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supercharged 3.8 ltr

ok for starters correct me if i'm wrong but isnt the 30 ltr and the 3.8ltr the same block. regardless i'm going to buy a 2wd ranger (older is cheaper and i just have to see if this works) with a 3.0ltr or what ever bolt pater is the same and swap that engine for a supercharged engine from a t-bird or a cougar. I at one point in time had a ford lighning and loved that supercharger but fuel is a complete joke these days so i want to be able to luisten to the banchee scream and not have to shovel the money in to the burner doing it. i can get the engine trany combo for about 400 bucks but what i need to know is the the hardest stuff. i have been told i can use the motor mounts from a 3.0 mustang and just have to shim them ti level the engin( to easy) but what i need to know is the Kriptonight of my game the WIRING. how hard is this going to be i plan on taking the harness from my donor car along with the trans and rear end just having it shortend.(just to make the job easyer) but will any of the plug ins work or is this going to take about ten rolls of electrical tape and a serious time of balding to get done. just tell me what you guys know and if there is any sites out there that i can resoure for this swap. a few ideas would be helpful as well. but yes i have thought about a v8 swap but i just dont want to do that. waant to stay with the v6 and this v6 with the charger makes like 220hp in the right year along with 310 torgue so it sounds like a great swap jsut need to know what you guys think it is going to take. Sorry for rambling
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Your kryptonite is going to be PCM. You're going to have to find a way to get the engine controls to operate properly in another vehicle. Theoretically it's possible to put any engine in the car, you've just gotta figure out how to go about it. Remember anything is possible with a lot of money.
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ok then

ok first what the hell is the pcm is it the same as the ecu. and if it is if i gut the car i'm taking this from will it make it easyer. i'm talking everything hell i'll even swap the dash if it will make it easyer. what do you think
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and do you know anything about the engine size and what is going to be easyer to swap out for the supercharger 3.8ltr. and honesly what is you opinion for this mod
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Different engine, PCM (ECU, Computer, etc.), Mounts and all.

Great swap and I hope you can see it through, it would be awesome.

The FWD 3.8L block will bolt to a 3.0L trans (since the Taurus guys can swap and our blocks are the same), so the FWD 3.8L Block gets FWD heads, intake and SC. Invest lots of money in quality head gaskets and head studs.

Go for a T5 swap (see my site) since you are doing so much work.
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