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From: Woodstock,N.B.Canada
Registered: Nov 2003

posted 11-26-2003 10:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 78Stallion   Click Here to Email 78Stallion     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi guys,I need a little info on a 351w swap into a 78' Mustang that i'm helping a friend with.I've seen that it will fit,but i have a few questions about a few of the details.1}The motor is out of a '83 1/2 ton and has a rearsump oilpan.Will it fit in the stang,or will i have to get a front sump and pickup?2}How much lift will this engine tolerate from a performance cam.I've noticed that these heads have the pedestal style non-adjustable rockers.Is more cam going to be a problem?3}We're looking for alittle more performance on a tight budget,we're just freshening the motor abit with a few performance pieces,4 barrel intake,maybe alittle pocket porting,cam-lifters along with a new oilpump,timing set,gaskets,etc.These pistons have quite a dish in them and my buddy can't afford anything different,will this motor have any compression?I'm hoping the heads kind of make up for it as they seem to have kind of small valves and chambers.As you can tell,i'm far from a Ford expert,Any advice would be greatly appreciated.I'd love to hear from somebody that has done this swap.

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From: Mesa Arizona
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 11-29-2003 06:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 77sleeper   Click Here to Email 77sleeper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well I am not usually a cross-forums type of guy, but since there have been no answers here.

There have several recent discussions on this topic on the MII forums at Here

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From: warner robins, ga usa
Registered: May 2004

posted 07-27-2004 08:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 48fordnut   Click Here to Email 48fordnut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
many yrs ago i did this swap, and was the most satisfying for the amount of work. I used a normal ft sump pan . My only problem was that i had a tall intake ,so had to open the hood and install a must /torino scoop.

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