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Engine/Transmission Compatibility
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runninpony 
I am about to pull out a 351c engine that is in bad shape out of my mach 1. I am either going to rebuild that engine or opt for a larger 429 rebuild. The current car has a automatic transmission and I want to convert it to a manual. I am not sure what trans can go to which engines.

Can a manual trans originally on a 429 align to a 351?


'72 Mach 1
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#2
351c, 351m, 400m, 429, and 460 take same bolt patteren. Snatch up a 460 and build a cheep stroker http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/557-533-5...ccessories

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'73 Ironhead Harley1200 stroker kick only right side shift
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#3
No, sorry, but the 351c and the 429/460 do not share the same bolt pattern !
although i'm a big fan of the bigblocks i would suggest to rebuilt the 351c if it's possible.
You can built a hell of an engine out of them and a stickshift matching it will make you smile all day long Smile ... i do, just came back from test drive on the first sunny warm day this year on dry roads Smile
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forspeed;14876 Wrote:No, sorry, but the 351c and the 429/460 do not share the same bolt pattern !
although i'm a big fan of the bigblocks i would suggest to rebuilt the 351c if it's possible.
You can built a hell of an engine out of them and a stickshift matching it will make you smile all day long Smile ... i do, just came back from test drive on the first sunny warm day this year on dry roads Smile
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I apologize I thought 351c and 351m had same bellhouseingConfused new U Da Man! I learned something!

my toys...
'61 morris minor 1000 /406 SBC
'73 mustang Grandé coupe/533cid ford,t-10,9" 3.55gears
'73 Ironhead Harley1200 stroker kick only right side shift
'01 Jeep tj 4.5in lift on 35"cooper stt
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It's all good, Nick. I made a mistake once, I think. Angel
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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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#6
Thanks a lot. I have been on this forum for a few months reading as much I can as I accumulate the funds for a rebuild. I plan on taking the engine over to a machine shop soon to get an idea of what my options are.

So what your saying is that the bolt pattern is different, but can that be solved by a different bellhousing? Or is this really going to be a pain to make happen?
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#7
Scoot for a 429 you will need a trans out of a big block. The transmissions in a 351 will only fit a small block engine. The bolt patterns are completely different.
Jim

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73vertproject;14917 Wrote:It's all good, Nick. I made a mistake once, I think. Angel
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Doc

could that have possibly had something to do with a waterpumpHuh
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#9
it s ok no one can prov it anyway. lmao

my toys...
'61 morris minor 1000 /406 SBC
'73 mustang Grandé coupe/533cid ford,t-10,9" 3.55gears
'73 Ironhead Harley1200 stroker kick only right side shift
'01 Jeep tj 4.5in lift on 35"cooper stt
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Tnfastbk;14970 Wrote:
73vertproject;14917 Wrote:It's all good, Nick. I made a mistake once, I think. Angel
Big GrinBig Grin

Doc

could that have possibly had something to do with a waterpumpHuh

Always got to bring back those great memories, dontcha, Roy??!!!
Big GrinBig Grin

LOL!

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[Image: 6y14ea.jpg]

Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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