86 Cougar Problems... - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Mercury Cougar Forum Forum for discussion of the Mercury Cougar.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-14-01, 09:38 AM
Posts: n/a
confused 86 Cougar Problems...

I've got an 86 cougar...came out with the 3.8 CFI. Well, need to replace the engine and I have another 3.8 layin around, HOWEVER....its the 3.8 SEFI.......plus.....its a FWD motor. Well,,,is it possible to use that block and use the intake and heads from the old motor, as they are still ok??
Stupid scenario....but just trying to see if anyone thinks this is feasable to mount the FWD block to a AOD Tranny....heh...

Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-24-01, 06:04 PM
Mustang/Cougar Member
Bobnoxious's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Houston
Posts: 272
I don't see any reason why you could not use those parts. The tranny and the drive tran control the drive. So I am assuming that you are using a automatic transmission. I would think that you might be able to switch bell housings, not sure if that is the proper name for the section of the transmission that holds the pressure plate. I think the biggest difficulty will come in tuning the set up. There may be some different variances in the naturally aspirated verses the electronic fuel injection set up. It would definately be easier to use the naturally aspirated-carb-set up. I am not an authority on this and not much help I fear. Perhaps there are some users in the Tbird section that have done something like this as your year Cougar is the sister car of the Tbird for '86. Just trying to help! Hope it works out!!
Bobnoxious is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Mercury Cougar Forum

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ford's experiences problems with new diesel; 6.0 Power Stroke is important test Stacy94PGT Diesel Tech 0 03-04-03 05:32 AM
Quality problems bedevil Jaguar's X-Type Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 1 05-29-02 09:19 PM
Ford blames its suppliers for quality problems, demands improvement Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 05-28-02 08:58 AM
New Edge Cougar 35th Aniv. and last hurra Bobnoxious Ford Worldwide News 5 02-08-02 06:21 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome