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post #1 of 16 Old May 16th, 2006, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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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????

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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....


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kewl....but if i really do it, i want to keep the t5 or drop a t56.

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don't think a t5 will last long behind a bigblock, even w/ aftermarket guts
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kewl....but if i really do it, i want to keep the t5 or drop a t56.
That will never happen. If you want to use one of those junk bucket transmissions you better stick with a 302.

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I hear ya...can reconvert the TH400 in that case...more specific to the web site lemons

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I hear ya...can reconvert the TH400 in that case...more specific to the web site lemons
http://www.lemonsheaders.com/

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ill ck em out...

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My son and I are restoring an 86 5.0 GT...would a 351 Cleveland Fit?
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My son and I are restoring an 86 5.0 GT...would a 351 Cleveland Fit?
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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.
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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?
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contact Bob at D&D. He can answer all your q's on this swap. Heck of a nice guy.

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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.
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Wow, does it really take 3 weeks to put in an engine if you have everything you need?
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ok...how rough is it financially and all together to cram a 460 and c-6 combo in an '87????

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