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Small Block 350ci. in a 1993 Mustang??

 
1993_Lx 1993_Lx
Enthusiast | Posts: 489 | Joined: 06/09
Posted: 11/25/09
09:15 PM

Here's the deal, I have a great 350 sbc and a great Mustang in need of a motor. My question is what is the best way to set up my motor-mounts with a stock K-member? And should I find a gas tank out of an older carbed Mustang, or just modify my current EFI gas tank, and how would I go about doing it? I know all you hard-core ford guy's are against this but truthfully I don't care and I don't need your opinion on why I shouldn't do it. I want my Mustang to stand out amongst the 10 million 5.0 cars in my town and be something I can afford to work on. I know this has been done so anyone with some good tips about going through this job would be appreciated.  
Most call me Lx, but I was born Dakota

orangeman95 orangeman95
New User | Posts: 14 | Joined: 10/09
Posted: 11/28/09
08:31 PM

This is a swap I too have considered, the best setup I have seen is offered by jegs its a complete kit to do this swap as far as engine and tranny. The kit includes a k member and a bolt in trans crossmember with trans mount for a th350/powerglide or th400 trans. It also includes a set of longtube headers. They also sell the engine mounts for a sb chevy to go with the k member.Here is the link to that kit, http://www.jegs.com/i/Anthony+Jones/040/MU-3030K3/10002/-1. Just incase your unable to copy and past it here is the Jegs part #040-MU-3030K3. As for being able to use the stock tank, yes you can use the stock tank, but you will have to run an external fuel pump I'd go with an electric myself. The reason why is because the stock internal tank fuel pump creates too much pressure for a carburator to handle plus the lines are to small and you don't need a return line. Granatelli sells a fuel tank insert that goes into the stock tank inplace of the stock fuel pump assembly so you can run larger -10an line and a external fuel pump. Here is the link, http://www.jegs.com/i/Granatelli/467/GMTI7998/10002/-1?parentProductId=745015 and again here is the jegs part #467-GMTI7998. Jegs also sells a complete fuel system kit with steel braided lines electric fuel pump an fittings and fuel filter. Like I said I too may do this, but I want to use a gen3 chevy 6.0 out of truck. Hope this helps and good luck. If you've got any questions let me know.  

1993_Lx 1993_Lx
Enthusiast | Posts: 489 | Joined: 06/09
Posted: 11/30/09
06:27 AM

Hey thanks for the input man, its appreciated. Now have you ever heard of someone taking the Chevy engine with its stock motor mounts setting in place in the car and welding the Chevy mounts straight to the Mustang's K-member?? I think it could work with an aftermarket oil pan but let me know what you think.  
Most call me Lx, but I was born Dakota

orangeman95 orangeman95
New User | Posts: 14 | Joined: 10/09
Posted: 11/30/09
10:49 AM

I'm sure you could, I would use square tubing and get a mock up engine. The ford engines mount flat on the sides of the cylinder wall where as the SB chevy also mounts to the outside cylinder wall, but at an angle. It would require some time, patience and some welding and fabrication skills. You may also have to fabricate a set of headers or try and modify a set to make them work. Same thing with the trans crossbar. Most of the guys I know have used aftermarket K members and just built their own mounts. Your stock oil pan should be ok, the mustang also uses a rear sump oil pan. You may have to do a little triming on the k member. I personaly plan on using that kit from jegs and just save myself alot of aggravation.  

orangeman95 orangeman95
New User | Posts: 14 | Joined: 10/09
Posted: 11/30/09
01:52 PM

Oh, you could also just keep the stock k member and put in a motor plate and skip the motor mounts all together.  

1993_Lx 1993_Lx
Enthusiast | Posts: 489 | Joined: 06/09
Posted: 11/30/09
06:22 PM

The motor plate is good Idea but the only ones I've seen are almost as much as that tubular K-member and it looks like just a flat piece of steel trimmed to specs. I wonder if I bought a 1/4 inch sheet of steel out of the junkyard, Borrowed someones motor-plate, If i could make a template and have a homemade motor-plate? Are there any pics or videos online of someone fabbing up those motor mounts and bashing that firewall in... I'd really like to see how some guys are doing this b4 I attempt it myself.  
Most call me Lx, but I was born Dakota

orangeman95 orangeman95
New User | Posts: 14 | Joined: 10/09
Posted: 11/30/09
08:55 PM

I found one on Jegs, a Competition Engineering one for $115.99. Here is the link, http://www.jegs.com/i/Competition+Engineering/247/4004/10002/-1 and here is the part #247-4004. All you would need to do is trim it to fit and then weld in some tabs to the front rails of the unibody,the rails are made of high strength alloy steel so they are safe and strong enough to weld the tabs to( I would use a mig welder). Then like I said just trim it to fit and drill some holes in the tabs and bolt it in. I also found this link of a foxbody mustang that latemodel did using a LS1 chevy engine, you might find some of it helpful, http://www.mylrs.com/blogs/lrs/archive/2008/07/17/ls1-mustang-part-1.aspx  

1993_Lx 1993_Lx
Enthusiast | Posts: 489 | Joined: 06/09
Posted: 12/01/09
03:55 PM

Thanks man I'm gonna look into it, I think the best thing for me is to just go to the races and see what those guys are doing. What kinda set up/car are you running?  
Most call me Lx, but I was born Dakota

orangeman95 orangeman95
New User | Posts: 14 | Joined: 10/09
Posted: 12/01/09
05:05 PM

I've currently got a 1995 Mustang GT. I just built my first engine from bare block up myself and I'm planning on installing it real soon. This is the first Mustang that I've had and I to wanted to try somthing differnt. I've owned lots of Chevys (Camaro's,Monte Carlo,C-10 etc) so I thought I would try somthing new. I like the Mustang, there are tons of part between the aftermarket and the salvage yards. I'm also getting ready to swap out rear ends, I got a 8.8 with ford racing 4.10 gears from a wreaked 98 going in place of the old 8.8. But the next engine I want to do is put a 6.0 gen three chevy truck engine with a th350 in the mustang after the 302 goes. So I should have lots of time to slowly gather parts for that engine swap. Good luck to you and your project.  

69nova355.1 69nova355.1
Enthusiast | Posts: 336 | Joined: 08/09
Posted: 12/02/09
06:14 AM

ford tuff with chevy parts  

1993_Lx 1993_Lx
Enthusiast | Posts: 489 | Joined: 06/09
Posted: 12/02/09
03:03 PM

Mine is a simple 1993 Lx fox body, the reason I wanted to do this swap is because the four-cylinder in her now just ain't cutting it... And I wanted something that stands out among all the 5.0's in my city as I said before.  
Most call me Lx, but I was born Dakota

1993_Lx 1993_Lx
Enthusiast | Posts: 489 | Joined: 06/09
Posted: 12/02/09
03:04 PM

Built Ford tough with Chevy stuff..... That's the best way to live.  
Most call me Lx, but I was born Dakota

ERIK427 ERIK427
Enthusiast | Posts: 279 | Joined: 11/09
Posted: 12/09/09
09:54 AM

Small block chevy is a turd! Thats why they stopped using them in nascar! Never were competitive in trans am! Why bother! Even chevy stopped using them and went to a FORD style motor (ls)! Do yourself a favor and quit the chevy fad. Think about this, last two years in the irl chevy used FORD motors! Last season in trans am some chevy teams used FORD moters. Before chevy had a hemi in ihra pro stock, the chevy camp ran FORD motors! All pro teams that run chevy's in drag racing use FORD style motors! Chevy's heavy duty pickup has a isuzu motor! In nascar except for the 4.5 inch bore spacing, their motor is a BOSS 351!  

1993_Lx 1993_Lx
Enthusiast | Posts: 489 | Joined: 06/09
Posted: 12/09/09
05:47 PM

Guess who doesn't give a *** ME. I will use whichever motor I choose, Say what you want but its a proven fact the sbc is a legend. If its such a turd then tell me why every time you go to the drag strip you see only about 1,000 of them in every make, model, and year of car. As for the ls the only thing Chevy adapted was the front style distributor. Guy's like you who clearly have no clue as to what they are talking about, are why the hot-rod world is so divided just because of a bow-tie and an oval.  
Most call me Lx, but I was born Dakota

452RBchevy_c10 452RBchevy_c10
User | Posts: 138 | Joined: 01/09
Posted: 12/09/09
06:05 PM

LOL, this is too funny! Did it ever dawn you that some legends are better than others? You're right though, the SBC is a legend in its own, a legend of crap  Grin The R07 is a clean sheet that resembles nothing of the original SBC, however it does appear to have Ford, Buick and Oldsmobile genes in it. Take the bowtie glasses off and view reality for a change.  

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