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4.6 four valve swap ?


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March 6, 2006
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City, State
Atlanta, GA
Year, Model & Trim Level
2000 Limited chassis only
Anyone ever done, or researched swapping a Lincoln Mark viii 4 valver into a Gen 2 in place of the 5.0 ?
They run pretty much the same trans, so that should be fine, but I am guessing the width might be tough.

They look like an old school hemi with these valve covers.
They're a pretty trick thing considering how cheap they are, 280hp rated 310 or more with exhaust and Cobra intake 6 bolt mains with an iron crank and the bare block only weighs 86 pounds !

Just curious.


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February 2, 2006
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City, State
North East Arkansas
Year, Model & Trim Level
2012 F150 4x4
Its been discussed before, but in the smallish body of the 2nd gen wont accommodate the motor and keep creature comforts like heat and air. There was a guy who did it in a 2wd Ranger, but it has different crossmember allowing for the oil pan. I believe custom headers have to be fabbed up to clear the steering and other stuff. Ill see if I can find the thread- they have the obligatory picture of the two motors side by side.

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