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Old 12-05-2011, 09:07 PM   #1
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5.4 motor in 65

How much bigger is the 5.4 than a 4.6. Does anyone know if itll fit in a 65 engine compartment with shaved towers?
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:12 PM   #2
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I would think the physical demissions are the same if not really close.
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:17 PM   #3
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With the right amount of money I think you can make anything fit lol
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My uncle has a 2003 lightning motor that he said I could have if I was to put it in my fb, as long as I let him drive it after. Anyway it's complete supercharger to pulleys. And then my other concern is that the tranny I was goin to use was a t56 magnum and I'm not sure if they have a housing that will mount to the 5.4. I think they do not positive though. Anyway just wondering if anyone has done a swap. I think it is relatively similar to a 4.6
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:28 PM   #5
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wish i had an uncle that would give me a sc engine, good luck with the build and keep us posted
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:35 PM   #6
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Did ya try researching on google? Also I know a company did a full and I mean full 03 cobra swap on a 65 or 66 fastback everything from engine, drivetrain, suspension, and interior
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You will definitely need a new hood!
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Well the cool thing is that it only has 3700 miles, he never drove it, then decided to buy a new 5.4 and do a complete race motor. I know it won't be cheap so it just depends if I want to fork up the money which is very tempting, knowing it would be a monster. We will see, I need to get everything mocked up if so I want to get this thing done so bad, I swear when you start a resto you think one thing, then as it goes on you end up adding so many other things it's not even funny. Not to mention the contemplating that takes place

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Well I wanted to use stock hood with gt350 scoop but yes like you said I might have to go witha 68 Shelby hood or something, which brings the problem up that I have no fiberglass going on the car. I've had everything fabbed out of metal. I don't know if it's worth it.
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low mileage engine dropped into a resto 65 sounds awesome
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:48 PM   #10
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Yeah the thought is definitely golden, I wonder if I could drop the motor down a little. I know I've seen 4.6s in 65s with a stock hood
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maybe with solid motor mounts and/or kmember spacer (im not sure the name) where it drops the kmember 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:56 PM   #12
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Yes well with the mustang ll front end I could prob drop it down quite a bit I believe, should give plenty of room
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sounds like the ultimate sleeper if you can get it under the stock hood
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:07 PM   #14
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To an extent yes but it is a custom, I've done quite a few body mods on it already and I'm still not done with it. I want it to be different, I'm not a purist, I say I paid for it not anyone else so if I decide to not restore to factory it's my choice, if they want a factory correct one then go build one.
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To an extent yes but it is a custom, I've done quite a few body mods on it already and I'm still not done with it. I want it to be different, I'm not a purist, I say I paid for it not anyone else so if I decide to not restore to factory it's my choice, if they want a factory correct one then go build one.
Amen, with the blower on a 5.4L you will definitely need an aftermarket hood!
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Well nothing is impossible now I just have to figure out if there are any style hoods I like or can imagine to make. It'll be metal no matter what, I wonder if a 2008 gt500 styled hood would look good, saw a mock up and It looks good just might need to be a little wider. I'll get pics up later any hood suggestions welcome. I'm going to take some measurements and see if a strategically placed hood scoop could work with the blower
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I'd just cut out the hood and let it hang out! Let that mutha breath!
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:40 PM   #18
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I could and do a nice clean hood with a rolled finished look. It wouldn't go with the car though I don't think. I want a super clean sleek look, in other words a very clean car but nothing over done. I've never been a a car guy to "let it all hang out" haha I want people to wish they could see under the hood when I drive cause it sounds so mean. I just couldn't see it, not my style but I can appreciate the honkers you see at the shows sticking 2 foot off the hood
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