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Old March 27th, 2012, 07:29 AM   #21
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I need 2wd though. And been thinking more and more about it. I was thinking of going with the 4R100 if I went that route but I think the 4r70 might be the better route as its considerably smaller. I think with the 4r100 I would have to rebuild the trans tunnel to get it to fit. So if I go that route I may look for a 4.6L donor vehicle. I have searched on alot of sites the last few days and have come up empty on swapping these into older cars. Only thing I found was the mazda pickup the show on spike did. Saying I have a 5.4L vs the 4.6L just sounds cooler .

Alot of threads on alot of forums where people talk about doing it and get talked out of it, but haven't found where anybody did it (still looking).
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you can do it john....
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Old March 27th, 2012, 07:32 AM   #23
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I have faith I can do it, just a matter of what will it take to do it lol.
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Old March 27th, 2012, 07:46 AM   #24
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http://www.themustangshop.com/modswap.cfm

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Old March 27th, 2012, 07:57 AM   #25
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Nice car.

I looked into a 5.4 swap when I started my jeep (I was raised a ford fan). Everyone suggested going 351 efi since the triton is sooooo big to package??? I ended up going gm 5.3 instead........
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Old March 27th, 2012, 08:14 AM   #26
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I have no idea if it applies to the "Newer" cars - when I had my 66 fairlane, the "hot" swap was power discs from a 67+ Mustang. Supposedly damn-near bolt-in, so I'd imagine most parts from that era would work.

You really want to be special, let me know and I'll grab a parts list for you to build a 5.4L-4V motor.
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Trail junkie is picking me up spindles/rotors/caliper brackets, master cyl,booster from the 71 mercury equivelent to the torino for $125 today .

Drivetrain stuff won't be till storage time in the fall.
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Old March 27th, 2012, 08:45 AM   #28
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I've been looking for something to sound deaden/heat barrier as well. Be interesting to know what's being used.
There is a product called Lizard Skin. Sprayable sound deadener and heat reducer. Works very well.




POR product are still great for rust issues. Also, I have used Permatex product called Rust Treatmant. Wire wheel as much as you can spray areas. Works great also and is inexpensive.
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Old March 27th, 2012, 11:32 AM   #29
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I work with a fella that has a ton of parts for these things. pm if your looking for anything oem.
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Old March 27th, 2012, 12:28 PM   #30
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Probably seats, trunk lid, rear dash, headliner, center console, p/s set-up. Top of my head lol.
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I asked. his stuff is mid sixtys, he says yours is different. sorry.
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There is a product called Lizard Skin. Sprayable sound deadener and heat reducer. Works very well.




POR product are still great for rust issues. Also, I have used Permatex product called Rust Treatmant. Wire wheel as much as you can spray areas. Works great also and is inexpensive.
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http://www.cardomain.com/ride/330020...-ford-fairlane

this is how I would do it. mmmm
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Old March 27th, 2012, 03:18 PM   #34
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Picked up a early 80's f150 today for $300. Suppose to have a 69 302 in it. Has a almost new 650 cfm edelbrock and matching intake. Also has the distributor and module I wanted to get to convert the Torino from points. Pull the motor, scrap the truck and then get my $300 back. win win.

Still haven't been able to get the seller to return my phone calls on getting the seats from him .
Got it pulled and check the codes, just your everyday 80's 302 smog motor and heads. Oh well, atleast I got the intake,carb,distributor, module I wanted off it .
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So I was researching for front disc brakes and what it takes to convert from drum. Most said use granada spindles etc and you can convert to disc. With the granada you get disc but its the smaller brake set-up of two options. The other option being the actual torino and similar sized cars front brakes which are harder to come by. I was searching ebay and seemed most granada spindles alone were for $150+ not including anything else. My car has 4 wheel drum and manual brakes as of now.

I got a pm from a guy on another forum and he offered to sell me his set-up from his 71 montego (which all parts are the same as the 70 Torino with disc brakes). So I aquired.....

Both spindles
Both calipers
Both brake hoses
both rotors and all bearings
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Booster bracket to firewall (from what research I have done this is hard to come by).
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all for $125
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And even better yet I was just researching his old posts and he is doing a 4.6L from a mustang into his montego.
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http://stockbridge.michiganpages.org/c-98887.htm
this guy has tons of old cars, he doesn't crush anything

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Is it a pick n pull type yard or ?
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There is a product called Lizard Skin. Sprayable sound deadener and heat reducer. Works very well.




POR product are still great for rust issues. Also, I have used Permatex product called Rust Treatmant. Wire wheel as much as you can spray areas. Works great also and is inexpensive.
Napa has the permatex for $7.50 a can, guess I am gonna have to try it out.
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So I was researching for front disc brakes and what it takes to convert from drum. Most said use granada spindles etc and you can convert to disc. With the granada you get disc but its the smaller brake set-up of two options. The other option being the actual torino and similar sized cars front brakes which are harder to come by. I was searching ebay and seemed most granada spindles alone were for $150+ not including anything else. My car has 4 wheel drum and manual brakes as of now.

I got a pm from a guy on another forum and he offered to sell me his set-up from his 71 montego (which all parts are the same as the 70 Torino with disc brakes). So I aquired.....

Both spindles
Both calipers
Both brake hoses
both rotors and all bearings
Master cylinder
Booster
Booster bracket to firewall (from what research I have done this is hard to come by).
Brake pedal and related hardware

all for $125
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And even better yet I was just researching his old posts and he is doing a 4.6L from a mustang into his montego.
Sounds you like you are going to have a new best friend.....
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