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Swapping a 4.6 ford into a 1974, Maverick?
Motor Mounts and tranny?
Or use a 302 instead, less work but alot heavier.
Some got some advice?
Thanks,
Cheffer
 

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From my perspective, it gets down to what you want and why. If your intention is to put a 460 label on the fender so that everyone knows you have the baddest motor, then put it in there. If you just want to have a lot of power for the street, I would build a strong small block. The big motor weighs a lot more and there are lots of negative considerations around excess weight(and size) in the front of the car. You can easily get 300 to 400 hp out of a very streetable small block without and the project will cost you a lot less than messing with big block parts (they are all more costly). If this is your first engine swap, smaller and lighter is better.
 

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lonestarjim said:
I got it all done but the engine looks to low and viberates really bad. Can anyone help me?

You probably have a 5.0 and not a 302. They have different crankshafts and require different balanced flexplates and harmonic dampers. The 302 and 5.0 use the same motor and transmission mounts.

A 5.0 has a 50 oz balance.

A 302 has a 28 oz balance.
 
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