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From: Dallas,TX
Registered: Nov 2005

posted 11-23-2005 09:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dallasgary56        Reply w/Quote
I am going to pull the 390 outta my 63 and drop either the 351C or the 3.8 V6 that I have into it.
I suspect the 351 will be the easier swap.

Does anyone have information on what special items may be needed to accomplish either swap.

I am hoping there is a kit of some kind for this.


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From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 11-23-2005 04:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
The first problem you will run into is the bellhousing. The 390 uses the FE pattern which is very different from the 351C's small block pattern. The V6 will be a severe dog in the T-Bird.

If I were in your place I'd rebuild the 390.

'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'05 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L DOHC 24V Duratech V6

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