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    Default 4.6L DOHC into 88 TC

    I know there was a project a year or more ago that was eventually given up... to put a 5.4 into an 88 FoxBird.

    I've read a lot of articles etc. of people putting 4.6L DOHC in Fox body Mustangs.

    Anyone know of a 4.6L DOHC being put in an 88 TC and fitting it under the OEM hood?

    I REALLY would like to do that swap.
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    32VFoxBird was the one, but IIRC, it sat too tall for a stock hood?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HAVI View Post
    32VFoxBird was the one, but IIRC, it sat too tall for a stock hood?
    He was also doing a 5.4 which is, I believe, taller than the 4.6. I was reading an article on line (Car Craft I think) where they put a 4.6 DOHC in a 60's era Mustang and spaced the k member down a bit so it all fit under the hood. I know they make tubular k members for Fox bodies for either 4.6 or 5.0. Just wondering if that k member is designed so the 4.6 will sit low enough in the car to fit under the hood.

    Was hoping someone better than I had already been down this road and could fill me in.
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    im thinking it ~could~ fit under the stock hood. hell a 5.4 can fit under a stock sn95 hood.
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    spacing the k member for clearance would work, then you have to make up the difference with the suspension. when i was doing mine i went with the AJE 4.6 into fox k member and would still recomend that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shame302 View Post
    spacing the k member for clearance would work, then you have to make up the difference with the suspension. when i was doing mine i went with the AJE 4.6 into fox k member and would still recomend that.

    Shame,

    Have you actually done this? Do you have a 4.6 in an 88 Thunderbird?
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    Nope, Bailed on it last min. for the mustang (Halfbreed). Halfbreed IS basically the tbird but its all in a Y2K mustang body instead. Had 95% of my parts to do it. Just needed to build it. Not a big deal really provided you have everything you need, It's just involved. TONS of modular 4.6 DOHC into fox info on the web.
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    There is a guy in Brooklyn NY that has one-4.6 liter in a 1988T/C no spacing of the K-member needed. They used a mustang k-member for the install( SN-95). They also used the hydrobrakes from the mustang because the T/C master cylinder was too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kendoo130 View Post
    There is a guy in Brooklyn NY that has one-4.6 liter in a 1988T/C no spacing of the K-member needed. They used a mustang k-member for the install( SN-95). They also used the hydrobrakes from the mustang because the T/C master cylinder was too long.
    Ok... did they manage to fit it all under the OEM hood with no clearance issues? Was it the DOHC?
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    It was under the stock hood(88 T/C hood). the only thing they had a problem with was the T/C master cylinder. The car still had power steering and A/C. It was a SOHC. I haven't seen this car or owner in about 12-13 years. I do however speak to the mechanic that actually did the swap.

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