Performance short blocs (!?)

GEN 3 SHO FAN

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Hi,

I made a search yesterday for some parts and found this site selling 2 differents perfomance short blocs for our 3.4L ... How these blocs are a perf upgrade is a little bit out of my knowledge but these 2 blocs are made from cast iron. I think it's related to another old post I made many months ago.

Dart - Iron Eagle Sportsman (2 606$)
https://www.carid.com/1999-ford-tau...k-557458902.html?parentsubmodel[]=ENGINE|3.4L
weight : 178-200 lbs

Dart - Special High Performance Engine Block (2 099$)
https://www.carid.com/1999-ford-tau...k-557500101.html?parentsubmodel[]=ENGINE|3.4L

Stronger but heavier too. Knowing the weight repartition of the car (which is around 64% front and 36% rear with an aluminium bloc), it will not ameliorate it.
 
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Interesting, but my first concern is these are designed to be pushrod engines. Thus, not a direct fit. Heads would need to be purchased. I'd wager an alternate transmission, unless this is a direct replacement for the 98/99 Lincolns?
 

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