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Best engine for Mach 1
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runninpony 
Which is the best engine for the Mach 1 71-73, I'm not talking about the usual SCJ vs BOSS 351 , what engine after that era would best (torque and reliability-wise) (if possible even have  room for a turbo) thanks!
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IMO, the "best" engine available in the 71-73 Mustangs was the 351C. Plenty of power, easy to upgrade and handling didn't suffer like the 429.

That said, the best modern power plant to turbo? LOL - an LS swap. 6.0L LS with aftermarket cam and a turbo kit - silly amounts of power. It would fit in the 71-73 chassis with no clearance issues using a front sump swap pan. Heck, it even sorta looks like a 351C.


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If you are not going for original go with a coyote. Great mileage, dependable, parts anywhere. They are showing up on the salvage market more and more since the F-150 uses them along with Mustang.
I wonder if the new Bronco will use it also. Several guys here hit over 800 hp on the dyno with them without much work just a tune.
We have a couple members with them running now.
David


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The one you want and can afford to build along with the rest of the car to handle the engine. Chuck
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(07-13-2018, 09:10 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: If you are not going for original go with a coyote. Great mileage, dependable, parts anywhere. They are showing up on the salvage market more and more since the F-150 uses them along with Mustang.
I wonder if the new Bronco will use it also. Several guys here hit over 800 hp on the dyno with them without much work just a tune.
We have a couple members with them running now.
David

 I'm NOT 100%, but the Windsor Engine Assembly plant management recently announced a new engine coming to that plant which I think is for the bigger vehicles. Don't quote me though!
And yes if it were me, I'd go for the Coyote too. No damn CHEVY motors in MY FORD!! It makes my blood boil when I see that junk put into Ford Hot Rods etc.
That's my 2 cents worth for today.
Geoff.
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I agree, Geoff, no GM for me. 
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To me, the Coyote would be the ultimate, easy to supercharge, good choice of transmissions.

If you're set on a turbo, I would go with a fuel injected 302, leaves plenty of room for the turbo(s). Bored and stroked to 347 cubic inches will improve performance. Plenty of aftermarket and Ford support. Easy to connect it to a 5 or 6 speed or to an AODE automatic.



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If you want to go Coyote wait until the Gen. III (2018) start showing up in salvage yards. Get the engine, controls, harnesses, and the 10 speed auto transmission. getting the whole might be a good idea as well. The performance is amazing especially considering the weight of a 2018 Mustang. Not an easy or cheap swap but the results would be amazing. Chuck
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(07-13-2018, 08:11 AM)Hemikiller Wrote: IMO, the "best" engine available in the 71-73 Mustangs was the 351C. Plenty of power, easy to upgrade and handling didn't suffer like the 429.

That said, the best modern power plant to turbo?   LOL - an LS swap. 6.0L LS with aftermarket cam and a turbo kit - silly amounts of power. It would fit in the 71-73 chassis with no clearance issues using a front sump swap pan. Heck, it even sorta looks like a 351C.

No Chevy engines in Fords!!!!!!!!!!! LOL. It is bad enough all the 1930s Ford hot rods all run small block Chevy engines. 

Ron
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(07-13-2018, 11:09 AM)Stanglover Wrote:  I'm NOT 100%, but the Windsor Engine Assembly plant management recently announced a new engine coming to that plant which I think is for the bigger vehicles. Don't quote me though!

Geoff.

The new engine will be a replacement for the 6.8L V-10. A 7.0L V8 that's supposed to be more fuel efficient plus more torque.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asY3tFKoOEQ



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After some research I have found that the coyote is a very good engine for both super chargers and turbocharges ,but afternoon checking another forum I have found  that it is really complicated to set up in Mach 1 ,so if anyone  who has applied this built or can suggest another engine that would be awesome!  Thankyouyellow

https://mustangforums.com/forum/classic-...h-1-a.html
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