I am back at it again!!! Question?

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Re: I am back at it again!!! Question?

Postby frasern » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:20 am

Newchapters wrote: I would have to get a new drive shaft and maybe move trans mount

This is a little simplistic. The Lincoln has a double insulated trans. mount, two pedestals to a cross bracket, with 4 rubber mounts. Very unique. Tailshaft is also very unique.
Factory advertising states the '61 transmission was re-designed to fit the much smaller floor cavity, I think any transmission swap will require re-working the tunnel. As I said, anything can be done, but enter it knowing it's a big job, expect the worst.
$10,000+ for a rebuild sounds high, but not unbelievable depending on the extras, a stock rebuild should be cheaper.
As I said, I am not an expert on mods, but a '68 460 with a Lincoln C6, may be cheaper and easier, and a lot more aftermarket goodies are available. Floor work is still likely, but a '68 floor piece can be grafted in easier than fabricating from scratch.
It's easy to say what can be done, a lot harder to do it. Maybe you can look in the pictures gallery, and contact people who have posted their swaps. They can help you better than I can.

Edit; The 460 also has 2 bolt patterns, to fit either a slanted Lincoln C6, or later flat top one. The Lincoln bell housing is smaller, to fit the unibody firewall, and clear the heater. (Yes, I know that's not a firewall)
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Re: I am back at it again!!! Question?

Postby tomo » Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:16 pm

I would look for a remanufactured engine from suppliers like Jasper or S and J. They can usually beat the price of a machine shop and the warranty is usually better. I have used several Jasper engines in the past and they were easy to install and ran great.

https://www.sandjengines.com/product/1958~~~3458
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