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65_289
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posted 09-22-2002 09:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...would it take to wedge a 460 in a 65? I mean, obviously, the shock towers have to go. What about the firewall? Anyone ever done it?

Sure, I could to a 408W. But with a 460 block, you can do 514+...

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posted 09-22-2002 10:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Crites sells kits. It's not too bad of a swap.

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posted 09-22-2002 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Crites sells kits. It's not too bad of a swap.


The only kits they have listed are for a 460 in a 67-70. I'll e-mail them & see.

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posted 09-23-2002 01:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not so... they have a swap kit for big blocks (normally an FE) into early Falcons ,Comets and Mustangs. The shock tower get cut back and moved outwards,but stay there.

A slick setup i've seen is struts, attached to the stock lower control arms and with the upper end mounted inside the shock tower, leaves a lot of room for headers.

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posted 09-23-2002 12:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, Crites said they do not make a kit for the 65-66. They said to try a place called GT Performance from Penn Yann, New York. Anyone ever heard of them/know of a website?

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posted 09-23-2002 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry, I thought that they offered a 65-66 kit in addition to their 67-70 kit.
I do not know of the other company.

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posted 09-23-2002 02:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you are going that far why not go ahead and do a rack and pinion set. Get rid of the shock towers totally. Take a look at:
http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/3573/DMan2.html
and
http://www.geocities.com/stang460_67/M-II.html
and
http://www.stuart.iit.edu/students/2112/restoration/M2frontend.htm

You can uses oem, or several companies make a kit. Here is one of the more popular:
http://www.rcmotorsports.net/

Did my 557 BBF start you thinking?

Think about it:

All iron 351W = 525 lbs
All iron 460 = 720 lbs
-40 lbs for aluminum intake
-75 bs for aluminum heads
-15 lbs aluminum water pump
gets you down to 590 lbs without trying hard.
Battery to the trunk is another 50 lbs off the nose.

Later,
David Cole

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posted 09-23-2002 02:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It looks like that is what will have to happen if I want the BBF. Yes, your monster did get the gears turning.

Plus, when my dad was driving it the other day, he got on it and had a big puff of white smoke. White smoke + low coolant = head gasket, to me.

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I bought a front end kit from these folks, it ain't much but it beats what I had.
Autoweld Scroll down to the bottom of the page to the featherlight Front end kit. You can get the OEM one that uses stock mustang 2 stuff or get the tubular/ coilover set-up.

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posted 09-23-2002 09:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've also seen a kit in Jeg's. That's a lot of work, though. Maybe I'll stick with a small block...

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posted 09-23-2002 11:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A long long time ago, a friend of mine installed 1967 Mustang shock towers in a 1966 car. He then installed a 390 GT engine with 67-68 headers. As I remember, it was almost a bolt in. A fair amount of owrk but nevertheless a bolt in operation. Sorry for my mistake as I was thinking of Crites' 67-70 kits and as I now remember the 460/514 swap that we were involved with in the early 80's was a 68 car.

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