Re: Escort engine conversion question
Some dude a while back squeezed in a 5.7 GM crate engine into a Civic coupe. About 40% of the engine was sticking up through the hood. It'd definitely be less cost to buy a RWD truck, or car for that matter, and throw in and build up an engine. An older Cougar would be different. On YouTube and CarDomain, a guy there has a 6sec Crown Victoria 5.0L without a blower or any other major modifications. You will have to do some MAJOR chances to the car's platform/frame to make a 351 work. On a second thought, a 351 mounted sideways to power the front wheels would most definitely get some looks. Traction might even be OK, with all that weight on the front end!
'00 Durango R/T 360ci 290hp (modded); 138,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 44,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 13,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!