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89birdman
02-23-2009, 05:12 PM
I know this may sound blasphemous on this site but......
I want to do a V8 swap. The motors i am looking at are a Chevy 350 OR a carburated FORD 302. Good idea, bad idea, gimme input.

sinhumane
02-23-2009, 05:20 PM
i've seen a 350 in a fox bird... why not? whatever floats ya boat...

hell... we've seen a supra powered sc...

CurtisPaulfrey
02-23-2009, 06:33 PM
gimme input.

I'm just posting for the thread subscription

bigpoppa822
02-23-2009, 06:34 PM
i've seen a 350 in a fox bird... why not? whatever floats ya boat...

hell... we've seen a supra powered sc...

Anybody seen that car lately?

CurtisPaulfrey
02-23-2009, 06:53 PM
Anybody seen that car lately?

I saw the dyno & track vid.....not impressed

XxSlowpokexX
02-23-2009, 07:02 PM
I say ditch bird buy mustang then

tbirdtess
02-23-2009, 08:37 PM
Hello

A 302 or 351w engine will bolt to your current trany.
Mounts from a 91-93 T-bird will work.

I currently run a 351W in my 90. 1/2 mile oval track car.

Paul

89birdman
02-23-2009, 09:00 PM
thats the thing, I have a 94' t-bird with an aode. will it still work? I found a 302 that came out of a 82 bronco that still runs. It has a carb on it so eec wiring harness wont be a pain.

Ddubb
02-23-2009, 09:23 PM
I have a 94' t-bird with an aode. will it still work?

Not unless you buy a standalone computer management system for the transmission or swap in another tranny.

- Dan

slowpoke
02-23-2009, 11:44 PM
would be sweet to see a 302 super charge t-bird :) just an idea.

frdlvr30
02-23-2009, 11:44 PM
Not to mention that 1982 302 is about 190hp...Not worth it...AT ALL!! I would install something with E7TZ heads (87-95 HO) at the very least. Even then though ut will be slower than an SC.

slowpoke
02-24-2009, 12:01 AM
been a long time since if seen it but before i went in the navy had a guy around here with a 94 mustang, he got a new cobra motor had some work done to it and stuck in a Paxton SC, did some tranny work and suspension. he showed me the track slips of running 9.81 in 1/4 mile. He drove that to work everyday for about 3 months before i left for boot.

David Neibert
02-24-2009, 01:19 AM
I know this may sound blasphemous on this site but......
I want to do a V8 swap. The motors i am looking at are a Chevy 350 OR a carburated FORD 302. Good idea, bad idea, gimme input.

Go for it. Several guys have done a v8 swap.

David

Parker Dean
02-24-2009, 02:13 AM
If you're going to do a V8 swap and looking at other makes, it would be hard to beat one of Chevy's LSx type engines. Hell, the dime-a-dozen 5.3L (327ci) in a C1500 is over 300hp and they just go up from there. You can even run them carbureted if that's what you're after.

S_Mazza
02-24-2009, 11:11 AM
I agree with the LS1 swap idea. You know, there was someone who posted on here a while back (or on TCCoA) about swapping in a Chevy motor. I think he used a Buick transmission to make it work. I don't remember all the details.

89birdman
02-24-2009, 01:50 PM
hmm... suggestions are interesting. SC 302? I actually found a 351w that has a manual put behind it, hmm i shall do more research.

sinhumane
02-24-2009, 06:19 PM
a guy here swapped a 351 windsor in his cougar ls with a m5r2 5-speed.

worked pretty damn well, and was torquey enough to want to jump the rollers at the dyno... i was videotaping... ;) :D

i say go for an fe engine if you're gonna do it... for sheer simplicity.

and also... they used the 4r70 transmission in the 94+ auto birds... surprised noone caught that.

S_Mazza
02-24-2009, 07:19 PM
and also... they used the 4r70 transmission in the 94+ auto birds... surprised noone caught that.

We did; we were testing you. :p

CurtisPaulfrey
02-24-2009, 07:37 PM
Why is there so much talk about engine swaps and stand alone computers to make the trans work....A SBC + a glide would be a nice combo and you wouldn't feel bro raped after your car came off the rollers....it made me sell my setup...its irritating.

I love that these little 3.8s CAN be fast but I'm burned out, there are much cheaper options that will run a number, if you need a DD buy a Civic if you need a race car pic a body style you like (in my case the SC) and put a blown V8 in it

mc94xr7
02-24-2009, 08:05 PM
a guy here swapped a 351 windsor in his cougar ls with a m5r2 5-speed.

worked pretty damn well, and was torquey enough to want to jump the rollers at the dyno... i was videotaping... ;) :D

i say go for an fe engine if you're gonna do it... for sheer simplicity.

and also... they used the 4r70 transmission in the 94+ auto birds... surprised noone caught that.

i've done that. 351W m5r2. if you go 350 chev, im sure you can strap a t5 to that. camero's come with that tranny. you will need the chevy bell housing and yir golden. if you post this on tccoa, you wont get very far and i would be sayin ibtl lol. but it seems people on this forum are just as currious as us to see this get done- minus the fact you can get the same results as a ford engine.

my 351W is carbed. im not on these forums as much as i used to be but i will give you as much help as i can

mc94xr7
02-24-2009, 08:37 PM
http://www.sccoa.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=31504&d=1206129245
http://www.sccoa.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=31506&d=1206129245

thats what she looked like last year

tbirdtess
02-24-2009, 10:36 PM
We did; we were testing you. :p

But I was distracted by the CHEVY option.

I get joshed about racing my Ford at my track! The ONLY FORD there!
351W,AOD 3.90 open rear. full role cage, fuel cell.

I would also like to see a 302 Super Coupe. A nice roots blower.

Or go Rare! maybe A 406 Triple duce.

I am currently looking for a system for my 351C engine, For my 85 Coupe.

Paul

Super Duper Cou
02-24-2009, 10:56 PM
You need to put a 408 Windsor stroker engine in your Bird. My friend has one in his Fox Body Mustang and it runs 9.7's in the 1/4 mile on the motor. He can drive it to the track and back and around the streets on nice days.