

    You will need to change to a 96-04 mod motor k-member though. They are different than the 5.0l k-member used in the 94-95's. With all the people who have changed to tubular K's you shoudl be able to pick one of these up fairly cheap.

    So take a high mileage 94-95 v6 with a good body for a few thousand dollars. Buy the 01 Cobra motor package from Ford and swap out k-members and rear ends. Then upgrade suspension and brakes. For a little over $10k you have a Cobra clone with a brand new motor and tranny. Not too bad in my opinion.
     
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    sweet yellow cobra 8)