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richard bohm

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Registered: May 2001

posted 07-12-2001 02:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for richard bohm   Click Here to Email richard bohm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i am thinking of purchasing an 85 hatchback and swaping a 460 in to it. other than the usual suspension, brakes, and chassis upgrades, does anybody have any ideas and or comments?? i would love to hear them.

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From: Monterey, CA Mustangsandmore Member #437
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 07-12-2001 03:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where are you going to put it? In the hatch area?

Seriously, will it fit? Have you measured it out or checked into it?

I know a 351 will fit, but a 460?? Whewwwwwwwww! That's a big engine!! Plus you'll have a really bad weight distribution problem (extremely front heavy). Plus, the Fox chassis' are notoriously bad when it comes to body flex. You'll need subframes for the subframes!! LOLOL!


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From: dallas NC usa
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 07-12-2001 06:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
im helping a friend do an 84 with a 429 other than NO clearnces anywhere it is going pretty well u will need a late model skinny booster or manual adapter plate for the brakes though
but in my opp go for it. coul hood is almost a must for carb clearnce

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From: Amherst, WI, USA
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 07-29-2001 08:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Amherst   Click Here to Email Amherst     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just saw a an 84 or 85 Stang with a stroked 460 just over the weekend (518 I think.) I didn't get to much into with him, but the thing fit and looked good. I am sure he did a little chopping, not to mention making room for the C-6.

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capri man

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From: doerun, ga.
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 07-29-2001 10:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
it will work but it will be tight!
good luck----mike r----capri man

[This message has been edited by capri man (edited 07-29-2001).]

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From: s. holland, il usa
Registered: Nov 99

posted 08-01-2001 03:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jimb   Click Here to Email jimb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw a late 80's mustang with a 460 in it a few years ago at a car show. The owner made it look like a factory install by not using any obvious high performance parts on it. Cast iron exhaust, valve covers, intake, and air cleaner, including factory stickers listing it as a 460 on the lid. Neat! It fit well. Didn't look tight or as tight as I've seen some other engine swaps.

93 Cobra 'R' #58

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From: Hermiston, OR, US
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 08-28-2001 12:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for macx   Click Here to Email macx     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kaufmann Products makes a swap kit for this, incl headers but I've been unable to get onto their website lately - might have closed it? I know they
also advertise in Mustang mags

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From: Ferrari of Seattle. HOW 'BOUT THOSE MARINERS?!?!?
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posted 08-28-2001 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for wythors   Click Here to Email wythors     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw one at the Monroe Swap Meet last year. It looked like it came that way from the factory. Guy said it went like a raped ape in a straight line but didn't corner worth a hoot.

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