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Cybersyxx
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posted 07-17-2002 08:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cybersyxx   Click Here to Email Cybersyxx     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just got a 1976 Cobra and a 1974 Ford 460 engine. How much work is involved in getting the engine into the car. Where do I go to get information? Is this too ambitious? Any tips would be great!!!
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roadsterII
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posted 07-18-2002 11:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for roadsterII     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I looked into this for mine once upon a time, mocking it up I found that clearance in the frame width and bottom cross member was the issue for; the oil pan, starter, exhuast, steering, tranny bell housing, tranny width (c-6), not to mention the weight of the thing hanging over the front wheels kind of scared me. I'd go with a 351w stroker, less weight and more clearance. If you do go for it, keep us posted.

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MooseII78
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posted 07-18-2002 03:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MooseII78   Click Here to Email MooseII78     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i have seen one II with a 460 in it. it looked like a nightmare. Thats alot of torque to try and connect to the ground unless your gonna do a serious rear setup. 351 would be the way to go in my opinion.

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posted 07-19-2002 12:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thinkkker   Click Here to Email Thinkkker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It has been done. I dont know the specifics of the big block swap, all I can say is measure measure measure. Nothing will fit and you will have to modify EVERYTHING .

Also, Put a cage in, add HELLATIOUS! subframes and such to. Otherwise you WILL twist the car in two. Seen 351's mildly built do it.

Let us know what you plan.

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Cybersyxx
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posted 07-22-2002 11:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cybersyxx   Click Here to Email Cybersyxx     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think that all that being said, plus I did some looking and measuring. It looks like an awful lot of work. I am not afraind of work but man. I just do not have the facilities to put this together. Let me ask a different question. What kind of car can I put the engine into? What about a 70' fastback?

Any suggestions? What would be a minimum of trouble?

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MooseII78
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posted 07-24-2002 03:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MooseII78   Click Here to Email MooseII78     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well since your into IIs i wont hesitate to suggest it since you wont go into shock. I had a gutted maverick grabber with a 460 in it. Sweet low budget race car. Hate that i got rid of it.

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