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Old 07-06-2010, 02:18 AM
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1954 Lincoln Capri engine swap and blowers

I am considering dropping either an FE block 390 or a 460 into a 1954 Lincoln Capri. I have also considered rebuilding the stock engine and tranny. If I decide to drop the 390 or 460 into it what will I need to do to get the motor mounts to accept the different block as well as the C6? I would like to retain steering column shift. I like the origional 317 but am concerned about difficult to find parts on the tranny and engine.
I also would like to put a street blower on the engine if swapped out. The 6-71 carberated is prohibitively expensive. I saw the Eaton M90's rebuilt on Ebay for 300 dollars. I then found a web page with dual Eaton blowers on a 351W that subsequently was blown from too much PSI. In the picture it appeared that each Eaton was upside down to allow a homebrew adaptor box out of the bottom with air tubing coming from each side to the rear of the air box/intake. This interests me because of the lower potential cost, the possibility of fitting all under the hood without cutting into it, and the limited kits available for the 460/390 carberated that will not cut into the hood.
Advanced thanks to all on info for adapting the engines, thoughts on keeping the original drivetrain, and the twin Eaton M90 blowers that are designed for a 3.6l when individually used. Here is the web page for the twin Eatons:


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