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Jerry Piner
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From: staunton, va
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 09-05-2002 09:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry Piner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My dad has a 72 Mustang that has a 302 in it.
He has owned the car since 1976. Well it has been parked for about 4 years now, thinking about getting it out and turning it into a bracket car. Was wondering what all was involved in swapping a 460 into it?

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kid vishus
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From: middle of NC
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 09-05-2002 09:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Since a 429 was offered in that car from the factory, I would think it would be a pretty straight forward swap. You should be able to get motor mounts for it, and headers without buying expensive swap parts. It would probably need a bigger radiator, and the front springs might need changed, but more than likely not if it is going to be bracket raced.

I'm sure the folks that are more informed than me will come along soon and le you know for sure what will need done.

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Klondike93
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posted 09-07-2002 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Klondike93   Click Here to Email Klondike93     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The only headers that I knew of were the Hooker Super Comps, which makes them not cheap. I found a used set for $100 but this was back in the early 90's when I built one. The swap is very easy, the hardest part for me was putting the headers on (very tight doesn't describe it), go for it and have fun with all that torque

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fordguy
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posted 09-12-2002 08:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordguy   Click Here to Email fordguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i did this swap. crites mounts,hooker headers(stock exhaust mans fit also)and a c-6 trans member.

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