What all would be need or involved to go from a 3.8 V6 to a 5.0 V8?
Proud owner of a '93 Ford Thunderbird with a 3.8 V6. My question is this,
how much work would be involved if I were to replace the current engine with
the 5.0 V8? I was told it would be fairly straight forward except I would need to
swap out the motor mounts, *which I would have anyway regardless.*
If you use an engine from your model year or newer, the only problem would be going from a six to an eight. You'd probably need to replace the computer for that.
I would say engine, trans, mounts, wiring harness, ecm, rear axle, driveshaft, and exhaust. Basically the whole drivetrain.
You need a V8 donor car.