XY convert 351
after many years of toiling i am finally converting my grandfather's 71 XY Falcon from a 250 to a 351. Originally a country car, it is as straight as and feel a final complement would be a V8 under the hood.I have read through the clevo tech forum and found some good info from a previous thread about an XA V8 conversion. A few questions i have are all related to the conversion.
Is a donor car a good option for bits n pieces?
Because i will be upgrading from the stock tranny to a C4 are there any extra/different mounts required to hold her in? I will be fitting a 9inch to the rear, i assume there is a tailshaft length difference between the current stock compared to a C4 and 9inch.
As well brakes and front end, will upgrade springs and shocks( there is wishbone in the back, can this be changed to springs?), as well do i require different callipers and rotors for the v8 brake setup?
I have moved up to Cairns reciently and am looking for a good place to help out with the conversion, can anyone recommend a good place?
Many cheers, this is a plan has been in the making for the best part of 8 years, and am keen to get it rollin,