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    To start with, you'd be in the market for a transmission that would bolt up to a 5.0.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFoeYouKnow View Post
    To start with, you'd be in the market for a transmission that would bolt up to a 5.0.
    The 5.0/302/289(from '65)/255/351C&W/240/250/300/3.8/4.2 all share the same bellhousing bolt pattern... Also the early 4.6('91 to mid '92) and a few 400 used same pattern... Anything with a AOD trans is same, as there is only one bolt pattern for those trans(early mod motors used AOD, I had one)... The OP should have a C5, AFAIK those all have the small block pattern...

    BTW the balance on 6cyl is different than v8 so although the transmission bolts up, would need correct flexplate for swapped engine...

    Usually the 6cyl versions are built to a lighter duty standard, so a high milage unit may not be up to v8 duty(at least for long)...






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    Thanks. What cars would be best to get a 5.0 from?

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    I had a 5.0 to start with, but when I had to rebuild, I found it was cheaper to get a complete explorer engine with low miles than to rebuild and buy the heads and intake from the same, but that's the beginning of a much longer story.
    1988 Thunderbird 5.0
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    What about accesory brackets, etc? Would explorer still be a good engine to get??

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    You'll need fox accessories and a fox timing cover, and a few other things, but again, I stayed EFI.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFoeYouKnow View Post
    You'll need fox accessories and a fox timing cover, and a few other things, but again, I stayed EFI.


    Are these parts easy to come by??

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    Atengnr, check out CoolCats.net. Good info on the site for swaps, upgrades etc., on our cars.
    87 Tbird LX w/Factory floor shifter 3G upgrade. Tinted Windows...85 Mustang GT steering wheel(non-cruise) 17'' Saleen SC style wheels,Front/Rear TC sway bars/poly bushings & Mustang GT steering rack...'05 Mustang V6 springs...93 Cobra MC & booster, MM adjustable C/C plates, Work In Progress....... ( On The Shelf---HO computer, 19lb injectors, HO cam, BBK headers, Explorer Intake, Cold Air Intake ,Phantom Gauges, Stinger stainless exhaust pipes )

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