I have a 1986 F150 with the fuel injected 302 in it, well the crank bearings
or a rod has gone out of it. I can get ahold of a 1986 lincoln towncar with
a fuel injected 302 in it for a song. Are these going to be the same as in
that I can just swap it over ? Or are the computers going to be different or
how can I tell ? Or remove the computer from the town car along with the
Beyond me, but won't the towncar computer be tweaked for towncar
driving characteristics, sensors or whatever? Is the air/fuel
injection the same (CFI vs. EFI)? Are the sensors the same? It's
your bottom end that is giving you trouble, just replace the broken
My shade-tree gut feeling would be to combine the towncar block/head
with the F150 sensors, air intake, etc., but then I would only be able
to see what would happen when I tried turning the ignition key.
Have a blast!
I would think a 302 is a 302, basically. The truck version may have
some differances(cam/distr possibly), but it should just bolt up. I'd
use the same sensors and other parts from the truck though.
You might post question in a Ford group like the fordtrucks dot com.
Probably get better info there.
Hope this helps some.......
All you need to replace is the block, you have come upon a cheap
solution. Almost all 1986 blocks for the 302 / 5.0 will interchange,
including the Lincoln-to-F150... inc. Crown/Grand Marquis
Keep your heads, intake, computer etc., these are specific to the truck
For swapping you need some auto parts in your automobile, so I suggest to get
better output with your swapping you should consider some technical
You can check with your mechanic or can take some expert advice available
online, as some I have checked online at
http://www.hiperformer.com/engine_basics/engine_repair.html page while
performing swapping of my car engine.
1986 302 to 1986 302 will be one of the easier swaps. The lincoln may
have a different cam and different injection, but the long block will
be the same. More or less worst case scenario you will remove the
intake and exhaust from both engines and swap them, putting the truck
parts back into the truck. You may also need to swap the il pan. If so
(or even if not) check it closely for corrosion - a lot easier and
cheaper to put a new truck pan on it while the engine is out - and
they DO have a bad problem with rust in many areas.
The cam will be close enough that the computer won't care too much.
Keep the truck computer and wiring harness etc.
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