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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-30-2002, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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98 Mustang 3.8 fit in my '90 LX?

Hey guys,

Quick question for you. I have found a 3.8 V6 out of a 98 Mustang. I want to replace the engine in my 1990 Tbird LX because I have a bad rod bearing. Would this engine fit properly? Would there be any compatibility problems? Would it matter if the engine came out of an Auto or 5-spd car?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-30-2002, 04:39 PM
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Should drop right in and run. Transmission doesn' t matter unless you're changing that too. If you're thinking of using an auto from the Mustang you probably can't without a lot of trouble than you want to go to.... Your EEC isn't programmed for transmission control and the newer transmissions are electronic. A manual would be easier but still be some work....
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-30-2002, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well my car has an Auto (AOD). If this new engine came from a car with a 5-spd, will it not bolt up correctly or something? And if it came from a Auto car, don't the new mustangs use a different transmission? Will it not fit correctly then?

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-30-2002, 05:17 PM
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The mustang exhaust manifolds won't work with your car. They will hit the stearing system.


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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-30-2002, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well could I just bolt on my old exhaust manifold? Or could I get some sort of headers?
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-30-2002, 11:58 PM
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The 98' engine will work just fine......... Put your Distributor, Flexplate, and stock exhaust manifolds on it and drop it in.....
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