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Old 11-03-2003, 11:42 PM   #1
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Default Series II 3800 vs. Ford 3.8

I don't know if this has been brought up in the past, but I was wondering about it.

How does a Ford 3.8 compare to a Series II 3800 NA?

I've heard the torque numbers are a lot higher for the Ford engine, but it'* hard to believe that it is quicker.
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Well my mom'* T-bird 3.8 is not as fast as mine. I've driven hers and I HATE how it shifts and accelerates. It'* very sluggish off the line too. I don't even know the hp, but I know I wouldn't want to own one.
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Its not a bad engine, but its not anything compared to the 3800..hard nosed facts...not sure....anyone?
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I don't know much about it either, but I THINK the hp on my mom'* 96 T-bird 3.8 is less or equal to mine, stock....someone correct me if I'm wrong. I've always wanted to know the #'* on her car.
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i've nailed 3 96-98 V-6 mustangs in the past week or two, two of them were sticks too, they are crap. i believe the numbers are around 160 [email protected] RPM and 215 [email protected] RPM, that'* just from memory but it'* pretty close
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I coulda sworn I saw one with a stock 200HP and 240 ft-lbs
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I coulda sworn I saw one with a stock 200HP and 240 ft-lbs
with that HP it couldn't be a 3.8L ford V-6 engine and i don't know what V-8 would have torque that low, so...
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I have yet to see a good ford automatic..
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I coulda sworn I saw one with a stock 200HP and 240 ft-lbs
with that HP it couldn't be a 3.8L ford V-6 engine and i don't know what V-8 would have torque that low, so...
That would probably be the SC Thunderchicken with the M62. Pretty wimpy, eh?
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The SuperCoupe has always used an M90.

Check www.carpoint.com to look up hp and torque. 150 hp for late ninties, 190 for current V6'*.
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