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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-24-2010 Thread Starter
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old 302 to 4.6l swap feasibility advise, please...

I'm looking for some advise since I haven't done any major vehicle repair work for over ten years and have no idea of current prices.

Here's the situation:
My wife recently purchased an old run down '69 coupe with a blown engine and bleeding C4 for me as a project to keep me busy. I thought it was a pretty cool birthday gift myself. Later I made a blind purchase at a local auction and came home with a 2001 TownCar with a bad transmission. Everything else works great. I know very little about modulars. So now you know what I'm thinking...

Unfortunately, the last time I had a 302 completely rebuilt it only cost $600 parts and labor for a decent 290+ish hp engine and transmissions were less than that for durable results. Needless to say that was SEVERAL years ago.

Here's the plan:
I and going to cut out and replace the shock towers anyway, due to rust, age, and want the reliability and simplicity of a MII rack and pinion. I want an overdrive but am unwilling to purchase a gear vendors unit for the price, so I'm having the AOD rebuilt and will use it instead of the C4 since it will bolt to the 302. I'm considering swapping the 4.6 for the 302.

My question is:
On the average dollar for dollar (inside the ballpark price) for a naturally aspirated engine, which would be the easiest/less expensive for 300+ horses? Keep in mind that I have the complete Lincoln as a donor. I won't be depending on this as work vehicle, yet I don't want a race car. Just a good looking fast street machine.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-25-2010
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Do a search, but swapping in a mod motor for a non-mod motor is not an easy or cheap thing to do. Nothing can be reused, not even the k member.

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why not just use a totalled 5.0 as a donor, or maybe even a f150 with a 5.8, pretty easy 300hp there and your selection of transmissions may be more favorable

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