NOVIFED said:Dont know the facts for sure but I believe the Lincoln is FWD and the block WILL NOT work in a Mustang. The Intec 32V Navigator is a Windsor Block with 4V heads, that motor does work in a Mustang.
Windsor as in made in Windsor Michigan. 96-98 GTs and Cobras and 01+ GTs and 99/01+ Cobraswere made at Romeo, but 99/00 GT blocks were cast at Windsor and the truck blocks (F-150, Explorer, Expedition, et. al.) are cast at Windsor.ONEBADMK8 said:
The only difference with the Conti is the intake manifold and the valvle covers (locations of the pcv and such), cams, and crank and the oil filter adapter and are rated at 260/270 hp.
It is a FWD but the engine just sits sideways. It will bolt right in.
Windsor block? as in early Windsor?
The modular family of Ford engines is completely different from the pushrod engines.
Its most definitely not a Windsor block with 4v heads.
Its a Modular 5.4 with 4v heads.
I Thought The FWD Blocks have one less Motor Mount location?
Only the Navigator and Blackwood use a 5.4L 4V Intech. TheONEBADMK8 said:
Its a Modular 5.4 with 4v heads.
that may be the info you have been provided with however, we did a Town Car last year at Lincolnmotorsport West (our Vegas shop) that used a Conti 32v.NOVIFED said:
This is correct if you do a search somebody bought a boat load of these blocks and they proved useless. The Motor mount is different as well as the way bellhouse bolts up.
That's good news for finding donor blocks/motors then. I'veONEBADMK8 said:
Anyway, all I can say is this, I saw the Conti that was the donor for the engine pictured in the Town Car that we did at LMS West.
Its a Conti engine in that car.
I was looking for infromation as far as what else the stock internals could be used for. I'm been informed that Ford and Blue Oval News claim the blocks to be identical, both RWD and FWD. And the local techs said it couldn't be done because they were balanced differently in the valley.
I had a 1999 Lincoln Continental engine back when I had my 96 Cobra. I had planned on swapping to the newer heads and a 99 Cobra intake during my engine rebuild. The Continental block I had, used both a different bellhousing bolt pattern, AND no motor mount bolt holes drilled and tapped into the passenger side motor mount bosses.Maybe the blocks were different in the early days, but are now the same. That would explain where all the info about different bellhousing bolt pattern came from.
They did.Yea, I dont think ford would make a special block for just one car
The timing cover and location of the accessories are also different. The crank is also different between the Lincoln and Cobra engine. The Lincoln Continental crank is actually the same as the GT iron crank. The Continetal engines I've worked on also have standard rotation water pumps rather than the reverse rotation water pumps on the RWD engines. This is all FIRST HAND information, which is non negotiable. Not hearsay from someone else who did the work. I did the work.The only difference with the Conti is the intake manifold and the valvle covers (locations of the pcv and such), cams, and crank and the oil filter adapter and are rated at 260/270 hp.
Not on the ones I've worked on. The FWD engines had smaller bellhousing bolt patterns, a smaller torque converter flexplate, and six bolt nodular iron crankshafts rather than the forged eight bolt crank in the Cobra.It is a FWD but the engine just sits sideways. It will bolt right in.