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73 302 to 351C swap
#1
I have read many threads about swapping a big block, but have not found one for swapping a 351C. I know the bell housing pattern is the same. So what goes into a swap like this one?

Are frame mounts compatible?
Will the 302 radiator suffice?
Any changes to suspension or steering?

Thanks,
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#2
Pretty much a direct swap. Especially if you have the accessory brackets for the 351. My car was a 302 car. It's now a 408 Cleveland stroker. Pretty easy swap.

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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#3
I'm not positive but I believe the 302 radiator is smaller. (at least the one in my 73 351 coupe is larger than the one in my 73 302 vert both had factory A/C) Also I think there were different front spring as well.

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#4
I'm still running my stock springs and stock rad with no issues. They may be different?? But it hasn't caused me any problems.

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

[Image: 28ivsix.png]




                                                                                             
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#5
Exhaust manifolds are different..

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it. 
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