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Well at the local pick and pull there is a 97 cougar with the entire intake. Just wondering if I could put that intake on my car and if I can how much trouble would it be and what all would I need to take. Looking at it, it looks like the throttle cables might be different lengths. I have dont searches on the forums but everything I seem to come up with talks about PI swaps. Thanks for any help you guys might offer.
 

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It'd be about the same as doing a PI swap on your car, so you might as well follow those instructions, and might as well use a PI intake.
 

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:zwthstpd: the gains from a pi intake swap would make everything you'll have to do to get the newer style intake on worth it

also, if the intake you found doesnt have the aluminum crossover dont even bother with it

the parts needed for the newer intakes to work on the 94/5s:

-intake manifold(duh:tongue: )
-96/7 plenum/throttle body/iac
-96/7 throttle cable
-96/7 fuel lines and rails, or just the 96-98? crown vic rails and reuse your stock lines;)
-96/7 egr tube
-96/7 egr valve
-newer alternator bracket
-96/7 vacuum harness, plus various other hoses
-96/7 intake tube

the wiring harness has to be modified too, the tps, iac, vacuum regulator connectors all have to be lengthened a bit

for the PI intake the only other things needed are the heater tube, water pump nipple, PI gaskets and rtv, and drill/tap the 2nd hole for the temp sensor on the crossover
 

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Ok guys thanks for the help, guess I will wait til after bootcamp and schooling and probably go with the PI swap.
 

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If you plan on the PI setup later, it might be a good idea to pick up everything you will need before you cant find the parts .. depending on how long it will take to finish school. If not you could always sell them since people are usually looking for them.

- Dan
 

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i agree pick up as much rare/wanted parts you can at the junkyard.

i saw a aluminum spare at the yard and called a local tccoa member to pick them up for his new sc but he ended up gettng it and selling it. next time i see something rare or something i might need later down the road im picking it up.
 

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So I should just take everything for the 96/97 conversion except for the manifold, plenum, throttle body, and intake tube right?
 

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No the only real difference is the intake itself. go ahead and pick up the Plenum, TB, and intake tube as well.
 

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I still have a hard time with this

I thought 96-97 was still NPI

Also can you upgrade to the whole PI intake WITHOUT the PI heads?

Can a Crown Vic be a donor for all this stuff?
 

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originally posted by DScruggs

I thought 96-97 was still NPI

yes

Also can you upgrade to the whole PI intake WITHOUT the PI heads?

yes, the only thing you need is pi gaskets and a bead of rtv around the coolant ports to put a pi intake on stock heads

Can a Crown Vic be a donor for all this stuff?

no, almost everything on the crown vic is useless except for the fuel rails
answers in bold:)
 

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DScruggs said:
Can a Crown Vic be a donor for all this stuff?

XR7-4.6 said:
no, almost everything on the crown vic is useless except for the fuel rails
So no Crown Vics use PI intakes? Even the newest? I was thinking the 2002-6 did?
 

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a CV can be a donor for the lower intake plenum, they got PI heads and everything else in 2001.
 
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