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    Default need help on a 86 t-bird v8 swap

    i would like some help on a v8 swap for my 86-t-bird i was told i would not have to change a hole lot of stuff but im not sure i have not done this before and i know that my car could have been ordered with a v8 but as of now it has a 3.8 tbi v6 with a auto trans the drive train is bone stock i have a friend that has a 5.0 fi with the auto trans and drive shaft how hard would it be to put it in my car


    thanks buggmann

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    Just do a search man. This is a well discussed swap here. There are many threads about it here.
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    cool i will do that

    thank you

    hey what would be better carb or fi to put in my car as my car has a tbi in it now

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    I like EFI,but whether you go carb or EFI is up to personal preference.

    Oh,about the window,still haven't had a chance.I'm hoping to get to the big yard next week,and I'll have a price for the window and shipping at that time.....weather permitting.The snow we got the other day slowed me down.
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    Default Buggmann

    hey thats cool i was thinking about efi due to some of the set up would be plug and play but what about the trans would a 5.0 bolt up to what i have in the car now or would i have to change it also and if i change the trans now i was told i would have to get a new drive shaft

    about the window its cool i have been driving my 53 chevy 210 out and about this week so that's cool how much snow did you get we
    got some the other night but it was a light dusting

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    the 3.8 uses a SBF bellhousing pattern so yes the transmission would work. I would almost swap to T-5 if it were me and use a 86-93 mustang donor car

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    he's told to do a search, but still asks questions that's been covered a million times. LOL!

    can I get a lock topic button?? please?
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    well i have been looking but i did not see anything about the trans i might have just looked over it no need to be rude still looking

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32VFoxBird View Post
    he's told to do a search, but still asks questions that's been covered a million times. LOL!

    can I get a lock topic button?? please?
    let the guy ask his questions please. even though its been asked before everyone is entitled to their own post and questions.
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    Personally I would prefer people actually do their own research instead of just asking for someone to give them the info.

    It's not like the V6 to V8 swap is new ground here.
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