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Ive got the option to but a 430ci engine out of a 1965 Lincoln for around 1100/$1700

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Will this fit ok, how much work will be involved will it be better repairing the 352ci ive been quoted anywhere between 1000-2000 / $1580/$3160 to strip down and repair fully?

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Hi Guys

Ive got the option to but a 430ci engine out of a 1965 Lincoln for around 1100/$1700

Any thoughts?

Will this fit ok, how much work will be involved will it be better repairing the 352ci ive been quoted anywhere between 1000-2000 / $1580/$3160 to strip down and repair fully?

Barry
Hello Barry,

I'm Italian and maybe I'm going to say a silly thing but I will repair the 352 as long as the 430 will be a nightmare at european gas prices . Some yeas ago I had and Edsel citation with 410 and was terrible for my wallet. Last but not least the original engine when repaired will be like new and if you will ever sale the car will match the vin tag.
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Fix the 352 it will be easier and less expensive over the long run.
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The 430 isn't a straight fit. You have to weld in motor mounts as the factory did. The amount of money you save will be spent trying to retrofit it. Also parts are much more expensive if not impossible to find if you have to do any maintenance. I'd stick with the 352. It'll be much cheaper in the long run.
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Barry, you got some good advice. Parts for the 352 are much, much easier and cheaper to find than parts for the 430MEL. There were great numbers of 352's made and not that many 430MEL engines. Therefore, parts for the latter are harder to come by and usually more expensive. Not to mention, as already was, having to rework the engine bay to get that 430MEL to mount in place... As was said, I would stick with the 352...
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Barry, you got some good advice. Parts for the 352 are much, much easier and cheaper to find than parts for the 430MEL. There were great numbers of 352's made and not that many 430MEL engines. Therefore, parts for the latter are harder to come by and usually more expensive. Not to mention, as already was, having to rework the engine bay to get that 430MEL to mount in place... As was said, I would stick with the 352...
Thanks Appreciated all i think ill stick with the 352
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Another option is putting in a 390. They are far more plentiful than 352's and are usually much cheaper and will fit perfectly. And if you reuse your intake manifold and valve covers from the 352 only an expert will be able to tell the difference.
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Ive got the option to but a 430ci engine out of a 1965 Lincoln for around 1100/$1700

Any thoughts?

Will this fit ok

Barry
The 61/65 LINC 430 had a different bell mounting pattern than the 59/60 MEL 430. The only trans you can use (without an adapter) would be the LINC TWIN-TURBO.

Much cheaper to stay with the FE.
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