Head diffrences

96blak54

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Are all aluminum heads from the 3.8l and 4.2l basically the same? Also the super coupes, did they come with special heads? Kinda digging into this. Ive been considering a v6 mustang as a daily comuter and you know us stangers, we cant leave them alone..lol. Any info would be great!
 

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single vs split port.
You want split port unless you're going supercoupe swap.
4.2 and new edge had split.


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Super six motorsports has a good comparison, but these are ported heads.

http://www.supersixmotorsports.com/_pdf/3.8_4.2/SSM2013catrev1CylinderHeads.pdf
 

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Any combustion chamber pics? Also a link to some good info about the specs of the engines....thanks orange
 

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Will windstar heads fit on the 98 Mustang for the split port swap?
 

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With a rod knock does that mess up the heads??? I found a 2000 3.8 to do the split port swap on my non split port engine for 100 dollars but he said it had a rod knock.... Knowing I don't need the block are the heads still good or do they need to be machined???
 

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If it's truly just a rod knocking due to something such as a spun bearing then it would be fine. Now if it's cause a rod is broken that's different, or if the sound is cause something else broke loose that's also possibly a problem


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