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Jerry Piner
Journeyman

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From: staunton, va
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 05-21-2002 11:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry Piner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Was thinking of putting a 351C into my 68 Mustang, was wondering what all is involved and if anyone has taken on this project in the past, and what your thoughts and opinions are on the subject?

[This message has been edited by Jerry Piner (edited 05-21-2002).]

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Mpcoluv
Gearhead

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From: Charlotte NC usa
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 05-21-2002 03:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jerry Piner:
Was thinking of putting a 351C into my 68 Mustang, was wondering what all is involved and if anyone has taken on this project in the past, and what your thoughts and opinions are on the subject?

[This message has been edited by Jerry Piner (edited 05-21-2002).]


I have swapped a 351C into a '69 mustang.
If you don't already have a bunch of clev. stuff, I would go with a 351 windsor with aftermarket heads.
Your only problems will be headers and clutch linkage (maybe). Some of the mustangs used a specific 351C Z-bar, and others got by with a 302 version. I have a set of Tubular automotive headers on my car and I really don't like them
The motor mounts and tranny mounts are the same as a 302. The 164 tooth flywheel is found on some 302s.

If I have to do it over, I would build a 392W instead of a 372C.....

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Rustang
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From: Dubois PA
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 05-21-2002 07:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rustang   Click Here to Email Rustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Motor fits fine. Use Hooker Super Comps, just lay them in before you set the motor. Spark plugs are hard to get to, especially with the tall Moroso covers.

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'67 Stang, 351W [email protected]
'69 351C [email protected]
'78 Pickup [email protected]
'79 Pickup 460 ET=??

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kid vishus
Gearhead

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From: not where I want to be
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 05-21-2002 08:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rustang:
Motor fits fine. Use Hooker Super Comps, just lay them in before you set the motor. Spark plugs are hard to get to, especially with the tall Moroso covers.


But it's that way even with the mustangs that originally came with a cleveland. At least, it is that way for my '70.

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Mpcoluv
Gearhead

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From: Charlotte NC usa
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 05-22-2002 07:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kid vishus:
But it's that way even with the mustangs that originally came with a cleveland. At least, it is that way for my '70.


In my '69, only one plug per side is a real pain......

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Rustang
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From: Dubois PA
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 05-22-2002 07:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rustang   Click Here to Email Rustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a system where I use a wrench on the end of the spark plug socket on some, and on the others a short extension with socket wrench. It still is alot easier with the valve covers off though!

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'68 mustang 351 clevor- [email protected]
'67 Stang, 351W [email protected]
'69 351C [email protected]
'78 Pickup [email protected]
'79 Pickup 460 ET=??

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67coupe
Gearhead

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From: dallas NC usa
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 05-22-2002 08:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i bought the new motorsport allumin valve covers and my plugs r relatively easy to get out ant the valve covers are fairly tall to clear rockers they just lean in on the bottom to get more room

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Josh
67 coupe with 351c
94 Explorer
30 model A currently rustbucket
in process 67 convt with efi 5.0 and t5

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scorpian
Gearhead

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From: youngstown,ohio u.s.a
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 05-24-2002 11:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for scorpian   Click Here to Email scorpian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i have a 351c in my 68. what do you need to know. when i did i was swapping from a 200 six. so if you already had a v8 than your further along than i was. if you have any questions just let me know. you will love the 351 in your 68. it is an awesome motor.

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