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Old 04-16-2012, 07:23 PM   #11
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You're lucky...
Your trim pieces are in really good shape, judging by the pictures.
The hood grille is almost always cracked in all the cars I've seen.
The tail light bezels are always pitted as well...
There are no repros and good used ones are simply not around, also getting NOS stuff for this car will mean putting a Lien on your house, lol.

How's your rear glass area, rust wise?
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:12 PM   #12
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Don't worry about firewall clearance. The mod motors are quite a bit shorter than the SBF/BBF. I have room for a Taurus fan, blower pulleys, and a couple of inches to spare with the back of the head in front of the heater fan.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:29 PM   #13
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You're lucky...
Your trim pieces are in really good shape, judging by the pictures.
The hood grille is almost always cracked in all the cars I've seen.
The tail light bezels are always pitted as well...
There are no repros and good used ones are simply not around, also getting NOS stuff for this car will mean putting a Lien on your house, lol.

How's your rear glass area, rust wise?
Yeah, she isn't too bad. Don't know about the rust under the top yet, I can see some bubbling through, but I don't know how bad it is yet.
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The engine bay is the same size 67-70 its the 64-66 that had the tiny one.And for the boss 429 ford sent the cars out to have the shock towers cut way back to fit that monster in it.
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Yeah, she isn't too bad. Don't know about the rust under the top yet, I can see some bubbling through, but I don't know how bad it is yet.
Yeah, vinyl tops are always bad news and.. Rust traps they are.
Good luck with that car, it's a good candidate to start with...
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Went out today with a tape measure and started checking. Shock tower to shock tower is 28" on the cougar. The 4.6L 2v is indeed 28.5 inches wide, but that is at the two camshaft sprocket humps on the valve cover. Where that motor would sit, the widest point would be past the shock towers. The portion of the valve cover that would be in between the shock towers, is 27" on the 4.6L. I think that the 4.6L 2V will fit right down in that bay without any modification to the towers.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:47 PM   #17
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It can be done, I was actually debating this myself I wanted to go with a used 32 4.6 or a new cyte 5.0l. look at AJE engineering u just notch the shock towers and use the 99-04 mustang steering, suspension and brakes which eliminates the upper A-arm, so you can run, say a 18x9 wheel if you like..

I dislike the mustang II suspension, so AJE was my first choice and I have a couple of friends who went with AJE fell in love with it.

I like how ford is now selling the motor and parts that you need to do the conversion.

with the build it was going to cost me 12-15k with parts, u can fish out parts and it will probably be cheaper, like a used t56 or an auto that came out of a 4.6 since they are the same bolt pattern.
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