Join Date: May 2003
Location: Tinton Falls, NJ
Definitely not. If you feel up to taking the motor apart, I'd suggest you get forged pistons and some stronger aftermarket rods, as well as new main and rod bearings. The pistons are going to cost a bit for forged ones, but stronger rods aren't that expensive, so you might as well replace them while you have everything apart. To do this, it wouldn't actually cost you that much money, mostly just time, and then you would know that you aren't going to have some catastrophic failure at the worst possible time. The most expensive part would be the pistons.
-91 Cougar LS, coming soon, complete overhaul
with a 427" Windsor.
-90 XR7 5-speed black on black w/sunroof, MP2, coated rotors, double intercooler, 15%OD, ported heads, comp stage 1 cam, 85mm TB, 90MM LMAF, 80# injectors, and ported big valve heads
-98 Mark VIII LSC, Procharger P600b, TR3650 swap and 3.73s.
-90 SC Automatic rustbucket winter beater
-97 Tbird Sport 4.6 Nice weather daily driver
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