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I recently acquired my 67 Fairlane and shortly thereafter a 94 MK VIII with high miles but in running condition. I've read about some similar swaps on the forum but none specific to the 67 Fairlane. I'm in the research and planning phase now.
The donor runs ok but has 214,xxx miles. Planning to rebuild at least the top end and timing set. Considering bottom end honing, bearings, etc. Planning to use as much as possible from the Lincoln.
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You should consider the supercharged version of the engine. The 281 cubic inch n/a version of the engine is a 300 to 350 hp engine with tuning and mods with weak torque but good rpm capabilities. In a car like a 67 Fairlane t would produce a disappointing performance in n/a form.
 

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You should consider the supercharged version of the engine. The 281 cubic inch n/a version of the engine is a 300 to 350 hp engine with tuning and mods with weak torque but good rpm capabilities. In a car like a 67 Fairlane t would produce a disappointing performance in n/a form.
I definitely considered a blower... May still install one in the future. I'm really looking for decent power for cruising with decent mileage. The Lincoln gets about 23 MPG highway so I expect the "exceptional aerodynamics" of the Fairlane, I may get around 20. Reliability is wanted as well. I'm torn between higher compression pistons for improved n/a power, and keeping the compression a little lower for potential supercharging later. Decisions, decisions...
 

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I actually found a Facebook post for an 03 cobra drivetrain ( motor with supercharger and trans) last night... Had my wife message them and they replied this morning. Asked me to call an 800 number, which I did. Overseas based "parts locator" company. Of course. Had to be to good to be true...
 

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Does anyone have a source for a complete rebuild kit for the 32 valve? I'm finding lots of partial kits but they don't include something or other. Need gaskets, timing set, lifters, probably followers, pistons ( Forged), and bearings. Thanks.
 

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I recently acquired my 67 Fairlane and shortly thereafter a 94 MK VIII with high miles but in running condition. I've read about some similar swaps on the forum but none specific to the 67 Fairlane. I'm in the research and planning phase now.
The donor runs ok but has 214,xxx miles. Planning to rebuild at least the top end and timing set. Considering bottom end honing, bearings, etc. Planning to use as much as possible from the Lincoln. View attachment 176244
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A friend of mine in California built this Hudson with the drivetrain from a 1994 Mark VIII]


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I recently acquired my 67 Fairlane and shortly thereafter a 94 MK VIII with high miles but in running condition. I've read about some similar swaps on the forum but none specific to the 67 Fairlane. I'm in the research and planning phase now.
The donor runs ok but has 214,xxx miles. Planning to rebuild at least the top end and timing set. Considering bottom end honing, bearings, etc. Planning to use as much as possible from the Lincoln. View attachment 176244
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I’m almost done installing a 1993 Mark VIII engine in my 79 F100
I’m running a Holley Terminator X max, Dakota Digital Mark VIII custom instrument cluster with a pair of mid mounted STS twin turbos, I swapped out the cams from a Mustang Cobra engine, installed new timing chain kit along with a new Melling billet oil pump and changed out the pan to a 7qt Moroso aluminum pan and installed a Tuff Stuff 225amp alternator to power all the add ons.
Fatman Fabrication IFS under the front and 95 Town Car 8.8 rear with 3:73 Detroit locker, four linked sitting on bags.
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I actually sold my 351 core last weekend to a guy who owns a machine shop for a couple hundred bucks and credit at his shop.... He's going to clean up the block and hone it, etc. So I guess I'm doing the bottom end too. Looking at Forged internals. Rods, pistons at least. Probably going flat top as well. Would cobra cams from a 2003 DOHC fit in my heads?
 

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I actually sold my 351 core last weekend to a guy who owns a machine shop for a couple hundred bucks and credit at his shop.... He's going to clean up the block and hone it, etc. So I guess I'm doing the bottom end too. Looking at Forged internals. Rods, pistons at least. Probably going flat top as well. Would cobra cams from a 2003 DOHC fit in my heads?

Check with MMR racing in California
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I actually sold my 351 core last weekend to a guy who owns a machine shop for a couple hundred bucks and credit at his shop.... He's going to clean up the block and hone it, etc. So I guess I'm doing the bottom end too. Looking at Forged internals. Rods, pistons at least. Probably going flat top as well. Would cobra cams from a 2003 DOHC fit in my heads?
I don’t know about the 2003 Cobra cams, I used some from an 01.
There are two other companies that make performance cams for this engine if you don’t mind dropping an additional 2 grand
 

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I recently acquired my 67 Fairlane and shortly thereafter a 94 MK VIII with high miles but in running condition. I've read about some similar swaps on the forum but none specific to the 67 Fairlane. I'm in the research and planning phase now.
The donor runs ok but has 214,xxx miles. Planning to rebuild at least the top end and timing set. Considering bottom end honing, bearings, etc. Planning to use as much as possible from the Lincoln. View attachment 176244
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Another friend of mine in Norway built this 1975 F100 utilizing the front clip and rear IRS from a 94 Mark VIII
He’s an engineer on Deep Blue pipe laying vessel, he’s got some talent too.
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That's exactly the issue... Found some 03 cobra cams for $300...
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This is another Lincoln Mark VIII swap done with I believe a 1956 Crown Vic done back in around 2006 by Wayne Dean of South Carolina
He’s getting up in age and hasn’t built anything the past few years, I saw him at the Grand National F100 show in Pigeon Forge Tennessee back in May. He was the inspiration for my 79 F100
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I went with a 94 Mark VIII setup at first in my 63 Fairlane. I used the stock wiring with it's PCM, put in a Moates Quarter Horse, IMRC deletes,l swapped to Cobra heads, cams and intake, Long tubes. With the factory Mark pistons and the B heads, you have a 9.9:1 compression ratio. That's 10:1 basically which is great. Once I put all the cobra stuff on, I thought it was a dog still. Swapping to the Holley Terminator X Max to control it was the best think I did. It doesn't play around with the IMRC crap that I deleted. It really woke the car up. I did end up putting a V3 Si vortech on it too. Plenty of power to go around with only 5psi. The Lincoln is a heavy car. Probably heavier than the fairlane you have. It'll get around and you have tons of aftermarket stuff out there for them now that the Coyote is the hot thing everyone wants. We get their parts they throw out
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I went with a 94 Mark VIII setup at first in my 63 Fairlane. I used the stock wiring with it's PCM, put in a Moates Quarter Horse, IMRC deletes,l swapped to Cobra heads, cams and intake, Long tubes. With the factory Mark pistons and the B heads, you have a 9.9:1 compression ratio. That's 10:1 basically which is great. Once I put all the cobra stuff on, I thought it was a dog still. Swapping to the Holley Terminator X Max to control it was the best think I did. It doesn't play around with the IMRC crap that I deleted. It really woke the car up. I did end up putting a V3 Si vortech on it too. Plenty of power to go around with only 5psi. The Lincoln is a heavy car. Probably heavier than the fairlane you have. It'll get around and you have tons of aftermarket stuff out there for them now that the Coyote is the hot thing everyone wants. We get their parts they throw out View attachment 176272
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Looks like you completely removed your shock towers? How much room did your stock engine bay have compared to my 67? Thanks for sharing. Sweet ride.
 

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Yes, I run a Rod and Customs "Mustang II" style front end. I have seen a K member setup with heavily shaved shock towers fit a 4V DOHC between them but that's still a small bay like mine. You have more but how much? I don't know. Get out the tape measure and start looking up engine dimensions. But don't fear the power. They work and are very efficient as well. Sound good too!
 

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Yes, I run a Rod and Customs "Mustang II" style front end. I have seen a K member setup with heavily shaved shock towers fit a 4V DOHC between them but that's still a small bay like mine. You have more but how much? I don't know. Get out the tape measure and start looking up engine dimensions. But don't fear the power. They work and are very efficient as well. Sound good too!
I measured 29" between shock towers. Motor is 30" wide so I'm hoping I'll be able to just notch my towers enough... All while keeping the stock UCA with the Shelby drop. I think it's doable...
 

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I did the swap into a 63 Galaxie before and it fit easily but I had to flip the oil pan and pickup, and run a log style exhaust manifold close to the stock 03-04 cobra manifolds due to tight space down low. You might run into that as well. The valve cover is the widest point but the manifold operation is important. I think you'll fit with minimal cutting or massaging. Give it a trial before you commit to it though. Trans tunnel space is important too. My engine isback and up as far as possible without hitting the firewall or trans tunnel. I have to rotate my wiper motor ever so slightly to clear the valve cover!:oops:
 
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