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Old 03-10-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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Thanks to those who have already made a Mark VIII 4V DOHC engine swap thread. The information that you have provided has been very helpful in my quest. I recently bought a '96 GT with a bad engine. So today I went and picked up a 64K-mile '98 Mark VIII 4V DOHC engine. Here is the beginning of the story:

First the car:


Now the engine:


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Yet another:


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I thought that these parts might come in handy:


The exhaust manifolds that will have to go. They look like they flow decently:


So that's it for now. I have to pick up some Cobra exhaust manifolds and I'm not sure about the oil pan/oil pickup issue yet.

I'll post more as I make progress.
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:10 PM   #2
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Have fun!
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:40 PM   #3
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Have fun. I just used my 96 GT Oil pan/pickup tube. Should work in your case too.
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my Lincoln Aviator has that same engine, kool
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The salvage yard cut the throttle cable. Any ideas on where to get one of these?
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:55 PM   #6
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Last night I won a pair of '98 Cobra exhaust manifolds on eBay. Today, I found a '98 Mark VIII throttle cable on another forum for $20. Today I am going to buy a used engine hoist Things are beginning to come together. Maybe I will start the pulling this week.
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just a thought but if the engine is gonna be out anyways, just throw a set of LT's on and be done with it...
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I picked these up today...

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just a thought but if the engine is gonna be out anyways, just throw a set of LT's on and be done with it...
Two reasons; (1) money, and (2) it's eventually going to my son as a first car. I don't want to give him a 300+ horsepower car to learn to drive with. Plus the heat and trying to work on anything underhood always seems to get blocked by headers. I've had them on numerous cars.
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i got my headers and my midpipe for about $300 shipped from summit, same as ctgreddy IIRC...

just a though with the 4V motor, upgrade to the better 97/98 radiator fan, the 96's had an issue with overheating, i got one from a junkyard for $15 and it drops right in
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