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Old 11-05-2003, 05:34 AM   #21
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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]
The wife has a 96 Windstar Special Addition, and umm....I am a true Ford Basher! but man that thing has "Balls" it is very fast....unbelievable passing ability on the highway, and lays rubber real good too with 4 captains and a bench, it'* a 7 passenger rocketship, blow the doors off of any GM van I've seen.
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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.
A Continental with a 3.8?!? Wow...heavy car + little engine = sloooww (except for ours.. )...My dad'* '89 Crown Vic had a 351 Windsor. Why would they put a 3.8 in freaking Continental?!?
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