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Old 09-28-2012, 10:04 PM   #1
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Default 4 Banger to 5.0L swap?

Hey guys I've been playing with the idea of doing a 4cyl to V8 swap I'm wondering if any of you have done this and is it worth it to do or would you suggest saving the coin and opting for an original 5.0? Thoughts appreciated

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Old 09-28-2012, 11:29 PM   #2
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if you're mechanically inclined its not that much work, but if you're just aiming for a bone stock foxbody you'd be better off just buying an original 5.0 if you're gonna modify most of it then its better to go 4 cyl swap IMO
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:29 PM   #3
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Thanks for the advice, I was thinking the same thing in the sense that a 4 banger would probably be straighter and molested a little less. Is there anything in specific to watch out for? I was reading something about the wiring harnesses being different for the 87-88 and the 89-93 or something like that?
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:01 PM   #4
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harnesses do vary a bit, but if you use the same year 5.0 engine harness in the same year 4 banger body harness it should all work out
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:30 AM   #5
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IMO if your gonna run FI ur better off to get a real 5.0l car
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:27 PM   #6
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Any particular reason why you say that Wilkiem?
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:35 PM   #7
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Easy swap but original v8 so cheap now its almost a waste of time
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:42 PM   #8
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Depends on the look u want, if you want a clean stockish 5.0l buy one, if you want a full custom car then build a 4 banger car. I just think it makes the swap easier and u can spend ur time on other things.
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save your money.
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Old 10-21-2016, 05:31 PM   #10
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I'm doing a 351 swap. Starting with a 4cyl. Changing all stock components anyway, may as well start off with the cheapest option!
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Old 10-24-2016, 10:45 AM   #11
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I'm doing a 351 swap. Starting with a 4cyl. Changing all stock components anyway, may as well start off with the cheapest option!
exactly! doing this to a V6 turd gen camaro. some people are stupid and think that the car wn't handle it. They are oblivious of what is actually different between cars that have a V6 vs V8.

Why spend 10k on a used car your replacing almost everything with anyways!

good luck with your build!
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Old 10-24-2016, 05:09 PM   #12
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if he hasnt built it yet, 4 years later.....probably not going to finish.
i should know.lol
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Old 10-24-2016, 05:12 PM   #13
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expecting my build to take 4 to 5 years. Unless I win the lotto!
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Old 10-24-2016, 05:29 PM   #14
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builds can take a lifetime. i was talking about the original guy doing his v8 swap lol.
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Old 11-01-2016, 10:25 AM   #15
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mines only been 9 years
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Old 12-02-2016, 03:23 PM   #16
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^ you've got me beat by a year
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Over 6 years on mine.. Runs and drives well but still working out kinks..
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