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how hard would it be to swap in a 5.0 & auto tranny in a 94' 3.8lx??? i have a good deal on a motor, tranny, wireing harness, computer, driveshaft, & rear end for $350....i would make it carberated cause i like those better...what would i have to do to complete a 5.0 swap???
 

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Where is this engine coming form?

If it's not from a mn12 You will need to find the upper engine mounts(Upper Motor Mount) for the 5.0 from 91-93 cars with the 5.0. Getting hard to find.

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If you are going carbed, the hardest part is going to be getting it to pass inspection in NJ. To keep it fuel injected requires a lot of rewiring, but it isn't really hard, just a lot of work. Also if your car is a V6, you will want to upgrade your springs, diff, and half shafts. If you are a fairly competent mechanic and you want a project, then go for it. If you don't know what you are doing, then go find a 5.0 car to start with and save yourself a lot of headaches and aggrivation.

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MadMikeyL said:
If you are going carbed, the hardest part is going to be getting it to pass inspection in NJ. To keep it fuel injected requires a lot of rewiring, but it isn't really hard, just a lot of work. Also if your car is a V6, you will want to upgrade your springs, diff, and half shafts. If you are a fairly competent mechanic and you want a project, then go for it. If you don't know what you are doing, then go find a 5.0 car to start with and save yourself a lot of headaches and aggrivation.

Mike
i can get stickers really easily.... dont worry about that... i'm not that great of a mechanic but my dad has a machine shop & at his work he's the head mechanic... he takes care of all the stuff i cant do...
 

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So, your wanting to do something like this, but with a 302?


 

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yes and still pass smog, not gonna happen
 

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MadMikeyL said:
If you are going carbed, the hardest part is going to be getting it to pass inspection in NJ. To keep it fuel injected requires a lot of rewiring, but it isn't really hard, just a lot of work. Also if your car is a V6, you will want to upgrade your springs, diff, and half shafts. If you are a fairly competent mechanic and you want a project, then go for it. If you don't know what you are doing, then go find a 5.0 car to start with and save yourself a lot of headaches and aggrivation.

Mike
I haven't heard that the half shafts & springs on different on a 5.0
 

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The half shafts on the SC & Sports are larger. No upgrade needed if daily driver.
the 7.5 center section will hold up for a daily driver.

I am using a 7.5 with open 4.10's in my oval track Street Stock. I also have 3.73's for 7.5 & 3.90's for a 8.8 No failures yet, 3 seasons.

The front springs are heaver. I would get your self a set on lowering springs, cheaper the stock new, Never use Used Springs. The failure rate to high.

I also would go with the Fuel injection, Much better than Carb. I use a carb do to the Rules at my track. 2bbl ONLY!
There is also many more upgrades with fuel injection. Including a bolt on blower!

Paul

Good Luck & HAVE FUN!
 
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