I know this is probably heretical in here, so I apologize in advance, but . . .
Has anyone done/know of a succesful modular engine swap/transplant?
I would think that it would fit without having to fabricate a front end clip, but I really have no clue.
No, that's not the reason.
I had a modular 2v motor custom built (forged/custom cams) specifically to power my crownvic for the next 4 years. See my sig. My plan in 4 years was to pull the engine, re-cam the heads for high-rev, and put it into something lightweight for fun. It would have to be a cobra kit-car (nice but expensive) or a gutted new mustang (ugh, but the likely alternative). Re-creating my 67 would be fun, but you got to cut the towers etc etc.
BUT, I saw a couple really really nice Galaxies from a distance the other day . . . and I had an uncles who had a couple . . . and I thought HEY, the modular engine is already set up to power a big heavy brute, so I wouldn't need new cams and a P-51 intake. Plus, the 4R70W tranny and converter are already modified and set up for the big car too . . .the whole wiring harness, PCU, etc etc could probably lift right over from the vic to a galaxie . . . Custom motor mounts, modify a tranny mount, custom driveshaft . . .
I'd have four years to restore and prep the car . . . Feel free to tell me it's idiotic, I can take it.
Former Ford Projects:
1967 Mustang w/351W swap; 1984 302 T-Bird; 1987 5.0 T-Bird; 1989 5.0 Mustang; 1992 5.0 T-Bird
Current: 2000 Crown Victoria PI
4.6 SOHC, Cobra Crank, Manley Rods, Custom coated CP Pistons 10.5:1 comp w/valve reliefs, PnP npi heads, Crower Cams, 70mm TB, Maurader Intake Assembly w/80mmMAF, FRPP shortys, custom 2.25 dual exh, SCT