Okay, so I dont know who remembers me briefly mentioning my fiance having an '05 Mustang. Well the engine got seized
a while back... And its time to start thinkin' swaps. Currently shes driving the new Challenger and im stuck with the '89 B2200.
Originally it had the V6 under the hood. As far as my new engine is concerned, do you guys think I could get a 302 or 351 crate engine to bolt right up? I have no idea how the whole wiring thing is gonna work out, I've never dealt with any vehicle electronics newer than my B.
I am not planning to supercharge or turbocharge my engine. Naturally Aspirated engine= less **** to screw up, more reliability. I am going to add some heads and headers after I'm all done to get a little more HP from the engine.
I want to keep the transmission and driveline costs low. At least if i go with a T5, the chances of me shortening the drive-shaft are low, and i can spend more money on the rearend.
I figure if possible, i'd might as well go with the 351W. Why go small when you can go all out?
This ECU could get weird. If you could eliminate all of the motors electronic controls and get the rest of the car to run on the ECU it wouldn’t be hard though. Run the motor with a carb and MSD and it’s a self contained system that only needs 12v. But if you wanted to stay FI using the OEM sensors wouldn’t be real hard, Some would need to be tricked into reading a certain value, and some would just need special mounting points.
The bright side, all you US guys couldnt do it, a Windsor wouldnt pass emissions in an '05. I love Ontario
You might ask why I want to throw in so much money into such a project.. heres a hint:
The windsor's as practical as a 550rwhp blown 3v
any of you guys who know cars have any input on this subject?