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Old June 28th, 2011, 11:21 PM   #21
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possibly pm me a price. id like to be rolling it around with the 351 by next summer. have alot of work to do by then though.
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Old June 30th, 2011, 10:41 AM   #22
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351 swaps are easy , there tall thow so expect to put a cowl hood on , you will need fox 302 to 351 swap headers and a new oil pan to clear everything , the gt40p heads you have will probably sufocate the 351 thow unless you get alot of port work done and bigger valves but the cost of doing that you could probably find a nice set of used aluminum heads , you will need a new distributor to 302s and 351s are not the same dizzy , also make sure you get a cam for it to wake it up or else you will be disapointed with the truck cam thats probably in it
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Old June 30th, 2011, 10:50 AM   #23
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i have the cowl, ive looked into headers, the 351 i have is complete so i dont need to buy anything. oil pan and pickup, andd yes id like to do a cam
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Old June 30th, 2011, 10:56 AM   #24
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Not trying to hijack your thread but if anyone one is interetsed in a 302 I have one for sale. Its a complete EFI motor. I don't much about it but I need to get rid of it and the trans hooked to it(automatic trans). PM me for info.
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Old June 30th, 2011, 02:34 PM   #25
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i have the cowl, ive looked into headers, the 351 i have is complete so i dont need to buy anything. oil pan and pickup, andd yes id like to do a cam
looks like you have pretty much everything covered then lol
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Old June 30th, 2011, 05:09 PM   #26
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i definetly hope so. need a flywheel as well
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Anything else you need to know? My buddy runs big blocks in his tho
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im lookin at ditchn the 4 lug and going to 5 and would also like to setup a nice suspension for the road not so much strip
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Old July 8th, 2011, 03:42 PM   #29
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Im a 4.6 guy. But Ive had my share of 5.0s.

Behind me.

LOL but Ive been a foxbody/sn95/modular guy for a while. and ive played with boost, engine management,tuning, & big smokey burnouts.

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Old July 8th, 2011, 03:46 PM   #30
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DeathbyPSI must be too busy working on one of his many Fords

. . . . he is "The Fox Body Mustang Guy"
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Old July 8th, 2011, 04:13 PM   #31
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im lookin at ditchn the 4 lug and going to 5 and would also like to setup a nice suspension for the road not so much strip
Im pretty sure you can go to a salvage yard and get what you need off of a sn-95' - 98 style for the front. and probaly for the rear. Just gotta figure out how many spline axles you have, and get the same amount but with 5 lug.

As for the suspension. I have a 96' cobra, but really its the same basice setup from 79'-98'.
A set of 1''-2" lowering springs, eibeich-sportlines, FRP,QA-1. with some good koni,kyb or the best bilstein shocks. Or if you really want to get into it, combine them and get QA-1 Coilovers, or bilsteins. with Qa1 tubular control arms, tubular k-member and youll loose 35lbs.
If your gonna be messing with ride height, which is a must. Get a set of camber-caster plates, and a tie-rod bumpster kit if its lower then 1".Also grab some steeda ball joints.

Now if you do the 5-lug conversion, get a set of 96' or any cobra set of rims with 245-45-17s, or something even wider in the rear.

If your gona be running the street,track,hiway all around. A good gear ratio with the 17'' cobra rims is 4.10. If your runing smaller rims,like 14's 15's keep the gear ration in the 3.55-3.73 range.
The larger diameter rims even out nice with 4.10s. I can still hit 160 in my cobra with 4.10's and 17'' rims.

If it dosent have posi, find a good used 96-98 cobra/gt 8.8 posi setup, aqnd rebuild with new clutches.Or just swap a complete axle in to solve the posi and 5lug issue.
A set of tublar or aluminum hi-strength upper and lower rear control arms. BBK makes some good ones. Also Qa-1. If its lowere more then 2" then get adjustable uppers to adjust/level out the driveshaft angle.
There are also rear pan-hard bars for the rear axle, but arnt really needed for street.
Oh yea, a underhood strut-tower support bar, and a rear strut tower in the trunk.

Some good poly bushings in the control arms,sway bars etc. And the sway bars out of a 96-98 cobra are dont quote me: 22mm & 26mm compared to the stock 17&19mm, but you get the idea.

For stoping. In the rear, you can get the brake caliper,disc, and bracket for a cobra and do some welding. Or like i said, get a whole cobra/gt/explorer rear axle with posi,5-lug and disc.
Up front, same thing. Go for 96-98cobra parts for front brakes. Also, a 99-04 set of stock lower control arms will give you more clock to clock steering radius, but mite need tie-rod mod/rack&pinion mod.

This is a start. a good start. Your best bet is to look for cobra parts. As they are very reliable, easy to replace, and do the job just fine. Trust me..
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Old July 9th, 2011, 06:32 AM   #32
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there is alot of very bad info in this thread...do yourself a favor and skip over anything you read here...a couple of good points were made however most of it is pure trash so Its better to throw it out and start over
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Old July 9th, 2011, 07:07 PM   #33
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Can i just give you the car hancho and start again? I think id rather have the car go to a trained professional
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Old July 9th, 2011, 07:25 PM   #34
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Do a Cummins swap, for crying out loud it would be so easy....
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Old July 10th, 2011, 08:01 AM   #35
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Can i just give you the car hancho and start again? I think id rather have the car go to a trained professional
I meant throw out this thread not the car...lots of bad info in this thread
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Old July 10th, 2011, 09:25 AM   #36
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Do you have any suggestions
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Old July 11th, 2011, 11:06 AM   #37
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I meant throw out this thread not the car...lots of bad info in this thread
I agree. Thats why i stayed out.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 08:54 PM   #38
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Really im open to all suggestions good or bad. First mustang and looking for opinions
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Old July 12th, 2011, 07:05 PM   #39
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I dont know what people consider bad info, I only posted what I have done in real life.I didnt just come up with the stuff I typed in off the top of my head, or from magazines.
I posted parts and actual swaps that I have personaly used, and never had any trouble with making a reliable,fast,good handling all around street car.

Plus I tested my stuff out on both autocross tracks and some drifting whenever I could.
Also, My first 5.o fox was my daily driver, so it had to be reliable. Then I sold it for a cobra, and bought a jeep for a D.D
Any things that I posted were actual parts, and swaps that i did, and theres no bullshit on my part.
Im not saying to go out and do the exact same things I wrote, not saying the stuff I posted was the best in the world, or the best product on the market. But it worked well and lasted a long time under my heavy foot. And it was just and idea of what you can do to make a nasty street car.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 07:17 PM   #40
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did a mild build 306 but sprung for the trickflow heads and a x 303 cam victor jr nothing fancy in a ranger and ran 11.9 best and stedy 12.2. all the money went to tubbing it. 302 is a good little motor imo
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