> Ive got a 69 coupe with a 351W, big bell C4 auto. Eventually I want to
> either get a DSS 408w shortblock or build my own Windsor stroker to
> swap out. I will be using all new parts on the new block so Im just
> worried about things like tranny bolt pattern, flywheel, and whatever
> else anyone who replies can think of that I should know about. Deck
> height is not really important as it would not be a bad thing to get a
> different fiberglass hood to save weight.
Basically speaking everything bolts up and matches just fine. Treat it like
swapping in a new 351W short block. If it's newer, the deck height will be
different, and that may affect your intake manifold choice. But the difference in
overall height isn't going to matter much, I think it calculates out to less than
1/8". Bellhousing, trans, motor mounts, etc, are all the same.
Flywheels differ from one stroker kit to another. It may be 28oz, 50oz, or 0oz.
The kit or short block you buy should included a flywheel and a balancer to match
the crank balance. They should all be dynamically balanced together, as one assembly.
I assembled a 427W for my Cobra from a PAW short block and other parts I bought
here and there. The only trouble was the oil pan. It had to be altered in a couple
of areas to clear the main cap girdle and the crank throws. No big deal.
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