3.8L Supercharged V6
In 1989 and for the first time in Cougar history, no V8 engine would be offered. The lower cowl of the new MN-12 chassis did not allow the traditional 5.0L to clear the hood; engineers would continue to work on getting the 5.0L to fit without a power decrease and finally get it into the cars for 1991. In the meantime, the base engine was the naturally-aspirated 140 HP 3.8L V6. The XR7 and the Thunderbird Super Coupe would receive the all-new supercharged 3.8L V6. By incorporating the Eaton M90 the motor put out a respectable 210 horsepower and over 300 lbs of torque. Optional on the XR7 was a Mazda-derived M5R2 5-speed manual transmission. The "truck" transmission was chosen because it could manage the supercharged motor's torque production. Eaton had been urging Ford to incorporate the modified Roots-type positive displacement pump since 1977. The 1989 and 1990 Cougar XR7 was winner when Ford finally decided to use it on the 3.8L V6.
ranger burnout and it's loud !!
turn up the speakers and here this one !!! the 2.9 is alive and i have a
8.8 locker !!! I am feeling kinda nuts on this one hehehehehh !!
new car to my vids !!
I just got this today a 1994 Mazda and i happend to have my 280z and the
626 there also
the car has 141 k and still runs ok
cold start 1990 cougar xr7
1990 cougar xr7 supercharged V6 220hp i bought the car for $400 put $2000+
into it and couple yrs later here she is and she been sitting for 8 months
never started .....it took 10 minutes to get snow off and tarp cause
sunroof was open and didn't have battery to shut it so this day had just
got battery to put in
1997 3.8L V6 Thunderbird
just a little clip of my thunderbird with dual Exhaust, screamin demon ignition coil, bbk 25%
underdrive pulley system, resonator delete, air intake, hypertech computer
module, and runnning 5w-30 royal purple synthetic.
the car has 40,000 miles on it
please comment any more modifications that you would suggest. Thanks
***i have been getting a lot of questions on how i got that sick sound out
of my V6, so i am not made of money so i did not want to buy some fancy Exhaust system that wouldn't really open
up the Exhaust, so i took a jigsaw or
reciprical saw and cut off the one stock muffler, and had just a cut off
pipe right behind the left rear tire. this sounded a little crappy, so i
took it to a little mexican muffler shop in melrose park,IL. and told them
to put duals on with no mufflers. (straight pipes). i also bought a
resonator substitute pipe off rockauto.com.
so i have straight pipes from the cats back. and no i have never got pulled
over and i still pass emission tests (my way of stickin it to the man!)