383 Replacement?

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Cptjui
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383 Replacement?

Post by Cptjui » Wed 9. Oct 2019, 00:39

Dear All
When a 383 engine brakes down here in Germany you are in trouble! Unfortunately that happened to our 59 Mercury Montclair. It seems to be impossible to get a replacement so we have to think about an alternative. Does anybody has an idea which crate engine may (nearly) fit?
Appreciate any information and idea.
Regards from Germany, Uwe

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Re: 383 Replacement?

Post by Chris430 » Sun 13. Oct 2019, 20:23

An FE will bolt up to the transmission but I don't know if your 59 Mercury engine mounts are like a 59 Lincoln or like a 59 FE. For reference here is a 65 430 mounted in place of a 1966 F100 352 FE. If you have a 45° steel thermostat housing it may be a little harder getting the upper hose to fit.


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