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Old 03-10-2012, 12:13 PM   #1
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Does anyone know what kinda clearance issues I'd have putting a 351 block in a 95 gt convertible?
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Re: 351 swap

there arent any real clearance issues if u use the convertible motor mounts on it. u may need a 1.5-2.0 hood.

other than that it drops right in.... besides for the stuff u gotta change like 351 swap headers and stuff like that.

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even if u use hard top motor mounts it drops in... but like i said, u will prolly need a 2.0 cowl hood
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I figured the hood... Do you know if a stock bellhousing will mount to the 351....
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Re: 351 swap

is the same...
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:14 PM   #6
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Re: 351 swap

You will also need the 351W oil pan for the Fox chassis.
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You will also need the 351W oil pan for the Fox chassis.
It's not a fox... It's a 95 convertible... But looking at it I'm sure I need a certain oil pan... Do you know if bbk equal length shorties will fit a 351... The ones for a 302.. what size exhaust are you running?
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It's not a fox... It's a 95 convertible... But looking at it I'm sure I need a certain oil pan... Do you know if bbk equal length shorties will fit a 351... The ones for a 302.. what size exhaust are you running?
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It's not a fox... It's a 95 convertible... But looking at it I'm sure I need a certain oil pan... Do you know if bbk equal length shorties will fit a 351... The ones for a 302.. what size exhaust are you running?
It's still a Fox chassis.


It's not likely, but it is possible the 302 headers might work.
The 351W is about an inch wider so if you have that much clearance all around they might conceivably fit.


I will be running the BBK 1 3/4" tube long tube headers (which I think they also make for the 351W) feeding into a 2.5" H-Pipe, feeding into a set of 3" (maybe Dynomax) mufflers, feeding into 3.5" tail pipes to help exhaust the added flow from the SC.
The increased size steps help by letting the exhaust gases expand as they are exhausted which increases the scavenging effect. The scavenging effect allows more air/fuel mixture to be pulled and pushed into the cylinders during camshaft overlap periods. More air/fuel = more power produced.
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It's still a Fox chassis.

It's not likely, but it is possible the 302 headers might work.
The 351W is about an inch wider so if you have that much clearance all around they might conceivably fit.

I will be running the BBK 1 3/4" tube long tube headers (which I think they also make for the 351W) feeding into a 2.5" H-Pipe, feeding into a set of 3" (maybe Dynomax) mufflers, feeding into 3.5" tail pipes to help exhaust the added flow from the SC.
The increased size steps help by letting the exhaust gases expand as they are exhausted which increases the scavenging effect. The scavenging effect allows more air/fuel mixture to be pulled and pushed into the cylinders during camshaft overlap periods. More air/fuel = more power produced.
That's good info.. My block will be in the shop Tuesday. I'm just trying to et some pointers...
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The shorty 302 headers probably wont fit, you will run into clearance issues with the steering shaft. Get the 351 swap headers, I tried to use the 302 ones in my 86.....miserable fail. I tried to dimple them to fit, again, failed
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It's still a Fox chassis.

It's not likely, but it is possible the 302 headers might work.
The 351W is about an inch wider so if you have that much clearance all around they might conceivably fit.

I will be running the BBK 1 3/4" tube long tube headers (which I think they also make for the 351W) feeding into a 2.5" H-Pipe, feeding into a set of 3" (maybe Dynomax) mufflers, feeding into 3.5" tail pipes to help exhaust the added flow from the SC.
The increased size steps help by letting the exhaust gases expand as they are exhausted which increases the scavenging effect. The scavenging effect allows more air/fuel mixture to be pulled and pushed into the cylinders during camshaft overlap periods. More air/fuel = more power produced.
Your saying my chassis is a fox chassis? I got a Lil confused....

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The shorty 302 headers probably wont fit, you will run into clearance issues with the steering shaft. Get the 351 swap headers, I tried to use the 302 ones in my 86.....miserable fail. I tried to dimple them to fit, again, failed
Yea I was wondering I had some issues with the bbk shorties on my stock set up...
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Your saying my chassis is a fox chassis? I got a Lil confused....
From 1989 to 2004, the Fox Chassis was used exclusively by the Mustang.
Yours is actually a Fox-4, which is a little wider and had approximately 60% of its parts redesigned.
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