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Post  BigBadL August 5th 2023, 7:55 pm

I am trying to figure out what to do in rebuilding this car, especially the engine. I have watched a lot of vids on YT about rebuilding a 460, from mild to wild, on powernation especially. Though one is of course tempted to go hog wild and build for as much power they can afford, I have realized all these guys are aways just talking about engines, on dyno stands. I have realized if I have built, and can afford to build a wild 460, I need especially to have suspension components that can control that much power. Especially a trans, will a "stock" C6 tolerate 600 or more HP reliably without breaking, or is something more needed for a transmission? I know and have read about upgrading things like front control arms, but I dont even know if anything like this is available for 1969 Lincolns. But even more, does the body need to be stiffened with more bracing? Are the any parts available for more bracing to make the frame stronger? I did want to have EFI when I finally have my engine rebuilt, mostly cuz I am sick of carbs and they take forever to start when its cold. I love EFI and just turning the key no matter what the weather is, and of course I was thinking something very cool like EFI stacks, until I saw they are $3000 or more. I also like the FAST Man 6 pack, I know more designed for Mopar, I thought this would be very cool, but again like $3000. Stacks probably dont make any sense if you are not going to see them, especially for $3000. Then also if one has a 460 that is making 600 or more HP, does one need to change the rear axle? My thinking for the engine was since it is very old and needs to rebuilt, to have it bored and stroked to 545 cubic inches, maybe about 10:1 or a little more if its practical? But in the end, though I am tempted by the HP, I want a car that is easy to drive. Another thing I have realized, a friend told me that one has to have the right cooling system, especially if one has a high-power engine with aluminum heads. Could anyone give me info and advice parts or ideas in starting this project? I dont want to rebuild the car back to stock, I want to do more of a restomod. Thank you

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Post  supervel45 August 5th 2023, 8:21 pm

Meh, Get some Trump Money and come to Texas and buy this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5Q7SznAomo

https://www.dragzine.com/features/sleeper-alert-the-worlds-quickest-lincoln-continental-mk-iii/

I would just rebuild the engine pretty much stock with a good Holley Carburetor and enjoy it. It will start up cold with a choke if you know what you are doing. You can't get after market 460 blocks now. A 557 can go good but, these cars are very heavy and take a lot of power to go fast.
They will also get very bad single digit gas mileage, so why bother building a high dollar  13 second car if you are lucky.



If you really want a low budget 545 FI The one below page 1, (you can skip the fuel rails), is it for a good Cruiser.

https://www.429-460.com/t28930-the-83gt

If you don't want a hood scoop, run a Edelbrock Torquer II intake.

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Post  stanger68 August 5th 2023, 9:13 pm

The c6 should be fine with red clutches and band with agood shift kit. 31 spline axles and a 9” will be necessary.

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Post  supervel45 August 5th 2023, 10:50 pm

9 3/8" 31 spline likely now, Open Carrier 2.80/1 gears.

https://burntclutches.com/2020/05/28/automotiva-obscura-the-ford-9-3-8-differential/

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Post  supervel45 November 16th 2023, 2:48 am

Bump For TEXAS Cool

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Post  supervel45 November 20th 2023, 5:30 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OuXEZmXfZY

^ Old Motor Pass

9.40's on The Gas Coming 2024 Cool

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Post  Mark Miller November 22nd 2023, 12:54 am

supervel45 wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OuXEZmXfZY

^ Old Motor Pass

9.40's on The Gas Coming 2024 Cool

Bad Ass Hot Rod Lincoln!!

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Post  supervel45 November 22nd 2023, 1:43 am

^ YES IT IS.

It's Gonna Be Much Badder/CooLeR Next Year!!! Cool


The Owners Name Is Mark, Also, And He Know's His Ford "Shit" Like You Would Not Believe... Smile

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