Whats The Price?

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by Foster98GT, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. Foster98GT

    Foster98GT Well-Known Member

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    How much are 96 to 98 cobra engines going for? I was thinking about scrapping the PI Swap and going for the gusto.
     
  2. Lightning Struck

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    Hmmmm last time I looked over at mustang parts specialties they were around 4 or 5k I think.
     
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    Start searching on eBay, that's probably your best bet or just check every mustang for sale forum out there. This is what I want to do eventually
     
  5. It'd be close in price (maybe even cheaper) to punch it out, stroke it, do forged internals, and do a 3V conversion...

    thats my .02...

    not to mention you'd make more power...

    and then if ya really wanted more power... throw a Novi on or a 150shot
     
  6. 97vertstang

    97vertstang Well-Known Member

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    a standard pi swap will be the cheapest and ull take 96-98 cobras all day long.
     
  7. 19mustang95

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    yeah, for the price of ding a 96-98 cobra motor, you can get P&P PI heads and some stage 2 cams...and rape there asses all day long.
     
  8. well you wouldnt rape them... but you could bet em...

    thers alot of people doin the 3v swaps and making lots of power
     
  9. Dalamar

    Dalamar Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    add it up man. with all the extra's for a motor swap, you may as well mod the 2V.
    remember the 302 is a 2V.
    and the 4 valve's (except the 03-04 cobra) are not forged, and will need a rebuild to push much past 500 HP anyway.

    The PI and a power adder is much more cost effective.
     
  10. 1996mustangGT

    1996mustangGT Well-Known Member

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    yeah
    jsut to get this out,
    my friend has a 99 GT VERT w/nothing but flows and itll run
    the 96-98 cobras all day. they make nowhere near the "305HP"
    that ford said they did. +1 to snakebit. if you gotta do the conversion
    do a mach or the newest cobra engine (post 1999) you can afford.
     
  11. jpajkos

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    I have a friend who has a 98 Licoln Mark series with the 4v. Motor has about 88k on it super clean. Will let it go for 1100 bucks and you pay shipping!!!
     
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    maybe im just a lil uneducated in this? but what and how do u do a 3v swap?
     
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    +++++1
     
  14. Foster98GT

    Foster98GT Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the input guys, i can tell you all know what im feeling, Hell driving a Mustang GT and it pulls like a big old fat pig. I have the money for one of those PI Swap kits and i thought of waiting to the good old income tax time and looking for a engine swap.
     
  15. voidfinger

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    well, i don't know. I've never seen a stock pi car outrun a 96-98 cobra. even with cams and stuff it still had trouble keeping up. But if you want to do the swap, i would go get a mark 8 motor and then get the intake and cams for the 98 and all the other nic nacks and good thing is you can still use your gt wireing and computer, just mod the wires and get a cobra tune. Good luck
     
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    voidfinger Well-Known Member

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    O and how would you do a 3v swap on these cars? i never heard of that.
     
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    more on the 3V swap please!!!!!!!! :santa_evil:
     
  18. www.mustangboards.com

    join there^

    theres a handfull of members that have done the 3V swap, are very knowledgable on the topic... and can best help you out...
     
  19. 1996mustangGT

    1996mustangGT Well-Known Member

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    yeah but the "potential" for the 4v is greater.
    but then again the best way to get more power is to go bigger.
    go with whatever you can afford.
    dont do the 3v swap imo....cost just as much as a 4v (about)
     
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    and plus i don't get why the 3v's make as much power as the durn 4v's ...... Is it b/c of the variable timing cams???