Re: Engine questions
Originally Posted by George1861
Would have been a 289 in '65. A 347 stroker would be an easy swap, not sure about the W & C fit vs the shock towers.
I've seen a Boss 351C swapped into an early Falcon, so I know it is possible (tight though).
Check out this:
Here is a good thread on a 351C swap into a '65 (some bickering between two guys that have done the swap, but still informative):
351 cleveland 65 mustang - MustangForums.com
In short, if you get the right headers and motor mounts, you will not have to dent the shock towers. I guess the "you need to push in the shock towers to make it fit" part used to be common knowledge, now disproven.
From what I gather, the 351W will probably be a little easier (cheaper to build too). Taller deck height aside, I don't think it has as tight of side-to-side header/shocktower clearance issues as a 351C.
1973 Cougar XR-7 convertible - 351C, 9:1 CR, 2V heads, Crower Ultra Beast, Weiand X–CELerator, 600CFM Edelbrock Performer, Dynamax long tubes, stock FMX, 3.89s w/ Detroit Locker