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Old 05-25-2015, 11:43 AM   #1
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Hey there, I'm very new to classic fords and I've managed to pick up 3 mustangs over the weekend. A 1966 289 car, no drivetrain. A 1967 white mustang with a i6 automatic. And a 1968 mustang i6 automatic.

What would be required to swap the sixxer cars to the 5 lug? Will the 66 rear end axles fit under it?

What are the general specs of these? Here is the 66Click image for larger version

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Normally, the conversion is available through companies like year one. But those cars are not very stout. The 289 might be pushing 270ish if that is the Hi-Po. The 6 bangers HP is in the 100s.
Edit: reread your post, thought you had the 289.


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Are you swapping out a 6 for an 8?

And which one are you talking about swapping to a 5 lug?

I have a 68 and I swapped it to 5 lug by

8in rear end
All new bushings
Ball joints
Shocks
And a stock i6 DS with fit length wise to a 8in with a c4 just can't remember what I did about the u joints. But it want hard
And then, springs if you change to an v8
And if you are planing on a v8 then the most important is brakes.

I got a power booster/dual master. And new brake lines.

And If you are redoing all the suspension then look into a Shelby drop which moves the upper control arm down for better suspension geometry during cornering.
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Congrats on the cars! Must have got a great deal to pick up 3. Do the 67 & 68 run?
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I'm interested in doing a v8 swap on my 66 as well. I am planning on getting an 8" rear axle but right before I got the car there was 2500 worth of suspension done so I was hoping to do as little suspension work as possible. What do u plan on doing to your steering? I heard you are supposed to get v8 spindles and linkage but what is a MUST and what is suggested? Keep me updated on what you decide to do


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For 68 you can keep the spindles from the 6's well at least for a wildwood disk brake kit
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I'm interested in doing a v8 swap on my 66 as well. I am planning on getting an 8" rear axle but right before I got the car there was 2500 worth of suspension done so I was hoping to do as little suspension work as possible. What do u plan on doing to your steering? I heard you are supposed to get v8 spindles and linkage but what is a MUST and what is suggested? Keep me updated on what you decide to do


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I'm not sure but it's probably a mustang 2 setup. Planning a mod motor swap.
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Congrats on the cars! Must have got a great deal to pick up 3. Do the 67 & 68 run?

They both do. The 67 idles rough but that's a carb tuning issue. The 68 has a small problem starting but runs great.

These cars come with a c4 automatic right?
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They both do. The 67 idles rough but that's a carb tuning issue. The 68 has a small problem starting but runs great.

These cars come with a c4 automatic right?
My 67 289 has a c4 auto trans, I'm assuming yours would as well.
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My 67 289 HAD a C4 (and HAD a 289 too).
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