Man Without a Country?

Discussion in 'Hardcore Tech=*MOTOR SWAPS*' started by jsimmonstx, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. jsimmonstx

    jsimmonstx forum member

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    When I got my most recent (2012 V6) Mustang, I fit right into the typical forum organizational trends that featured a clear delineation between V6, 5.0, and "special model" (Shelby, Boss, etc) owners. I had a place in the grand order of things, and I knew where that place was. Life was good.

    However, I'm about to embark on an ill-advised, oft-challenged mod that requires a lot of effort and money, and as some have pointed out, is cool and insane at the same time. The problem is that it will render my place in the fore-mentioned grand order not so clearly defined.

    Where does one go for like-minded souls when that person swaps out a perfectly good 3.7 V6 for a carbureted 427w/T56, foregoing computer controls and (GASP!) EPA regulations? The car clearly won't fit in with the V6 crowd, and it substantially transcends the 5.0 cars by sheer displacement. It will even rival the Shelby in terms of power numbers.

    Where will I fit in? :(
     
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  2. 07TGGT

    07TGGT @user

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    Wtf...
     
  3. fdjizm

    fdjizm Drag Queen

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  4. jsimmonstx

    jsimmonstx forum member

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    I wake up every morning and ask myself the very same question.
     
  5. Captainstr8edge

    Captainstr8edge Hardcore Superhero

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    Shouldn't this be tech?
     
  6. Greg Hazlett

    Greg Hazlett Stepping on the Pink Bus S197 Team Member

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    And this is 2015+ related how....?

    Little late for April Fool's....
     
  7. cbass

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  8. jsimmonstx

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    No - I'm not asking a technical question.

    But that's the reason for my question, Since the only thing I have in common with any of the sub-forums is that my car is a S197, where would I post tech questions? It will no longer be a V6, will never be a 5.0, and isn't a Shelby (except in casual appearance).
     
  9. jsimmonstx

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    There ya go - I posted even this thread in the wrong sub-forum... I meant to do it in regular Mustang Chit-chat. That's what I get for posting too early in the morning.
     
  10. fdjizm

    fdjizm Drag Queen

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    You will be known as a hybrid and will be shunned.
     
  11. jsimmonstx

    jsimmonstx forum member

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    Well, I'm already used to that. :)
     
  12. stkjock

    stkjock ---- Madmin ---- Staff Member S197 Team Member

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    so maybe we should start a "Frankenstein" sub-forum....
     
  13. 2011/5.0

    2011/5.0 Senior Member

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    The land of misfit toys
     
  14. retfr8flyr

    retfr8flyr The Old One S197 Team Member

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    Well you're making a race car not a street car, so I would suggest a race car forum. We all are somewhat bypassing the EPA regs with offroad exhaust but our cars are still running the engines Ford currently install in our chassis. We can still get the car passed on inspections and if stopped by the law can get by with our mods, except in CA.

    Your swap to a 427 pushrod motor could never get past an inspection, so it can't really be streetable, If you live in a state without inspections, I still wouldn't do the swap for a street car. If ever stopped by the law driving on the street you will be sorry, even if the cop isn't a gearhead, most know enough about cars to know a pushrod motor when the see and hear one.


    Earl
     
  15. konablue11gt

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  16. jewc75

    jewc75 Cant Stop, Wont Stop

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    Earl luckily for us in Texas the state inspection is based on the year of car if factory but once you swap engines to something other than factory the inspection is based on year of engine. Ive always been into racing and swapping shit. I had a 1986 s10 blazer with a late 60's chevy 302. They tried to fail me repeatedly but I knew where in the book to find the requirements and quickly they learned. Lol.
     
  17. UltraKla$$ic

    UltraKla$$ic PERENNIAL WAXXER

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    This thread has potential!:highfive:
     
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  18. retfr8flyr

    retfr8flyr The Old One S197 Team Member

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    Didn't know that and I can't believe the state laws could supersede Federal law. I wonder how they get around that. So I could take a 2009 S197 and put in an engine I say is from 1969 and I wouldn't have to meet any emission requirements because there weren't any in 69?


    Earl
     
  19. jewc75

    jewc75 Cant Stop, Wont Stop

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    Yes sir. Ive done it a few times.
     
  20. TenSpeed

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    Honestly, I like where this is going. Go for it!