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Old 01-27-2014, 05:54 PM   #1
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Red face Need Answers about 4V swap

So i am considering a 4V swap in my 03 GT, I have done alot of research into the subject. I Have a question about something that i cant really find online. Everyone always just refers to the Mark vii and online sellers have wised up to this and price these engines fairly high. So The 2000 Lincoln continental came with a 4.6l DOHC and they are super cheap and abundant on the web. I know that this engine is a transverse mounted FWD, and i do not plan on using the block as I plan on buying a Ford racing Boss block. But my question is if I can use the heads, wiring harness and timing cover that comes with the engine? I can then sell the parts I dont use. MMR sells a Cobra intake take off so i would use this intake in my swap. I guess my over all question along with my other one is would I be wasting my time and money on this continental engine? It would be nice to pay around $400 for a DOHC 4.6 and add the bottom end and other parts I need.

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The internals and heads would work. Only thing not sure of is the harness, as it may have sensors in different areas than a normal rwd block. Bring some pictures of a rwd 4v with the harness, as well as a pic of the timing cover. I believe that would work as well, but just look at them and see how similar they are. But I interested to see how thos thread pans out.
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:39 PM   #3
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Yeah I have read that the heads will work but I do not know about the timing cover but for it being so cheap I'm almost tempted to just try and see how it turns out, it will be awhile before everything is finalized and have the money saved up.
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I'm like 95% sure it will. There isn't anything different om the front, or at least that I cpuld think of to make the timing cover different
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Thank you yeah I was thinking the same, well until someone else chimes in to say different I will accept this as the fact
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Hmm the heads and cams on that Lincoln are probably garbage.
And compression ratio ..

You can't expect 99-01 cobra numbers from that route.
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The heads from what I've researched are C heads, the same as 99/01 cobra, I'm replacing the cams with aftermarket ones, and a big bore stroker boss block with forged internals. I'm just using the heads for the 4V conversion
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32Nomad wrote an excellent article on the swap. It's a sticky in the 1996-2004 GT section. I'd suggest checking that out.
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32Nomad wrote an excellent article on the swap. It's a sticky in the 1996-2004 GT section. I'd suggest checking that out.
2v to 4v New Edge Swap writeup

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Thanks! On my phone and it's acting up. Haha
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As long as their C heads ,
Just a heads up .. They are going to be a fortune to get ported/polish/built
And careful to not go with a big cam unless your pistons have the correct clearance .. I'm sure you already know
Well good luck
We just did a 4V swap in my buddy's GT
Everything turned out okay, ( 99 cobra drivetrain ) only thing we had to do was modify the GT harness which was a pain , it's not a direct swap as everyone says it is
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You had to lengthen and change the polarity on the cop connectors correct?

The guy I know who did the swap used the cobra harness and ecu as well. For him he said it really was a direct swap. Even used his stock midpipe.
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The 99 cobra harness was all jacked up, all the clips were broken, and it was screwed up by the seller , and plus the main harness was a male connector, and the cobra harness had a male connector , so we just simply used the GT harness
Extended the coil pack wires , and some other things I'm not too sure , my friend was doing it while I was doing transmission install
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Yeah, that makes sense. If there's one thing I hate its electronic work...lol
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Yes I've read 32v nomads and it really was interesting! And yes I was wondering on what I should do for the wiring harness, maybe look for a cobras? How hard is it to modify the GTs?
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Does anyone have experience with choices for cams for the 4Vs? Ford Racing sells a High lift cam kit that seems pretty good . Cam specs: lift 472, intake duration 258°, exhaust duration 254°, 109° center line.
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I dont have specific hands on experience, but 96-98 cobra cams seem to be the choice for most people.

---------- Post added at 05:49 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:49 PM ----------

Or you can always get custom grind cams. Specific to your setup.
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Comp cam 106100 I believe
When it's degree'd properly man they sound wicked
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Ok yeah I'll take a look into the comp cams and yeah I love the wicked sound cams give but I also want a cam that gives me plenty of power but still streetable and enjoyable
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Can my stock 2V computer work with the 4V swap provided I dyno tune it?
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Yes just get a email tune , best to get a Dyno tune
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I plan in a dyno tune because I'm going to upgrade fuel injectors, MAF, throttle body, CAI, Cams, and putting in a aftermarket stall due to me having an automatic
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If I can get 350-400 rwhp out of my setup I'll be happy
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So a question about compression, I'm planning on keeping the car a DD and streetable with not too much track time. What's the optimal compression ratio to run for a street car that will make good power but can be ran on pump gas?
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