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I have a 1978 Lincoln town Car with 70,000 miles and it's in great shape. My son wants the engine (460 or 466 CID) for a hot rod and was told he can retrofit in onto a 40 Ford chassis. Any truth to that? Is a Lincoln engine any good in a hot rod? Is the car worth more as is?

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The motor will be a 460 Ford. A very good LARGE engine. These are good hot rod motors if you can handle the gas milage of big engines. Yes they have been fitted into pre-war Fords. NOT a bolt in, but, they do make a good running, powerful motor.
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460 with a C-6 transmission:

large, heavy, low compression, low power, poor gas mileage, expensive to hop up, poor heads, needs a full suspension upgrade front and rear,

solid, dead reliable, run many miles, impresssive looking in a rod.

Probably be a bear to cool in that 40 engine comparment.

I'd swap the whole car for a 5.0 HO fuelie and AOD from a Mustang. It would be lighter, faster, handle better, cheaper, and get 22+ mpg easily with the AC on. OH, ya, did that to 40 tudor.....

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The 460 wakes up real fast if you order a 1970 429 timing chain and gears for it. Thats 30 hp right there. A Very good cam was available thru Ford motorsport for $69. A dual plane intake and some head work and you'll be into 300 horse power cheaply. The 429/460 can be made to run reliably with massive torque and good hp. They are really not that expensive to build or make hp with, -if you research your parts and sources.


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