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Install Engine, Transmission, and Headers
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So I’m putting a new 351c in my 71 mach 1. I already planned to put the engine and transmission in as one. Would it be worth it to install with the headers on as well? Or will it be too much trouble?
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#2
This is how my engine went back in
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Steve
1971 Grandé
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#3
I put my engine and trans in together but bolted my headers up after the fact. The passenger side is easy to get in. The drivers side has to be installed from the bottom and you need about 2.5’ of ground clearance.

'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
If factory exhaust there is not an issue going in all together. Hope you have some help and a great engine hoist. You need one of the tilt mechanisms on the hoist also to get the right angle on the engine transmission. I myself would put the transmission is separate since I have a 2 post lift. You have to plug up the tail shaft or grease or oil goes everywhere.
The videos on the internet showing the factory install is great they do it in seconds, lol.
David


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David
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#5
Jack the backend up and slide the whole package in together, this is on a 427Fe in a Fairlane but same idea.


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#6
Here is a better idea, this is Fe guru Jay Browns car.


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#7
I've installed engines in just about every variation of assembly, but prefer to do mine factory style, completely dressed with as many accessories as possible. I don't have a lift and have a strong dislike of working on my back, so the less time spent under the car the better. I'm also able to get everything adjusted, wired and ready to rock on the floor, much easier than leaning over a fender for hours. A quality load spreader makes life much easier.


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runninpony 
In the picture it looks like there's an extra transmission attached to the transmission LOL.

Old Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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#9
Your right its a gear vendors over drive unit.
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#10
Wow that is one sweet ride!

run_horse Run Horse Run!
John 72 Q Code
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