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Old 04-22-2008, 06:52   #1 (permalink)
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I have just acquired a 1965 (1964?) Mustang with a six cyl engine. I have also acquired a 302 V8. Does anyone know if there are any major concerns with replacing the 6cyl engine with the V8? The V8 came out of a 1966 Mustang and I also got the AT that came with the V8.
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Old 04-22-2008, 07:18   #2 (permalink)
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If the car originaly came with the 6 cyl, the suspension is not set up for the v8. Motor mounts will need to be changed too. Maybe the cross member for the tranny, but not sure on that.
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You may have to replace the shock towers also. Because of the added weight of the V-8, stiffer springs and other chassis upgrades are a must.
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Hi IM doing the same thing with a 68, You have to change everything. suspenion, brakes, rear end, tranny mount. its a fun project but you have to will to do a lot of work. the nice thing is it is a bolt on changes, you dont have to fab anything if you go stock, if you want a list of parts and where to get them cheap new email me anytime, crazyfordman1@verizon.net good luck and have fun!!!
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one more quick note, the 302 you have did not come out of a 65 mustang, they did not put 302s in mustangs until 68, no real diffreance, just a side note if you are trying to make a orginal 65 v8.
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one more quick note, the 302 you have did not come out of a 65 mustang, they did not put 302s in mustangs until 68, no real diffreance, just a side note if you are trying to make a orginal 65 v8.
They may not have put in a 302, but they also came with the 289. Which block wise is basically the same thing.
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to respond to "thefonz" I know that the 302 and 289 blocks are just about the same, the only reason i said anything about it is some people want to make a clone and if that is the case then they usually want a block from the year the car was make in witch case the 302 would surly be from a 68 or later.
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Old 05-27-2008, 06:58   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for the great info. I was wondering about the shock towers. I would be greatful for whatever parts connections you have made. I have emailed a couple of on-line stores with no response. I am also actually contemplating a crate motor that boasts 325 hp 302. Also, do you have a suggestion on brakes? I figure if I am changing the brakes, I might go with disc all around. I have checked a couple of on-line shops and it is looking quite expensive for the parts. Thanks again for your help!
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