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    I got this crazy idea don't know yet though but I thought about a 4.6 or 5.4 mustang for mileage and cruising I don't know yet though. So I went on the local classifieds and sure enough there was a mechanically good 95 Cougar needs windsheild, paint, etc. runs and drives 600 bucks. Good donor car I think would be the way to go if I decide too. What do you think? anyone tried it?

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      RE: idea

      Would a '95 Cougar have a 5.0 or a 4.6? Not sure when they switched the Cougars over, but it was probably a 4.6. I wouldn't have high expectations for performance from it being a '95. If I was going to take on that type project, I would look for a later 3V out of an '08-09 GT or 4V Cobra motor.
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        RE: idea

        They are kinda wide. I have heard they will fit between the towers without any room to spare. Take measurements and give much thought to servicability, spark plugs are tough to get at even in a truck, can you get the rockers off in the car? etc. As for drivability and economy it could be a good choice, but could you accomplish the same with a 5.0 roller cam engine and an OD trans?

        Just my nickels worth.
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          RE: idea

          You probably need to determine which engine is in that '95 Cougar as it is my understanding that there were three (3) options for that year - - 3.8L, 5.0 and 4.6 Mod.

          I have not personally completed this particular swap.

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            RE: idea

            Spark plugs won't be an issue since they are inboard on the intake manifold edge, Valve covers should not have to come off. I think the electronics exhaust and oil pan are your worries.
            I wouldnt spend the bucks to do this on a 15 year old motor, if the car is that cheap it probably has been around the block a few times.
            Swap an overdrive tranny and it will get your cruising rpms to an economical level.
            (This post was last modified: 09-17-2010 09:08 PM by jorgem2.)
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