Is it just me or does it seem like SN95 mustang made love to a taurus and had an MN12?
V8? you don't know your MN-12 history.Well it is a roomy 2 door v8 with fwd pattern wheels+hubs. You think it was a taurus+BMW that made the thunderbird? I dont know much automotive genetics. The bird in the pic is pretty sexy, btw
That's why my girlfriend's dad always enjoys taking his car to those oil change joints who guarantee it being done in xx minutes. The expressions on all the mechanics... Can't say I blame them; only reason I can do it myself is because my forearms are so darn skinny.Maybe I should stop cursing the guy who designed the oil filter layout; he probably didn't have a choice...
What did Mr. Elliot have under his hood? Read it in context please.The mn12 wasn't meant for a V8 period, The 3.8 is the motor the platform was built around. The 5.0's had hood and accessory drive clearance issues from that start, thats why it didn't show up until 91.
The 351w won't even fit under a stock hood, so I dont know where you get the idea ford intended to use that.
And we used a fwd bolt pattern because it was more cost effective to share the rear hubs with taurus front hubs than use one with a different pattern
I was referencing the stock body, hence the shape and two doors, and not the rest of the car. Since the drivetrain and chassis didn't have to be stock at that time. But I still think we should take pride in the fact that the MN-12 holds the NASCAR top speed record, something these new cars never have a chance of reaching (regs. and aerodynamics)."Mr. Elliot's" Thunderbird was not exactly stock either.. neither the chassis, nor the drivetrain. (though I think he did race back when the bodies were still stock.. not sure on that)
Not the prototype I was referencing; I was thinking of the one that looks like a Probe only seen in b/w.
"The modular engine fits the T-Bird like a glove"?!!I dont know much about the history of MN12 just how to play with them Interesting things popping up in this thread though. You guys are crazy, the modular engine fits the t-bird like a glove I would love to see an MN12 prototype pic!