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Old 11-28-2006, 12:16 AM   #21
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Wow - thats the same HP as my 3.0, no wonder I kept up with one LOL
If I remember right, the 3.8 was dropped after 95 at least int the sable and taurus line.
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LOL heres what the Wiki says about the ford 3.8.. I guess they didn't do too good a 'copy' job!


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The Canadian Essex'* origins are controversial. The most commonly cited story is that the Essex is a Ford Windsor V8 engine with two cylinders cut off (similar to what Chevrolet and Chrysler did to make their 4.3 L and 3.9 L V6 designs, respectively), but several important differences between the Windsor'* design and the Essex'* make this implausible. One source states that the Essex is instead a copy of the Buick V6 engine [1], done since Ford needed a working V6 much faster than building one from scratch would take (the Cologne V6 couldn't meet fuel economy requirements, and the all-new Vulcan was several years away from production at that point).
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LOL heres what the Wiki says about the ford 3.8.. I guess they didn't do too good a 'copy' job!


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The Canadian Essex'* origins are controversial. The most commonly cited story is that the Essex is a Ford Windsor V8 engine with two cylinders cut off (similar to what Chevrolet and Chrysler did to make their 4.3 L and 3.9 L V6 designs, respectively), but several important differences between the Windsor'* design and the Essex'* make this implausible. One source states that the Essex is instead a copy of the Buick V6 engine [1], done since Ford needed a working V6 much faster than building one from scratch would take (the Cologne V6 couldn't meet fuel economy requirements, and the all-new Vulcan was several years away from production at that point).
they must've used the ford magic touch, the 3800 was probably too reliable for them
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AMEN!
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