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Old 07-11-2005, 15:09   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 1965 Galaxie 500 LTD. It came stock with a 352 FE. Wondering if a '69 351 windsor would fit.
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Old 07-13-2005, 01:44   #2 (permalink)
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Yep it'll fit...physically... easy!

Dunno about legally tho ?
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What do you mean legally? Since when is it illegal to change your engine?
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What do you mean legally? Since when is it illegal to change your engine?
most people posting here are in australia...here in the states we can pretty much do anything to a pre-emissions car, but over there even changing tire sizes can be illegal. I cant even imagine...

anyway, I think the FE and Windsor have different bellhousings- might need windsor pattern c4 tranny, and driveshaft/motor mounts for a 289 car, maybe lighter front springs too?

maybe log in to www.fordmuscle.com, and ask in the Galaxie thread- seems to be a lot of Galaxie guys there :)
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What do you mean legally? Since when is it illegal to change your engine?
yeah it can be illegal to FART in the wrong direction in Australia....

you guys are lucky in the USA
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Ya, that makes sense now. I wondered after I replyied if he might not have been in the US.
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why dump the big block for a small block? build the 352 or get a 390, 427, or 428, they will drop right in.
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Ya, that makes sense now. I wondered after I replyied if he might not have been in the US.

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I was under the impression you couldn't make much HP out of an old 352 FE block do to it's older design and weight. Are there stroker kits for the 352 FE? How much hp can you reasonably make out of it? Is the bottom end very strong?

My 351W is a small block yes, but it can be bored and stroked to make upwards of 500hp. It doesn't have 4 bolt mains, but the 2-bolt main webs in the 69-70 block were cast with extra metal. I could have a shop drill and tap the webs to accomodate some 4 bolt steel main caps and really support that bottom end nicely. I have read articles of guys making over 600HP with a girdle without any problem's. How would the 352 FE compare to that? Is it 2 bolt mains? Can it be stroked?

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Honestly I have no idea, the 352 was overshadowed by the 390 pretty quickly so i doubt theres much for them out there.The problem with swapping in a 351 is engine mounts and tranny bellhousing theyre different as far as i know. I cant find my ford interchange book dammit
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