Getting My First Mustang Tomorrow, Which Engine Does It Have?


New Member
May 15, 2012
Ok, so its not quite as simple as it seems. Tomorrow I'm going to pick up a 97' GT for a grand total of: Free!
Fair-good shape and seems to run fairly well, aside from a little jerkiness before it warms up.

However, the engine has been swapped due to a spun bearing. The engine is supposedly out of a lincoln and supposedly makes more power. I only drove it in a parking lot before the swap and cant really confirm that it has more power, It seems a bit sluggish to me. The problem is I don't know what lincoln it came out of or what year it is. I could really use some help identifying the engine, The throttle body and possibly the intake are still from the original engine, so those won't help me identify it.
  • Sponsors(?)


Well-Known Member
Oct 26, 2009
A picture would really help us identify it. Info on a motor doesn't help as the seller could be blowing smoke up your pipe. Could be a 4.6 4 valve car though.
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
ID89GT So I'm getting a new Mustang tomorrow.. 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 13
lamrith New MSPnP2 in 94 Mustang, need help getting stable idle once warmed up. Digital Self-tuning Forum 1
A How should I go about getting to 600hp? 2005 - 2009 Specific Tech 3
1989FoxFan Engine How to Get 89 Mustang Running After Sitting for 10 years Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 4
B Crank no start 99 4.6 . Gets fuel, obd read p0606 not sure to replace pcm SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 1
C Should I get this Mustang? 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 5
M New- Getting Back to the Mustang Project The Welcome Wagon 1
M Should I get a handheld tuner for my 99-04 Mustang? 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 1
0 2003 Ford Mustang V6 3.8L gets around 12mpg and seems to shake a bit when started cold and has a bad rough idle when warm SN95 V6 Mustang Tech 5
Foxbody1988 Would this get me to 300rwhp? 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 38
Steve427R Roush New member anxious to get his Roush Mustang on the road again... Special Production 1
T Need help with get some torq thrust rims for my 1965 Ford Mustang 1965 - 1973 Classic Mustangs -General/Talk- 1
J P2196 2005 Mustang V6 Replaced O2 sensor still getting P2196 2005 - 2014 Specific V6 Tech 0
9 Should I get this 1995 mustang gt 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 22
R Looking to get a Mustang 2015+ (S550) Mustang -General/Talk 14
W Thanks for the forum! Looking to get a 35th Anniversary Mustang vin decoded. The Welcome Wagon 4
M 2007 mustang gt- any way to disable O2 sensor to get my CEL off. 2005 - 2014 S-197 Mustang -General/Talk- 4
B Help! Wanna get a little info on trick flow heads and what i should expect from them. 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 0
Doomstang Where Can I get the 99 cobra front bumper? 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 0
D 2018 Mustang Gt Manual - Anyone Get Close To 4 Secs? 2015+ (S550) Mustang -General/Talk 2
J New To The Forum, Need Help Deciding What Mustang To Get 2005 - 2014 S-197 Mustang -General/Talk- 1
Boosted92LX Roadkill: Can A Dude Just Get A Mustang? Or- 5.0 Junkyard Turbo Swap 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 53
M Having Problems Getting Parts From Ford? 2015+ (S550) Mustang -General/Talk 0
T Need Help With Getting My 89 Mustang Lx Running Right Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 4
C 98 Mustang The Shop Said It Had Bad Body Control Module But Can't Get Part 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 13
S Where Can I Get A Brush Guard For A 95 Mustang 1994 - 1995 Specific Tech 1
D Major Grind Getting In Reverse The Welcome Wagon 2
M 2005 Mustang Get Knock 2005 - 2009 Specific Tech 2
A Car Won't Get Up To Operating Temp Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 10
N 1989 Mustang Not Getting Fire Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 3
L My Mustang Is Getting Hot :( The Welcome Wagon 1
CajunPwnStar Looking To Get First Mustang For 347 Build... Came For The Helps The Welcome Wagon 3
J Should I Get The 2015 Mustang Gt? 2015+ (S550) Mustang -General/Talk 15
R Fuel I Have 99 V6 Mustang And It Appears To Not Be Getting Gas. SN95 V6 Mustang Tech 2
Exile Engine Rolled Mustang - Proper Steps On Getting The Motor Running? Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 5
Varekai Looking To Get My First Mustang, '14 Or '15, Help Me Decide The Welcome Wagon 4
90lxwhite Chris Demorro: When Will The Sn95 Mustang Get Its Due? By Chris Demorro 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 21
G Steps To Get 65 Mustang Running Again? Classic Mustang Specific Tech 17
A Just Bought First Mustang, Need Help To Get It Running 2.3L (N/A & Turbo) Tech 6
tealtiger93 2015 Mustang To Get 2.3 Ecoboost. 2.3L (N/A & Turbo) Tech 8
MRaburn 2015 Ford Mustang – Getting Closer! StangNet Site News 0
CVPI21 Noob Bout To Get A 86' Mustang 5.0 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 18
J Wondering Which Mustang To Get? 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 12
N 91 Mustang Gets Squirrelly After 50mph Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 13
DFG 5OH Getting Back Into The Mustang Game 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 3
2 Looking To Get My First Mustang, Could Use Some Experienced Input SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 7
M Looking to get a mustang- how's this deal? SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 4
T Might get a 2001 mustang v6 SN95 V6 Mustang Tech 5
X How To Get My 2004 Mustang Louder Plz Help! SN95 V6 Mustang Tech 11
M How Do You Get Mustang Light Under The Door To Come On 2010 - 2014 Specific Tech 1
Similar threads