I'm unaware of a front wheel drive manual transmission that will bolt to a 4.6; maybe you could educate us?
Seems like the V8 SHOs were the Ford Duratec bell housing pattern and that's different from the Continental DOHC modular block:What about the Taurus SHO trans? The Continental is based on the Taurus, and I know the early SHO 5-speed trans can be swapped into a regular Taurus, or even into the 96-99 V8 SHO's, so the Continental might share that bell housing.
I have that same radiator ready to install in my '97, because I live in southwest texas where the heat will melt your junk before you get where you're going. What is your synopsis of that unit?
Could you post a pic of how you got the fan shroud mounted? I believe you said something about spacers, but after trying to install mine this past week I found my passenger side with a gap and the driver side needing spacers/adapters.I absolutely love it. That unit will compliment most any performance upgrades, and towing ability would be greatly enhanced to pull up to a 6x12 trailer or even another car provided the tongue weight was kept below 350lb/gross 3500lb.
That's the FR500 intake, not CobraYou don't want a Window switch; it opens during a certain RPM window, then closes above the window.
You want an RPM switch that opens, and stays open over ~3000-3500 rpm.
That's your problem, the whole 'window' thing.
You can probably change the 'upper end' of the window over your Rev limit, and be fine.
I'd try that first.
EDIT: is that where the imrc's are on the cobra head? I guess I thought they were more like my 98 intake's imrcs.