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sixt9stang last won the day on March 27 2018

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About sixt9stang

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    Mustang Owner
  • Birthday 05/13/1981


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    Barnesville, MN
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  1. Most likely. I do not plan on doing a performance build with this 302. My plan is to throw this engine in to get my car running cheap and then this coming winter or as money allows, build a better 302 or 351.
  2. Thanks. After watching Engine Masters where they tested intakes I was definitely thinking about going to the RPM intake. On another note the 351 out of the 86 pickup was stuck solid. I did pull it all apart anyways and it looks like it should clean up if I want to have it machined someday. I then got another 351 block that had been machined .030 over but had been sitting for cheap. After cleaning some light surface rust in a couple of cylinders I found some grooves that I can catch my finger nail on from a broken ring most likely so that block is a paper weight right now. I was really looking for something I could get that was cheap and running that I could throw in pretty quickly. Enter round 3 for an engine. A 1989 Lincoln Town Car with 80k on it and runs like a top. So the question is; What do I use from this engine/car? Should I use just the short block and throw on the heads from my '69? Should I use the long block? Would this car have the duraspark ignition that I could use? I am also thinking about using the transmission if that could be a good overdrive trans to use. Sorry for all the questions. Maybe I should start a new thread.
  3. Thanks. Definitely not going to run that high of lift since I will probably go with that Howards cam. Car will be used for weekend cruising, car shows, and spirited country road driving. Not looking to drag race. Wouldn't mind going to some autocross. Road racing a bit someday but probably not with this build.
  4. Welp. My taxes are done and it wasn't pretty. Looks like I will be bringing my extra crank to the machine shop to have things re-balanced and this will be more of a budget build. I would still like to use the trick flow heads. I will have to see if my Speed Pro pistons will work with them in case I need different pistons before balancing. I might even have to use my old heads and just put better springs on them but I don't want to. Then in the future I am thinking I will grab the 351 and slowly acquire parts to build that. Someday :(
  5. Ya. The VIN has the H for the 351. I haven't seen the door tag yet so I don't know what all the options it had yet. It did have the factory disc brakes but so does my coupe so that probably isn't that special. I was hoping to look at the rest of the parts Thursday or Friday but we had a major snowstorm on Thursday and I couldn't get a hold of him on Friday unfortunately.
  6. Thanks Mike. Kind of what I was starting to think too. Will know what I am doing probably later this week.
  7. Haha. You guys are probably right. I should just stick whatever money and time I would into this into my current car. I really wish he didn't cut it all apart since I have seen much more rust.
  8. Yep. Would need wheel wells and at least part of the quarters. What do you think? Is it worth saving? Or would it be worth picking up the shell and suspension if I can get it cheap enough and then parting out what is decent on the car and keeping the 9 inch and suspension for my car? I figure since it isn't a Mach1 or anything more rare than a fastback it wouldn't be too huge of an issue if it didn't get restored. I know that it can definitely be restored but I don't know if I have the skills, time, and money at this time to pull it off.
  9. https://imgur.com/a/vO1S8Wl Pictures from this weekend. I have to go look at the other parts the guy has. I think he had the front clip removed because he thought he needed to for the Mustang ll style suspension. He was going to put a 460 in it that was bored out and stuff. He said he wanted to take it to the drag strip once in a while.
  10. I talked with the guy a bit more. He has floor plans, firewall and front aprons new. He also has the original hood, fenders, and original seats. I don't know about the rest of the interior.. I have seen the hood and that is in good shape. He said the fenders would need work. I was thinking 2,000 for the shell and all the metal. I guess he also purchased a Mustang II style front suspension kit for it and also some type of new rear suspension but he didn't know what brand. I mentioned TCP and he thought it was maybe from them. Considering their front suspension kit is 3,000 or more I told him I would mostly be interested in the shell. Don't think I could swing 5,000 or more to get everything he has.
  11. Found a person selling a '69 fastback shell mid project. He doesn't have the engine or tranny. He bought a front and rear suspension kit to go with it and has some new metal like the floor and front aprons.
  12. That is another thought too. Main reason for using the 302 is that I have a block ready to go plus I have other things like headers and intake. Although I may switch to a different intake since it is just the Edelbrock Performer. And I don't know if my headers will clear the 4r70w transmission that I am going to be installing at the same time. I would basically be saving the money of have the 351 block machined. My father in law has a 351 in a pickup that is just sitting that I may be able to grab but it is as 86 or something around that year so a non roller block.
  13. Good to know. Thanks. I will check with the machine shop when I talk to them about my plans once I figure out finances. I always thought the idea of turning the 302 into a 347 would be making it too strung out or unreliable but I guess tons of people have done it at this point with good results.
  14. Definitely thought about it but figured with the 332 kit I wouldn't need to worry about notching the cylinders for the rod clearance. Am I making too big of deal about that? I have never had to do that before. I will check out the trick flow heads. I also decided that once I figure out the rotating assembly I will probably go with the one Howards cam you suggested a while back: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/hrs-221275-12/overview/make/ford I guess I didn't think about it but if I go with the increased displacement would that cam still work well? Thanks for your expertise.
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