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Old 06-18-2006, 05:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am wondering if anyone knows if the 4.6 liter engine might happen to have the same bell housing bolt pattern as the 5.0. Basicly I can get a 4.6 liter engine extremly cheap and was thinking of it for my 73 EB. Wondering if it will bolt to my 435. Any info on this subject would be super.

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I am wondering if anyone knows if the 4.6 liter engine might happen to have the same bell housing bolt pattern as the 5.0. Basicly I can get a 4.6 liter engine extremly cheap and was thinking of it for my 73 EB. Wondering if it will bolt to my 435. Any info on this subject would be super.

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totally diff engines/patterns. the 4.6l is a wide angle block, and the 302 pattern is for a narrow angle block.......
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Old 06-18-2006, 08:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Nope.. YET ANOTHER bellhousing pattern! Fawkin Ford, eh?
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Apparently the modular pattern is similar to the SBF one, and can be made to work with a SBF bell.
I have no idea if that's true tho.
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Apparently the modular pattern is similar to the SBF one, and can be made to work with a SBF bell.
I have no idea if that's true tho.

I "believe" the first year of the 4.6's in lincolns used the normal SBF pattern
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bell housing bolt pattern

Well it seems so far the audience is diveded in half, I guess I still dont know.
what to do???
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Old 06-18-2006, 10:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
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best way is to take a SBF bellhousing, and take it w/ you to look at the 4.6 and see if it fits...then you know for sure
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I "believe" the first year of the 4.6's in lincolns used the normal SBF pattern
i am 95% sure this is the case
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I "believe" the first year of the 4.6's in lincolns used the normal SBF pattern
I would be really surprised if this were true. I think the t birds got these motors first, maybe 91? They were plauged with problems IIRC, and it would be unlikely to find a decent 15yo motor, and an overhaul would be $. Maybe use an auto tranny from an early 4.6 4wd and mate it to an earlier tcase?
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I'm working on the same swap idea. Issues I have found so far.
The 4.6/5.4 is wide and high. Will have to remove inner fender skirts. Most of the items on the firewall need to be modified. ie steering, brake, and exhaust outlet will need to be modified. If I was to do this right I would build a tube chassis in the front and position the engine forward.
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