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Old 03-24-2009, 12:18 AM   #1
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ok, I'm looking for a "kit" for a sbc swap into a foxbody.

i have a really nice looking foxbody 2.3 4cyl stang. FREE! i have sbc motor sitting in shop. aside from the t-5 tranny i'm picking up with the swap, is there a place someone can point me in to finding a kit for the swap.

why? b/c the car is getting swaped one way or the other, free motor, low buck tranny. why not. dont bash me, it's not your car, it's mine. I'm just asking for help. I'm excited to swap the stang one way or the other... thanx jon
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:58 AM   #2
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ok so after long research, google, and threds it seems as tho i'll give aje racing a call to set up a parts list. any hints tips and tricks to helping out will be great.

on a side note i saw where alot of negitive people hated on this topic. I'm looking for tech help and dont not care for all the crossbreed hatred going around. car is a car, let one do as they will. please keep negitive comments to yourself, thanx in advance.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:11 AM   #3
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SBC in a Ford = Fail



That being said, I atleast hope you are going to be installing a LS1 or LSX in there and not the dreaded gen1 sbc.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:01 AM   #4
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You can buy the K member with the Chevy engine mounts from Summit racing, You can use a set of S-10 Conversion headers and a Turbo 350 transmission. Build a cheap 383 stroker with some cheap Vortec heads and a Comp XE268H Leave the hood closed at the strip and ford lovers will be all over you. I've built a few of these for the local circle track guys and they always exceed 410hp and 450lbft of torque on engines with less than 3000 dollars total in them. Throw a 150 shot on one of these and youre in the 10's. I like the keep the engine matched to the car but I've built a few cross breeds that turned out well. I had a 67 F-100 with a 500 cubic in caddilac engine and Turbo 400 transmission in it. I used it for a tow rig for my drag cars for years. It ran 13.10s on a completly stock engine. and street tires. It's your hot rod, screw the Haters. At least it isn't a toyota engine in a 67 fastback
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the dreaded gen1 sbc.
Gasp!!!!! hahahahahaha!!!! Come on, it's the most power dollar per dollar ever.
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:16 AM   #6
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Well, I hope parts are cheap for an engine that was around for 40+ years... that's all I'm saying, I'm done...the SBF wasn't too much newer, but hey...
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Gasp!!!!! hahahahahaha!!!! Come on, it's the most power dollar per dollar ever.
I spent most of my adolescent life at the dragstrip and have seen more cars with swaps then I care to see. I am to the point now to where if you build a chevy, I want it powered by chevy and the same for the Ford and Mopar. The purist of the pure is the Mopar guys. I just don't care for it anymore, when I was a kid I thought the idea was cool. I have seen so many first gen sbc in cars it turns my stomach anymore, I'd like to see more swaps done on their newer engine lines if a car has to be hacked up. Again, this is just my 2 cents.
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guys thanx. the only ls1 i have is in my gto. love the motor but dont have one laying around. this input is great so far. i've helped out on two toyota 4x4's with 350's in them and they run like a bat outta hell.

i like things to be simple, my friend like to be unique. more less is the reasion we are looking to do it this way. i'll post pix of the fox soon.
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I agree 150% with what blessed is saying.I got pissed at my brother one time because he was going to put a ford motor in an 80's camaro
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OK guys if you don't have anything TECH related please don't post. Whether you agree or disagree with what the OP is doing is not in question, please lets keep it on topic.
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Sell the mustang. Buy a camaro.
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Forgot to tell you to get the unwelded ford cross member. It will slide back far enough for a turbo 350 to bolt right to it.

The only thing wrong with this kind of swap is the car will be worth more apart that together. A Chevy powered Fox body is a hard sell unless it's really special. Sometimes you have to work with what you have and do the best you can. People who have contempt for your build are stuck in their closed mind. Hot Rodding started like this. Throwing Flathead ford motors in anything or just whatever it took to go fast even if it meant stripping the car down to nothing but a bare body with no fenders, hood or roof. Do a nice neat job and be proud of it. It's the essence of Hot Rodding.
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i agree buy a camaro lol . only reason people put chevy motors in stangs are cuz chevy motors are cheap and easy to repair when blow em up lol . that and bout every one has sbc parts laying round every where . i know at 1 time i had 4 sets heads and 5 blocks in 1 year . chevy motors jus dime dozen . and till this day i still say ford motors are stronger cuz i have blown alot chevy motors n never once blew a ford . i know if could take a chevy 350 turbo tranny and put on a 302 that would be nice . cuz thats only downfall on fords are there trannys cant hold up as good as a chevy tranny unless u pay **** load money for good 1 .
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i agree buy a camaro lol . only reason people put chevy motors in stangs are cuz chevy motors are cheap and easy to repair when blow em up lol . that and bout every one has sbc parts laying round every where . i know at 1 time i had 4 sets heads and 5 blocks in 1 year . chevy motors jus dime dozen . and till this day i still say ford motors are stronger cuz i have blown alot chevy motors n never once blew a ford . i know if could take a chevy 350 turbo tranny and put on a 302 that would be nice . cuz thats only downfall on fords are there trannys cant hold up as good as a chevy tranny unless u pay **** load money for good 1 .
I hate to be the one to give you the bad news but a small block chevy engien is much stronger than a 5.0 Ford. If you keep blowing them up you better learn how to build an engine. I'll give credit where credit is due. The SBC is the most inexpensive engine to build because it's been around for 54 years. It is a strong platform and is still the most popular engine in history and for good reason. It's tough, it's strong and can handle a lot of power.
As far as transmissions goes a C4 is pretty strong and a C6 is as strong or stronger than a Turbo 400. It's painfully obvious you don't have a clue
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ha i call bs on chevy alot stronger motor lol .i have had few stangs and ran the sht out of em and never once hurt motor . you take stock 305 or 350 it wont take long and will need bearings . been there done that . dont get me wrong i like chevy's also but i still say fords have stronger motors. but thats jus my opion .
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Can you people read?? Keep your trap shut unless it is about what the OP asked. And for the record, SBC blocks don't like to split in half at 500 hp as often as what a 5.0 deos.
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http://www.ajeracing.com/mustang.php look here ya can use the same k member from them with either there chevy or ford mounts in case ya wanna go sbf in the future
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team z also makes a k-member so you can drop in a sbc
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thanx for the support and info. my buddy and i just read all the replys, thanx for thoes who can understand where we are comming from. we have a car, we have a motor. we want to use what we have at hand for what we are looking to do on the track.
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