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Old 09-13-2009, 02:37 PM   #1
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I have a '65 coupe with a 200 I6 and a C4 trans. The original motor was junked years ago so the numbers don't match and I'm thinking I wan't to get rid of the little 6 for a V8. I also want to do disc brakes all the way around so I have to convert the 4 lug hubs and axles to 5. Any advice???
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:51 PM   #2
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New rear end, I believe V8 spindles, V8 steering parts. Will most likely need a new driveshaft too.
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You can swap in an 8 inch rear end from a V8 car and get Granada front disc brakes.

You can also get a Versailles 9 inch rear end.

You can also check out these guys CSRP for front brakes. discbrakeswap.com

I have Granada front and Versailles rear.
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Sell the car and buy a v8 one its cheaper.Most spend 3 grand to swap it over and thats not counting engine or tranny.If you still want to http://www.mustangandfords.com/howto...ade/index.html
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Sell the car and buy a v8 one its cheaper.Most spend 3 grand to swap it over and thats not counting engine or tranny.If you still want to
True- It's not as easy as it sounds, you need to replace the engine, trans, driveshaft, rear axle, front spindles, brakes, and steering linkage, cooling system, exhaust system, engine electrical, fuel lines, and some other stuff.

You can get front discs for the 6/4-bolt, dual headers & dual exhaust, t-5 5-speed trans, make the car faster and more economical, all sorts of stuff, with the 6. Have fun, save a bundle, and a lot less work.
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I did a V8 conversion on mine and it was not that difficult. However, I would have probably upgraded alot of the parts like the rear end and I would have done the T5 anyway. So, the conversion cost for me wouldn't be much different than if my car was originally a V8 car that I upgraded. Besides that I love my Mustang and it was my first car that I have had for about 15 years. If I had to do over again I would do it the same way.

I will agree that swapping to a V8 is a bit more work than most think when they go into it. You have to change out everything that 2+2GT said. I upgraded most (not all) of those parts anyway, so it woudn't have mattered if they were stock V8 or I6 parts.
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:38 PM   #7
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Agreed that buying a V8 car would be easier but this particular vehicle is very clean and has sentimental value to me. Can't let her go that easily.
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Thats why I kept mine too.
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Sell the car and buy a v8 one its cheaper.Most spend 3 grand to swap it over and thats not counting engine or tranny.If you still want to http://www.mustangandfords.com/howto...ade/index.html
this is not true, i spend under $1800 on my 302/c4 swap.
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this is not true, i spend under $1800 on my 302/c4 swap.
And for roughly 1/10 of that amount, you could put 4-bolt disc brakes on it. In one afternoon.
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