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3.0L block, heads, and timing tensioner. SVT Cams, timing cover & equipment, SVT Intake manifold (UIM & LIM), ported intake w/ Bugzuki plates to match SVT IM && mild exhaust port to remove casting imperfections. K&N warm air intake, headers, and Basani exhaust.
* The speedometer stopped working correctly around 140K, showing that I was moving at 10mph when it was actually 60mph. Estimated mileage on chassis is over 200K.
Overall, the swap went off with out any serious problems, though a few headaches such as a very rough start and unable to hold an idle - to be expected of a motor that might have sat for years, as well as a fuel system that remained depressurized for several days. I didn't replace the oil pan gasket or rear main seal since the motor was of such low mileage and looked it inside and out, though I have developed a leak from either/or, right where the transaxle mounts to the block. I'll replace the oil pan gasket first, and if the leak doesn't stop I'll have to pull the motor again. For anyone considering the swap, just replace the oil pan gasket and rear main seal, as well as valve covers, timing chain covers, intake and exhaust gaskets. When moving the SVT oil cooler over, clean the O-ring well in simple green (not a solvent!) and bead some black RVT on both sides of it to help assure an excellent seal.
Next step will be to rework the suspension.
Following that, adding a larger throttle body, MAF, welding in a bung for the front downstream o2 sensor, welding in a bung for a wideband, going with a new flex pipe & high flow cat, reworking the EGR to function and get a proper dyno tune.
Following that, rebuild the oem transaxle with shotpeened gears, LSD, new synchros, and updated shift forks.
Lastly, major body work to strip & cut away the rust, glass the skirts into the body, spray the underside in rhino liner, and get some nice 18s.
currently prepping for an 04 taurus motor swap.
Msds h/y, mf res, mustang gt t/b, custom cold air, svt uim/lim, cams, port matched, bugzuki plates, pro-m maf
black focus rally rims, accel coil, fr red wires, etc. Etc. Etc......
Hoping to be back on road in 2-3 weeks!