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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-12-2002 Thread Starter
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engine transplant - thunderbird SC

If I remember correctly, the prevoius generation Thunderbird Super Coupe had a supercharged 3.8. Does any body know about swaping one in to a 3.8 'stang? What sort of power did they make?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-12-2002
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i dont know if that will work or not

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-13-2002
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it should bolt in get a complete car for all the wiring and such. But you need the whole motor not just the Supercharger

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Originally posted by carguy65
it should bolt in get a complete car for all the wiring and such. But you need the whole motor not just the Supercharger

The "best" solution, from what I've heard, anyway, is to use the bottom end from the SC, top-end from 99+ and new blower. Don't mess with teh electronics . . .

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-26-2002
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it will bolt right in. use all of your mustang wiring harness. the only problem is the plumming for the intercooler.

A. you can use the stock intercooler but the drawback would be you would have to use the T-birds radiator. which is smaller.

B. (better solution) use you stock radiator(mustangs radiator) and custom fabricate the plumbing for the intercooler. you can also use an aftermarket intercooler.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011
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I'm doin the same thing but I need to find a company that will make a custom harness to fit mine. Does anyone know of a company that will do it?
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Wow, you dragged up an old thread... anyway, please provide the basics: what year, transmission, mileage, mods does your car have? how experienced are you? Which plan are you following? What's your budget?

And finally, what harness are you looking for? The previous poster was discussing intercooler plumbing...

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