V6 to 4V swap

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  1. waltnono

    waltnono Active Member

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    Oh, got my headers and H-pipe from a 96 Cobra today :dancing6: What size headers did a stock cobra have? Will post pic later, I'm here @ work make'n some O.T today
     
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    hmmm, im not sure what the stock header size was ??? your not going to try to go on and get a set of long-tubes or mids or any thing other than the stock ones for now? Reason im asking this is because it is a PAIN IN THE ASS to put headers on a 4.6 after every thing is installed, you may save a headache down the road by getting some now rather than later. Just something to think about, I know money gets tight doing a project like you are. :-\
     
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    I agree with Snakebit on this one.

    Don't let the headache start and go put some LT headers on before everything is done.
     
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    The only problem is that I smog up here and I couldn't afford long tubes and the cat h-pipe but I'm think'n about getting some shorties. Oh and that $500 budget plan :lol: let just say the performance bug has got me.
     
  5. make sure that they are equal length ones or ya might as well leave the stock manifolds...

    I can recomend mac's equal length shorties...

    but hooker headers IMPO are the best and well worth the extra few $$$
     
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    What about the Ford Racing 1's?
     
  7. never heard anything bad about the,... never heard anything good either... actually i never heard anything about them...

    I'll tell ya from experience though mac makes great shit and you can't beat hooker
     
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    +1 on the Mac stuff
     
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    you got some big balls undertaking that project. good luck
     
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    Well I broke down on the original plans a bit, I had a 97 2V computer sitting in the house for a while and say a guy on eBay selling a 97GT harness for dirt cheap. I paid $35 for the harness, so what I figure now is that I will use the 97 computer and harness and get a 4V tune from mustangtuning. It might cost more than what I wanted to spend but it will save me a lot of time and headache. Also I cab have them disable the PATS and EGR so I won't have to deal with that. So I thinking maybe some time in the next couple of weeks I should have things done. As of right now I'm waiting on the harness and that's it for parts beside the front accessories on the engine which I will get from the yard this weekend. I will post pics as soon as I start.
     
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    awesome :bunny3:
     
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    +1
     
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    Check out the rims I scored. Got them off eBay from a mustangtuning auction but look how I got screwed. I wanted 2 10.5 D.D rims for my rear.
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    But when out of my way to the the order right so he sent me a new 10.5 rim and let me keep the other 1.(Which I don't know what the hell I will do with a 11+ inch rim) The two rims I bought from the had a slight dent in the lip but it was kinda nice to get a perfect rim out the deal.
     
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    damn 11 inch rim :eek: :eek: well you could get another one and put them on the stang ;)
     
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    I was think'n about that but I think the off set for that rim was for an 05. It stuck out to far plus it looked like it would rub the inner fender and tail pipe.
     
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    ahh, well that kills that plan :-[
     
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    O.K don't talk about me but I've been so lazy and so busy with the baby I haven't had much time to work on my project but I have all the parts that I need minus the xcal. So I took out the old push-rod motor last week and painted the new k-member.
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    But if not one thing then its another. My sister car blew a head gasket so this is what I've been work'n on for my day off work :p
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