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What a Cruel way to die!
The exhaust manifolds differ on some V-8's. Where the Header pipe leaves the Manifold is the important point. Some out the Rear, some out the Middle and some out at an angle!
On the Motor Mount Perch's.
Look at the I-6 mounts in your truck. The part that's bolted to the Frame, has a little lift to it. That's so the engine can set on its center of gravity, and reduce vibrations.
The big V-8 is going to set on different perches. The Part bolted to the Frame will be different. It will be different for almost every vehicle the 460 went into.
There's some little things that are important. Where will the Header and manifold pipe go by the starter. Too close, and good by starter!
The oil pan drain. It might be reachable in the Lincoln, but when that same pan is in the truck, the plug might be up over the crossmember.
If your going to put a clutch in this truck, you need a Donar Truck with the Stick stuff in it.
After exchanging thoughts with you on this, I think you'd better leave your Truck alone. It'l be a good tow truck to get your strip car to and from the Races.
That truck is a wonderful vehicle as it is. You cant make it better!
I had three of those Ford Pickups and a Bronco with the 300 I-6, and wish I had my 4X4's back every night.
Get the rules for the Gas class drag Racing cars. Go to the Drags and find out what it's all about. Donate your time to a Team, and see what the inside of racing really is all about.
Then, If you still have the Fire, you can find a midsized Ford Wagon to put the lincoln in, and have a real racer. The 200+ Horses your starting with, and another $2000 bucks worth of Speed parts, will get you some trophys.
I haven't been in Drag Racing since '57' but I helped out with a much modified '47' Chev Turtle Back. The Competition was fierce, and we got some show up money from time to time, but never, not even in our best Races, did we ever recover 1/10th of the money we spent.
Racing of any kind is a "Big Bucks Sport" these days. Gone are the days of a guy showing up on Sunday with a 'Privateer' and winning his way into the money.
So save yourself some Heartache, and a lot of money. Get the Homework done, before you take another step.
97/F-150/4.2L/XLT/Canopy. Old boats and motors too. I like the old Fords but I gotta have the features now that I'm old.