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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-26-07, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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3.8 to 4.6 help required

We are in the process of trying to fit a 97 cougar 4.6 into a 97 stang with a 3.8.

The 3.8 through a rod, so we needed a motor.

We were told by a local wrecker that the cougar motor would work. We got the runnig cougar motor, ecm, harness, tranny, and rad for 500$.

Cheapest 3.8 we could find was 2500$

So we decided to give the 4.6 a try.

Its now in my uncles shop and things dont appear to be lining up. The K-frame is supposed to be the same.

Is it possible the actual mounts on the engine are different, or is the cougar 4.6 just different altogether?

Any help, links, phone numbers, tips or whatever someone could add would be greately appreciated.

Been searching for this one three days with no luck.

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Re: 3.8 to 4.6 help required

Shouldn't be all that hard.... since it seems you've got most everything... just buy the proper mounts for your year Stang.

And yes the mounts probably are different. Just order the mounts... engien AND tranny for 97 Stang... everythign should bolt in .

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Re: 3.8 to 4.6 help required

As far as a 3.8 is concerned that's a little high... I know we jsut cored out a 3.8 out of a 94 Taurus... Most of our engines we sell unless they are low mileage or very hard to come by are generally under 1300.

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Re: 3.8 to 4.6 help required

We thought it was high well. But we could only find rebuilts. None of the wreckers had any when we looked.
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Re: 3.8 to 4.6 help required

I'll check tomorrow and see what we have left in the yard.

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