If it was mine and a driver that's what I'd do. If for no other reason than 302 parts are cheaper and more available.
Then again if the car is cherry or could be restored to like new, then it might be worth keeping it original just for the rarity of the motor. I lean more toward preserving on most any car that's in good shape and a little different no matter the worth of it now.... never know about later.
just go to google and say how many cubic inches to 4.2L here, ill do it for you, it gives oyu a ballpark, its not exact, for instance the 5.0 is exactly 305 cu in but ford makes it at 302, yours is approximately 256 cu in
Don't know for sure if the 'Birds ever came with an I6 but the Fox Fairmonts and Zephyrs of the same era had the small 3.3L I6. Probably wouldn't be too big a reach to fit a 4.9L I6 under the hood too if my memory serves... haven't seen a T'Bird of that vintage in person since they were near new. The I6 would be cheaper to get initially but the go fast options aren't as varied for the 6 as the V8 of course.
Yes, the 255s were crap. I had a new 80 Town Landau with the 302, 3 sp auto until a illegal T-boned me in 83. Got an 81 with 302 and the 4 sp auto as a replacement. Nice cars and ahead of their time. Recaro seats were an option as well as the TRX (390 mm) wheels/tires. Never heard of the inline 6 in them.
I had to return an ISP router to the cable company and the office is about 30 minutes away. As I am driving, the car starts acting like it is missing. I could really tell it was acting up when I had to go up hills.
I made it back, though the car was running really rough by the time I made it...
I noticed the sticky in the forum top but could not find the info provided there or via search. I spent the last 2 days tackling the valve covers before I start doing motor mounts and trans mount. Typical space problems and cursing provided on both sides for lack of clearance. Luckily...
DTC34: DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG CIRCUIT LOW RESISTANCE OR SHORTED
So, is it best to leave this alone and live with it or take it somewhere? From what I read, it would seem the air bag module is going bad.
I did not see where anyone mentioned in the threads what to actually do other than test the...
I own a 1993 Thunderbird LX 3.8L V6, It has been parked and non oped for a while due to a mystery vibration occurring.
My mech, Ken Loyd, after a long long brainstorm finally figured out the problem.
It was the oil pump and the intermediate oil pump shaft the one in between the distributor and...
My 1996 3.8l shakes when in idle in drive.
It doesn't shake when in park or driving just when I come to a stop and the RPMS are low.
What could this be ?
Car shakes so back when trying to park it sometimes dies
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