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post #1 of 12 Old 03-25-2008, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Fresh Rebuild Pictures 95 3.8 Silver!

I have been working on selling my 95 ford mustang 3.8l for a few months now and wanted to show my progress.

I would like to know if I should do anything to my aode other then fluid filter and seals?

Here are the pictures. Let me know what you think.















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honestly that looks awsome for the paint job, looks like a new motor now.

Im doing a complete rebuild on my other 95 stang it also has a 3.8 in it. What bolts you use to go through the engine stand? was it the bell housing bolts or where they longer then those?

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honestly that looks awsome for the paint job, looks like a new motor now.

Im doing a complete rebuild on my other 95 stang it also has a 3.8 in it. What bolts you use to go through the engine stand? was it the bell housing bolts or where they longer then those?
You never want to use bolts off of the vehicle to hold the engine on the stand. That is if they are long enough, The bell housing bolts were not long enough and I always take a bellhousing bolt to the hardware store and find some that are long enough and correct thread of bolt. Dont forget to get strong bolts it would make you cry if your motor fell off of the stand.

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Oh man... oh man oh man oh man

Why not do a split port swap when you have the engine out already??

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Oh man... oh man oh man oh man

Why not do a split port swap when you have the engine out already??
Talk to me, this is the kind of info im looking for! so what exactly are you talking about doing to my 3.8?
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Talk to me, this is the kind of info im looking for! so what exactly are you talking about doing to my 3.8?
You may have noticed that the 99-04 "Split port" 3.8 mustangs were rated at 190-193hp, as opposed to the 150ish for the 94-98 "Single port" models. The majority of the extra power comes from the updated split port (2 runners per cylinder) heads and intake. The cam may be different too, but I'm not sure. A 'split port swap' refers to swapping out these compenents from a 99-04 engine to a single port engine. It's hands down the cheapest 40hp a single port v6 mustang do-it-yourselfer can get.

You can find these parts dirt cheap, and while the engine is out of the car, a headswap is a piece of cake. Keep in mind though, a few other minor things need to be swapped out too (fuel rail, for example), but aren't really major obstacles.

Here's a good intro to get you started:

http://www.3.8mustang.com/wiki/Split-Port_Swap

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Its been a while but here are installed photos! She runs like a dream! Now it is time to sell her to support my other projects.

let me know what you think





And here are some photos of my 95GTS, she will be getting a T-56 asap.



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Nice AutoZone alt.

Typical 97 vert with 8-point roll bar.
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get some new rims for that GTs to.

and you know, for a couple hundred bucks you could put an eaton m90 off of a tbird supercoupe and run with the 99-04 GTs

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get some new rims for that GTs to.

and you know, for a couple hundred bucks you could put an eaton m90 off of a tbird supercoupe and run with the 99-04 GTs
a couple hundred bucks plus an ungodly amount of tuning and initial parts hunting. I went through that idea with my girls sixer. I ended up selling the supercharger, brackets, fuel system stuff etc. for the price I paid for it. I didn't have the SC heads yet which also posed a slight problem although they're not difficult to find.


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95 heads are pretty much the same all you need is the tuning which you need on any FI car

a m90'ed 6er with GT duals take offs (needed for backpreasure) should run 14 flat or so all day, good tires, rear end, and a good exhaust mid-high 13s are doable

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Man , your sixer looks great! Maybe you outta keep it as a daily driver since it has such a fresh engine........
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