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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-16-2003, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Anybody ever thrown a bird engine in a mustang??/

I sure could use some advice and some heads up on the details on what to expect.
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What year engine (I'm assuming a 3.8L), into what year mustang?

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-16-2003, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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1995 bird to 1998 mustang....

both 3.8.

i know the mustang has coil packs. do you just swap the top piece where the distributor goes? Wiring issues?
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Where do you live? Some states emissions laws won't allow you to install an older model engine into a newer car.

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RodeoJoe: [sarcams]Judging by his screen name, my guess would be California :P I could be wrong though[/sarcasm]

RobinCali: There's a guy on SCCoA who put a SC engine in a Mustang (I want to say 95) His screen name is V6Sprout. He might be able to help you. I believe he also posts on Mustang boards including www.3.8mustang.com.

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haha, he moved back to Illinois I think

Why would U want an older 3.8 in there?
Selling the good motor?
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yes i am...the one im pullin outta the stang...

no problems. 100K on it.
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unless the motor is free, I wouldn't bother. The 98 motor is worth rebuilding, when the 95 motor is not.

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that applies to V6's as well as V8's??

(What little I know about V8's dwarf's what I know about V6's)
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sorry for some reason i thought this was a 4.6 thread, carry on.

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Basically, just pull the 98 engine out, set the two engines side by side, and swap wiring harnesses, sensors, etc. You'll likely need to reuse a few other pieces from the 98 engine, such as the upper intake. It's a very easy swap to do.

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upper intake? why?

they look the same. its not a split port.
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The vacuum ports are a little different. You should be able to use the 95 upper intake, but the 98 would make it even easier. I've done the opposite swap before, a 98 3.8L from a Mustang into a 89 Cougar.

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