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tbirdtodd
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From: Kendallville, IN, USA
Registered: Dec 2005

posted 12-28-2005 12:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tbirdtodd        Reply w/Quote
I'm thinking about putting a 99 Lincoln continental engine and abetter transmission(preferably 5 speed) in my 95 thunder bird.. I know there is a article on on doing a T-45 swap in this forum already, but what a about a newer tremec? and will i run into problems with my fwd intended engine? Most importantly, the engine i may get wont' come with an ecu, what should I do their?

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 05-29-2006 07:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I'd pass unless you had a complete car to donate parts. These parts are big money to buy piece by piece.

A fwd engine will be a pain to adapt, too. You'll need a different oil pan, exhaust manifolds, accessory drive, etc.

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hwyman3
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From: Southern Maryland, USA
Registered: Jul 2004

posted 05-29-2006 09:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hwyman3        Reply w/Quote
I'd try to find a donor car too. By 95, Ford had realized their mistake and started putting the 4.6 in the MN-12 Thunderbird/Cougars. It'll make your conversion much easier.

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Whitson
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From: Western Canada
Registered: Dec 2005

posted 05-30-2006 10:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Whitson        Reply w/Quote
Or find a 93 to 98 Lincoln Mark 8 donor car. 290HP 4.6 DOHC in a t-bird friendly form. Manual trans conversion is $$$$$$.

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