Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Fowlerville, MI
2.7 alternative throttle body?
I see all the stuff for boring out the stock body and using the butterfly from a 3.2/3.5 tb. What about swapping it out entirely for something completely different? I have some extra Mustang 5.0 throttle bodies here which are 65mm and an aftermarket 70mm one. They have a very nice smooth shape and the round inlet. The TPS is the same range so its not an issue. I'm sure I could figure out something easy for swapping the cable mounts.
For me, it seems like less work to make an adapter plate than to have a machine shop bore and then have to modify the tb even more for the plate to fit.
I am correct that the lower portion below the throttle plate isn't used on the 2nd gens, right?