Is the harmonic balancer on a 89 350 the same as 92 350?
Short block means the engine has no cylinder heads or intake This will make the job easier, but the engine needs these components. The trans has to be relocated, the drive shafts changed, the water pump on the engine will need to be remote mounted and a special adapter kit and harmonic balancer fited for the small block chev conversion. The last one I did took about 100 hours. Good Luck
YES,You can interchange all 350 blocks except the LT series block. Do not know what year the change transpired. the 350 block is the same all from 1967 until they introduced the LT series model.I think the year model was around 1999 or 2000.Go to the libary and do some research and you can find some books that will give you all the information that you need
Are there any major mechanical drawbacks to the 3.8L supercharged V-6 engine that was offered in the '89 Mercury Cougar?
The only quirk I know of on 3.8's is a tendency to leaky head gaskets. Not a big deal to fix on rear wheel drive like the Cougar. The Supercharged motor in the cougars is the same that was in the Thunderbirds. There are a few drawbacks to owning a Supercoupe (supecharged 3.8). They like to blow headgaskets, they like to destroy harmonic balancers, and when they destroy the harmonic balancer, they usually take out…