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Thread: How possible? Pics of block and trans....3/18/09

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    Default How possible? Pics of block and trans....3/18/09

    I bought a 460ci crate motor with 16,000 miles and tranny out of a econoline 350 sleeper\hauler van for $300 i was told it can fit in my 88 xr7, i just wanted to know how much will have to be done to swap these motors....shorter driveshaft ect....Thanks !
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    I would say start with an aftermarket K-member for header clearance and motor mounts (Mustang)
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    It ain't exactly a weekend swap...

    A few here have done it and I sure will chime in...

    Was a guy here locally the had one(stockish 460) in a Stang and it only run mid 13's... My aluminum headed 5.0 TC would out run it...






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    I dont really care about time, my tranny is really torqy, i just like smoke shows and take off!!!! probobly wont do much 1/4 mile!!!!!! the block is getting bored T least 30 over and a new crankshaft..so it wont be completely stock! ; )
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    So what's your "torqy tranny" got to do with this engine swap?? Won't bolt up to the 460... If it did, the big block would stir it guts like they were in a blender...

    I wouldn't touch a any engine that had only 16,000 miles(assuming it hasn't been damaged)... .030 over bore ain't going to make another 5-6HP on a 460, and the stock cranks are plenty tough...Need to think about heads, intake and exhaust system if you want to make real HP...






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    If it's this one: just dump it in and don't open it up.
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    i dont have the specs on the tranny yet but the truck its coming from is pretty much made to haul stuff so the gear ratios are tall and slow im only worried about blowing out my driveshaft cause for now its going to be my stock one shortend,, and looking for a posi,.,.,.,and my block is definately not that pretty obviously,,, and the covers dont say racing but it does have a holly 4 barrel and the same type of intake manifold,,, but it has the stock exhaust manifolds,, its probobly just a stock replacement motor with some add ons..im in the process of pulling it now....the things a beast!!!!!
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    a bbf motors are heavy extremely heavy......... ur going to need stiffer front springs unless u plan on bottoming out .id go to a bare minimum of 800lbs front springs and those are going to be very soft for a bbf and c6(assumption) if its a overdrive trans i would start with 900. they sell swap kits for the mustang but it really is a bd idea if u ask most i mean bad mileage in the best case scenario, more nose weight, makes changing spark plugs a trick houdini would cringe at. when u can build a sbf cheaper anyway its smarter.

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    Its a pretty straight forward swap,just use the mustang swap parts and swap to an aftermarket tubular k member for header cleance.You will have to do some light wiring and modify a few things but it isnt that bad if you have the mechanical skill.

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