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post #31 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-02-2014, 04:07 PM
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Other than the GT40(p) heads/intake they are the same. The Mustang had the 5.0 until 1995 FWIW.

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I was going by the 93 Mustang being the last one. That was the same 5.0 in 2001?

Yes, either 67 or 68 changed from the 289 to the 302. Oh well, still a lot of 4.6's!

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You guys may be right about the 302 vs. 4.6L production volumes.
On one hand, you could argue that Ford had a larger percentage of the car/truck market from 1962-1995 than 1991-2014, but to counter balance that the US was a far larger vehicle market from 1991-2014.

It's surprising but I cannot find total production volume numbers for the Ford 302 or the 4.6L

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Plus Ford cars/trucks had a MUCH broader pallet of V8 engines to choose from between 62-95 and a lot of the pre 1980 stuff only really offered the 302 as aV8 entry option between a 6 and middle of the road V8s like the FE or later 351(and often the 351C/M at that). Conversely Modulars were pretty much THE V8 option in the vehicles they were used in.

I think the only way you'll get figures is if you break down all the cars they came in and which got them as an option. I'd be willing to bet either way there's more 4.6s left than 5.0s today

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If memory serves the 302 was became the standard engine in the Cougar in mid-late 67.

I would suspect more 4.6s, considering how quickly the Corvette went from 1million to 1.5million, I would suspect Ford saw the same increase in production.

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Plus Ford cars/trucks had a MUCH broader pallet of V8 engines to choose from between 62-95 and a lot of the pre 1980 stuff only really offered the 302 as aV8 entry option between a 6 and middle of the road V8s like the FE or later 351(and often the 351C/M at that). Conversely Modulars were pretty much THE V8 option in the vehicles they were used in.

I think the only way you'll get figures is if you break down all the cars they came in and which got them as an option. I'd be willing to bet either way there's more 4.6s left than 5.0s today
I think its guaranteed that "more 4.6s are left than 5.0s today." A ton more 5.0s, esp the malaise era ones, have gone to the scrapper so I'm not sure you'd find anyone willing to take that bet.

I'm more curious about production numbers.

I think your argument about modulars vs. 5.0s being "the V8" option is a valid one; less choice means more of a given model would be modulars than an equivalent model would have been 5.0s.

Would adding in all windsor 5.0 variants even up the production comparison a bit?


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The new 5.0 isn't as complicated as it looks. Did a pass side head , intake cam and #8 piston. Threw in a ford racing oil pan since engine was out. Research , breath then tackle it lol. With the racing we do with our 5.0 , constantly spending its time at or close to readline. We have min loss of oil. The 150 that tows it keeps its level up too.
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I will miss the 4.6 it is a great forgiving engine. I have a 1990 f150 I rebuilt with the 4.9 with a 5 speed in it that is a good engine two of the valves were bent and a main was spun on it and ran fine till a rebuild. same with that 4.6 in my cougar the oil pump went the only thing major the shop said was the pump needing to be replaced. they replaced all of the barrings and reground the crank to make sure it was ok they only did a little to it. just made sure every thing was straight. the shop I took it to when I was in Virginia loves the 4.6 as well as the 5.0 push rod. if they had to choose the guy told me he could not because of how much abuse he put his 4.6 and his 5.0 push rod he loved them both. I can believe him because the 4.9 the 5.0 push rod and the 4.6 to me are the best three ford made. I hope ford does not cut and run of the mod motor 5.0 style of engine. the 2.7 reminds me of the old push rod they had that didn't make that much hp. it was a step up from the 2.3 4 cylinder turbo but it only had a little more umph to it. They should have came out with the new version of the ranger for the 2.7 turbo to see how people would like it and keep the 3.5 in the f150 as a option for the f150. but have a turbo setup for it to give it more umph for the ones who got the v6 3.5. I wish ford kept the 4.6 as a option in there vehicles like the mustang ford f150 and every thing that engine went in. to give a option of what type of engine and keep the price more reasonable for every one. most of us like me like the 4.6 2v and the 4v but they could have just dropped the 2v 4.6 and kept the 4v 4.6 as a option for the f150 and majority of there vehicles. I know the state trooper 4.6 majority of the chase ones had the 4.6 4v. because I seen one at a car show asked him to pop the hood pretty much majority of the gear heads started to joke and talk to the state trooper more when he did. to have a interaction and more of a acceptance there were three awards that night and a fourth one made at the last minute for that officer because he made most of our day at the event
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I know the state trooper 4.6 majority of the chase ones had the 4.6 4v.
If you're talking about the Crown Vics, they had the 2v 4.6, which made 250 HP from '04-'11.

You must have "seen" a confiscated Marauder or something.

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FL state troopers for sure used a few unmarked Marauders at a time, they'd nab speeders on 75.

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A Marauder was a pricey car to have as a cop car!

They use Ford Interceptors and Chargers around here. Still a few Crown Vics left though! During a 4th of July event last year, I saw an old 2000 model! Can tell by the hubcaps.

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