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ok my car......a 94 bird.....139k on the car.....trannies dieing......what are my options to save the car for under 2k?........i was thinkin new tranny but it may be cheaper to get a whole new engine and swap it in......and i dont have the time to install a new tranny in my car.....i have accses to an engine hoist.....and just need some ideas.....i was thinkin of swaping in a 96 birds engine with 93k and with a mark 8 tranny w/15k on it for 1800....or a mark 8 drivetrain i dont know.......help.......anyone.....:(
 

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Since you onlu have 139 on the clock have Dennis ship a bullet proof trans and converter....done. What is it doing that makes you think it's dieing
 

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i dont have that kind of money if i did i dont thin i would ask around for ideas that are cheaper
 

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I recently put in a 98 mark transmission, from a mark with 9500 miles on it.

Good upgrade, and the trans cost 500 shipped.

JH
 

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Joey you memtioned 2K if you install it yourself you should be able to get even a Ford reman from max for less than that....and it's a lot more cetain than a used trans....you also have a good running motor....if you think you are going to complete Mark 8 drivetrain for less than 2K you are smoking some good $h!t
 

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you can.....i have found mark 8 engine and trans for 1200.....thats under 2k.......its not hard and they even have low miles......how did u install urs justin......cuase i know i cant do that i dont have the time
 

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Joey...the engine combo may cost 1200 but you need to be realistic in that the extras required to install it are going to add up quickly. Exhaust is a major one on a mark swap as is wiring in a window switch to control the secondary runners and chip to your existing EEC to handle things like knock sensors. I'm not saying don't try it but relize a 1200 motor is not just 1200. Even my 02 explorer swap cost an additional 500 to finish off
 

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well......i could use my old stock bird exhaust but ye....diffrent ports......but i get you.....im thinkin it would cost a little more and all but would be a big benifit over stock.....and my friedn 1700 dollar price is for a sohc engine so yeah
 

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Have you cheked www.corral.net/forums ???? Some times they are quit a few bargains there... Good Luck
 

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JoeyICU, I've tried to reply to both of the PM's that you've sent me, but it says that your Inbox is full. I DO have the engine/trans from my 97. You can email me at [email protected].

-Rod
 
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