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Old 12-22-2003, 07:54 AM
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New to the forum! My wife just gifted me with a 1953 Lincoln sports coup. It has a factory cont. kit and the powerplant is a 317 Lincoln with crossover exhaust manafolds. The carb is a Holley 2140. I am wanting to change out the powerplant with something better as the 317 is hard to find parts to fix it with.
My current frame measures 16" at the motormount holes.
What powerplants will bolt onto those existing mount locations or will I have to modify and fab some type of system?

Any suggestions will be wonderful. I am looking forward to driving my "hotrod" Lincoln, as the song says.

Jimmy Gardner
Saraland, Al.

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Old 12-22-2003, 08:06 AM
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You can't go wrong going with a big block chevy. Parts are readily available and priced right
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What a great present. Cruise that baby at 110 cross country. The ride is to die for. This is one of the few times I would suggest that you stay with the Ford motor. Not sure on the sizes, but the small ford should use the same mounts. Minimize the work. I would recommend that you use a total roller package to get the most torque. That is one heavy car. Check the brakes. Post a pic if you have time.

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The motor mount measurement of the Chevy inline-6, V-6, and V-8 engines is 16 inches.
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