my engine is blown

Asked by Jun 05, 2012 at 04:55 PM about the 1983 Ford Mustang LX Convertible

Question type: General

what is the best and cheapest way to either have fixed or what can i replace the engine with? it's very hard to find a 1983 3.8 engine.

3 Answers

55

find an wrecked 83 with one of the v8 engines and take the engine and tranny long as its still running youll be good. The swap is easy especially if you have the other car for parts.

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The 3.8,and 5.0,,shared the same bell housing...Parts Needed:: 5.0 engine,carbureted,complete..:: 1 fox-body V-8 K member(or build your own frame-pads) a pair of 78-87 Fox-body V-8 motor mounts..bolt it in,and have fun!! I did this same swap,to an 83 T-Bird,and my ex-wife,and kids,are still driving it,after 5 years,with no issues..I did,eventually install the correct V-8 radiater,after 2 years of use..JJ has the right answer-It would be best to find a V-8 fox body,to use as a doner..

55

i would suggest what the others said on top but i am curious HOW THE HELL DID IT BLOW UP!

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