Hey everyone, I have a 96 T-Bird with the 4.6/4r70w setup. Not long after we bought the car the trans starting acting up and now its believed that the torque converter is bad and possibly the whole trans because it slips when pulling out and it slips between the the shifting of gears especially at full throttle, to top that off the engine is burning about a quart of oil every 500ish miles. My question is what should I do with it because I really love the car but It will definitly need a trans and possibly an engine( cyl#3 always gets a misfire code because its really burning oil(really wet and oil fouled) in that cyl but none of the others are(currently has a non-fouler in it to keep the plug up out of the combustion chamber)...at least a month ago they werent). There is a person with a mark 8 engine and trans for sale for 1500. then there is someone that has a mustang that was wrecked which is the same year as mine(96) and had the engine replaced with only 35k on the engine, but I wasnt sure if that was a direct swap or not, neither I have looked at but the mark engine and trans in my opinion sounds a little high in price and I dont know the mileage on it. What should I do with this thing, We have considered buying a jasper trans but what about the motor, I would really love a plug and play setup, but I really dont know what I should do here or what to look for...is the 4.6 in the mustang a candidate? Is it just a matter of pulling it out of the stang and putting it in the bird? What about the mustang trans?, My thunderbird itself has absolutely no rust becasue it was an arizona car so I dont have to worry about that. Please help!!!!