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Old 05-25-2011, 07:10 PM
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Default may have a donor but hesitant

i have a 2001 ranger 2.5l automatic trans

i want to and will eventually do a 4.6l v8 swap

my mother in law just bought a new lincoln mkx and has a 2003 mercury gran marquis ultimate edition that i can practically have

should i go for this motor/trans?

what rear is on that car and can i use it cause it has the disc brakes i want

what are the specs on that motor other than it being the modular 4.6l (hp cam setup number of valves etc...)

can it be easily upgraded or am i better off looking for a different motor?

thanks in advance
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:49 PM
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Default Re: may have a donor but hesitant

look for a 5.0 mang

4.6's are a big mother trucker.
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:56 PM
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Default Re: may have a donor but hesitant

dont do the 4.6 WIDE SOB!

as for the rear, you can use either a mustang 8.8 or an expo rear end.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:20 AM
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Default Re: may have a donor but hesitant

not doin a 5.0 everyone does that... i know it can be done and i know its a wide motor

and i would prefer using as much as i can from this donor
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:23 AM
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Default Re: may have a donor but hesitant

I think that in 02 the 5.4 went to a 3 valve, not sure if the 4.6 followed that or not
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:02 AM
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Default Re: may have a donor but hesitant

oh god not one of these threads again...
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:34 AM
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Default Re: may have a donor but hesitant

4.6L is a 60 degree V8 compared to a 5.0L which is a 90 degree V8. There is going to be alot of modifing to get it to fit. But the 5.0L has alot more opportunity for making it louder, faster, and more unique.
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:36 AM
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Default Re: may have a donor but hesitant

Would love to see it done by an average Joe but it's alottttttttt of money to do it, just go with the 5.0
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:35 PM
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Default Re: may have a donor but hesitant

I will admit I was wrong
The motor just wont work with my skill level and I cant afford having someone do it for me

I guess ill do a 5.0 and be done with it

sorry peoples for the disturbance
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