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    Has anybody on this website put an sn-95 4.6 motor in their car?

    I know a lot of people here put 5.0's in their cars, but I know a place with a shitton of 4.6's...rather cheap, I think for the entire motor assembly, 600-ish bucks.

    worth considering? Would this require incredibly extensive work? Or would it be more cost efficient to find an old 5.0and throw that in there?
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    I would say that a 5.0 would be simpler because the car with them in the 80s.
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    Are we talking a SOHC 4.6? If so screw it put in a 5.0. The SOHC 4.6 is a turd. A 5.0 HO is a much better engine for making power. Now if we're talking a DOHC 4.6 then yeah go for it
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    Not all of those Sohc 4.6 are turds. Need to find the 97 and newer version. much better intake and heads.

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    Even with the PI 4.6 SOHC it's still hard to get much more than 300 hp without some kind of forced induction. A 5.0 will do 300+ hp NA easy. With all that's involved with a 4.6 swap it would be better to spend the money on a DOHC engine
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderjet302 View Post
    Even with the PI 4.6 SOHC it's still hard to get much more than 300 hp without some kind of forced induction. A 5.0 will do 300+ hp NA easy. With all that's involved with a 4.6 swap it would be better to spend the money on a DOHC engine
    4V would be the only way I would swap a 4.6 in my car.
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    where would a 4v 4.6 be found?

    my 08 exploder is a 3v

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    93-98 mark VIII's, 96-04 cobras, 03-04 mach 1's and merauders as well as aviators.
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    Navigators as well but I'm pretty sure that those are a 5.4 DOHC

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    Yep, they are but they can and do fit. At least they do in a SN95/new edge and even easier into a S197
    1988 Thunderbird Sport, Former 4.6 DOHC T56 conversion project.

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