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Well, I've come to a point where I'm just tired of waiting to accumulate enough money at once to purchase my crate coyote engine for my race car. I've been thinking about it a bunch and just cannot make up my mind which way to go. I have four options of what I could do. I'm curious for other's input to possibly help me make a decision. I want to start working on it asap, and just can't firm a plan.
Here are my options:
1. GT40 engine from either a cobra, or from an explorer. That means either a cobra or explorer intake, GT40 heads, etc. I have my custom exhaust from my old race car combo, a few other odds and ends pushrods parts to help with the transformation, but don't have an engine. I'd have to purchase one.
2. 4.6 3V out of a stang. I could put this in, have a custom set of headers made, I have a bellhousing currently for a modular(same as a coyote). I have the engine in my posession, it would need some solid cam gears as I would not use the vct function.
3. 4.6 2V, also have one of these, PI heads and intake, would need headers made for this too, same bellhousing applies.
4. 4.6 4V, have several of these, all B headed, but no intake. I would need to find a B headed cobra intake and throttle body, as well as the custom headers.

All of the above would use the spec clutch and proshifted TKO's I have for the coyote swap. I can have mounts fabbed to make any of these work on my V8 Kmember in my coupe. All would have their cool points, and all would run pretty well. My thought was that whatever combo I came up with in this car, could easily be transplanted into another car once I got the cash together to get the coyote. Your input/questions are appreciated.
 

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3v from an s197....

A little head work, cams and intake work would put it into the 10s on motor. I saw a 2005 gt with that combo @ 37xx pounds go 11.50!

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3v from an s197....

A little head work, cams and intake work would put it into the 10s on motor. I saw a 2005 gt with that combo @ 37xx pounds go 11.50!

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Ya didn't vote, lol.
 

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Stangbanger you're very optimistic about times I noticed lol...
It'll run what it runs... Hopefully 10s but wouldn't be surprised if it only got close
I vote 3v as well tho
 

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I know dick about modulars, so I'm no help, but I do know the 4.6 3V's are pretty cool motors. Not sure what a 'b' headed 4v is and I'm too lazy to google it before I respond. But if you have several, that means several you can 'pill till you kill'. So that's my vote! Hahaha. Good luck with any choice.
 

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Cost wise makes me lean toward the cobra/explore swap... its would be cheaper to throw together and get running, there for more money in the bank for that coyote swap down the road.

On the other hand it would be pretty fun to have a 7 grand revving 4 valve fox coupe...:naughty:
 

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I say it depends what your goals are. If lots of horsepower isn't what you want then I say go with the 5.0. There's just something I like about them.


If you want lots of horsepower I would go with a 4v teksid 4.6. Capable of lots of horsepower but it can get a bit pricey.

I will vote when I get to a computer


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Stangbanger you're very optimistic about times I noticed lol...
It'll run what it runs... Hopefully 10s but wouldn't be surprised if it only got close
I vote 3v as well tho
Only cause I know he knows what he's doing. Where I am, people dk it right. Idk what others are doing to get their times with their combos :lol

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i vote coyote! oh damn that isnt a choice
 

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I dont know any thing about these motors. Sorry i cant help. Im curious, is more valves better then less. If so then the 4v:dunno
 
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