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Old 03-08-2010, 09:45 PM   #1
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Can you fit a 350 engine from a 1979 camaro z28 into a 1985 Ford Mustang GT 5-Speed?

i love it when people think its going to cost.
this is one of the most often things we do here at my shop, as dollar for dollar you can and will build a bigger badder hot rod with Chevy then you can with anything else out there.

both summit racing and northen auto parts have adapter kits for both the motor mounts and the trans.
the motor mount kit is about $150.oo + the motor mounts them self's, and the trans adapter kit so you can use a ford trans and bolt it up to a Chevy motor is about $130.oo and comes with every thing you need to bolt the torque converter and the trans up to the motor.
or the cross member kit to change to a Chevy trans and bolt the cross member to the frame on a ford and it gives you the Chevy trans yoke with ford u-joints is about $175.oo.
and competition engineering will have the drive-shaft for the trans you go with.

and if you e-mail me i have one other place that i get this kit from but ill have to go out to the shop and pull the book out to get the info for ya, and they have a complete kit that comes with everything in one kit for just a little less cost.

just to add to what i said above, and it really dont cost much to do this, as i do about 2 to 3 of those every year here at my shop, this is what i charge to do this.
if your going to use your trans then the kits all together will cost you about $350.oo + the cost of pulling two motors $500.oo each + cost of stalling one motor $1,000.oo but that every thing as in plugs, wires, oil, antifreeze, hoses and so on + labor for the kits to be installed $450.oo.
and if you use a chevy trans then you can add $175.oo for that kit + labor to install it $100.oo + $250.oo for the drive shaft, for a total of $3,325.oo+tax's and 3 days
and if you do it your self cost should run you about $1,000.oo to $1,500.oo when its all said and done!!!!
come to detroit and i can show you well over 25 fast stangs and how did they make em fast? they put a chevy in em!!!!
and 21 of em I DID!!!
it just dont cost that much, it's like im doing an MX3 mazda now, we are making it in to a rear wheel drive, chevy powered pro drift racer, total cost when finshed about $12,000.oo
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Can you fit a 350 engine from a 1979 camaro z28 into a 1985 Ford Mustang GT 5-Speed?

Yes and it does't cost that much. I put a Chevy SB into an 80 Mustang that had a 2.3 4cyl. Making a bracket for the power steering pump was the hardest part.
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Can you fit a 350 engine from a 1979 camaro z28 into a 1985 Ford Mustang GT 5-Speed?

Yes with enough money..why do you want to put a chevy engine in a ford car?...ridiculous
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Can you fit a 350 engine from a 1979 camaro z28 into a 1985 Ford Mustang GT 5-Speed?

Yes but it would cost more then the two cars are worth to do. Fabrication, adapters, and new parts will run high $'s. You can get a crate engine and put in for cheaper.
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Can you fit a 350 engine from a 1979 camaro z28 into a 1985 Ford Mustang GT 5-Speed?

Sure. I suppose you're asking because the motor in the pony is whipped and the Chevy 350 is what you can get?
Otherwise from experience I'd recommend you look for a decent 351 Cleveland (Ford engine). They fit into the pony OK and bolt up to the trans. The motor mounts may even fit from the former 5.0 engine. The Chevy 350 is strong and versatile and you can get a lot of speed stuff to trick it up, but your Pony would probably end up a lot better and more valuable if you use a Ford engine.
In my experience the 351's get a bit better fuel mileage than the 350 Chevy... (the stroke may be shorter on the 351).
They are super great cars. I had an '86 Mustang convertible that rode me and my surfboard up and down the Atlantic coast back in the '90s. It had 308K miles when I gave it to my son, and he's still enjoying it, (it has the 302). Good Luck!
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Can you fit a 350 engine from a 1979 camaro z28 into a 1985 Ford Mustang GT 5-Speed?

Anything can be done with enough money, but WHY? Would take ALOT of fabricating.
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Can you fit a 350 engine from a 1979 camaro z28 into a 1985 Ford Mustang GT 5-Speed?

WHY? It would take quite a bit of work and you may get rejection problems! Lol!
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Can you fit a 350 engine from a 1979 camaro z28 into a 1985 Ford Mustang GT 5-Speed?

yeah with alot of money and mods but why its a ford with a chevy engine kills the ford name and chevy name
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:43 AM   #9
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Can you fit a 350 engine from a 1979 camaro z28 into a 1985 Ford Mustang GT 5-Speed?

Chevy is cheap to build but you get what you pay for,stick with the oval Ford has been getting more done with less for years,most people want to compare 350ci to 302 ci and call that fair,its the only way to even things up for the chevy.
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