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Old 07-31-2012, 09:56 PM   #1
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I have a 1969 mustang coupe 302 v8 and i want to start restoring it soon. I want to do resto mod, efi, and other modern stuff. So i wanted to know witch car from the 80s or 90s has a good amount of compatible parts for my 69?
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:56 AM   #2
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I think ur probably better off using aftermarket parts. Look for a better fuel injection system than EFI. I remember seeing a good system, ill have to find what it was called for ya. (By good I mean it seemed good)
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Thats what i wanted to do as i was planning stuff but i ended up going against it because the systems i wanted cost about $2000.
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You could also do what a lot if he Fox body guys do. Get an explorer 5.0 from the jy. Has GT40 heads, good intake, etc... A 302 is a 302....
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I have a 69 fastback that I'm working on right now. Just rebuilt the 302 engine and fixed the interior.

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Well if. U knotch ur strut towers anything will fit but if U don't want to then u have to use a fox body 5.0
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Well if. U knotch ur strut towers anything will fit but if U don't want to then u have to use a fox body 5.0
Um, do you know what engines were available in '69 for the Mustang? Trust me there was no notching required.... All that'd be required to use the explorer engine would to convert the oil pan/pump to early style, and some if the front accessories.
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Well i have a 88 thunderbird lx and i was thinking of putting that 5.0 in but if i do that then i would like to get all i can out of the whole car then just tge engine thats why i was asking about compatible cars
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Um, do you know what engines were available in '69 for the Mustang? Trust me there was no notching required.... All that'd be required to use the explorer engine would to convert the oil pan/pump to early style, and some if the front accessories.
I had a 69 Mach 1 428 CJ. Plugs took most of the day to change. Had to unbolt motor mounts and lift the engine to get the last 2.
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If I remember right, if you use the stock harness and PCM from the donor, you have to have all gauges, etc. or the PCM won't work. There are aftermarket stand Aline's though. Doesn't help with your quest to use as much donor as possible.
If someone who has done the swap (no opinions please : ). ) knows differently, please let us know. I was a Ford technician in the 90's and the question came up a lot.
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I had a 69 Mach 1 428 CJ. Plugs took most of the day to change. Had to unbolt motor mounts and lift the engine to get the last 2.
LOL, gotta love the shoehorned big blocks. As far as the newer EFI, you will need the computer and all. Not really the gauges from the 'bird.... You're best bet would to get good wiring diagrams for both vehicles. The early stuff with computers was really or the EFI, not like thy are these days now needing it for the key to work and all that crap. Maybe even find a forum where folks have done his. I saw a very nice 69 FB at a show yesterday that was converted.
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