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Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Overland Park, KS
Hello, I'm the guy that did a lot of the work on Andy's car. It's a real PITA, but a pretty cool swap when your done. A few things that come to mind.....
AC compressor, dryer, and lines have to be changed
Starting and Alt. wire harness.
Main harness from the EEC and ECC
All Engine harnesses
Vac lines are a lot different also
Some of the connectors under the hood and inside going to the dash have to be repinned also depending on what year car you are using. It is best to keep the two cars both from either '89-'90, '91-'93, or '94-'95. Trust me, things will be much easier! Some of the biggest differences include Distributor to DIS system, Belt driven fan to electric fan, and a lot of other things. You are also not going to want an NA tranny behind an SC engine, nor are you going to want the stock NA exhuast. They will do nothing but cause you more problems.
If you are going to use the SC 8.8 and halfshafts with disc brakes, you will also need to swap the rear E-brake cables. Also, the brake lines themselves are a little different.
We really didn't notice too much difference in front ride hieght on Andy's car with the stock springs. However, I'm sure it would handle much better with SC, V8, or lower springs due to the spring rates.
1989 Cougar XR7 - 13.21 @ 102.29 -SOLD-
1993 Thunderbird SC -Awaiting Suspension-
1994 Mark VIII - 14.85 @ 93.95 -SOLD-
1996 Thunderbird Sport 15.57 @ 89.42 -Retired @ 258k-
1997 Thunderbird LX AED -SOLD-
1997 Thunderbird Sport 15.71 @ 86.89 -SOLD-
1997 Mark VIII LSC 12.97 @ 112.15 -SOLD-
Last edited by Thomas A; 02-19-2004 at 09:24 PM.