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pros vs cons puttung ford motor in 38 ford

I know this question has come up befor but with over 600 pages it is quiker for me to ask again. i am thinking of putting a 351 in a 38 ford to try to keep it all ford .would i be looking at alot of problems

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Very little difference. Speedway motors sells universal weld in mounts for ford motors. Keeping it all Ford is good way to go, not only do you get out of the rut of putting a SBC in everything, you get a nice look too.
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do you have to modify the mustang 11 cross-member
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If it's a Ford, then it deserves a Ford donk! You won't be disadvantaged in any way by not going the sbc route, except a little on the parts cost and range of choices. But we're all individuals and should not follow the norm just for the covenience.
You'll be glad in the end if you go Ford.
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This is a SBC in a 40 Ford. The firewall is uncut. Look at the water pump.......it has a spacer on it to get the 17" fan closer to the radiator .........


A 351 is longer, heavier and has less parts available..........

The 351 CAN be done but it's a lot more difficult.

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Check out RB's Obsolete Automotive @ rbsauto.com. There in Edmonds Wa. just south of Everett. They carry weld in motor mount kits, trans mounts, MII weld in kits and a lot more for your 38 Ford. I'm assuming that you mean the 351W engine and not the 351C. The Windsor is about the same size and weight as the SBC and the distributor is up front so firewall clearance and access isn't a concern. The 351W has a lot of after market equipment available also. There's nothing wrong with a SBC in an old Ford, but it's nice to see a Ford in a Ford every now and then.
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