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Re: 3.6-4.2 V8 upgrade/Maine location
In a message dated 97-12-12 08:23:33 EST, you write:
<< Did anybody ever settle whether the guy with the broken timing belt
could upgrade to a 4.2 V8? I have a 3.6 in great shape but plan on keeping
the car awhile. I sure would like the extra 40 hp. The question went out
whether you could switch the wiring harness etc., but I don't recall an
Also, I'm confused on Maine too. When I lived back East it was on the
Atlantic. Didn't all those lobsters put a fight when they made them move
to the mountains?
It would be possible to swap the motors but here's some stuff to be careful
The front body structure for the 4.2 carries a different part number than the
The rack and pinion are different part numbers
The final drive ratios are different from the 4.2 to the 3.6
Auto trans are a different part number, not sure but the difference might be
the final drive.
Axles/CV joints are differnet from the 4.2 to the 3.6
I imagine if you had a complete 4.2 to do the swap it could be done..