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Thread: Looking at changing engine to SC

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006

    Looking at changing engine to SC

    Hey everyone, long time watcher 1st time poster. I've posted on TCCOA quite a bit, and figured i'd give a shot over here. I own a 96 bird w/3.8 in it, and love my car to death, but want a little bit more.

    Here's my question.

    Looking at going with a different setup with my 96. I was wondering if it is possible to get a 3.8 engine from a 96/97 bird, add some performance parts to it (pistons, cam, porting heads, intakes, throttle body, etc...) and stick the supercharger on the top of that engine, and not really have a lot of problems. I'm lookin at getting a 3.8 engine, working on it for bout 6 months and dropping it in.

    Is there any complications that I might run into doing this? Would I have to change the rear-end? Anything? I would probably have to get myself a set of SC heads also to go on this engine.

    Any info would be great, so I know what I have to look forward to doing/getting from the yard or somethin

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    NE, AR
    Need new, crank either forged or TiNi coating. Build up the tranny.
    As for the rear if you have a 8.8 no problems there.

    I know you want to keep the car, was there with my Cougar, but get a SC is much cheaper than doing the swaps.

  3. #3
    This should help out with many of your questions and create many new ones:

    If you need further help, feel free to drop me an email.


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    cough V8!!!!! cough.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2002
    If you are going to do this it is pretty straight foward. Get an SC motor..>Build that...Then make sure to get a tune..Not worth even screwing with the original engine
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