Originally Posted by Rocketrockel
Has anyone tried this yet. . . I've been given a 68' 428 engine and before I go through all the work of rebuilding it and then trying to install it, what I would like to know is will it fit under the hood of my 79' T-bird? I don't really want to cut an opening into my hood to make it work. I would rather make it appear more like a cruiser with a dirty little secrete.
You'd likely have to cut the hood. Largest engine that was available for the 77-79 was the 400 Cleveland (400 was not available in 79, but the 351M, which was the taller 400 block was), which is a step below the 428 FE. The 77-79 models were all about down-sizing. What engine does the bird have now??? If it's a 302 or 351 Windsor, rebuild it. It is allot cheaper to build than an FE. A 351M would be more expensive to build, but parts can be had for them (351M was the raised Block 400C, with a 351C crank and longer conecting rods).