Originally posted by thunderchickin46 Anybody have any pic of 281 emblems on a thunderbird. Also how about any pictures of the new 4.6 emblems on a t-bird. Thanks
I have the new 4.6 emblems and it will be a bit before I install them. I gotta get the bodyshop to fix a few things first. Now that my paint has cured for a month they have some areas to repair that they didn't do correctly.
Originally posted by Spike Slap me around and call me susan but i could have sworn the 4.6L was 289 not 281......
Hey Susan ,
The 289 (and it's bored sibling, the 302) is the venerable V8 used by Ford since the 1960s. To convert cubic inches to cubic centimeters (divided by 1000 for liters), multiply the cubic inches by 16.38, or divide the liter number by the same. A 289 yields 4733.82 cc (4.7L). Hence, the 4.6L (4600 cc, not exact but close enough) is actually 280.83 ci or 281 ci.
How about this...a 302 ci motor (the old 5.0) is actually 4946.76 cc. Rounded properly, it's really a 4.9, not a 5.0!!
also we're talkign about engines here.. the last thing a manufacturer is going to want to do is round down and make their engine seem smaller.. i'm sure if it was 5001 cc's, ford would have called it a 5.1