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Just considering a 351w 427 Ford Racing Engine (600 hp) in my 65 Mustang. I have a tired V8 right now and I want to go fast. I have all new better than stock suspension and 17 tires. I also have power steering and A/C. I will eventually get a new transmission and rear diff. Will all these fit where they used to. I know I will have to put new headers on, but what else?
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I have a 351w based motor in my 65. It is really tight, but certainly can be down. You typically need a bracket to drop the steering linkage down about an inch to clear the headers. Headmen sells one for about $15. Depending on wether you have a manual or automatic transmission, your header choices can get pretty limited. If you have a stick and want to swap the clutch to a cable or hydraulic, you open up more choices. I stuck with the z-bar linkage and the headers do some crazy stuff to clear the z-bar.
Why not a 347/363 based on a 302? Could be just as much fun and easier to do.
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