Please don't rip me a new one, but....

Small Block Mopar Engine

  1. Ashton Blackwell

    Ashton Blackwell Well-Known Member

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    So I have this 408cui/425hp engine I built earlier this spring in hopes of finding anything rear wheel drive Mopar to stick it in. Problem is anything Mopar is stupid crazy expensive, even if it is door handle deep in dirt!

    I have a chance to buy a super clean, low mile 81 Lincoln Mark 6 from the original owner. I've done research till my eyes bled and couldn't find a single person that has transplanted a small block Mopar in a Ford/Lincoln product.

    Can anyone here tell me if it has been done and if so, what I will need for fabrication and parts?
    Thank You, Ashton Blackwell
     
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    cudascott Now I have a Hemi

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      SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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      It’s your parts you a
      Can do what you wish with them. I have but one word. WHY?
       
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      • 318willrun

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        I don't know of anyone that has done that swap. It's your engine, and money, you can do what you want. You don't need our permission. I have a Ramcharger you could put it in... lol
         
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        • RAT ROD AL

          RAT ROD AL I know just enough to be dangerous FABO Gold Member

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          Put it in a VW Beatle. :thumbsup:
           
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            toolmanmike FABO MODERATOR Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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            Never heard of it and you probably shouldn't ask here. Scroll down to the bottom of this page. There is a Lincoln & Cadillac forum that is more up your alley.
             
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            As I said, even junk Mopars are going for extremely unreasonable prices and I'm only 20 I haven't had the chance to build a 50k bank account yet, so I'm kinda limited in the $$ department.

            Hey, it's a Mopar making it thump so why not?
             
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              What age does the 50k bank account come at again???? I'm running out of time! :D
               
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              • Ashton Blackwell

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                Now that's a thought
                 
              • cudascott

                cudascott Now I have a Hemi

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                Man keep looking. I have a pretty solid 72 Duster body for sale on here. You can find them. Now I don’t know wat your idea is of a good body at a fair price?
                 
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                • cudascott

                  cudascott Now I have a Hemi

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                  Like stated it’s your money and your parts but I could never bring myself to put a mopar engine in a ford but that’s me. I would rather find a rusty dart and go that route be patient and the right car will come along. I the mean time put the engine on a run stand and play with it you can tune and check leaks and all sorts of things.
                   
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                  • Ashton Blackwell

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                    Yeah no kidding! I thought 5k would buy atleast a roller but nope!
                     
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                    512Stroker We are all here because we are not all there.

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                    You're nuts!
                    Keep looking
                     
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                      I've bolted a 331sbf in a 67 Cheby pickup but there was tons of room and it was super cheap to do.
                       
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                      Hmmmm.... you almost tempt me to pull a motor out of a Duster and sell ya a roller.... LOL
                       
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                        I'd look for something a little lighter! Maybe a truck? A Dakota? Even a RWD importakes more sense to me! Lighter will be more fun. I understand wanting something to put it in until you find what you want but a big old Lincoln don't compute for me! Good luck with what ever you build!

                        Cley
                         
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                        • Cuda Hunter

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                          You can find dodge diplomats for 1-2K. I saw one for 800 bucks running the other day. No rust. A diplomat at least looks better than a ford.
                           
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                          • Ashton Blackwell

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                            Not kidding! Iowa has one of the highest resale prices for Mopars, especially from the 60s to late 80s.
                             
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                            80's/90's 2WD Dakota
                             
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                            • 512Stroker

                              512Stroker We are all here because we are not all there.

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                              You may have to go out of state.
                              I went to AZ to find my 67 Barracuda
                               
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                              • Ashton Blackwell

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                                I would love to keep it Mopar 100% but I can't afford to drive to California to get it or have it transported.
                                 
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                                Absolutely! That was actually my first choice, but they are all rusted in half (literally) or they are 4x4s.
                                 
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                                transportation is about 1500 bucks give or take.
                                buy a diplomat for 1500 and your only at 3K to get a car to wherever your at. That's pretty cheap. Transporters travel every single day.
                                 
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                                • Ashton Blackwell

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                                  Maybe I'll try Northern Missouri?
                                   
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