4.6 in a 64

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stubbie
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4.6 in a 64

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Re: 4.6 in a 64

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Looks like they used the front cradle assembly from the donor car and mated it to the existing shock towers/frame. I was hoping to see the use of the whole frame brought over and adapted when I saw the omission of the upper strut bars. I have a 2004 Mercury Marquis that gets around okay, I wonder how the 190hp Modular motor drives in that car.

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Privateer wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:51 am
Looks like they used the front cradle assembly from the donor car and mated it to the existing shock towers/frame. I was hoping to see the use of the whole frame brought over and adapted when I saw the omission of the upper strut bars. I have a 2004 Mercury Marquis that gets around okay, I wonder how the 190hp Modular motor drives in that car.
If they're going flat out in this short video, then I'm thinking it's pretty sluggish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_oZPNH ... e=youtu.be

Probably the first gauge replacement I've seen that I actually like. Overall, the car looks a little hastily done: uneven upholstery stitching, lots of rust on the new motor and questionable modifications to the body (see that sheet metal bolted on to cover a hole under the hood hinges? Squicky.)

Still, full credit for actually completing the project. Last attempt I saw here was Hitman's 64, which appeared to peter out a couple of years ago: https://www.vintagethunderbirdclub.net/ ... 25&t=13636

Took me a while to find the photos. Link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_oZPNH ... e=youtu.be

~Steve

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Re: 4.6 in a 64

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Someone needs to go and test drive and report back. I'd do it but it's a bit far for me.

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Re: 4.6 in a 64

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An easy fix to the sluggishness would be replace the Mod-motor with a Coyote. Now that the mod is in there, it should just bolt in.

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Re: 4.6 in a 64

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There are a lot of old police cruisers at auction that you could use as a donor car. Might be good to have the wiring harness, computer and other things rather than buy them separately.

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Re: 4.6 in a 64

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I withdraw my suggestion of a Coyote. Ford is now offering a Godzilla crate engine.

https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/c ... asic-mods/

Here is the catalog listing:
https://performanceparts.ford.com/part/M-6007-73

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