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Bought a 3.0L from a junkyard years ago with plans to put it into a project car (not a Taurus). Went through it (replaced con rod bearings, head gaskets, head bolts, water pump, gaskets, etc,) cleaned everything, made a few small changes to accommodate fitting it into the project car...and then sold the project car. So, I had a great looking engine sitting in my shop gathering dust and nothing to put it in. I tried selling it as a complete engine but had no takers. Don't want to part it out, so I figured I could do something useful and creative with it - and here it is.

IMG 1989
IMG 1992
IMG 1980

You'll notice a few things missing (belt covers, P/S pump, A/C compressor, alternator, belt tensioners, intake plenum connector, throttle body ******, coolant housings, injector rails, etc - the more things I took off, the better it looked) a few things modified (3.2L water pump pulley, flipped cam sensor) a few things added (velocity stacks, intake valve glass top supports, fabricated stands) - but the engine itself is complete and ready to install into a vehicle. Plus, I still have all the original parts (including wiring harness, ecu, maf, etc,) if someone decides to do that.

But, in the meantime, it'll look great as a conversation piece in someone's mancave. Anyone interested?
 
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That's awesome. I've wanted to make one of these one day. I love how you figured out how to support the glass.

-Chad
 

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I love it, however someone will see this and want to buy it.
 

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Bought a 3.0L from a junkyard years ago with plans to put it into a project car (not a Taurus). Went through it (replaced con rod bearings, head gaskets, head bolts, water pump, gaskets, etc,) cleaned everything, made a few small changes to accommodate fitting it into the project car...and then sold the project car. So, I had a great looking engine sitting in my shop gathering dust and nothing to put it in. I tried selling it as a complete engine but had no takers. Don't want to part it out, so I figured I could do something useful and creative with it - and here it is.

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You'll notice a few things missing (belt covers, P/S pump, A/C compressor, alternator, belt tensioners, intake plenum connector, throttle body ******, coolant housings, injector rails, etc - the more things I took off, the better it looked) a few things modified (3.2L water pump pulley, flipped cam sensor) a few things added (velocity stacks, intake valve glass top supports, fabricated stands) - but the engine itself is complete and ready to install into a vehicle. Plus, I still have all the original parts (including wiring harness, ecu, maf, etc,) if someone decides to do that.

But, in the meantime, it'll look great as a conversation piece in someone's mancave. Anyone interested?

The cool thing is if you find a car to put it in, you can easily do that.

Looks great! What word was censored in your post near the throttle body.
 

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Once Tom sees it with all that polished shinyness he will claim it as his own...
 

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