Originally Posted by BDMmotors12
Thanks for your advice. I'm already buying a 89 5.0 and swapping everything from that into my car. I've been working as a mechanic for a little over a year and this is gonna be my first official project and I wanna do it right. I'm not looking to boost it so I can sell it im doing this as my hobby. Anyway someone told me there is some kind of book that tells you what parts can fit in what and what things could be interchangeable if that's the right word. Is true and if so where do I buy it. I already know what I'm doing with the mustang but it'll be handy to have
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These articles should get you started.
I know that a number of car magazines like Car Craft, Mustangs & Fast Fords and others have run articles about swapping from a 6 to a V8. Just start looking through the internet and you will find a lot of articles on doing this. One thing you should do is find a donor car that has 5 lug axles both front and rear and hopefully disc brakes in front and an 8.8 rearend. If you stick with fuel injection you will need all of the sensors and computer with all of the wiring. Ford does sell a harness that will have everything you need but it's expensive, and you have the ability to change it over to a carb instead of fuel injection.
One thing you may want to look at is putting a 351w in instead of a 302, remember, cubic inches make cubic HP and the 351w has a lot more torque than a 302 and you can even build a 351w to 408 cubic inches or even 427 cubic inches with not a lot of money. Just a thought.
Good Luck with you hobby, I've had mine for over 55 years.
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351 Engine Swap - 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords Magazine