Lincoln mkviii engine build questions

Discussion in '96-04 - 4V Specific' started by auto_x5.0, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. auto_x5.0

    auto_x5.0 Well-Known Member

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    Alright I've always dealt with pushrod engines, I got a steal on this 4.6 4v out of a Lincoln mkviii. I have no idea what in doing lol. Will a 96-98 cobra intake fit? What cams can I run? Should I change the rotating assembly out? I'm looking for 300ish n/a, with a Procharger sometime soon. I would like 550rwhp when it's all said and done. Will factory cobra cams do the job? Should I worry about porting the heads? Long tubes, or shorties?

    Help out this old school mind, I am young but never really got into the mod motors.
    Are there books out there I can go buy that are worth my time? What companies should I look into for parts?
     
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    For 550rwhp your going to need aftermarket rods and pistons. Stock stuff is a grenade pass 400rwhp. Cast or forged cranks do not break although the cobra 4v come forged. The cobra intake will bolt directly to the heads. Long tubes are always a must with any engine. Cobra intake cams are the most sought out for stock replacements, exhaust cams are the same between lincoln and cobra.

    300 n/a rwhp can be had easily. 550forced will cost mo monies.

    The n/a 4v guys are claiming 400+ rwhp these days
     
  3. auto_x5.0

    auto_x5.0 Well-Known Member

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    Damn your good