Modular Muscle Has Played a Major Role in Ford’s Engine. Design Modular was a term given to an engine family that shared common design features. Those design features allowed Ford to build several different engines on the same production line without a lot of unnecessary changes. V8s and V10s and some V6s were produced on the same production line. New Ford 4.6 Liter Engines for Sale are the most popular choice, based on competitive pricing.
Modular designed engines have come a long way in a short period of time. Some vehicle designs require tight bore spacing so the block had to be short in length. That allowed Ford to transversely mount V8 engines in some of their cars. The downside if one considers it a downside is that large vehicles were powered by small displacement engines
The Modular Revolution Started in 1991 With the 4.6 Liter Engine in the Lincoln Town Car. When the 4.6 liter was introduced between the fenders of the 1991 Lincoln Town Car, car buyers didn’t really know what to think. This new 4.6 liter engine featured a cast iron block and a single camshaft, which rested on each of the aluminum heads, plus the engine had a 302/5.0 bell-housing bolt pattern. This engine design produced sales in the Crown Victoria, the Grand Marquis, and Lincoln Town Cars.
In 1994 the 4.6 liter engine was added to the Thunderbird and the Cougar, and in 1996 the Mustang finally got rid of its 5.0 litre engine and was dressed in a new two-valve 4.6 litre engine with 215 horsepower action. Ford was successful in finely tuning the small modular mill so it produced more horsepower.
That same year the Ford F-150 rolled off the production lines with a two-valve 231 horsepower with 295 ft-lbs of torque, 4.6 litre V8 engine as well as a 300 horsepower 330 ft-lbs of torque, 5.4 litre engine for the truck lovers who liked to haul heavy stuff on the weekends.
The 1997 Ford Expedition was the next model to get the 215 horsepower with 290 ft-lbs of torque, 4.6 litre V8, but the big engine was also offered for sale in the Expedition model, plus the Ford E series had the same 4.6 litre engine choices. In 1999 the intake manifold and cylinder heads were replaced with a PI (power improved set) that produced 260 horsepower with 302 ft-lbs of torque.
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