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1996 5.8 Thunderbird Project Parting Out

Parting out a project 1996 Thunderbird. Bought a mustang and have since lost interest in this car.

5.8 351w EFI - $400. Came out of a 1994 F250 with 105,000 miles. Salvage yard in Maquoketa started it up for me before pulling it out and it ran nice. Comes with GT40 boat motor lower intake along with the stock truck upper intake and Mustang GT40 upper intake, All drivebelt accessories including A/C compressor. (minus smog pump which wasn't working) Everything bolted onto motor in picture comes with it. Injector Harness and injectors included. Right now it has a flywheel for a 3.8 that was rebalanced bolted onto it, but the original Flex Plate will come with it also. New 3.8 Starter. Comes with Ford Racing Dual Sump Oil Pan installed to fit Thunderbirds and Fox Bodies, but I will dig up the stock truck pan to send with it too.

Trick Flow Lower Intake Manifold (Never Used) - $250. Originally was going to run a Trick Flow set-up, but decided against it.

M5R2 5-Speed Transmission. - $500 Came out of a wrecked Super Coupe with under 80,000 Miles on it in Kansas City. Will fit in Super Coupe Thunderbirds and 89-90 Mercury Cougars. I was using it to swap a five speed into the '96. Transmission bolts onto 3.8's, 5.0's, and 5.8's. It fit fine in the transmission tunnel, and the stock driveshaft fit. There's was even indents in the Firewall where to drill the holes for the clutch pedal bolts. Comes with Shifter, new brute force clutch kit, two driveshafts, along with corresponding transmission wiring harness. Comes with complete hydraulic clutch and pedal assembly

T4M0 ECU - $150 1994-1995 Mustang 5 Speed Computer.

KEGO ECU - $100 ECU from the F250 with Automatic Transmission and 351w engine.

RCX3 ECU - $50 ECU for the 1996 3.8 Thunderbird.

Eibach Pro-Kit Performance Lowering Springs - $225 Performance Coil Springs for 1996-1997 Thunderbirds. Comes with rear Monroe Sensa-Shocks and front Monroe Sensa-Struts. Front Coil Springs already installed on struts.

Need any stock parts? Just ask and I may have them.

Call or text (text preferred) 5 six 3 - five 4 three - 3 eight 3 three.

If emailing put "Project Parts" in the subject line so I know there is no spam.

Thanks, have a good day!
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That does Not look like the other 351 swaps I've seen here; that looks huge, comparatively.

I seem to recall saying how small a 351 looked in our engine bay... Anyone know WTF?
 

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That does Not look like the other 351 swaps I've seen here; that looks huge, comparatively.

I seem to recall saying how small a 351 looked in our engine bay... Anyone know WTF?
Basically..It looks like he just pulled the 351W out of a truck motor mounts, and all..Then set it down in the Thunderbird engine bay..

Notice all the truck accessory brackets are still in place, and also how high up the engine is sitting..

It looks like he also tried using an Explorer upper intake..Which sets the overall engine height even higher..


If he would have found a 91-93 [5.0] MN12 to get the front accessory brackets, wiring, exhaust manifolds, etc..etc..
It would have made finishing this project a lot easier..

Now it's just another unfinished 351W swap.. :rolleyes:

This one has an EFI upper intake, most half ass it and do carbs
I've always been curious..If someone used some solid motor mounts, or hockey pucks to get the engine as low as possible..
Along with a 351W Lightning lower intake topped with the 94-95 [5.0] Cobra upper intake in order to keep the EFI..

How close it would be to fitting under the stock hood?..Maybe someone will try it one of these days..



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I would think that swap would be more appropriate in a 91-93 Thunderbird or a fox Bird than a 94-97 model that has the wiring and computer system for a 4.6. Way too much time and money and aggravation to do it on a 94-up platform. I see why it never got finished or probably never will be. Only a certain person can see that one through I can only think or 2-3 members here that can or would.
 

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Santa needs to bring me some things from that part out, it seems. :rolleyes:
 

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I've always been curious..If someone used some solid motor mounts, or hockey pucks to get the engine as low as possible..
Along with a 351W Lightning lower intake topped with the 94-95 [5.0] Cobra upper intake in order to keep the EFI..

How close it would be to fitting under the stock hood?..Maybe someone will try it one of these days..



Rayo..
Not even close! You can only lower the engine by about 3/8" before the oil pan hits the K-member, and the 351's deck height is 1.3" taller than a 302, and the 94/95 cobra intake requires trimming the hood bracing as it is, so you are looking at least 1" taller than the stock hood. Maybe with a tubular k-member you could lower the engine enough to fit under a stock hood, but even then it might require shimming the K-member down.
 

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To make such a swap I've often wondered about getting the drive shaft alignment right from the transmission output shaft to the IRS pumpkin. Thinking that needs to be a pretty much straight, and level shot, and wondering if that poses any kind of real problem.

Any thoughts? Experience?

I think I understand the questions about engine to hood clearance. Some want to run the stock hood for stealth reasons. I on the other hand would simply run an aftermarket fiberglass bolt on cowl hood with added pins, like a cobra r, and call it a day.

(Hay, the color of that car looks familiar.) :D
 

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Not even close! You can only lower the engine by about 3/8" before the oil pan hits the K-member, and the 351's deck height is 1.3" taller than a 302, and the 94/95 cobra intake requires trimming the hood bracing as it is, so you are looking at least 1" taller than the stock hood. Maybe with a tubular k-member you could lower the engine enough to fit under a stock hood, but even then it might require shimming the K-member down.
You're probably right..

I took some measurements of the stock motor mounts the other day..

Then I compared them to a stack of hockey pucks..When I realized how little you would actually gain as far as lowering the engine goes..

Maybe if you used a single puck on each side I could see how that would be a substantial drop, but like you said the Oil pan would be sitting on the K-Member..

Besides I don't think I would personally feel very safe with just a single puck on each side..At least with 2 there's a little more meat there..

More or less using hockey pucks for motor mounts just stiffens things up then..It doesn't really lower the engine, but what..A half inch?

Hey Mikey..Do you happen to know if there's anymore clearance between the K-Member, and the 4.6L Oil Pan..

Compared to say the 5.0/5.8 like we were talking about earlier?



Rayo..
 
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