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tatersgirl1Thu Jan-13-11 03:20 PM
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"97 Mark VIII Engine Swap"
Thu Jan-13-11 03:22 PM by tatersgirl1

          

I have a wrecked 97 Mark VIII LSC. The engine, transmission, and air suspension are all fine. I would like to know what other vehicles this motor could be swapped to. I've been told certain years of Mustang GTs or Cobras. I would like to know what other years of Mark's and/or Ford Trucks or Navigators this engine could be used in. I hate to get rid of it because I always took great care of it. The insurance company totalled it though because the airbags deployed. I retained the salvage hoping to find another car for the motor. Thanks for any help!

  

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right on the MARKThu Jan-13-11 08:59 PM
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#1. "RE: 97 Mark VIII Engine Swap"
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Nothing but Mustang as far as i know. Navi got the 5.4L 4V.

  

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tatersgirl1Fri Jan-14-11 03:25 PM
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#5. "RE: 97 Mark VIII Engine Swap"
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>Nothing but Mustang as far as i know. Navi got the 5.4L 4V.


Do you know what years of Mustang will work? And if it will have to be a GT or Cobra? Thanks for your help!

  

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right on the MARKFri Jan-14-11 05:15 PM
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#8. "RE: 97 Mark VIII Engine Swap"
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96-98 cobras only and those engines came with steel cranks. There where B-headed also.

  

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right on the MARKFri Jan-14-11 05:19 PM
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Its really hard to find a mark8 with a dead motor cuz they don't die!! Only really see 1995's that have top end tick which bad valve spring. Easy fix.

  

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RoadbossFri Jan-14-11 11:19 AM
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#2. "RE: 97 Mark VIII Engine Swap"
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Find another 97 or 98 Mark Vlll that needs a trans plant of your stuff.




Whiner
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535 RWHP 486 RWTQ

  

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right on the MARKFri Jan-14-11 11:38 AM
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#3. "RE: 97 Mark VIII Engine Swap"
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Isn't it weird Ford never put the 4.6 4V in alot more different platforms. Motor runs forever smooth as silk and pretty good HP for the time.

  

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FlagracerFri Jan-14-11 12:29 PM
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#4. "RE: 97 Mark VIII Engine Swap"
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Fri Jan-14-11 12:30 PM by Flagracer

          

It was a matter of cost and cost savings. They call it a "modular" motor because it was designed to handle different heads/intakes for different applications. The 4v is of course the cream of the crop and that was reflected in its cost. Most Fomoco purchases didn't demand the good stuff we got, or in the case of the large trucks/SUVs, they needed the 5.4 torque rather than the high RPM design. All that being said, on the plus side you can drop the 4.6 4v in most applications that had 4.6 2V with out changing any mounts, but you may run into clearance issues on the top side, height and width-wise, and then you'd probably have a ton of custom exhaust work, and the PCM and wiring would have to follow it. In a Crown Vic/Gran. M./Town car, the tail shaft on the trans might need to be the longer one, but lots of things are "possible". Outside of a Mark, nothing with be plug and play, you would at the very least be swapping the PCM/wiring harness.

formerly ASE certified, still skin my knuckles
98 Mark VIII Silver

  

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tatersgirl1Fri Jan-14-11 03:26 PM
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#6. "RE: 97 Mark VIII Engine Swap"
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Thanks for all your information and help! Any ideas where to find an LSC that needs a new motor? I'm in the southeast.

  

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RoadbossFri Jan-14-11 03:30 PM
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#7. "RE: 97 Mark VIII Engine Swap"
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Search Craigs list or the auction sites




Whiner
96 Mark VIII
535 RWHP 486 RWTQ

  

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mercenvySun Jan-16-11 08:54 PM
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#10. "RE: 97 Mark VIII Engine Swap"
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You can swap a MarkVIII motor into almost anything.
Just depends how much work you want to do/money you have to spend.

  

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MarkVIIIMarcSun Jan-16-11 09:22 PM
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#11. "RE: 97 Mark VIII Engine Swap"
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http://www.mustangmonthly.com/featuredvehicles/mump_0602_1968_ford_mustang_fastback/index.html

This had my attention. It seems to require some welding by relocating the strut towers.

98 black 199,500 mile sprung LSC

  

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toyzWed Jan-19-11 06:45 AM
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#12. "RE: 97 Mark VIII Engine Swap"
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I agree with Mercenvy.
One of mine is slowly making it's way into a 61 F100 unibody.
Just be aware of the differences between the Gen I and Gen II if you consider another Mark. OBD II cars have a vast amount of functions rolled into the computer systems, and don't respond well to anything they consider foreign.
Really, in most cases the economics just aren't there; this coming from the guy who is spending four times the retail value of my exceptional 98 to install a Coyote engine.
This is the car that lost it's engine when an inlaw thought Seafoam was just a trademarked version of seawater, and proceeded to clean my induction system.

Paul
98 LSC-Black w/tan,95 Base- Black w/ gray, 84 SVO-Black w/gray & other Black vehicles

  

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RoadbossWed Jan-19-11 08:50 AM
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#13. "RE: 97 Mark VIII Engine Swap"
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This type project is well underway at another web Forum that pertains to these type motors.

http://www.modularfords.com/forums/showthread.php/125966-68-fastback-with-terminator-engine





Whiner
96 Mark VIII
535 RWHP 486 RWTQ

  

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BoppinVinnieBWed Jan-19-11 07:31 PM
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#14. "RE: 97 Mark VIII Engine Swap"
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>Thanks for all your information and help! Any ideas where to
>find an LSC that needs a new motor? I'm in the southeast.

I have a '98 Mark VIII Collectors Edition that has a bad motor (blown head gasket.) I haven't started parting it out yet, so let me know if you're interested. I'm in Florida.

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1998 Mark VIII Collector's Edition - She's rough, I'll have to see if I can save her...

  

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erickochMon Jan-24-11 04:14 PM
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#15. "RE: 97 Mark VIII Engine Swap"
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Hey, I dunno why nobody has chimed in: the mark viii motor is one of the most popular basis for the forever scorned "fauxbra" mustang gt to cobra swaps.

If you're looking for a bit of fun, the 1995-2004 mustang GT will accept the 4V Mark motor, essentially turning it into a cobra. Nonetheless, it goes without saying that you will need to have a proper wiring harness/ecu setup for the car if you want to go that route...

  

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mercenvySun Feb-13-11 09:21 AM
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#16. "RE: 97 Mark VIII Engine Swap"
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A MarkVII motor does not make a Mustang GT a Cobra, any more than it makes my MGM a Cobra. (and I have Cobra C heads).

-just saying.......

  

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GusSun Feb-13-11 10:00 AM
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#17. "RE: 97 Mark VIII Engine Swap"
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A new 5.0 coyote swapped to a 98 Mark? Have you documented this swap anywhere?


Really, in most cases the economics just aren't there; this coming from the guy who is spending four times the retail value of my exceptional 98 to install a Coyote engine.

  

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