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Old 01-04-2005, 05:23 PM
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supercharging a 4.6L crown victoria

is it possiable to supercharge a crown vic's 4.6 and if so where could i find one for it and not spend a boat load of money all replies are greatly respected
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It's possible. Take a look at http://www.crownvic.net/ubbthreads/index.php
I just did a quick search there and found some info.
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go to www.CrownVicMuscle.com and www.alternativeauto.com
Good stuff there!
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Wouldn't such a thing be the Mercury Marauder? Or am I mistaken?
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Vortech makes a kit for it. It requires that the alternator be turned backwards. Looks kind of weird.
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Isn't that the same engine as the mustang? It was supercharged, check Ford Racing
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Wouldn't such a thing be the Mercury Marauder? Or am I mistaken?
The Marauder is a de-tuned Cobra motor (4v), but not supercharged. I assume you could do it with any blower made for the 4.6 (lots) but then again I know nothing about Crown Vics.
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I wonder if you can swap a supercharger out of the new cobra 4.6 liters. If it is a 4.6 I dont see why not.
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The Marauder as a concept car was supposed to have a super charger but in production it was just a Cobra(detuned?) motor. I think they planned to use a Whipple or Roots type blower.

The 4.6 can be supercharged, Car and Driver did a flog several years ago where they did just that. This probably helped push Ford on the Marauder concept. Unfortunately, I think C&D blew up 2 or three motors getting it right.

I think the Lightning is a 4.6 with supercharger(Roots/Whipple I think). If so, then it can be done commercially and there might be junk yard motors around(I bet at a premium).

The main thing with supercharging stock motors like the 4.6, so I have read, is to be conservative, you don't want to melt things or detonate it to pieces. The chebby group I belong with did a LOT of supercharging(mostly Paxton type, some Roots/whipple and some turbo) experiments with the LT1 and discovered early on that the factory pistons(hypereutectic, I think Ford uses these too) would melt if you got too aggressive with the boost. If you want a lot of power you will need to beef up the innards if you want to live. Stay conservative and you will have plenty of fun for "reasonable" cost.

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I wonder if you can swap a supercharger out of the new cobra 4.6 liters. If it is a 4.6 I dont see why not.
The air inlet is on different sides. In Mustangs, the air filter/box/tube is on the passenger side. On Crown Vics, the air filter/box/tube is on the driver side. Not even the throttle bodies will swap without modification to the linkage.
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