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How to build a V6 cheap.

Discussion in 'Mustang Talk' started by Pinto Beast, Apr 11, 2005.

  1. sgav8

    sgav8 New Member

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    awesome thread, helps me out a lot for what i should do in the future.
     
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    Bon3s Its Bones

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    definitly a great sticky and there is tons of useful info throughout the responses as well.
     
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    I just bought a 2000 V6 and was unsure on which route to take and this thread cleared that right up. Awesome thread
     
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    Old thread is OLD... but still has good info

    all hail the pinto.
     
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    hey i have a 94 super coupe supercharger, intake manifold, throttle body, and all piping including the intercooler. i want to put it on my stock v6 mustang and am wondering what else i need to do this. thanks
     
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    plstktnkr2 Father 4-Eye

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    Forged bottom end to start, block that is drilled as deep as the S/C with ARP headbolts, ECU and harness. if you are running the "dual port" head set get the super six intake and you can step up to the GT500 blower
     
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    3.8_98v6 New Member

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    im thinking about getting a v6 f-150 bottom end cause the super coupe upper end will bolt onto it. the v6 f-150 has all forged internals.
     
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    plstktnkr2 Father 4-Eye

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    no it does not, I own the bottom end from a f-150:
    cast crank, and "cracked" rods
     
  9. 3.8_98v6

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    so it only has forged pistons?
     
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    plstktnkr2 Father 4-Eye

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    no just hyper's nothing fancy
     
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    plstktnkr2 Father 4-Eye

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    forged 4.2 pistons are 400 bucks a set, forged rods the same
     
  12. 3.8_98v6

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    so i would be better off gettin the 3.8 stroker kit from moranav6racing.com? it has forged pistons, connecting rods, and crankshaft
     
  13. plstktnkr2

    plstktnkr2 Father 4-Eye

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    yes!
    Tom is a fair guy and knowlegable too
     
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    3.8_98v6 New Member

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    i don't know how much it is tho. so i just need the upper end of a super coupe right?
     
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    when i order the forged internals from tom morana should i get the stage #3 heads along with a forged camshaft? or would it be cheaper to get the upper end off of a super coupe?
     
  16. plstktnkr2

    plstktnkr2 Father 4-Eye

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    what do you wanna do with the car?

    I would get a shortblock,forged 4.2 and have my heads ported here or let tom do them if you have the coin to do so
     
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    3.8_98v6 New Member

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    well i want to supercharge my car and i want my v6 engine to handle anything i throw at it, i want my engine to be able to handle the full boost of the eaton m90 3.8 supercharger without blowing up or throwing a rod or blowing a headgasket, ect. how much would a forged 4.2 shortblock be?
     
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    4k for forged bottom end-
    machine work is about half,
    6 forged pistons= 400 bucks
    remachined offset ground crank-?
    forged rods at least 400-600 bucks
    rings ,bearings (both rod and mains) 200 bucks
    main stud girdle 75-100 bucks
    ARP studs 200 bucks

    now you can see why a morana or supersix shortblock is so expensive at 3900 bucks
     
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    i found some super coupe heads for $200 on everdrive.com and it would be best to get the forged internals from tom morana?
     
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