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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-12-2006, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Turbo coupe engine swaps...not pretty

OK, I have two thunderbirds... a 1988 TC which is beautiful but has a bad engine. I also have a destroyed 1990 3.8L V6.

I either need the engine from the 3.8 in the TC or the tranny from the TC in the 1990. This is out of necessity as I need a working car...which is easier??

Things to consider: The 1988 TC is a stickshift, the 1990 is an autotragic.

the 1988 TC is (aside from engine) perfect.
the 1990 has been wrecked...three times...at least.


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The transmission from the TC will not bolt up to your 3.8.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-15-2006, 09:17 PM
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you woudl need a auto form form a 2.3l car, a 87-93 4cyl musdtang a4ld wil work just need to wire itn eh soliniod for cluctch lock up . you can also get a t-5 stick outta any 4cyl mustang also, same tranny, there woudl not be any swapping between the tow use completly differnt bellhousign bolt patterns

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