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351C TO 429 THUNDERJET SWAP
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I have a question im sure someone on here can answer, i recently bought a 68 429 thunderjet v4 engine stock , I was possibly thinking about putting it in my 72 convertible but it makes crazy torque, 460-485 stock i believe, will this car handle it or should i just put it in my rat rod?
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#2
Should be okay. Add subframe connectors and a brace from shock tower to shock tower. You will need traction aids as well, at least 'non-snubber' traction bars.

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#3
Worked for me!

73 conv. 460, D0VE large valve heads, Performer RPM manifold, Voodoo 227/233 cam, Holley 950 HP carb, C6 trans, 3.25 trak-loc.
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#4
ALLWELD488,

The 1971- 1973 mustangs were designed to take the big block engines. Recommend to look at what are the correct front coil and rear leaf springs for 429 type mustang. + 1 with will e.

mustang7173
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#5
WILL I NEED DIFFERENT MOTOR MOUNTS
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#6
Yes - 3 pieces each side
Look at Mustangs Unlimited, Autokrafters or Crites
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ALLWELD488;199144 Wrote:WILL I NEED DIFFERENT MOTOR MOUNTS
And transmission and other stuff too.

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#8
Thunderjet...its whats for breakfast


67 Diamond Blue Vert

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DUDE

LOL even my sig line offended somebody!
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rpmcarter;199151 Wrote:Thunderjet...its whats for breakfast

dude... sometimes you just make my day.
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#10
Those early high compression TJ's run like MAD!
Back in '81, there was a whooped, bone stock '68-69 Thunderbird that ran very consistent 13.8's at our local strip.
On bald, skinny Goodyear NCT street radials.
I remember it well.
Impressive.

Pete - MotoArts Decals and Signs
'71 Sportsroof 351C-4V/4-speed - FINALLY under construction - no, wait, on hold again...
'90 Mustang 7-Up 5.0 ragtop, rolling beater
'66 Sunbeam Tiger Mk.IA, survivor
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