Rebuild or swap for lower miles???

Discussion in '94-04 - V6 Specific' started by jpond210, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. jpond210

    jpond210 New Member

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    I have a 99 v6 and its getting pretty high on miles. Do you think I would be better off rebuilding or swapping with one with low miles?

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    How's the body? What improvements and upgrades have been made? More info would help you get some suggestions!
     
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    Body is good. Just some paint peeling. No dents at all. Interior is great. The only thing I have done to it is fiberglass a double din bezel. I had the rear seal replaced about a year ago. No leaks at all.

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    MustangChris Legend SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

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    what's your budget and your final goal for the car?

    is it giving you issues?
     
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    3000 for now. It runs fine currenntly

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    I'd keep the body and swap another motor in. Think of swapping a 5.0 or 4.6 in?
     
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    Well, I bought a GT with high miles and a good body and then swapped engines, but not sure what you're looking for. If you don't mind the V6 and you can do the work yourself, rebuilding would be cost effective.
     
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    I read about the 4.2 swap. My mechanic charges $700 to pull and put in a new engine, but there is more involved in it than just swapping. 5.0 or 4.6 will be a little more work than I would want to mess with. If I swapped 4.2 will it have to be the same year?

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