Veteran Ford Member
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
I saw brand new 4.6L SVT engines offered with a tremec 5 speed (T5 or the upmarket one? dunno) for just under $11,000 I think.
I'd go after this option for sure, I'll have 3 years to pay the loan off my car (I'm looking at a $15,000 loan) and save for the engine, so this price isn't anything out of reach. I'm sure it'd a better option than spending even more on getting a Windsor fully decked out. But alas, you can't get bugger all info on them over here.
I was told by an FPV guy you'd have bugger all chance getting the Boss 290 into an E series, isn't the 290 just a stroked 4.6l Mustang engine? It may be a short engine, but it's bloody high and fairly wide. The E series bonnet is much lower than a BA, so I'm starting to doubt it.
What advantage does it have over the Windsor? The DOHC can't make that much difference to OHV, I'd imagine the 4.6 would be a lot heavier. Plus there's the cost of an engineer's cert, which isn't needed for a Windsor in EB-EL.
I'm gonna go do a search for some info and take to the NL bay with a tape measure. Hopefully someone can shed some light on this.
[EDIT] NL engine bay width - 800mm (31.5")
length - 760mm (22.95")
dunno bout the depth, buggered if I know what's steering gears and what's engine gear and it's too hot for me to go sticking my head in there right now, but nothing a dry sump can't fix....[/EDIT]