No... dont even think about it.. this is one of those "if you have to ask,
you cant afford it" deals.
But in this case the saying applies to the details of the job... the whole
powertrain is run by the engine computer and you wouldnt likely EVER get it
to run correctly... the project would cost more than an engine replace.
These engines are CHEAP at wrecking yards
I agree with Backyard. Get another 4.6 from a junkyard and drop it in. I
have had many Ford V-8's - I really like the way the 4.6L works in my Crown
The 429 is completely different - you'd spend a lot and prolly never get it
You are best off to replace the engine with another like it.
There have been several 4.6L blocks with different starter
patterns and other features that pretty well lock you into
one or two choices. The problem with the 429 swap is that
not event the bolts are interchangeable. You have to swap
out the trans, the mounts, the wiring and plumbing assuming
it will even fit under the hood of the GM. Then you get to
try to figure out how to make it run right. And, of course,
you have the extra weight on the front suspension to deal
with which will require even more mods. Of course, if you
have cubic money and lots of spare time, the swap could be
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