Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: cincinnati, ohio
Mark VIII drivetrain swap into 98' Mustang V6?
I'm surprised at how little information I'm finding on this topic. I figured there would be tons of info, but I'm coming up short big time.
I've got a 1998 Mustang V6 Auto. Even though the car runs and drives fine and has had a bunch of work done to it replacing things, the bottom end still has 233k on it.
I was looking around on craigslist and have found several Mark VIII's locally for under $1k. I'd like to keep this as cheap as possible, but I will spend the money if it's necessary as I want this to be reliable.
Are there any good links on this swap and what all is needed to do this? I believe it would physically bolt in, even with my stock k member, but what about:
-will the shifter line up with the stock shifter hole when using the Mark VIII 4R70W auto
-What all is involved with the wiring? I know I'd obviously use the Mark VIII engine harness, trans harness and ECU. How does this work with the body harness on my car?
-Will the cluster swap over?
-I'd swap in a solid axle 8.8
-Is the radiator useable from the Mark VIII? I know the fan is compatible.
-Can I run the stock Mark VIII intake manifold?
-I'd definitely throw on some long tubes during the install of the engine/trans
-What else can be used off the donor car?
Thanks for all the help guys!
1993 Mustang LX SOLD
Last edited by 5.0calypso93lx; 10-15-2009 at 11:01 AM.