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Old 10-17-2009, 06:01 PM   #1  
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Default 1966 mustang to 5.0L project any suggestions

I have a 1966 and im putting a 5.0L than makin it a 331 does anyone know anything that could help me out any good parts? any info just let me know. This will be my high school car and i want it to be "bad to the bone,".
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your qestion is to general, be more specific!! in what way do you wish for help???
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:50 PM   #3  
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Auto or stick? EFI or carb? Where in texas are you located? How much of a budget does this high school ride have?
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it will be auto and fi and i dont really have a budget i just want fast and reliable all in one
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Well if you are going auto then you are going to want to use an AOD most likely so you don't have to worry about driving on the highway too much. You will want to have that rebuilt and beefed up a little because AOD's are junk from the factory. Then with a stall, shift kit and a trans cooler you will be ok there. That right there can cost you easily 2k+for a good trans alone.

Then for the engine there is still alot of ways you can go. Everyone wants fast and reliable so that is still a little too vague. I would suggest in finding a parts car though that way you have all the little things and wiring that you need.
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:40 PM   #7  
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now do they make a wiring harness bc i have looked and i havent seen one and i dont know if im not looking in the right place or what but i need like a wiring harness for the whole car lights, engine,gauges ,and whatever else there is do you know where i might be able to find one of those? and im getting a 302 stroked to a 331 for a engine what is your say on that? and do you know any good places i can research stuff on and parts ect.?
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Just in case no one has tried to talk you put of this - let me.

I have a 66 with a 5.0 efi and 5 speed swapped from a 93. If I had to do it over again, I would have built a 351.

If you build a wild 5.0 you will have crappy mileage and it will have some driveability issues. You can build a similar 351 that will get crappy mileage, driveability issues and will make more power and be cheaper and much, much easier to build.

Here are just a few thingz you'll have to do to get the 5.0 installed and running...

Electric fuel pump with return lines, and new pickup or tank. Harness, either mod and old one or buy a new and install it in the car. Get the right computer. Oil pan, modify the timing cover for oil tune dipstick, modify the radiator for reverse flow water pump, relocate battery to trunk or driver side engine compartment, shorten driveshaft, etc, etc, etc....

Build the 351, but the swap mounts and headers and be done....too easy.
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