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    Ughh, ffin 4.6/5.4, glad I'm retired, don't have to mess with such tripe...

    I paid a friend to replace the POS plastic intake on my '98 Grand Marquis that busted at 63K mi, didn't want to do it myself(I'd already had intake for a couple months)...

    When I installed the 5.0 AOD into Bird I did it as a unit, without help, using cherry picker... Definitely touchy... When I pulled it back out I dropped transmission, apparently the old saying "balls shrink with age" applies...






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    That's a 4.2 with a manual. Just about as bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFoeYouKnow View Post
    That's a 4.2 with a manual. Just about as bad.
    Oh yeah, my bad, should have taken a better look...

    Everything is buried but if nothing else, the three runner exhaust manifold gives it away...






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    The hard part is getting that 10 spline input shaft to line up.
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    Does the 4.2 eat head gaskets as fast as the 3.8?
    '88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 8.8 with 3.73 gears, 31 spline Traction-Lok, 31 spline Moser axles, 04 Cobra front arms, Maximum Motorsports extreme duty rear arms, subframes.
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    Pictured is a Jasper reman. Head gasket failure, preceeding head failure, allowing coolant contamination of the oil, ending in extreme bottom end wear. She was knocking like a bill collector.
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    Sorry for the threadjack, I'm all done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderjet302 View Post
    Does the 4.2 eat head gaskets as fast as the 3.8?
    Quote Originally Posted by TheFoeYouKnow View Post
    Pictured is a Jasper reman. Head gasket failure, preceeding head failure, allowing coolant contamination of the oil, ending in extreme bottom end wear. She was knocking like a bill collector.
    So the answer is yes.

    Sorry for hijacking.
    '88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 8.8 with 3.73 gears, 31 spline Traction-Lok, 31 spline Moser axles, 04 Cobra front arms, Maximum Motorsports extreme duty rear arms, subframes.
    '11 Focus, '12 Mustang 3.7, '17 Accord EX-L V6

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    Default engine removal

    Hey, does the steering coupler shaft need to be pulled in order to get this motor out??

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    Shouldn't, but it may be helpful to take the exhaust manifold out on that side. You don't even have to do THAT, but if you were concerned about space, it would help you get the space you're looking for. Imagine creating a spherical "gap" around the engine (to the extent possible).
    1988 Thunderbird 5.0
    GT40P, TFS-1, KB domes, 30#, MAF conversion, Explorer GT40 Upper/Lower, Smog delete, Wide Ratio AOD Mod, Unlocked Speedo, 3G Charging System Upgrade, Hi-Torque Mini Starter, 3.73 LSD, BBK 1 5/8 unequal headers, H-Pipe.

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