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Old 07-23-2007, 03:53 PM
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Mustang Motor/Tranny

I am putting together a 68-70 ford mustang (I am still deciding which one to buy) and want to put a nice quick/fast small block together with a good aod tranny that will go in easy and work well. This will be a street car, but I would like it to be able to break'em loose at will. What are some options??
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If you want a small block then the 351W is the way to go. It'll fit in your engine bay nicely. There are plenty of parts out there to build any type engine you want. While the 351 with good parts work well you can stroke it out to a 393, 408 or 427 and have all the power you can use. There are some others out there but I think most people use these three. I'm currently building a 408 for my 66 Mustang F/B.

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Thanks So what are the major differences between the different ford strokers? And do you know of a good AOD
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Old 07-24-2007, 01:47 AM
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The easiest and best AOD is 1988-90 non-computer models the earlier ones had their share of issues that have been fixed in 88-90's.Check out these websites:www.mustangmonthly.com/howto/33598 and www.network54.com/forum/260730/ save them in your favorites so you can refer back to them when its time.Good Luck!
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The 393 is often considered a budget build because you can use the stock 351W rods and some 302 Ford pistons. The 302 pistons probably should be dished for street use so you won't send your compression through the roof. The dish would have to be decided depending on what compression ratio you want and what heads you'll be using. The 393 is supposed to be the one that will last the longest but with the right parts the 408 and 427 should do fine especially if it isn't a daily driver. I haven't got my block back from the machinist yet but I'm sure I'll have to notch the bottom of my cylinders for the rod bolts to clear. The 427 probably has more clearance issues but I'm not sure what they all are. There's a forum at www.sbftech.com that deals with strokers. Those guys can tell you anything you need to know about a stroker. I wish I had found it sooner than I did.

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I have a awesome AOD that has the 4R70W Gear Set in it. It is a built Tranny, and can handle up to 600 HP. The one I have has a neck snapping Second gear. (This will have to do with the shift kit for the most part.) I fully recommend this type of trans. If you plan on any kind of performance, a Stock AOD won't hold up. This trans cost around $1300 from my trans man in North Carolina. I have seen similar ones on the net that run up to $2400. Good luck with your project.
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what's your budget $$,$$$'s limit for the car and motor and restore to reliable/safe
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