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Old 07-05-2006, 10:46 PM
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I have a 65 mustang that I want to power by chevy, I was wondering if the rearend of a chevy s 10 will fit without much welding??? anyone know?

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I think you would be better off with the 8 inch that is more than likely already in there. But if your dead set on that then I would suggest on a trip to the junkyard with a tape measure, im sure that there are meny s-10s around where you are at.
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I'd suggest using a Ford 302 or 351. the SBC ( I'm assuming that's what your talking ) is likely too wide to fit in the Mustangs engine bay due to the shock towers, you would have to notch them to fit it in there, a 351 would need slight modification but it will bolt in with easy to find frame mounts from a V8 Fairlaine, Falcon or a Mustang. will keep the value of the car up also.
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I have a 65 mustang that I want to power by chevy, I was wondering if the rearend of a chevy s 10 will fit without much welding??? anyone know?
I may not be a Ford guy by design...but don't do that to a '65 'Stang please.

302, 351, 400, 427, 428, 429, 460 would be better.
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I have a '65 'stang with 302 (not stock) in it. I've been offered $12,000.00 for it. It is not for sale. Don't do the SBC thing with it, It will destroy the resale value of your Mustang in a heart beat!!

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The SBC will go in without cutting the shock towers ... I did this swap about 15 years ago. For a customer. It was a 6 cylinder car ... and a 1 owner family car ... but they wanted it more enjoyable to drive.

I used a 57 Ford passenger car rear end ... ( 9 inch )
I used a early 60's short water pump.
I got a radiator made ( the 6 cylinder one was trash )
Painted the engine Ford blue and installed the Cobra valve covers ( with store bought adapters )

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I'd suggest using a Ford 302 or 351. the SBC ( I'm assuming that's what your talking ) is likely too wide to fit in the Mustangs engine bay due to the shock towers, you would have to notch them to fit it in there, a 351 would need slight modification but it will bolt in with easy to find frame mounts from a V8 Fairlaine, Falcon or a Mustang. will keep the value of the car up also.

351 W and C takes the 289 mounts perfectly, but a 351 is taller.
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I have a 65 mustang that I want to power by chevy, I was wondering if the rearend of a chevy s 10 will fit without much welding??? anyone know?

Most S-10s are 57 1/2 inches wide wheel to wheel also. But you will have to weld on new spring pads.

I'd do the Ford 8 or 9 57 1/2 inch wide and from leaf spring cars is a bolt in.
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351c and 351w aren't the same, the 351w is a small block and excactly the same as all the other small blocks except the deck is taller, the 351c is a big block

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351c and 351w aren't the same, the 351w is a small block and excactly the same as all the other small blocks except the deck is taller, the 351c is a big block

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per FORD Motor Co. that statement is incorrect.
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351c and 351w aren't the same, the 351w is a small block and excactly the same as all the other small blocks except the deck is taller, the 351c is a big block

Brendan

289, 302, 5.0, 5.7, W .........and C takes small block engine mounts and small block transmissions..... M takes big block 460 mounts and big block 460 transmissions.
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