Ok, I've seen a 350 in a stang, but does anyone know of the sucess with a 454 and where i can find all the necessary conversion goodies????
Piece of cake swap. I have contemplated it many times. I was real close to putting a 540 and a powerglide in my last car but had a change of heart. Lemons makes headers and AJE makes a k-member and trans mount.
My daily driver has 16 cylinders and 4400hp @ 1000 rpm....
My son and I are restoring an 86 5.0 GT...would a 351 Cleveland Fit?
It actually fits quite well with factory 302 mounts it will set the transmission right in the hole. the biggest expense you will come into on that swap is headers and an oil pan.
Although I see it the 351 will fit right in place, but I also heard the T5 tranny will not work, is that true? if not is it as simple as putting the engine in, putting the t5 tranny back in place, wire it up and do your timing thing with the MSD and drive on?
Yes the T5 will bolt up to the Cleveland. You need a Cleveland flywheel though. You can yank a 5.0 and bolt the Cleveland right in its place considering the motor is complete. None of the motor components exchange between the Cleveland and 5.0 other than the motor mounts. You will need to buy swap headers and everything you need to make the motor run then drop it in. It took me about 3 weeks of 2-3 hours a night after work to do mine.
*EDIT* You need an oil pan to fith the Cleveland over the fox body crossmember.