The Mustang Owes Part of Its Success to the 4.6 liter Ford Engine
Car lovers around the world usually drool when they see a 1964 or a 1965 Mustang pull up at a four way intersection. Those old maestros evoke a deep sense of car loyalty as well as car fantasy thanks to their body design and their simple, but timely interiors.
Those old Mustangs had 101 horsepower, 170 cubic inch straight-six engines under their hoods, but other engines like the 116 horsepower, 200 cubic inch straight-six, the two barrel 289 cubic inch V8, the 220 horsepower 4-barrel 289 cubic inch V8, and the 271 horsepower, high compression 4-barrel 289 cubic inch V8 put the Mustang in car never-never land in the eyes of eager car buyers around the country. Everybody wanted a piece of car American pie.
Over the years, engine designs changed and for a short period of time Ford had a hard time keeping the Mustang bug alive. The 1980s were not the best years for the Mustang, but things started to change when muscle cars came into vogue. A new generation wanted a taste of 1960s freedom. In the 2000 model year Mustang GT was fitted with a 260 horsepower, 4.6 litre V8 and Mustang surged to the top of the new muscle car leader board once again. CrateEnginesforSale.co has a full supply of New Crate Ford 4.6 Liter Mustang Engines for Sale.
The 4.6 Ford engine had 16 valves, a bore and stroke ratio of 3.55 x 3.54, a single overhead camshaft, and a compression ratio of 9.4:1. The maximum horsepower (260hp) was reached at 5,250 rpms and it hit 302 ft-lbs of torque at 4,000 rpms.
The 4.6 Litre Ford Engine was Couple with a 5-Speed Transmission
When Ford made the decision to marry the 4.6 engine with a 5-speed transmission it received an EPA rating of 17 miles per gallon in the city, and 25 miles per gallon on the highway. The automatic transmission rating was 17 city and 24 highway, which was not bad in the early 2000s. The 4.6 V8 engine was revised for the 8th generation Mustangs (1999-2004). Car magazines quickly identified the increased horsepower in the GT models and nicknamed it a sprinter with bulging beauty.
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