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Old 09-25-2002, 01:40 PM
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Post Late model 4.6 in a 70 Maverick ?

Does anyone know where i can find an aftermarket wiring harness so i can install a late model 4.6 in a maverick ?

Ive got a turbo 4.6 out of a lincon i want to drop in my maverick but im not sure how to wire it up with the mass of wires piled on top of the motor lol

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Old 09-25-2002, 11:03 PM
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I would check with Painless Wiring. You'd be suprised to see what they have.

A 4.6 in a Maverick?? Are you sure thats going to fit? I've never seen under the hood of a maverick, but i do know its a spawn off the mustang. Keep in mind that a 4.6 SOHC is about the same width as a 460. WIth a turbo, im thinking it'll be pretty crowded in there.
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That 4.6 is a sweet motor, as far as itty bitty OHC motors go. There is a guy here in town who put one in a 64 T-Bird. He used some original (donor car) wiring and the rest from an aftermarket company. I think it was Painless. It will be tight but it should be a great driver.
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There are two ways to get the 4.6 to sit in the MAVERICK chassis. Either remove the spring towers and go to MUST II suspension (gives you rack & pinion) or install notching kits on the towers to give you the room. There are suspension upgrade kits available to give you improved steering/handling with the old system also.

What model LINCOLN is the engine out of? A TOWNCAR uses the 2V and the MARK 4V.

I can tell you from experience the 4 valve walks and would be something in a light chassis.
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I would first speak with FORD RACING TECH on this conversion as I am sure they have or are working on a wiring harness by now for retro-fits. Next, speak with the folks at WINDSOR-FOX PERFORMANCE as they have done this swap into an early MUSTANG chassis.

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When you open the hood on Saturday night and they ask what you have, tell them a 427 SOHC and see how long it takes them to figure it out...
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Yeah Kutulz, a cammer in a Fairlane or stang would be sweet! The FE 'Bolts were impressive, imagine one of those pups w/ the SOHC!
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Thanks for the leads guys... Ive already talked to Painless and they said they could hook me up...

As far as the fit i think im going to use the mustang II front end and just shave the shock towers smooth. It'll be a snug fit but no worse than a stang ... The 4.6 came out of a mark VIII (LSC I believe)

thanks again for the leads ...

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Speak with Ford they have been great to talk to and they have saved me money on my 5.0 swap over painless.
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