95 ford mustang 3.8 v6

Asked by Sep 25, 2016 at 01:09 AM about the 1995 Ford Mustang Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a friend that swapped out his mustang's motor and replaced with a
98 Thunderbird 3.8 v6. but we cant get it turn over. they took the block
from the mustang and put it in the other motor and they  kept the all the
wiring that was already in the mustang, and since the Thunderbird motor
didn't have the camshaft positioning synchronizer they put in the the one
the mustang had. we thought that was the problem but it seems we cant
get it to go, could it be that we are not getting the right timing or do we
need to replace the sychronizer ???

1 Answer


May have top dead center (TDC) on the exhaust stroke instead of the compression stroke. it would all have to be separated to turn the bottom end until number one cyl goes down & comes back up. May be it It is hard to say because I was not there. I'd confirm though.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Ford Mustang Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
  • #2
  • #3
    Bob Beaman
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
267 Great Deals out of 30,511 listings starting at $4,200
Used Chevrolet Corvette
103 Great Deals out of 15,839 listings starting at $4,500
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
5 Great Deals out of 253 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford F-150
2,603 Great Deals out of 222,391 listings starting at $1,222
Used BMW 3 Series
951 Great Deals out of 33,308 listings starting at $1,300
Used Jeep Wrangler
328 Great Deals out of 20,144 listings starting at $2,900
Used BMW M3
21 Great Deals out of 1,736 listings starting at $5,495

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Mustang For Sale
15,593 listings starting at $19,485
2017 Ford Mustang For Sale
70 Great Deals out of 7,540 listings starting at $15,875
2016 Ford Mustang For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 2,310 listings starting at $12,391
2015 Ford Mustang For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 2,224 listings starting at $12,000
2014 Ford Mustang For Sale
39 Great Deals out of 1,915 listings starting at $8,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.