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grandestang
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posted 05-15-2003 12:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for grandestang   Click Here to Email grandestang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What does the modular mean in the 4.6 modular engine. Is this just a name or does it have some significance? I know its probably a dumb question but this has been bugging me. thanks

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IIGood
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posted 05-15-2003 01:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I read elsewhere that it means the parts are interchangeable within the same line of engines. So parts from a Crown Vic's 4.6, say, are swappable onto a Mustang's.

Maybe there's more to it than that, and someone else can elaborate.

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Joe Clutch
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posted 05-17-2003 11:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joe Clutch   Click Here to Email Joe Clutch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by IIGood:
I read elsewhere that it means the parts are interchangeable within the same line of engines. So parts from a Crown Vic's 4.6, say, are swappable onto a Mustang's.

Maybe there's more to it than that, and someone else can elaborate.


ICBW, but my understanding is that the cylinders are a module, as is the lower block, not all one piece like an older motor. Presumably now you could have your motor rebuilt to original specs (not bored out).

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mustangs68
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posted 05-18-2003 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here this may explain.
http://www.corral.net/tech/documentary/t_modula.htm

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grandestang
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posted 05-18-2003 11:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for grandestang   Click Here to Email grandestang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys I think I understand now.

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