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70SportsRoof
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posted 01-16-2003 12:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anybody know if a 302 or 351 and C4 can be installed in a '57 car w/o any permanent mods? It would only be temporary while I have the 312 built how I want it.

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Rory McNeil
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posted 01-16-2003 12:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yup, pretty simple really. My buddy had first a 351C 4v, & later a 302 in his 57 Ranchero. He used 67-72 F100 PU mounts, which have a stud on the bottom. I think he may have needed a 1/4" thick washer between the stud & the engine crossmember, But can`t recall the reason.

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-16-2003 01:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stock crossmember works also. We put a 289 and 4-speed top loader out of a 66 Mustang in a 57 Custom 300 back in the 70's. We used the stock exhuast manifolds too.

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70SportsRoof
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posted 01-16-2003 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Right on! That means I can maybe drop in one of the spare 289-302's I got and get my '57 back on the street.

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Gary M.-
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mellowyellow
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posted 01-26-2003 02:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My buddy in NC is running a 57 T-bird with a early 302 and C-4. Nice ride!

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posted 01-26-2003 02:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by mellowyellow:
My buddy in NC is running a 57 T-bird with a early 302 and C-4. Nice ride!

Pete you cant go wrong with a 57 T-bird.
I had friend who's pops had a 57 bird all org.What a sweet car that was to drive in.

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