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    Ditching v6, looking at V8 of another breed.

    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.

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    i've seen a 350 in a fox bird... why not? whatever floats ya boat...

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by 89birdman View Post
    gimme input.
    I'm just posting for the thread subscription

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinhumane View Post
    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigpoppa822 View Post
    Anybody seen that car lately?
    I saw the dyno & track vid.....not impressed

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    I say ditch bird buy mustang then
    They don't call me "SLOWPOKE" for nothin!
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    302 or 351w

    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 89birdman View Post
    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

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    would be sweet to see a 302 super charge t-bird just an idea.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 89birdman View Post
    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
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    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.

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    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.
    God bless!!!

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