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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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splitport conversion question

got hold of 2000 splitport mustaang engine w 12k, question is should i just change top end of my 96 3.8 w splitport top end for the more aggressive cam in 96 or change whole motor?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 06:16 PM
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from what I have been told, if you change the whole motor, you're gonna need to look at beefing up your tranny, and the rear-end on your 96 bird.

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typically you just swap out the heads, and intake manifolds (upr/lwr) but if you have the entire motor i'd put that in. it will put out more then swapping out the parts!

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In all honesty, it wouldn't really matter either way. I would swap out the complete engine, simply because it is easier (in my opinion) and the 2000 engine probably has less miles on it than your 96 engine.

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Swap in the mustang motor, BUT use the 96's cam...

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While you're at it, go 5-speed m5r2.. .did the motor you got come with IMRC's?

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While you're at it, go 5-speed m5r2.. .did the motor you got come with IMRC's?
A 2000 shouldn't have IMRC's.

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yeah just stick the whole engine in there, it's got lower miles. Just make sure to use the balancer and flexplate of that year engine.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-23-2006, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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balancer

got everything but flex plate, though this motor was internally balanced? Anyoe got suggestions on where to get a good flexplate?
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-24-2006, 12:56 AM
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if its internal balance get a flexplate for a 2003 mustang 3.8L
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