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Old 11-17-2011, 01:49 PM   #1
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The 1990 Interceptor.

I cannot for the life of me find any information about the 1990 police interceptor engine. Can anyone find specs for me? Like hp And tq. How can I identify an interceptor engine?
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:26 PM   #2
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If I'm not mistaken, the only difference is the addition of an oil cooler that was standard on the Cobra engines. They also had the 140A alternator.
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I cannot for the life of me find any information about the 1990 police interceptor engine. Can anyone find specs for me? Like hp And tq. How can I identify an interceptor engine?
Which motor are you talking about? They came with a 302 or a 351.
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I'm pretty certain I'm thinking about the 302 interceptor. I'm just a bit concerned because I can't find any specs on it, and the only alternative I could find is the 1990 crown Victoria engine that has 150 hp. :/
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I'm pretty certain I'm thinking about the 302 interceptor. I'm just a bit concerned because I can't find any specs on it, and the only alternative I could find is the 1990 crown Victoria engine that has 150 hp. :/
That's correct for the police interceptor 302 as well. Most of them came with the 250hp 351.
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Man. That's a huge power difference. The 351 basically just has better heads, right? I would like to bump up the power in this engine, 150 hp isn't going anywhere from my '98 v6. Lol.
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Do yourself a favor and find a H.O. motor. They are out there.
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Re: The 1990 Interceptor.

Mark VII's are a good source for HO engines...
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Mark VII's are a good source for HO engines...
And can usually be found in salvage yards
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Man. I'd love to pick one up, but it's a matter of money now. To be honest, we are putting my car together in like 3 days, the v8 he has for me has like 86,000 miles, so it isn't TERRIBLE. But the fact that it's slower than crap really irks me. And apparently it's a flat tappet cam? Ah.

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I have an update? We ran the numbers, and it's the same 225 roller block found in mustangs. That's all we really know, but I still don't understand why it's got a flat tappet cam? I thought those were obsolete?
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Probably put in for the sound there a little diffrent sounding cam unique in a good way but yes there is difanitlly better out there
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The block can be the same, it's the internals that are going to be different. The ltd had a non Ho motor so no roller cam and no forged pistons as well. The firing order should be different as well if I'm not mistaken.
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The block can be the same, it's the internals that are going to be different. The ltd had a non Ho motor so no roller cam and no forged pistons as well. The firing order should be different as well if I'm not mistaken.
The firing order is different.
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Man. Engines are so complicated. What all do you mean by internals? Like heads?
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Man. Engines are so complicated. What all do you mean by internals? Like heads?
Internals are things like pistons, crankshaft, rods, bearings, cam, etc. Dos not include the heads or intake.
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Ah, thanks for the explanation. I realize that was a pretty broad question, but I really have no idea what makes a car tick. But hopefully I will learn from this forum, you guys have so much information.

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Oh, and what exactly does firing order have anything to do with performance?
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Oh, and what exactly does firing order have anything to do with performance?
The firing order doesn't effect performance. What it does do is open up a ton more on what is available via the aftermarket. There is almost an endless supply of go-fast goodies for H.O. 302 and 351.
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