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Can you fit a 460 Big block into a 67 mustang fastback?

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Old 05-29-2009, 06:11 PM   #1
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How easy or difficult would it be to fit a 460 big block into a 67 fastback

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Old 05-29-2009, 06:45 PM   #2
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It could happen, but why?
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:59 PM   #3
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You can fit a 460 in my 66 but i went with a 347.
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:09 PM   #4
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I wanted effortless torque with a naturally aspirated easy cam .. motor
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:06 PM   #5
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Then build a 347. You can still make more torque with a 347 in an "effortless" engine than your suspension will hold, unless you spend about $8,000 to upgrade your suspension.

Or if you want even less effort, build a 408, a 351 block will fit a lot easier than a 460.
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:21 PM   #6
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I cant imagine how nose heavy it would be with that in there.......
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Very, and it would steer like ***. That's the exact problem the 427 Cobras had, fast as hell in a straight line, understeer like a runaway sled(because that's what they were!)
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:29 PM   #8
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a 66 no big block will fit with out cutting the shock towers out.67-73 both the fe and 385 will bolt in.I would build a small block its cheaper.
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:43 PM   #9
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I don't believe the 385 motors will fit in a 67-70 without a little bit of shock tower massaging. They're very wide, almost as wide as mod motors.
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No they bolt right in on 67-70 tarafield i think is his name on here he has a 429 in a 68 its a tight fit but he didn't have to cut anything but lose the cross member for oil pan room.The fe a 385 are almost the same size the fe is wider tho.
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when i think big block, i think big car, unless we're talking 1/4 miles

early mustangs are small, and it doesn't take many cubic inches to get them moving in a hurry. stroke a 302 or 351 and u can make PLENTY of NA power and save yourself having to notch shock towers, beefing up your suspension, ect.

dont underestimate the possibilities a properly built small block has!
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Old 05-30-2009, 08:58 AM   #12
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How easy or difficult would it be to fit a 460 big block into a 67 fastback?
Dead easy. All you really need is special motor mounts and headers, which are available. A stock 460 will give tons of torque as you say, and will look stock to snoopy inspectors. Small things like wiring changes and radiator hookup will need to worked out, but no big deal. The C6 trans shifter connection will require some adapting, and you'll need a C6 trans crossmember. Modifying the driveshaft sounds like a big deal, but can probably be done locally. FPA and others make headers for this swap.

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Old 08-06-2014, 12:28 AM   #13
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How easy or difficult would it be to fit a 460 big block into a 67 fastback

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I've done it, alot of work but turn out great.
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:37 PM   #14
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It's tight but as some of the others have said they do bolt right in...The early 429/460s make awesome torque and power in stock form and have crazy potential for much more.
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460 is a nice engine.

I'm not a fan of big blocks except in high powered drag applications, but they do make a ton of power relatively easily. And 460's run for a long time.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:48 PM   #16
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what is with all the necro thread revivals lol
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