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I bought a 1999 cobra it didnt start when i took the engine out discovered the connecting rod in # 8 cylinder broked and smashed a hole on both sides and the top of the engine block.

What is the least expensive block to go with Money is an issue i have acess to a 2004 lincon aviator but not sure if it can be used or what i would have to to get it to work need some advice or assistance
 

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96'-98' short block will go right in with no issues,you wont be able to use the knock sensors though and you'll have to swap heads and the timing chains.
 

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Yes,you should be able to get those entire motors locally pretty cheap. If you're REALLY strapped for cash a 4.6 4v out of a Mark 8 will work too as it's the same engine. I have this same combination in my own car. Except with a forged bottom end and everything.
 

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You can usually find VERY cheap mark viii short blocks online cl or forums. But most junk yards have a few so thats the easiest and by far the cheapest.

If you can I would put your crank in there if it isnt shot.
 

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Theres a good chunk of yards. Try upullandpay, prestons in kissimmee, micheals on OBT, ect... Every time I go for anything I see them. some of the yards website will let you check the inventory before you go.

I think I know a guy with some pistons, rods and block .020 over he has sitting in his garage. if you want to go that way. PM me i'll see if I could give you his number.
 
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