I know that I am considering an engine swap and many other people are so I figured that I would create a thread just for engine swaps. No mater make or model or anything. If you have a question post it here and I know the awesome Revvolution members will try and help figure it out. Now I have a question. I am considering swapping the for an l67. I found a used one with 73k. I think that is pretty good. We will probably tear it down and rebuild it with some better parts.(i.e cam and pistons etc) I just wondered if anyone knew how much fab work would be involved in it. I know I have to shave the firewall back but that's it. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!!
ROCKYSDS Livin' the Dream 6/19/2011 Colorado Springs, CO 776
Nice, that's definitely a good choice. I honestly don't really know how much fab work would go into it... I know that if you can get your hands on a few CAD drawings (should be floating around the internet by now) for both your engine bay and the engine / trans, I'm sure DRXL can hook you up!
Oh ya thanks Rocky you reminded me of another question.Do you guys think I will need to buy a new trans? I can get the upgrade that turns it into an HD version of mine but I wont if I dont need to.(maybe down the road a bit)
Hmm, what engine are you switching from? I could probably help you out finding some drawings. May not be to exact scale though.
Hmm fab work? If it isn't a popular swap then you would probably have to fabricate new engine mounts, maybe an adapter plate so the bellhousing on the trans will bolt up to the engine. Lengthen/shorten wiring harness, vacuum lines etc. I don't think it will be as hard as some people think, but it is a considerable amount of work.
It will be a good amount of work and speaking of the wiring harness, you may need the ECU that goes with the 3.8 S/C just so it already has the fuel maps for the new supercharger. What engine is in there now? If it happens to be the 3.8 N/A, i think the motor mounts should be the same. Oh and you will need some extra vacuum lines for sure!
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Just thought I would drop in on this too. I have a Focus SVT block (brand new) I am planning on building the internals and mating it with a Zetec head and boosting it with an FSWERKS turbo kit. I should be able to run it at 10psi with no worries.