So I have a straight 6 '66. I was just wondering what is the biggest motor I can drop in the engine bay without cutting modifying the engine bay
In that case, I think I'll go with the 5.0. I've had trouble with carbs so I prefer fuel injection. Any idea how much the whole swap would cost. I'm guessing its going to need a tranny as well. But let's face it, I'm no Donald TrumpBlack Gold 380R said:That would work great. A lot of guys drop the 5.0s from fox bodies in their 65/6 due to the fuel injection set up. And since it is based off a 302 block it fits perfectly too. I say that would be your best bet for a DD too.
I'm thinking I might sell my 01 V6 to pay for that. Then I'll have a decent DD $1000 isn't too bad how many miles did the engine and tranny have?My68mustang said:Sup dude, I'm in the same exact process. I'm putting an 87 5.0 and t5 tranny into my 68 coupe. It is costing me about $1000 all and all. I went carburetor instead of fuel injected but, just to give you an idea.
Yeah if I can't find one on Craigslist for a good price I'm gonna go to the junkyard. There's this local yard that has plenty of fox bodies for some reason. So I'm looking at about $1000 for labor? Sounds goodMy68mustang said:Ohhh. Yeah man that's what it's runnin me. You probably already know this but try looking in junk yards. You can get good engines and transmissions there.
True. The 5.0 had headers on it that I just found out will not fit in my car. I'm gonna have to buy different ones later. If you go the junk yard route take all the parts you can from the fox. It'll save you a lot of money.Stanglover1966 said:If you have a specific header you want to use, then get a 5.0. 351W won't fit with certain headers. I still had trouble getting my longtubes in. A 5.0 is about as big as I would go. Best way to do it is grab one out of a fox. Don't forget though, you can stroke the 302 to a 347 if you would like. It really depends on what you're gonna use header-wise and what you're using the car for. Hope this helped.
Same here man its always fun to learn more. Keep us updated on your project, love to see how it goes!sam62893 said:Nothing fancy with the cars engine. Just want to make it a DD. but all this information is golden. Thank you and if you have any more input feel free to post it. I always like learning more