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Old 01-26-2011, 19:44   #1 (permalink)
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302 roller block into 1967 GT

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I am trying to put a 90's vintage 302 roller block into a 67 GT. I bought the car 5 years ago, and it had a early 70's 351, which I removed without taking pictures (doh!). I am getting back into my project, and I have a 302 roller block that I built. Unfortunately, I must have done something to change the fitment, as I cant seem to get the new engine to fit in. The harmonic balancer is hanging up on the sway bar. I completely re-did the front suspension, so I'm not sure if it's the engine or the suspension work I've done wrong. A few questions for anyone with a farilane that has a 289-302-351:

Are the smallblock frame side engine mount holes in the same place as the big block? I have small block frame mounts, but the holes on the OEM smallblock engine mounts will not line up with the holes in the frame mount. (picture does not show the proper smallblock frame mounts).

Does it look like I am using the correct sway bar? Does it look like I've installed it correctly? Should the sway bar front sit completely horizontal between the frame rails?

Any help would be most appriciated.

colin
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Old 01-26-2011, 19:49   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 302 roller block into 1967 GT

sorry, should have said "picture does not show the proper engine-side mounts". The frame mounts shown appear to be the proper frame-side mounts according to my reproduction shop manual. Sry for the confusion.
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Old 01-26-2011, 21:36   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 302 roller block into 1967 GT

Yeah, so persistance pays off. I watched this youtube video, and watched a guy pull a 289 and put one back in. My mounts looked so close, that I decided on a differnt tact. I attached the engine-side mounts to the frame-side mounts, then lowered the engine into position. Then from underneath, I was able to start the bolts and tighten them snug with my ratchet. Took the slack off the crane, and voilla, it's in place with no issue. Watch the video if you want.
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Re: 302 roller block into 1967 GT

thank you for the info.
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