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Old 08-11-2006, 12:31 AM   #1
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cowl hood for 351 in a fox body?

I was just wondering if it is necessary to put an enormous cowl hood on a 79-93 mustang to fit a 351 between the fenders.
All of the cars I have seen in magazines with the windsors in them have had 4 inch cowls on them. Is this something that is a must to get the c.i.d., or can you get a stock looking hood to clear that taller block?
I have an 86 notch that I would like to attempt this swap with, but I feel that a big cowl hood is a dead giveaway.
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Re: cowl hood for 351 in a fox body?

You can get away with a smaller than 4" cowl. A 2.5" should be enough if you get the right motor mounts. You just want to drop the the engine as much as possible. A lot of people use motor mounts from a convertible because they sit the engine a little lower and are cheap. I'm sure there are aftermarket mounts out there though that would be a better buy.

A lot of whether or not this will all fit depends on what upper intake you go with as well. The taller the intake, obviously the taller the cowl you'll need.
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Re: cowl hood for 351 in a fox body?

thanks for the info. I haven't ever had someone tell me about the convertible engine mounts. I really appreciate it.
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Re: cowl hood for 351 in a fox body?

Are you going with a carb or EFI?
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