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post #1 of 181 Old December 23rd, 2012, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Start/Progress of my 2v to 4v Swap

So I finally found a 2001 Cobra 4.6L DOHC (36,xxx miles), the guy was also cool enough to throw in the T-3650 w/ Speeda Tri Ax Short Throw(76,xxx miles) with the stock clutch & fly wheel.

I rented a truck and drove all the way to Bay Shore New York to get it from Michigan. Just got back btw

I'm in the process right now of taking things apart from my current engine so I can get ready to pull it out. Nothings wrong with the engine at all, has 90,xxx miles. Just wanted a 4v!!!

I have a few questions btw, Should I leave the trans bolted up to the engine when pulling out?

I'll keep you guys updated with pictures of videos.
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Sounds like fun, how much was the engine? I dropped my 2v out the bottom with trans attached.

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Sounds like fun, how much was the engine? I dropped my 2v out the bottom with trans attached.
Really? I would think it would be easier from the top? Idk, thats what my plan is. But if you had to swap to a tubular K member anyways, then yeah I can see why. Might as well drop the K memper, and drop everything from the bottom

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$3,000 for Engine & Trans. But I only payed $2,500 so far, he said I can pay him the $500 later since I had to rent a truck and drive to get it.
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You can take it out the top no problem. I had to do mine that way because I didn't have the room to go out the bottom.

Only watch out is if you're putting a motor back in with headers. Then you can do it from the top, but it's a pain in the ass. I managed to do it with Hooker headers, 03 Cobra engine and T56, and by myself, but the first time was a challenge.
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wicked, you still need 03/04 mirrors.

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Looks good, good luck with swap. I actually took out my old 2v with trans and long tubes attached and installed the 4v with trans and mid lengths installed. All this was pulled from the top


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Really? I would think it would be easier from the top? Idk, thats what my plan is. But if you had to swap to a tubular K member anyways, then yeah I can see why. Might as well drop the K memper, and drop everything from the bottom
Well I had to drop the k to get the longtubes off so I just dropped it all out. Very simple but I put my new engine in from the top. I also did a tubular k like you stated.

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What mods do you think I should do while it's out... I'm not looking to tear apart the engine... I'm on sorta a budge, but I'm in no rush to finish fast.

So far I know I'm going to put Kooks Long Tube Headers FOR SURE & JLT CAI. As well as 3.73s are already in the rear.

I was thinking maybe a Spec Stage 3 Clutch.

Because I'm having Lido from Alternative Performance do a 125 dry shot Nitrous Kit. He's a GREAT TUNER! & Knows what he's doing. Any of you out there who know him knows this.

What do you guys think about that so far? Also what about porting?

I'll post more progress pics ina second.
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Here go some more from last night, Got everything disconnected and removed.

The only thing now is too remove the 2 engine mount bolts. But I don't have an Engine Hoist yet. I have to rent one.

Hopefully everything comes out smoothly!

Btw! Merry Christmas Everyone!
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Ford actually designed them to come out from the bottom, and with a lift that would be the way i would do it so I could have everything completely bolted on and ready to go. But i found it just as easy to take mine out of the top with my engine hoist.


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So I finally found a 2001 Cobra 4.6L DOHC (36,xxx miles), the guy was also cool enough to throw in the T-3650 w/ Speeda Tri Ax Short Throw(76,xxx miles) with the stock clutch & fly wheel.

I rented a truck and drove all the way to Bay Shore New York to get it from Michigan. Just got back btw

I'm in the process right now of taking things apart from my current engine so I can get ready to pull it out. Nothings wrong with the engine at all, has 90,xxx miles. Just wanted a 4v!!!

I have a few questions btw, Should I leave the trans bolted up to the engine when pulling out?

I'll keep you guys updated with pictures of videos.
DUDE! you live in eastpointe!?! i live in Grosse Pointe Park!

You can unbolt your trans if you want, or disconnect the driveshaft and trans crossmember. if i was doing an engine swap, i would drop the whole k member. its way easier, saves a shit load of time trying to bolt back up.

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DUDE! you live in eastpointe!?! i live in Grosse Pointe Park!

You can unbolt your trans if you want, or disconnect the driveshaft and trans crossmember. if i was doing an engine swap, i would drop the whole k member. its way easier, saves a shit load of time trying to bolt back up.
Yes Sir! My Jack Stands don't go that high or I might try that haha.

Maybe when I get this thing rolling, in the summer we can meet up and cruse around.
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I had another question... So the engine is ready to come out.

What are the best spots to pick it up by? I will not be removing the intake and I'm using seat belt straps, no chains... So how will I go about doing this?
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I always use the heads, my reason is because there are more than enough tourqed bolts in them to support the weight of the engine.I also us a chain though, never used straps so this post may be irrelevant.

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Any chance you'll spend the $20 for a load leveler? It will make your life much easier.
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I used Seat Belt Straps putting in a 305TPI & 700r4 in an Iroc I had. So I was just wondering if anyone has ever done so and if so, where do they harness them/

I'm thinking I'm going to wrap the seat belts around the manifolds nice and tight, then tie them knotted in the center for the crane of the engine hoist and pull her out!
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Never even thought of a load leveler, is it really worth it?
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Any chance you'll spend the $20 for a load leveler? It will make your life much easier.
Times a million, really helped me out with mine


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