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Can somebody tell me if an original engine makes the car any more valuable? Also one of my Mustangs used to have a 6 cylinder in it, if I put a V-8 in it what will I need to change. Thanks.
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Depends on what the original engine is, and what the condition of said engine is. For example, an original "K" code engine in poor shape would be worth more than a replacement vintage pristine "C" coder. But that replacement "C" would be worth more (to most people) if it were replacing a poor conditional original "C".

As for the V8 swap, try the search of the forum, it's been discussed before.

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I think it is up to the buyer and thier purpose. I prefer and original and non-rebuilt engine only because I can't tell if it was done 'right'. I would rather be involved in the re-building. I have the same feelings regarding a I6 to V8 swap.

My plan is to have one original car and one very updated restomod.
 

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Short list of things that will need to be changed:

Motor mounts (metal frame brackets in addition to the rubber mounts)
Radiator
Rear end (to do job right, you will KILL the 6 rear)
Tranny (again to do it right)
Front end
Driveshaft
Exhaust

Unless you already have a wrecked V8 car as a donor, I wouldn't attempt it.
 

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there is tons of info on the swap here, do a search.
i did a swap, and all i can say is, don`t do it without a parts car to both scavenge, and see how things went together
 
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