Lincoln Continental Engine Block

Lincoln Mark VIII Performance

  1. Calkins

    Calkins Active LVC Member

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    The info below is off of the Wiki-pedia Mod motor listing. Reading this, it seams to me that a 1999 Continental motor would have the good Fiat block and the good PI heads, right? So, that block should be good to the area of 900HP like a Mark VIII, right? It'd like to use the Continental drivetrain in a land speed FWD car.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Modular_engine

    The 4-valve DOHC version of the Modular engine was introduced in the 1993 Lincoln Mark VIII as the 4.6 L Four-Cam V8. Lincoln marketed the engine under the name InTech after 1995.[5]

    The 1993–1998 4-valve engines featured cylinder heads with two intake ports per cylinder (split-port) and variable runner length intake manifolds with either vacuum or electrically activated intake manifold runner controls (IMRC) depending on application. The engine was revised for 1999 with new cylinder heads featuring tumble-style intake ports, new camshaft profiles, and fixed runner-length intake manifolds. These changes resulted in more power, torque and a broader powerband when compared to the earlier 4-valve engines.

    All 4.6 L 4-valve engines featured aluminum engine blocks with 6-bolt main bearing caps, with the only exception being the 2003–2004 SVT Cobra which had a 4-bolt main cast iron block. The 1999 and earlier engines featured an aluminum block cast in Italy by Fiat subsidiary Teksid S.p.A. Since 1996, all of the 4.6 L 4-valve engines manufactured for use in the SVT Cobra have been hand-built by SVT technicians at Ford's Romeo, Michigan plant.[6]

    The 4-valve DOHC 4.6 L engine was on the Ward's 10 Best Engines list for 1996.

    Vehicles equipped with the 32-valve DOHC 4.6 L include the following:

    1993–1998 Lincoln Mark VIII, 280 hp (209 kW) and 285 lb·ft (386 N·m)
    1995–1997 Lincoln Continental, 260 hp (194 kW) and 265 lb·ft (359 N·m)
    1996–1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra, 305 hp (227 kW) and 300 lb·ft (407 N·m)
    1995–1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC, 290 hp (216 kW) and 295 lb·ft (400 N·m)
    1998–2002 Lincoln Continental, 275 hp (205 kW) and 275 lb·ft (373 N·m)
    1999/2001 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra, 320 hp (239 kW) and 317 lb·ft (430 N·m)
    2000-2001 Qvale Mangusta, 320 hp (239 kW) and 317 lb·ft (430 N·m)
    2003-2005 MG X-Power SV, 320 hp (239 kW) and 317 lb·ft (430 N·m)
    2000–2008 Panoz Esperante, 420 hp (313 kW) and 320 lb·ft (434 N·m) [7]
    2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1, 305 hp (227 kW) and 320 lb·ft (434 N·m)
    2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1, 310 hp (231 kW) and 335 lb·ft (454 N·m) [8]
    2003–2004 Mercury Marauder, 302 hp (225 kW) and 318 lb·ft (431 N·m)
    2003–2005 Lincoln Aviator, 302 hp (225 kW) and 318 lb·ft (431 N·m)
    2003–2004 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra, Iron block, Supercharged, 390 hp (291 kW) and 390 lb·ft (529 N·m)
     
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    Roadboss Dedicated LVC Member

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    It is a Windsor block, the Texid block had extra ribbing in the galley. If you get the SHM engine book it has pictures in it.
     
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    Calkins Active LVC Member

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    Yea, I know what you're talking about, I've seen pictures of both styles. What can the Windsor block handle for power? I has told it's in the 600HP range.
     
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    if you are talking about the WAP blocks, 600 is pushing it from what i have heard. Look into the mach 1's and marauders, thats the motor they used.
     
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    The Continental block will not mate up to a rear wheel drive transmission. It is drilled and fitted for a transaxle and cannot be converted to a RWD application. I could find the applicable pages in my Shawn Hyland book if you want.

    Allow me to edit this. I didn't read correctly that you WANT it to be in a FWD application! :) I am a moron.
     
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    cammerfe Dedicated LVC Member

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    Be careful of 'will-not' and 'can-not'. Of course they CAN---it just takes extra work, and may not make sense to do. Within the realm of the ridiculous, but do-able, I knew a guy, years ago who had a street-driven Model 'A' sedan, powered by an Allison aircraft engine. The engine was so big, it took up most of the interior. The driver had to sit beside it.
    KS

    And, as a LSR powerplant, it would make sense to start with a Ford GT block. In order to be able to set records, it's likely that it will take well into four figures of HP.
     

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