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Old 01-13-2019, 11:06 PM   #11
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What do you mean by "different"?
I will see what I can find.

Wiki has info on the 4.6 DOHC and lists the Continental version as having a different FWD bell housing. the 90s Continentals were based on the Taurus, so those 4.6's had to bolt to a Taurus fwd transaxle. from there my info is a bit sketchy. that should be the 3.8 Essex v6 pattern. which in Taurus fwd is maybe the same as the 3.0 Vulcan?????




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Old 01-13-2019, 11:17 PM   #12
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So it might bolt up to my current tranny??? Would my trans hold up to that kind of power.
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maybe someone knows for certain.

Ford Performance Specialists near Atlanta once told me he could build the 4R44 to take more power.

a few years back there was a magazine write up on the differences of the 4.6
not sure when or where.

sounds like the OP used a SOHC in his swap because he mentioned the DOHC would be a challenge, and that puts this thread back on track.
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Wiki has info on the 4.6 DOHC and lists the Continental version as having a different FWD bell housing. the 90s Continentals were based on the Taurus, so those 4.6's had to bolt to a Taurus fwd transaxle. from there my info is a bit sketchy. that should be the 3.8 Essex v6 pattern. which in Taurus fwd is maybe the same as the 3.0 Vulcan?????

with apologies to taking this post slightly off topic.
No idea on the 4.6. 3.0/3.8 bellhousing boltpattern would greatly limit the size of the torque converter on a 4.6 though.

3.8 and 3.0 have different bellhousing bolt patterns in RWD applications, it wouldn't surprise me if they were different in FWD applications too.

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sounds like the OP used a SOHC in his swap because he mentioned the DOHC would be a challenge, and that puts this thread back on track.
GregR (he changed usernames at some point though) had a 4v 4.6 in a roughly 2001 2wd Ranger.
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