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post #121 of 132 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 04:26 PM
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Yes but look for a newer trans anyway.

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Yes but look for a newer trans anyway.
Okay and by newer what youd you suggest?
Because i actually just had mide rebuilt about a month ago?
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If the 95 is a 4.6 mod motor and your swapping in an Explorer 4.6 PI aluminum block engine, then yes, they are a match. All mod motors have the same transmission bolt pattern EXCEPT the 92 bastard block in the Crown Vic/Grand Marquis/Town Car (and 91 Town Car).

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Okay and by newer what youd you suggest?
Because i actually just had mide rebuilt about a month ago?
98 Mark VIII or 99+ Mustang or civilan CVs. The intermediate 1 way clutch and converter in the 94/5 transmissions are on borrowed time in performance applications.

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If the 95 is a 4.6 mod motor and your swapping in an Explorer 4.6 PI aluminum block engine, then yes, they are a match. All mod motors have the same transmission bolt pattern EXCEPT the 92 bastard block in the Crown Vic/Grand Marquis/Town Car (and 91 Town Car).

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98 Mark VIII or 99+ Mustang or civilan CVs. The intermediate 1 way clutch and converter in the 94/5 transmissions are on borrowed time in performance applications.
Okay Great, Thanks for all the info guys.
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very good write up.especially a newb like me.
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post #127 of 132 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 01:10 PM
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Obviously, the FWD versions of these blocks will not fit.

The Lincoln Continental is a good source of heads, however.

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is it really difficult to swap a pi motor into a 94 tbird,i can get a 02-05 explorer motor for 300 bucks from one of my friends that own a junkyard. I left chevy and gone ford.
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Obviously, the FWD versions of these blocks will not fit.

The Lincoln Continental is a good source of heads, however.
I'm surprised they aren't more popular for this. 99-02s are common yard sights yet you never see the engines leave them until the yard finally crushes the body. With my local yard prices you can get their C heads $130-140 a pair when all is said and done.

Those Continentals are surprisingly easy to tear down as well. Despite the assumption that a 90* DOHC being transversely mounted in a Taurus engine bay would be a nightmare to work on, it's surprisingly easy. Way easier than any RWD modular(seriously!). Granted I've only gone as far as pulling the valve covers off of them, but that was a breeze, on both sides. Can anyone say that about pulling 4V covers from a FN10 or SN95? Thusly, I can't imagine the heads would be bad at all. Definitely not bank 2 at least.

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cool i appreciate it

im going to do a rebuild and I don't know if im going to push on doing a full pi swap or just do heads and intake. im not worried about money,im more worried on time. im also trying to see what is going to pull more power.
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Full engine swap is way more time effective. Pull the old one out and drop the new one in. For $300 it's WAY cheaper than a headswap too. Gaskets and TTY bolts aren't cheap.

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ok

I got to read the pi swap article again I think I only got to swap over a couple of things.
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