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post #5 of (permalink) Old 10-24-2005
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Originally Posted by walton34
Hi, I have a 96 mustang 3.8 and i need a new engine can anyone tell me what year mustang 3.8 will interchange and also does it have to be a mustang engine,will a 3.8 out of a thunderbird or a windstar interchange?
Thanks Alot,
There should be a sticky on rebuilding 3.8Ls that will give you all the interchange info.

Basically, almost everything interchanges, but you should chuck your engine and go with a 2001+ shortblock or longblock.

It's sturdier, you don't have to worry about head gaskets, and it makes almost oas much power as the t-bird SC engine while being naturally aspirated.

Morana makes some great engines, but in the interests of fairness, you should look at , and as well.

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