Originally Posted by camper
The 3.7 was a Lincoln engine before it was a Mustang engine so it is special too! In the 70's (and before), manufacturers would put 2 extra bolts on enlarged Main Bearing Caps to add rigidity especially at high rpm's. The Lincoln Engine produced by Ford took this one step further. Th 5th and 6th bolts were cross drilled and threaded sideways into the Lincoln Block for added strength. This might explain why 3.7 Owners feel that their cars are special. Time tends to marginalize cumulative improvements which we enjoy in many areas including Automotive Technology. This is not to minimize how great the 5.oooooooooohhhh! is, simply to point out that the 3.7 is special too! Anyone that had to live with cars produced in the 70's knows from whence I speak.
Very well said
I'm old and from the era of, "if you didn't have an engine of 390 cubic inches or 'more' you didn't have an engine". 302's were the engine grandma had in her car to go to the grocery store and to knitting classes.
A muscle car was when a car maker takes a motor built for a large heavy car and put it into a light smaller car. When Ford motor company took the 3.7L v6 made for the heavy Lincoln and put it in the Mustang, in my old opinion the v6 Mustang
is a Muscle car
Little Red. 2011 V6. Automatic Trans., C&L CAI, JLT Catch Can, BBK Ceramic Coated Long Tube Headers with BBK Catted X Pipe, Axle Exchange (American Muscle) Aluminum DriveShaft, GT 500 Lower Control Arms, Koni (orange) Dampers, Steeda Watts Link, Ford Racing 3.73 Gears, Magnaflow Street Series Axle Backs and a few more mods....Wifes car, 2014 Ford Edge Limited.