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Whats involved in installing a new 5.0 Ford Crate Motor in a 66 that has a 289 and toploader 4sp, i would like to keep the trans and keep it carburated, where is the best place to purchase one of these engines in the New England area and an idea of total cost of the project??
 

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From 1982-2001, the 5.0 (302) used the 50oz imbalance. The current 5.0 crate motors are patterned after a 94 5.0.
In 1985, the 5spd 5.0 Mustangs used a roller cam 5.0, and from 1986, until the end of 5.0-prowered Mustang production in 1995, all Mustangs used the ‘roller motor’, and by 1987, LTDs were using ‘roller motors’ This information is written assuming that you want a ‘roller’ motor and have a small block car or all of the small block parts. Most 5.0s have a serpentine belt in place of the traditional V-belts. 5.0s also use a 4-bolt crank pulley, which complicates things more This leaves you with several choices, keep the serpentine setup, switch to V-belts and find a 4-bolt crank pulley, or use a conversion damper and bolt up the stock 3-bolt pulleys. If you want to stay with the serpentine belt setup, you would be able to keep the late model alternator which is a plus.
The 5.0 timing cover is able to accept any eccentic and waterpump.

You will need to relocate your oil dipstick to the front of the motor. To do this you could buy a new cover, use your old cover, or drill a hole in the 5.0 cover to put the dipstick in front, do that when you swap the pan so you can keep aluminum shavings out of the motor. Don't forget to put a plug in the old dipstick hole on the side of the block (the hole just needs tapped for a 1/8in NPT brass plug.) You will need to reuse your original oil pan. The crate motor timing cover cant be used in a vintage car, you cant pu a dipstick tube in it.
You need a clutch rod adapter and a 50oz toploader conversion flywheel
HTH
--kyle
 

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Thanks for the information, looks like a lot of little things and not to many BIG things to look out for.
 
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