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Old 02-06-2008, 03:41 PM
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Question What is a police interceptor motor?

Can anyone tell me anything about police interceptor motor..What so special about it, specs etc....
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Considering that all Mod motors share the same cam, heads, etc. (to an extent), the only thing that probably sets it apart from the regular 4.6 in the Crown Vic is a different computer program to run the engine.
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Old 02-06-2008, 04:27 PM
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Considering that all Mod motors share the same cam, heads, etc. (to an extent), the only thing that probably sets it apart from the regular 4.6 in the Crown Vic is a different computer program to run the engine.
this is the only thing that is diferint with the engine. the computer that they use has a higher goviner the rest is in the suspention.
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:01 PM
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hmm..I thought they had higher output alternators as well.
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they might to acomidate for all the radio, and lights
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:18 PM
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It is just a scary sounding decal that goes on the back to strike fear into the hearts of bad guys
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:37 PM
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it is nice to say i have a police intercepter engien in my car makes it sound real fast
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:19 PM
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oh oh and don't forget they did sumthin' w/the transmission cooler, either gave it one or made it bigger or sumthin'.
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well they are just made to be driven hard and not have a problem
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the engine cooling system on police cars is way better than any stock car. Your car will overheat long before a cop will.
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bigger radiator , bigger altinator, a tranny cooler and a tune to make it run cooler incase of police chase and the 115 governor set to 135
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bigger radiator , bigger altinator, a tranny cooler and a tune to make it run cooler incase of police chase and the 115 governor set to 135
im prity shure they go faster then 135. ill let you know.
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im prity shure they go faster then 135. ill let you know.
spell check?
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:37 AM
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and starting in 2005, Police cars got 31 spline axles and diff's
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im prity shure they go faster then 135. ill let you know.
thats just funny and awesome to hear!
IIRC, your a policeman right?
....maybe im the only one that finds this funny
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dyno'd a cop once... made 190 to the tires through the auto. His car weight just at about 5200lbs loaded with all their crap. That car wouldn't ever see much more than about 135...ever.

EDIT: In fact ... I've never seen a cop do much more than about 120, well... except for the aircraft.
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hey i was just telling you what the govenor was set at
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I know... just sayin. Silly *** ford sets their limit above the actual limit... hehe fail.
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Kind of stupid how Ford down grades the cop cars from a 351 to only a 4.6. If you ask me, they should be built w/ the best engine Ford has to offer, like in the 60's. Hell, the 428 Shelby used were interceptor engines. A 5.4 SOHC/DOHC would have been a better choice to replace the 351.
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I wonder if the new Hurricane will find it's way into the next interceptor ford tries to make...... I hope it finds it's way into a future mustang I heard they were calling it the boss engine for awhile with a name like that it would be destined for a stang.
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Considering how the new Camaro and Challenger have 5.7, 6.1, and 6.2 engines, Ford would be foolish to try to have a 4.6 compete.
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Considering how the new Camaro and Challenger have 5.7, 6.1, and 6.2 engines, Ford would be foolish to try to have a 4.6 compete.
Or even a 5.4
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thats why a lot of places are going to chargers as police cars thats what we did.
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thats why a lot of places are going to chargers as police cars thats what we did.
i seen one of em driving around town.
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i seen one of em driving around town.
yeah we have two of them here. One is a state trooper and one is for the sheriff department.
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dyno'd a cop once... made 190 to the tires through the auto. His car weight just at about 5200lbs loaded with all their crap. That car wouldn't ever see much more than about 135...ever.

EDIT: In fact ... I've never seen a cop do much more than about 120, well... except for the aircraft.
Before I put the 5spd in my old '95 P71, I did 145mph with 4.10 gears on the interstate. My speedo is off from the gears by 5mph, so it was more like 140mph. But the gov. kicked in at 145mph.

Now speaking of diffrent cop cars compared to the Crownvic. My dad has an old '93 P71 completly stock, bought at a state auction for $900, and when this thing see's 90mph getting on it(interstate ofcourse).....HANG ON! The car still feels like a V8 driving around, but compared to my Mustang at a speed like that, the Vic felt super strong!
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As a member of the people who drive the vics, I am really hard on keeping the mustang crowd under control. I seldom write them the tickets, but the butt chewing is a different story. Let all the ricers get the attention from me and my brotherin. With that said, a vic can go faster than the 135 governor. I have had my previous 03 to just a titch under 150 on the interstate. My 07 is barely clicking 14000 miles and not even broke in, however it gets to 100 very quickly when moving. I don't care for off the line performance, but hey for a 4 door they don't do too bad.
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wasnt it the one they had in the crown vics?
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The crown vic does suffer compared to the horsepower performance of the charger, but having driven a charger before at high speeds, the crown vic gets the nod in the suspension and steering department from me. You can drive one handed and be on the radio calling **** in at high speed and feel safe and in control with this car. I would like to see horsepower above the stock gt out of it, we all know ford can accomplish it. I agree though, for the vic to survive, it has to go bigger, stronger and faster than the competition and still maintain the toughness the vic is known for.
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dont they use mustangs in reno?

saw it in reno 911
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