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3.8/4.2L Split Port Swap into a Fox

Reply #60
Did this ever progress any further either?
--Steve
[thread=28690]1988 Cougar V6[/thread]
2012 F-150 3.7L
2011 Mustang 3.7L

3.8/4.2L Split Port Swap into a Fox

Reply #61
Not much. Cougar has been sitting in my garage for 3+ years. :punchballs:

I plan on getting back to it very soon, but that and $0.35 will get you a collect call.

I'll give an update post when I get back on the horse.

3.8/4.2L Split Port Swap into a Fox

Reply #62
I look forward to seeing your progress :)
--Steve
[thread=28690]1988 Cougar V6[/thread]
2012 F-150 3.7L
2011 Mustang 3.7L

3.8/4.2L Split Port Swap into a Fox

Reply #63
Yes, this project still exists! The Cougar is still sitting in my garage.

Anybody have an idea if the '99-'04 engine bay is similar enough for me to run the stock air intake assembly without major slice and dice to the bay?


3.8/4.2L Split Port Swap into a Fox

Reply #65
a little tid bit of 3.8 stuff to further this thread..

the internals will swap into a 3.8L from the 4.2  (crank, rods, pistons , cam, balance shaft.

however, this would only be true for the 88 3.8L motor.  The 4.2L is internal balanced engine and is more compatable with the 88 3.8L than the 87 on down 3.8 motors.  the 88 birds / cougs have this motor in this body style one year only.

the 87 on down 3.8's were all externally balanced engines.

in short, all you 88 3.8 folks could easily do a stroker and .4L is a gain.

3.8/4.2L Split Port Swap into a Fox

Reply #66
Quote from: TheFoeYouKnow;404007
Close enough.  How's that wiring coming?

Still haven't done much. Getting ready for a wedding, selling my house, renovating my fiance's house. Buddy's keep telling me to get a work weekend together. It's on the back burner, but slowly moving up.

3.8/4.2L Split Port Swap into a Fox

Reply #67
Need..........up........dates.................. LOL


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3.8/4.2L Split Port Swap into a Fox

Reply #68
Mine's still waiting for me to finish wiring it up.  :)
1983 Tbird with '03 Split Port V6 motor swap done! Headers, dual exhaust, 500CFM Edelbrock, 3G upgrade, Electric fan. 3.73 Gears and an FRPP Limited Slip. Five lug complete! 5-Speed conversion complete! Standalone Fuel Injection in progress...

3.8/4.2L Split Port Swap into a Fox

Reply #69
Getting closer! Mine coughed to life last night. Still a LONG road ahead.
1983 Tbird with '03 Split Port V6 motor swap done! Headers, dual exhaust, 500CFM Edelbrock, 3G upgrade, Electric fan. 3.73 Gears and an FRPP Limited Slip. Five lug complete! 5-Speed conversion complete! Standalone Fuel Injection in progress...

 

Re: 3.8/4.2L Split Port Swap into a Fox

Reply #70
Awesome job bud. I am the kind of guy that loves to do odd ball stuff to cars and with you being able to upgrade to the split port 3.8L engine just shows that there is more options then finding a standard replacement to stick in there. I think that a 3.8L SC engine would be an option too.

Some days I wish I was rich so I could just do stuff like this all day.

Keep up the good work and show as many pics as you can.
1988 Thunderbird Sport. Work in Progress
5.8L swap w/fitech efi, 4R70W swap w/quick 4 controller, 2003 GT rear diff, 5 Lug swap

Bought this car back as an old project car.

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