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Old 11-04-2003, 11:40 AM   #11
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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'*.
the ford 3.8(na) is garbage. when my parents had a 98 Bonne SE i raced a buddies 2k V6 mustang and hung with him for almost an 1/8th mile
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Old 11-04-2003, 11:48 AM   #12
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I just looked at Ford'* website. On the Mustang, it uses a 232ci with 193HP @ 5500, and 225ft-lbs @ 2800, with 3.27 gearing.

The Windstar uses a 3.8 with 200HP @4900, and [email protected]
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I just looked at Ford'* website. On the Mustang, it uses a 232ci with 193HP @ 5500, and 225ft-lbs @ 2800, with 3.27 gearing.

The Windstar uses a 3.8 with 200HP @4900, and [email protected]
Pretty bad when a minivan has more HP than the sports car....
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Old 11-04-2003, 12:22 PM   #14
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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 just looked at Ford'* website. On the Mustang, it uses a 232ci with 193HP @ 5500, and 225ft-lbs @ 2800, with 3.27 gearing.

The Windstar uses a 3.8 with 200HP @4900, and [email protected]
So that'* just under the Series II for hp, just over on tq, probably because of a restrictive exhaust. Not too bad, in my book...
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looks like they need to get their priorities straight...The series II NA has 205 HP and 220 torque, right?
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230 torque
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All hp anf torque ratings aside, I have owned a ford 3.8 in my '89 continental and all I can say i sthat engine is crap. I can't take any abuse without blowing a head, hp wasn't that great, and it was slow overall. I raced (or tried to race) a lot of cars in it and the only ones I could beat were teh stock economy imports. The 3800 is by far the better performing engine over the Ford 3.8.
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Old 11-05-2003, 12:31 AM   #18
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Yea, but I'm talking about the newer ones. The numbers read well, but does it really perform?
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torque/hp curves would be useful...
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ford 3.8 2 words head gasket i rest my case!
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