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Old 01-03-2007, 04:10 AM   #1
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Ford 390 to 400m swap

So I'm working on a friend's 1963 Mercury Monte Claire that needs a motor but I can't find a 390 anywhere, so I found a Ford 400m for cheap and I was wondering what it would take for me to force in this motor in a weekend or two. Anybody know?
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Old 01-03-2007, 01:47 PM   #2
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So I'm working on a friend's 1963 Mercury Monte Claire that needs a motor but I can't find a 390 anywhere, so I found a Ford 400m for cheap and I was wondering what it would take for me to force in this motor in a weekend or two. Anybody know?

the 400m really isnt even close to the 390. i would find an engine of the same class to fit in it. i believe the 390 is an FE engine but dont quote me on it. see if you cane find something of the same class and go from there. i dont even think the 400m will bolt to the existing transmission.
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Your right that the 390 is an FE block. The 390 shares the same block design as the 360 and the 427 FE, but I can not find any of these motors at a remotely desent price. If I can't find a solution soon I'll just have to put a small block chevy into it.
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