Ford Mustang Forum banner

1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
306 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
For a project down the road....I am contemplating using a Lincoln Mark VIII engine. How well does the crank hold up on those? Should I go for an aftermarket, or is the stock one decent enough?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,859 Posts
Might be handy to give us some idea of your goals (HP wise). For example, if your goal is 800 HP, then the stock crank want do it. On the other hand if your goal is 450 HP, then the stock crank would likely hold.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
74 Posts
Also what RPM range you are looking to be in. The stock crank is strong but RPMS is what kills them. Plenty of high hp cars on stock cranks.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
12,436 Posts
why a Mark 8 engine? To build a turbo motor of any note will require a complete new forged pistons and rods assembly as a minimum...if it's the aluminum block you want, just get the block off Ebay, then add the rotating assembly, next you want the C heads, not the B heads, they make alot more torque, once again, just piecing your build is the way to go...yeah, you could use an intake off a Mark 8 for a turbo
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
306 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Looking at getting at least to 7, or 800hp. The wife wants to drag.... :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,288 Posts
Not sure on these motors but if the internals are the same as our 4.6 internals the crank is not your main worry on weak links it would be the rods and pistons. That is if the internals are the same as ours.

If you want 700-800 hp then I would advise you to look into a complete forged rotating assembly modularmustangracing.com has some decent prices and good kits.

Also I hope you know this is not a cheap game to play not only are you looking at mods to support the motor like rotating assembly, fuel system, but also your drivetrain is not gonna last on that much power. I see in your sig you got some suspension mods but you also need to put in mind what it is gonna take to get this power to the ground in suspension, and your drivetrain upgrades to hold up to the power you are putting to it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
306 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
Don't worry....the engine is not going into my stang. It's for a 1963 Volvo 122S 2 door. One-piece fiberglass front end, rollcage, 9 inch rear...etc.

Not sure on these motors but if the internals are the same as our 4.6 internals the crank is not your main worry on weak links it would be the rods and pistons. That is if the internals are the same as ours.

If you want 700-800 hp then I would advise you to look into a complete forged rotating assembly modularmustangracing.com has some decent prices and good kits.

Also I hope you know this is not a cheap game to play not only are you looking at mods to support the motor like rotating assembly, fuel system, but also your drivetrain is not gonna last on that much power. I see in your sig you got some suspension mods but you also need to put in mind what it is gonna take to get this power to the ground in suspension, and your drivetrain upgrades to hold up to the power you are putting to it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,288 Posts
Huh never saw that coming lol but sounds cool man good luck!
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top