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why do people use a 4.6L explorer engine for a swap instead of a 4.6L DOHC lincoln mark VIII. is the lincoln swap more difficult? i thought the lincoln put out more HP. i can get a 93 mark VIII engine and tranny for $300.00 with 60,000 miles. i already got the rear end and aluminum driveshaft from it. would this engine and tranny be worthwhile?
 

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Not everyone want a DOHC motor or the extra work it takes to install one. At the time I did the swap the explorer was cheaper than a mustang motor and it's about 90lbs lighter. It's basically a direct swap. As for your Mark motor sure it's worthwhile if it's what you want many here have done it
 

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The added difficulty of the Mark swap isn't too bad, but really, I think that most people do the Explorer swap because it gets you in the ballpark for performance of a stock Mark motor, has an aluminum block, and it is all direct plug and play. Also, for the DOHC engine, parts are more expensive for continued power development. Yes, a DOHC will ultimately make more power, but it will cost more.

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