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Old 02-11-2012, 09:08 PM   #1
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Intake Manifold

So i just took out a 95' Ford Thunderbird Intake Manifold, to swap with my plastic intake that has a leak. The engines are both 4.6's and my engines a 98, the thunderbirds a 95. Is that ok to do? Its a metal or aluminum intake, so I want to know if its smart to swap, along with the gaskets and all that... Like it will work when i do it, instead of finding out that something wouldn't match up after swapping it all.
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Re: Intake Manifold

I really need to know this guys! common! I have the intake in front of me! i just want to know if it will work before I clean it out and use it!
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I would compare it to the other one and match the holes on the bottom.
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Re: Intake Manifold

That would mean taking off the intake on my mustang right now huh... damn. I was hoping to know Before I swapped it
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Sorry I don't have a better answer for ya. Maybe someone will chime in who knows. At least you can compare the top without removing.
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It looks exactly the same! nothing different!
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However, the throttlebody that i have isnt in the same place that i pulled the other out off. Nor the IAC
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Re: Intake Manifold

Look, Ford made it a point to create cars of same model years from different manufacturing plants that engine components dont fit each other. Go figure. It's hard to swap parts. Good luck, its hard to give an answer. Usually, us folks leave it up to the folks that got the specs from FORD. I.e. the folks you buy parts from like AM, and so on.
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Re: Intake Manifold

I havent seen anything listing the any of the car 4.6 intakes being different besides P.I. to non PI so the intake itself should be fine. You should be able to swap your mustang thtottle body and elbow to the new intake. It is a rubber gasket under the elbow so you may be able to re use that as long as it looks ok.

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As far as I know the only manufacturing differences that are anything "major" between manufacturing plants is the romeo and windsor engines have different valve covers(more or less bolts) and differences in main bearings. I wouldnt be surprised if crown vics, thunderbirds, and other 4.6 powered cars may have the throtttle body facing opposite ways for different applications but the intake itself should be the same.
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