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74stang2togo
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posted 06-17-2003 05:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74stang2togo   Click Here to Email 74stang2togo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently bought a 460 for the hee-uge sum of $250 , And ever since I read about "Quicksilver" I've been dreaming of putting one of these 385-series engines in my Mustang II. Does ANYONE have any info on how they got a 385-series engine into a II?

I'd really like to know, I've already got subframe connectors and a roll cage in the works, along with battery re-location and heater-A/C delete.

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MooseII78
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posted 06-17-2003 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MooseII78   Click Here to Email MooseII78     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A plasma cutter, 10 pound sledge hammer and alot of time.engine plates, custom headers exiting the fender, c6 tranny = trouble in the tranny tunnel, 8" simply wont hold.

Man your asking for alot of work and money.
Best bet would be to go tube frame and build from there if your determined to use the II body.

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74stang2togo
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posted 06-18-2003 07:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74stang2togo   Click Here to Email 74stang2togo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I've already got a narrowed 9" (5-lug) lined u for her, and I'm not going to be doing much to the engine, She'll be pretty much stock, which will put her at about 300hp and 400lb/ft of torque (with the removal of the smog equipment) and I was planning on a C6 already. I'm really just looking for the actual info on the car called "Quicksilver" as it suposedly had a 514 (based on the 429/460) in it, but I'm having hell finding even the slightest sliver of info. I know what drag racers do to put big-blocks in their IIs (I saw one at World Ford Challenge that had a 466) but I'm going to TRY to keep this one street-drivable.

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MooseII78
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posted 06-19-2003 09:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MooseII78   Click Here to Email MooseII78     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You must be a glutton for punishment (prerequisite for owning a II???) as you can easily get those numbers out of a 351......Best of luck to ya and take lotsa pictures :-)

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74stang2togo
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posted 06-24-2003 05:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74stang2togo   Click Here to Email 74stang2togo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I originally bought the 460 in question to swap into my T-bird in the future, but I'm going to sell the T-bird instead, and this engine (out of a '79 Lincoln) is in great shape except for a few bent pullies (was in a wreck) and is complete from carb-to-pan, alternator-to-power steering pump, flywheel-to-balancer.

I really just wanna do it for the "wow" factor. Besides, I've yet to see a 351 Windsor that could make as much torque as a 460 around 2000 rpm.

I've also considered throwing-in my running Chevy 355 that has rougly 250hp and 375 lb/ft of torque (which is coming out of my '75 Chevy pickup this week in favor of a small-block Chevy 400). Other than having to fabricate motor mounts, the Chevy SB swap looks like it'd be easier than even a Windsor swap into a '74!

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KULTULZ
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posted 06-24-2003 07:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I've also considered throwing-in my running Chevy 355 that has rougly 250hp and 375 lb/ft of torque (which is coming out of my '75 Chevy pickup this week in favor of a small-block Chevy 400). Other than having to fabricate motor mounts, the Chevy SB swap looks like it'd be easier than even a Windsor swap into a '74!

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74stang2togo
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posted 07-01-2003 02:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74stang2togo   Click Here to Email 74stang2togo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey, I was just kidding, I'd never actually throw my Chevy SB in there (though I am serious about it looking like it'd be an easier swap than even a Windsor in a '74)

I'm seriously considering ditching the '74 and shopping around for a different II, I took the first one that came along (this one) and realize now that I should've waited a little bit.

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