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David
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posted 12-14-2001 09:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David   Click Here to Email David     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was always under the impression that a 351w was a tad wider than a 289/302 and would not fit in a 65/66 without some mods. I have also heard that it fits with no mods. at all. Any info on this will be greatly appretiated. Thanks Dave

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-14-2001 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Many of our members have this set up. It's a little tight around the headers but otherwise is a good swap.

Check out member Dan Jones' excellent article on the subject from our archives:
https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/DanJonesEngineSwap.html

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posted 12-14-2001 09:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very good swap! Horsepower TV even did one.

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David
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posted 12-14-2001 10:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David   Click Here to Email David     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you so much for the fast responce. That was exacly what I was looking for. This is a great site. Lucky I came across it!
Thanks Dave

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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 12-14-2001 10:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dave,welcome the motor fit the plugs are not fun to change and the header bolts the are a real pain.But parts are easy to find and getting more cheap ever day.
I used the headman header they are only $99.from summit racing.I kept my 65 motor mounts they morked just fine.Hood clearence is a factor.Well not for my now.
And you need different brackets for your Alt.Put its an easy and worth while swap.

SCOOP


P.S.Thats a good article,I wish I knew about you guys 4 years ago.

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Mike65
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From: Bloomfield, NY, USA. 65 Fastback, 69 Coupe MCA #-04549
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 12-15-2001 09:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
David,
Welcome to M&M, the 351 in a 65 fits, but it is tight. Good luck on the swap. Visit Sams Place & introduce yourself.

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