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will 429 fit in 1964-1966 mustang

Old 03-22-2007, 10:36 PM
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just as the title reads guys. i picked up a 429 for $100 and have located a 1966 mustang for cheap. was just wondering if this can be done? if so what will i need to do to make swap?
i am a fabricator and work in a machine and metal shop. have access to all kinds of goodies to fabricat what ever i need.

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Old 03-22-2007, 10:50 PM
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theoretically anything is possible!
have a look at the RRS website. http://www.rrs-online.com/shocktowerproducts.php

They make a shocktower kit for early stangs for bigger engines. Needs to be in combo with coilover suspension. Dont know if it will allow a 429 in a 66
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Old 03-23-2007, 08:45 AM
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aussie is right rrs coilovers and brakes and there shock tower notchs or a mustang 2 weld in kit. but my point is why use that 429 when you can build a 460 small block or even a 427. biggest engine that will fit is a 351 and its a tight fit
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Old 03-23-2007, 09:55 PM
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If you are paying the bill I can install ANY engine in ANY car. Period.
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Old 03-23-2007, 10:36 PM
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While I was surfing around on ebay I found a 69 mustang with a 429 in it. Defenitely possible. Isn't that engine primarily found in pickups?
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Old 03-23-2007, 10:48 PM
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ORIGINAL: 65Sickster

While I was surfing around on ebay I found a 69 mustang with a 429 in it. Defenitely possible. Isn't that engine primarily found in pickups?
Yeah, but that is as 69. The question is about cramming a 429 in a 66. Ain't gonna happen unless you make a total freak out of the 66.
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Old 03-23-2007, 11:06 PM
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Hey Dude,

The shock towers ill have to go period!
Good Luck!
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Old 03-24-2007, 12:21 AM
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It's not just the shock towers... you'd have to modify the firewall, the trans tunnel to clear a larger tranny, issues with cooling, relocate battery, one off hedders,

It could be done and done well. Gas Rhonda drove a 66 with a Cammer. There wasn't much original mustang left tho.
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Old 03-24-2007, 01:15 AM
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It's tough fitting that in a 1964-66 Mustang. I have a 1969 Mach 1 with a 429 Cobrajet and there are setups out thier for these. I think Crites and other companies have motor mounts for this setup and Fordpowertrain.com has numerous headers that work with this application. This is a good setup for the 1967-1970 Mustangs but good luck with the earlier years.
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Old 03-24-2007, 01:20 AM
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The 429 would fit but the shock towers on the 65, 66 are closer together than 67 and later. I have a 429 in my 67 and it's tight but no mods were made to the shock towers. Believe it or not the 429/460 is narrower that the FE 390/428's they put in the 67 and later Stangs. The firewall and tran tunnel are the same on 65 thru 70 so that is not the issue. It really is the shock towers, trust me...


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