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Tbird232ci
02-07-2005, 03:57 PM
everyone remembers my story about the death of my 3.8L

well....ITS NOT DEAD!

my dad was so hell bent on me fixing it, downright aggrivating me to fix it, so i went out, pulled the thermostat, and its fine, works well, put it in boiling water, and it opened like it should

made a gaskets, filled the coolant, bled it, and it runs like it used to

im still tagging the TC, i dont like the thought of driving a car i overheated for 20 miles at 95mph

Blown306Cougar
02-07-2005, 04:47 PM
baa it still needs a!!!:raspberry:raspberry:raspberry:raspberry

baxo
02-07-2005, 04:54 PM
I didn't know vegetable juice can solve that problem. woow.. learn something new every day. :flip:

Blown306Cougar
02-07-2005, 05:12 PM
I didn't know vegetable juice can solve that problem. woow.. learn something new every day. :flip:

:laughing: :laughing: :rollin: :rollin: :laughing: :laughing:

:raspberry:raspberry ;)

Tbird232ci
02-07-2005, 05:25 PM
baa it still needs a!!!:raspberry:raspberry:raspberry:raspberry
i still need a raspberry?

lowcat
02-07-2005, 05:32 PM
I thought that my 3.8 was dead too. When it ran out of oil everyone thought i had a spun bearing, but then it started running fine. I guess the 3.8's are a little harder to kill then we thought. :banana:

Blown306Cougar
02-07-2005, 05:36 PM
i still need a raspberry?


haha :flip:

:raspberry:raspberry :slap:

Haystack
02-07-2005, 07:02 PM
I dont wanna dis on the 3.8, but you should just save up and drop a v8 in there. I think that 225 hp vs 130 would be alittle better

lowcat
02-07-2005, 07:06 PM
I dont wanna dis on the 3.8, but you should just save up and drop a v8 in there. I think that 225 hp vs 130 would be alittle better

Ahem. 120 hp thank you very much. :giggle:

Bird351
02-07-2005, 07:28 PM
So, for everyone who says he should drop a V8 into it, does that mean you're offering to pay for it? :p

shame302
02-07-2005, 07:39 PM
i have a long block he can have ;)

Bird351
02-07-2005, 07:47 PM
We *might* already have another use for our V6 Birds.. and no, not as anchors for the Queen Mary 2. :p

I know I need to do something with mine soon, or get the V8 Bird on the road.. the V6, she be startin' to smoke now. Also the rattle in the front end is getting worse. Hate to say it, but I'm starting to think really "final" thoughts about my '86..

Tbird232ci
02-07-2005, 10:41 PM
i already got a long block, and a bunch of other shit, im a step ahead of you guys

montecitan
02-07-2005, 10:48 PM
It's a ford.. what do you expect? so long as you have compression, ignition, air, and a fuel supply, you're good to go.. can't promise it'll run very well, but it'll go..

case in point, my 5.0L with 184k miles on it and a main bearing cap seperated from the block...

Chuck W
02-07-2005, 11:42 PM
I think he should pull the V6 and drop in a 2.3T:deal: .....but that's just me :p


I know he already has a TC..just giving him crap. :grinno:

Glad to hear it's at least functional again.

Tbird232ci
02-08-2005, 12:58 AM
or maybe i could go more useless with a 3.8T!

at least i know i can legally get to the DMV and get my tags transfered :p

Bird351
02-08-2005, 01:11 AM
So does the swap we discussed qualify as useless? Heh.

Jeremy in Indy
02-10-2005, 12:02 PM
Ahem. 120 hp thank you very much. :giggle:

No no, the vegitable juice adds 10 hp. :grinno: :flip: :grinno:

TurboCoupe50
02-10-2005, 08:22 PM
or maybe i could go more useless with a 3.8T!

at least i know i can legally get to the DMV and get my tags transfered :p

Yea, but when you are headed back home they won't be legal, cuz you done registered them to the other car.... :)

CougarSE
02-11-2005, 07:56 PM
my 3.8 has 216,000 on it, I honestly think it has been rebuilt or something cause it runs like new.......

Anyways Tbird232ci Your not going to carb it are you?

Bird351
02-11-2005, 08:27 PM
Naah, he wants to put in a N/A 2.3 from a '78 Pinto. :p :p :p