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1995 bird to 1998 mustang....

both 3.8.

i know the mustang has coil packs. do you just swap the top piece where the distributor goes? Wiring issues?
 

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Where do you live? Some states emissions laws won't allow you to install an older model engine into a newer car.

Joe
 

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RodeoJoe: [sarcams]Judging by his screen name, my guess would be California :p I could be wrong though[/sarcasm]

RobinCali: There's a guy on SCCoA who put a SC engine in a Mustang (I want to say 95) His screen name is V6Sprout. He might be able to help you. I believe he also posts on Mustang boards including www.3.8mustang.com.

-Andy "Melon"
 

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haha, he moved back to Illinois I think :D

Why would U want an older 3.8 in there?
Selling the good motor?
 

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unless the motor is free, I wouldn't bother. The 98 motor is worth rebuilding, when the 95 motor is not.

JH
 

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that applies to V6's as well as V8's??

(What little I know about V8's dwarf's what I know about V6's)
 

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Basically, just pull the 98 engine out, set the two engines side by side, and swap wiring harnesses, sensors, etc. You'll likely need to reuse a few other pieces from the 98 engine, such as the upper intake. It's a very easy swap to do.

-Rod
 

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The vacuum ports are a little different. You should be able to use the 95 upper intake, but the 98 would make it even easier. I've done the opposite swap before, a 98 3.8L from a Mustang into a 89 Cougar.

-Rod
 
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