Join Date: May 2003
Location: Tinton Falls, NJ
I did my swap on the cheap, so I kind of had to figure out different ways of doing things than other people had. When it was all said and done, I spend about $1500 on my swap including the computer tune and some exhaust work to keep the catalytic converter as far as possible from the slave cylinder to prevent it from cooking all the seals inside the slave. If you are going to do the swap in the exact same way that someone else did, than it probably isn't that hard. You just can't be afraid to cut stuff on your car. The hard part for me was figuring out a cheaper way to do it, but if you did want to save money, I would be more than happy to tell you everything that I used in my swap and how I did it. Basically, if you can remove a dashboard, drill a few holes, modify a few brackets, R&I a trans, and install a new flywheel and clutch, and get everything back together, than you can do the swap. There are enough of us that have done it now that you should be able to get enough help here to guide you through whatever other problems you may encounter.
-91 Cougar LS, coming soon, complete overhaul
with a 427" Windsor.
-90 XR7 5-speed black on black w/sunroof, MP2, coated rotors, double intercooler, 15%OD, ported heads, comp stage 1 cam, 85mm TB, 90MM LMAF, 80# injectors, and ported big valve heads
-98 Mark VIII LSC, Procharger P600b, TR3650 swap and 3.73s.
-90 SC Automatic rustbucket winter beater
-97 Tbird Sport 4.6 Nice weather daily driver
-"Your buddy Mike is INSANE!" -ClintD's dad