Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: SouthEastern PA
Well, I was wrong. The 4R70W will bolt to the 5.0L. Thank you, everyone, for correcting me on that point.
My basic point is, this is not plug and play. You need an engine, tranny, and computer that will all work together. You can't mix and match at will, unless you want to work like crazy to unify it all.
Not to mention the emissions legality, which may be a huge issue depending on where you live, or will live down the road. (I really don't think swapping in a 5.0 will fly, because it is (A) older than the car and (B) not offered in that year of the T-Bird.)
Thomas, my post is still there, and I still think the 4.6 is probably an easier and more logical swap. (For reasons stated by me and 5.0 Chero.)
Genius, it's possible, but I don't recommend it unless you really really want to do it.
Owner, 1990 Thunderbird SC, white w/ gray cloth