How to tell the difference between a Pi 4.6 and non Pi 4.6 / difference in 4.6 engines?

Farmstad

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I was looking for a 8.8 rear end for my 1994 302 swapped mustang and a wrecker yard I called showed me this car. Is a 1995 v6 from the vins but it has a 4.6 in it. Sadly I still don’t know if it has the 8.8 lol but I was wondering if anyone could tell me what 4.6 this is. Thanks if you can help and hopefully you can see the picture. Who knows might be worth picking up the car if it’s not seized or something else wrong if I can get the car for cheap.
 

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v8stang289

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Hard to tell for sure with those pictures since the main differences are the intake(that is mostly obscured) and the heads(internal/port changes)
But I would say it's most likely non-PI since it has the 2 coil packs mounted at the fronts of the heads like they used in 96-98.
Coil on Plug started in 99 with the PI engines. Not to say you cant run those coils on a PI engine, but the most likely scenario would be swapping all of it over from another car.