98 vert w/03 motor

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  1. 98svtconvert

    98svtconvert New Member

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    has anyone put a 03/04 motor in a 98. can the drive train handle it. what mods if any have to be done to the car to make it fit. any info on this would be great. thanks.
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    1fast94svt New Member

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    you could put the motor in their im pretty sure, and im sure the T-45 could handle it, how long.....well that depends on how hard you drive it. I would recommend putting a TKO in the 98 if you go that route.
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    SnakeBite98 New Member

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    from what i've seen the 03 cobra crate motors cost around 11-12,000 bills. Im sure that someone like VT Engines or sean hyland could make a stronger 5.0 stroker that you could supercharge for cheaper than that. is there any particular reason that you want to get the 03 motor?
  4. 98svtconvert

    98svtconvert New Member

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    only because i have seen a few that were used with like 4-6000 miles on them for around $6000. i thought that for a fully fordged and s/c motor that it was a good deal. i prefer the sn-95 body style or i would buy an 03. how much would it cost for them to build me a motor that could compare to the 03-04 motors.
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    wow - if you do this, let me know! that'd be an awesome swap
  6. COBRA_SVT_VERT

    COBRA_SVT_VERT Founding Member

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    I've been wanting to do the same thing, but I want the 04 long block and then bolt a Kenne Bell to it!

    I know that you have to change the k-member, but you can go tubular at that point. You will also need to use a FAST controller for the fuel injection or you will have to change out the entire dash electronics since the 99+ have digital speedo, etc.

    It's been done a couple of times...as a matter of fact, the write-up in last months or this ones 5.0 has a yellow/black 95 on the cover...it has an 03 Cobra in it.

    I had a text file from a guy who had done it and said what all needed to be done, but can't find it right now. I will email it to ya if I can find it.
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    BLK_ROUSH Founding Member

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    Not much. SHM and cheaper are never found in the same sentence. :D

    As for the swap ... popular swap for a lot of SOHC guys going to the DOHC.
    Good forum to ask questions or sites 1, 2. But, be prepared for a lot of 'oh, by the way' purchases to make it work. Good point of contact .... Race Rat
    Some swaps are putting the 03/04 long block behind autos. Finding the long block for a reasonable price is the hardest part ... the swap in straightfoward but involved.

    Been done, so it's not new territory. Good luck. :flag:
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    COBRA_SVT_VERT Founding Member

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    Any idea how to register on that forum...all I get is a login script.

    edit: n/m..the mouseovers are just off by an inch..you have to click above the word "register" where there's no text
  9. 98svtconvert

    98svtconvert New Member

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    do the motor mounts still match up, also, is there any cutting involved to get everything to match up and fit.

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