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Question 1964-69 Lincoln Continental

Hello,
I have some plans rumbling around to build a Lincoln Continental in the range of the years listed in the subject. Having looked around this forum, I have not been able to find anyone who has worked on one.
Here is what I have found out about the engine:

Engine: 320 H.P. V8-430 4 Barrel
Bore and stroke: 4.3 x 3.7
Piston Displacement Cubic Inches: 430
Compression Ratio:10.1
Maximum B.H.P.: 320 @ 4100
Maximum Torque 465 @ 2600
Normal Oil Pressure: 52-62

My question is this, what other engine(s) will fit into this car? I am looking for most bang for the buck while keeping the exterior mostly stock.

Would another engine even be warranted for this application? Or can the existing power-plant be built into a quasi-monster?

Thanks in advance for any and all assistance!
-Mike
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Old 09-17-2003, 04:15 AM
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I'd leave the original engine but chrome it out, and put the bucks where it counts, to turn heads. That big barge is not going to be a big tire burner anyhow but a Continental is one sweet ride. Some guy at the Cars & Parts swap meet had a pearl white '64 with Torque Thrust. It sit about stock height but had probably 17" wheels. Real Nice. All white leather interior....

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Re: 1964-69 Lincoln Continental

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My question is this, what other engine(s) will fit into this car? I am looking for most bang for the buck while keeping the exterior mostly stock.

Would another engine even be warranted for this application? Or can the existing power-plant be built into a quasi-monster?

You can fit about ANY engine you wish into that vehicle.

Your second question would depend on just what your are trying to achieve. Rebuild the original engine with a mild cam and a decent 4-barrel would be great for cruising and overall reliability.
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I love those early Lincoln engines and they can put out some good power. If you want an easy swap an FE engine shares the bellhousing pattern and will probably drop tight on the mounts, But I'd stay with the 430.
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Thanks for all the tips thus far, guys. I have a photo or the Lincoln I had in mind that someone else definitely put the time into. It will give any advice lenders a better grasp on what direction I am leaning towards. My question now is, can someone tell me how to post it? I apologize for my ignorance, but I could not seem to figure it out at the photo album link.
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Go to the photo album and click on "upload pictures" and it will guide you through it.
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Go to the photo album and click on "upload pictures" and it will guide you through it.

I am a real idiot for not even seeing that! Sorry to have bothered you for such a simple procedure! Thanks for the wake-up call...


Here are the keywords for the pic:

1964 Lincoln Continental Bullet-holes


Let me know what you think!

BTW, I could not find out about where this picture came from. I apologize to anyone who may recognize it that I was not able to give proper credit....



-Mike
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Engine Swap in 1960-66 Continentals?

Hello,

I'm new to this board, but I've been looking for somebody to answer a similar question as well.

I'm looking to buy a 1960-66 Lincoln Continental Convertible and want to do an engine swap.
Now, don't laugh, but I want to get a little bit better gas mileage out of it than the stock engine.
Is it possible to put a new EFI engine in it without major modifications, and if so, what kind of gas mileage increase should I expect to see given the fact that, in addition to the design/flow of the engine being almost 40 years more technologically advanced, the engine is controlled by a computer and can adjust on-the-fly, as opposed to a 4 Barrel carburetor just sucking down the juice?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Justin
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Old 10-22-2003, 08:01 PM
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You'll save yourself some headaches by using one of the aftermarket FI systems that bolts onto your existing intake. You need to keep in mind that you are moving about 5500lbs. of steel and no matter how you cut it you're mileage around town will always be on the low end. Simple physics is working against you, I used mine primarily for road trips to different towns that had concerts I wanted to see (holds a good party),and on the road it delivered pretty decent mileage.
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I kind of assumed that my "Around Town" mileage would always be low, but I like to drive on the freeway alot, so thought I might make up some ground there.

Thanks for the insight.

Justin
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