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Old 12-17-2002, 11:05 AM
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I just pulled the flat head engine out of my 47 ford sedan . I have a 350 chevy and a turbo 400 transmission ready to go in . I need help !?! Do I need to cut the complete cross frame out from under the car ? what about the frt axel wish bone ? I will be using the stock frt axel for right now as money is tight ! It look like it will hit the transmission pan .I have already changed the rear end . I put in a 31 spline 9 inch ford and the leaf spring kit from par automotive .(2 rear springs ) If anyone has done this swap before I'd really like to hear from you and be thankful for any help . Does anyone make a good swap kit ?

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As you know, what you are about to do is not a small task. I would hate to see you go about it twice. If you think you may put in a Mustang II front end, it may be worth waiting and getting it all done at once. There are kits to put your SBC into your frame, but if you are going to do the Must II front end, it would likely result in a change to the driveline the second time. Let me give you a web address where I believe you can get some help with the motor mounts questions: <a href=" 1" target="_blank"> 1</a> This is the rodders roundtable and it is oriented to the technical kind of thing you are working on. I can't personally help you because I used a Camaro front end in my Ford F-1 and got the motor mounts in the frame.
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get yourself a "Chassis Engineering" catalog.
319-643-2655 It has the info you are looking for, and the pieces neccessary to do it.
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No matter what frond end you put on, you will need to do some modifying of the center part of the X member to allow the fat 400 tail shaft housing to fit. If you want to use the origional front end, then you must "split" the wish bone. Chassis Engineering make a kit for this as well as your motor mounts. If you are going for a Mustang II or follow on kit, keep in mind your frame is about 2.5 " wider tahn the 35-40 Fords that accept the M II so well. Back spacing on wheels is critical and you really have to watch for wheel rub against the frame and the fender. Tublar lower control arms are almost a must. Get Fatman's and Heidts catalogues and talk to their tech people for what will work best for you. Chassis Engineering are great too.

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