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Off topic, but since the transmissions are different, does anyone know which one is the stronger one(lasts longer with less problems) Vulcan or Duratec?

The debate has been endless here. Each is good. The Duratec has more HP. A more modern engine.

I have the 3.0 Vulan. It is slower then the 3.0 Duratec I had a few years ago.

I drive much more cautiously now. Comes with age. So the slowness of engine makes no difference. Highway speeds it makes no difference.

Some claim that the 3.0 Vulcan OHV is more durable while others state that the more modern 3.0 Duratec is more durable. Much depends on how you take care of car and what type of person drove car when new - if you purchased a used one.
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I like the duratec better. Everyone has their own opinions, but I feel that it is slightly more reliable, and also has that extra oomph.

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Yes they are the same. I just bolted an MTX to a 3.2.
How easy it to swap between the 3.0 and 3.2? Do you have to fAbricate custom mounts, etc? Not planning on doing it, just curious.


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I like the duratec better. Everyone has their own opinions, but I feel that it is slightly more reliable, and also has that extra oomph.



How easy it to swap between the 3.0 and 3.2? Do you have to fAbricate custom mounts, etc? Not planning on doing it, just curious.


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A 3.0/3.2 swap wouldn't require "custom mounts", it would require drilling new holes in your subframe, or, a complete subframe swap.

Sounds easy, but that's as easy as it gets. Fuel system, and wiring would have to be completely fabricated. A/C hoses, PS hoses, vacuum, etc. etc. would all have to be custom made.

It's not impossible, but don't ask how I know this.


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This is probably way off topic but I saw a Ford Probe with manual transmission in the yard yesterday and I know Jimmer has the manual trans from one. Are all Ford probe manuals transmissions the same and could it be paired with a Lincoln continental 4.6? V8 engine that was succesfully transplanted in the Gen3? Would they both work in an 04 without serious issues? Also with is the make and model/ engine number off the Lincoln engine that will work?


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If it has a Vulcan in it, then it will bolt up to any other Vulcan.


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I like the duratec better. Everyone has their own opinions, but I feel that it is slightly more reliable, and also has that extra oomph.

How easy it to swap between the 3.0 and 3.2? Do you have to fAbricate custom mounts, etc? Not planning on doing it, just curious.
It is some work but not bad. You have 2 options:

1. Cut off some extra material and drill and tap.

2. Swap on 3.0 heads which I did.

Either way you need to swap over 3.0 accessories.

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Same thing, bigger bore.
Yes but the accessories are very different.

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A 3.0/3.2 swap wouldn't require "custom mounts", it would require drilling new holes in your subframe, or, a complete subframe swap.

Sounds easy, but that's as easy as it gets. Fuel system, and wiring would have to be completely fabricated. A/C hoses, PS hoses, vacuum, etc. etc. would all have to be custom made.

It's not impossible, but don't ask how I know this.
Not even close. Much easier.

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This is probably way off topic but I saw a Ford Probe with manual transmission in the yard yesterday and I know Jimmer has the manual trans from one. Are all Ford probe manuals transmissions the same and could it be paired with a Lincoln continental 4.6? V8 engine that was succesfully transplanted in the Gen3? Would they both work in an 04 without serious issues? Also with is the make and model/ engine number off the Lincoln engine that will work?
Chances are the bolt pattern is different and would need to be adapted. You would have a LOT of work to make this happen.

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