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89-93 Ford Super Coupe Thunderbird 3.8L Super Charger

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89-93 Ford Super Coupe Thunderbird 3.8L Super Charger

My friend is parting out his T-bird and hes willing to sell the SC to me for a decent price and he tells me that with some light modifications this could be fitted onto my 3.0. Is this accurate or in anyone possible?
 
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uhmm.,...its been dicussed here before but i cant remember to be exact
 
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it involves a custom intake manifold to start


and its a good thing you have a bodylift, or else it wouldnt clear the hood


do a search on RPS about it
 
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too bad you don't have a 4.0.....there are custom upper intakes for that supercharger on eBay all the time...
 
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Originally Posted by lifted97ranger
too bad you don't have a 4.0.....there are custom upper intakes for that supercharger on eBay all the time...
This?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...link:middle:us
 
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Originally Posted by Gay-briel
it involves a custom intake manifold to start
Thats what I'v been told. I know some people at a machine shop willing to do any metal work for me so that isnt a problem. Other than that people have said iit will bolt right on. If I get this installed what other problems would I be facing, mostly in the transmission I'm guessing.
 
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its going to need to be tuned as well.

I can think of intake, emissions... etc etc...
 
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Originally Posted by sambob117
yup...
 
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Thats what it looks like, except I also get the intake ( I think I'll fab it to my K&N), intercooler and few other things that I'm not sure what they are. All this for about 200.00$ But to get my manifold and a few other things machined is gonna cost alot plus my rangers gonna be down for a week.
 
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Originally Posted by Gay-briel
Anyone know how I can contact this guy?
 
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1500 for the manafold? damnnn you might as well look into votecs or something
 
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1500 for the manafold? damnnn you might as well look into votecs or something
if you get the blower off ebay. the manifold cost around 7 times as much as the blower its self! haha. im starting to think about doing the roots over the centrifugal tho...
 
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Just so happens I know a thing or twenty about these types of blowers.

IMO on a stock 4.0L you'd be smarter to fit a centrifugal type of blower.
Mounting would be easier, you could keep the motor all stock, and most importantly you could intercool the charge easier.

Now on top of just plain ease of installation.. the 4.0L is a short stroke motor. Adding a roots type blower gives tremdous low rpm (and instant) boost. Thats generally not good for the drivetrain unless it's strengthened to handle it. Where as a centrifugal type of blower will increase boost/power as the motor climbs in rpms. From an engine standpoint, this is easier on the rod bearings, pistons, and rods.

Personally, if I were gonna do a ranger I'd go with a procharger, intercooler, 9-10psi, a completely new fuel system upgrade, equal length headers, no cats, and a very good dyno tune on a "mustang" dyno.

Do those and it'll live as well as run circles around a non intercooled 5-6 psi roots setup.

Rich
 
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what about on a 3.0 cause thats what he has...and me too
 
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Evan you need some other stuff before that!
 
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Ug.. a 3.0L Well.. since you have irom heads. You could swap the head bolts for something better. (ARP bolts) Then do the same type of mods.

But a 3.0L is just going to go so far. If I was going to try to make power in a ranger. I'd not do anything more to a 3.0L other than a 75shot of nitrous

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It worked for me
 
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