Originally Posted by 65ELCMO
I have been doing chevy powered street rods and chevy muscle cars but have a customer that wants to do a 56 ford 2 door wagon. What would be a good donner motor? What car do we look for to get a 302 and trans that would be a good match?
Want to wow the troops down at the drive-in? Buy a complete '93-'97 Mark VIII Lincoln and use everything out of it. The 4.6 liter DOHC V8 is all aluminum. The motor is pretty wide, but should fit into the large engine bay of the '56. I've seen nice running, driving Mark VIII's here in Phoenix for under $2000. Use everything from the donor (wiring, computer, instruments, motor, trans, differential, radiator, cooling system, rear suspension, etc., etc.).