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My Eaton Swap Project Using Custom Brackets - 03-11-2010

As some of you know I sold my vortech T-trim setup to do an eaton swap using the brackets that the marauders use instead of the cobra front dress. Using these brackets allows you to not have to swap timing covers, but it does require some modified parts to be used. I figured I'd go ahead and make this thread incase anyone else wanted to go this direction as well. I will be doing the entire swap the week of the 15th.

Here is what I have done so far and also a price list of what I have. This swap could have been done much cheaper but I went with some upgraded parts since I have a forged bottom end.

Ported Eaton $450
Billetflow 2.93: $60
Lower intake $280
Intercooler $300
Intercooler to Lower coolant adapter and gasket: $50
LFP Heat exchanger $180
Heat exchanger Reservoir: $35
Intercooler Pump: $50
Custom Pulley Brackets with bolts: $480
Roush 3 Bolt Tensioner: $120
4LB Lower Pulley Kit: $150
Intercooler to Eaton Gasket: Free
Passenger Side Idler Pulley: $20
Inner and outer Serpentine Belts: $80
Cobra Maf: Free
Cobra Coolant Crossover: $60
IAT2 Sensor: $10
IAT2 Pigtail: $10
HE Pump Pigtail: Free
Misc Heater Hose for Intercooler Lines: ?
Aluminum Stock to Mount HE: $10
Misc Lower Intake/Blower Bolts: $10
Marauder Balancer/Crank Pulley: $40


Painting the LFP Heat Exchanger and Blower:







Here is the HE mounted on the car:





I mounted the HE with aluminum stock from Home Depot. It was only $5 for the aluminum straps compared the the high prices of the cobra HE brackets. I also polished the straps before they went on.

I decided that I also wanted to dress up the engine bay a bit while doing this swap so I got ahold of a spare set of valve covers thanks to Billy @ LT Performance. I had them powdercoated a standard low gloss wrinkle red. I also had my powered by ford coil covers done and then painted in the letters with a paint pen.




Here are the swap brackets that allow you to use the stock timing cover.



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Are you gonna get more power out of the ported Eaton than you could have with the Vortech? And with the Eaton do you get to keep the Shaker scoop functional?

The Eaton, polished straps, and Valve Covers all look nice as hell man. Good luck with your project!


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I'll be making 500-520 with the eaton. I could have made a little more with the vortech, but I don't like the way the vortech made power. I'd rather have instant max boost/power.


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Great project, will you keep the shaker? I'll bet this is a real easy swap, a true bolt on.


   
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Im also interested how you will be making the shaker work as well. Something like the Saleen Super Shaker?


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Looking good man! Can't wait to hear this beast.


   
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I'll be making custom brackets that mount the shaker on top of the blower. I'll pull off the bottom panel on the shaker so all of the air just blows on top of the blower.


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looks sweet I like it.


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sick man. i like the way you painted the heat exchanger. do u think u will have to worry about paint chips?



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