I'm not right up to speed on all the details but I will have a go at a couple of points for you. There may be an issue with sump clearance (it is cast alloy not pressed tin like the old style ones) but it is not far off. Easiest way would be to throw in the motor and use an EA multipoint ecu to run it - later models need Smartlock installed to function properly. Only XR6 VCT, Fairmont Ghia, Fairlane & LTDs had VCT engines - if you are referring to the intake manifold, refer to the comment re needing smarlock. Also do a search on "broadband manifold conversion" there might be some easy ways around it.
no not at all actually... but its not worth getting into it, when these forums are meant for helping, and if painting parts of my car is what i like, i will do it. just so happens its the only thing affordable i can do at the moment, if you dont like it, then keep it quiet
Soon to come: Full engine rebuild, Race pistons, Performance cam, Full Defillipo Performance Exhaust