I've never heard of a 4.2 Windsor before. I know that some of the F150's have inline 6's? The only Windsor that I've ever heard of is the 351. Any links or resources you can point to me so that I can check it out?
The Windsor engine is a 90-degree small-block V8 from Ford Motor Company. It was introduced in 1962, replacing the old Ford Y-block engine. Though not all of the engines in this family were produced at the Windsor, Ontario engine plant, the first ones were and the name stuck. In 1991, the Windsor engine began to be phased out and replaced with Ford's new 4.6 L modular V8 engine, which was disliked by many because of the overhead cam valvetrain as opposed to the more traditional "muscle carish" pushrod V8 with overhead valves that Chevy stuck with in their GM LS engine line.
I own a 2004 Mustang 3.9L V6 SFI OHV. In Red, I don't know what the SFI and OHV mean but it scoots real good that's for sure. an I can even make it chirp in 3rd if I really get on it right. This car has also shown my why Mustangs sell so well too, I like it a lot .
I currently have two TBirds ('93 &' 90) and an XR7 Cougar ('90), each powered by Eaton Supercharged 3.8l Ford V6 engines. Scads of torque whether in front of an AOD or a clutch. And that sweet whine as the Roots wind up.....