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ok! hows everyone doing?
so i was wondering what do i have to do in order for me to swap my 351 to a 460? i know you have to change the motor mounts, but do they bolt up to where the stock ones go or do i have to do some fabracation?
now the rear end! does any one knows what cars or trucks have the for big bearing rear ends with posi 28 spl or just a posi? and what cars have rear disc brakes i can put on my car?
 

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What are you swapping it into and what are looking to get out of it.
 

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The 460 will fit in mustangs but you do have to change the motor mounts (they should bolt in I think) but it will be a big hassel unless you cut the shock towers back. For the brakes I am not sure what car has rear discs that will bolt in but there are conversion kits that run in the 500-600 dollar range.
 

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Now we know what we're working with. A 72 has the same frame as a 71 that the 429CJ was put in. So you'll need the frame mounts, motor mounts and block plates. The front springs will need to be stronger as will the sway bar due to the weight. Either a C-6 or 4 spd will fit since Ford did it in 71. All the same stuff as is headers or cast exhaust manifolds. A 460 will fit just as easy. Short block of any year will work, just look for DOVE heads since they are better.
 

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Ok, now we know even more. If I my say, you're new to all this? Not a problem, just lets us know where to start. Everyone was new to this at one time. The mistakes I've made from not knowing. Anyway the DOVE is on the heads between #2, 3 exhaust manifold ports, just below the valve flange. What year is the donor Lincoln? Most of those will be a 460. The casting number and date of built is on the rear of the block on the side. You can get an engine in several different ways. Bare block, which is just a block and main caps. Short block whcih is the block, bearings, crank, rods and pistons, cam, timing gears. Long block is the short block with assembled heads, lifters and pushrods. Then you have a complete engine. which is with oil pan, pump, intake, timing cover, water pump and maybe a carb. If you're getting the engine from a car, get the whole thing from the motor mounts to the carb. Also get the trans with it. Because it already mates up and it can be rebuilt. If they pull it, have them cut the driveshaft off at the yoke and give you the yoke. You'll need one for the different trans.
 
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