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how much would it cost for me to swap my 289 for a 352 f.e. big block and how much extra performance would i get out of it verses my 289. and would it really be worth all the trouble and expense, if its expensive at all(keep in mind i would be doing it all myself eith the sufficent tools of course)
 

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hi guy if your going to do a swap opt for a 351 winsor it will fit in the engine compartment with minor modifacations
 
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even if you did all the work, i believe that the thing that will kill you are finding 352 specific parts for your car...it is in the big block family, and those parts are harder to find

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If you go for the swap let me know. I know where a 352 engine and such parts are. Good luck either way.

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Go 351w. The 352 is a passenger car boat anchor. You'll spend a fortune on FE big block parts and you'll end up with a nose-heavy and slow car with a lot of torque. For a lot less money you can build a killer Windsor which they actually still make parts for.

DISCLAIMER; Please FE owners don't take this as a slam. Nothing gets my blood boiling like a 427 with webers or a cammer, but for us mere mortals small blocks or windsors are the best way to go for lots o' performance per dollar and ease of maintenance.

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