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.
1931 Ford Model A Station Wagon
1969 Mach 1 - 351C, TKO-600, 4WDB, R&P, A/C, Shaker, Fold Down, etc.
1972 Mach 1 - 351C, FMX, PDB, PS, A/C, Fold Down, Console
1996 Mustang Cobra Convertible - 10psi Procharger
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.
Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.
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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.
09-17-2010, 09:06 PM
(This post was last modified: 09-17-2010, 09:08 PM by jorgem2.)
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.
1972 Mustang Convertible 351C 4V
1966 Ford Galaxie 7 litre-4speed