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Thread: 3.8/4.2L Split Port Swap into a Fox

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    Did this ever progress any further either?
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    Not much. Cougar has been sitting in my garage for 3+ years.

    I plan on getting back to it very soon, but that and $0.35 will get you a collect call.

    I'll give an update post when I get back on the horse.

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    I look forward to seeing your progress
    --Steve
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    Yes, this project still exists! The Cougar is still sitting in my garage.

    Anybody have an idea if the '99-'04 engine bay is similar enough for me to run the stock air intake assembly without major slice and dice to the bay?

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    Close enough. How's that wiring coming?
    1988 Thunderbird 5.0
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    a little tid bit of 3.8 stuff to further this thread..

    the internals will swap into a 3.8L from the 4.2 (crank, rods, pistons , cam, balance shaft.

    however, this would only be true for the 88 3.8L motor. The 4.2L is internal balanced engine and is more compatable with the 88 3.8L than the 87 on down 3.8 motors. the 88 birds / cougs have this motor in this body style one year only.

    the 87 on down 3.8's were all externally balanced engines.

    in short, all you 88 3.8 folks could easily do a stroker and .4L is a gain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFoeYouKnow View Post
    Close enough. How's that wiring coming?
    Still haven't done much. Getting ready for a wedding, selling my house, renovating my fiance's house. Buddy's keep telling me to get a work weekend together. It's on the back burner, but slowly moving up.

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    Need..........up........dates.................. LOL


    86' T/C 2.3L
    86' T/C 4.6L DOHC
    04' Monte Carlo 3.4L
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    Mine's still waiting for me to finish wiring it up.

    1983 Tbird with '03 Split Port V6 motor swap done! Headers, dual exhaust, 500CFM Edelbrock, 3G upgrade, Electric fan. 3.73 Gears and an FRPP Limited Slip. Five lug complete! 5-Speed conversion complete! Standalone Fuel Injection in progress...

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    Getting closer! Mine coughed to life last night. Still a LONG road ahead.

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