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gpbullock

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Would the motor and transmission from a 97 Crown Vic Police Interceptor be a decent powerplant for a truggy style prerunner? I'm not really sure what's in it but I got it cheap and am considering parting it out and using the drivetrain in a project I'm working on.
 

Tom_Willis

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A motor from a former police car has typically been run hot, and left idling for hours, or started up and driven with a lead foot while still cold. Maybe the PD had a good mechanic, but then again maybe not. A motor from a Crown Vic that belonged to Grandma & Grandpa, from a car that was never driven in anger and never left the ground is a better choice.
 

steveG

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Would the motor and transmission from a 97 Crown Vic Police Interceptor be a decent powerplant for a truggy style prerunner? I'm not really sure what's in it but I got it cheap and am considering parting it out and using the drivetrain in a project I'm working on.
Is it the dual overhead cam engine?

A motor from a former police car has typically been run hot, and left idling for hours, or started up and driven with a lead foot while still cold. Maybe the PD had a good mechanic, but then again maybe not. A motor from a Crown Vic that belonged to Grandma & Grandpa, from a car that was never driven in anger and never left the ground is a better choice.
Agreed.
 

ColoradoZQ8

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none of the crown vics had the dohc.

OP- get a MarkVIII engine. Its a little 2dr grandma car with a 280hp dohc 4.6.
 

Scrapiron

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The AOD is a POS

TCI has a bell housing that will let you bolt a c-4 to the 4.6
 
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