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!
'11 Ram Quad Cab 4x4 SXT 5.7L HEMI (stock); 48,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 64,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 28,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!