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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-03-10, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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1991 thunderbird engine swap

i have a 1991 ford thunderbird with the stock v6 3.8l. i was wondering will a mustang 4.6l fit in my t-bird?
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Re: 1991 thunderbird engine swap

Yes but so will a 4.6 from a 94-97 thunderbird.

You'll need alot more than just the motor.

It would be alot easier to just find a 94-97 V8 tbird. A nice one would go for around $1500.

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Re: 1991 thunderbird engine swap

Believe me it's a lot simpler to buy a Thunderbird with a 4.6 already installed.
Read Boostedbird's post. You'll need a LOT MORE than just a motor. I bet you forgot about new front springs to hold up the 4.6. How about an up grade on the brakes ?
Would be nice to stop it safely.
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Yes but so will a 4.6 from a 94-97 thunderbird.

You'll need alot more than just the motor.

It would be alot easier to just find a 94-97 V8 tbird. A nice one would go for around $1500.
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Believe me it's a lot simpler to buy a Thunderbird with a 4.6 already installed.
Read Boostedbird's post. You'll need a LOT MORE than just a motor. I bet you forgot about new front springs to hold up the 4.6. How about an up grade on the brakes ?
Would be nice to stop it safely.
Or find another 91-93 with a 5.0L V8 even.

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