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Hi there,

I just bought a 69 convertible that has no engine! where I live these cars are really rare so an engine is impossible to find, please suggest what other engines can i use, i know you might be very angry, but I have no options!!
I can get hold of later model GM and sometimes ford engines.
Please advise
 

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Use a Ford Racing Motorsport 302 or 351w. Get a Ford Racing catalog ($5 at most Ford dealers parts counters) and you'll see you have many choices. Mate one of these with a Tremec T5, 3550, or AOD transmission and you'll be up and running better than new.
 

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If you fill out your profile, someone might be able to point you in the right direction.

Oh, and welcome to the VMF.
 

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First, where do you live? Second, tell us more about your car. I guess you could put a 350 if that is all you could dig up. What about a late model 5.0 w/an AOD tranny? Those work fine in a classic Pony.
 
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No GM! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif you could go with 302. You can find them from many other ford vehicles. The engine does not have to be from a Stang. What did the car originally have in it? Does it still have a tranny in it? How much power are you looking for?
 

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Where is "around here"? Is the car set up for a V8 or 6? I have seen everything from 200 6 cylinders to
Boss 429s in 69 verts. Later model modular V8 will fit, but is a bit tight on the side.
Triton 5.7 and the V-10 6.8 will fit with some adjustment. What engine do you want?
Somebody here will have the parts/knowledge on how to get this done!
Bruce (East Texas)
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70 vert
 

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A ford engine would be a lot easier even a late model and then a early oil pan and pick up.You can get a after market intake and carb. What country do you live in that is almost all GM. I've heard that we have it good in the U.S. If you have a full size pickup that's older than 96 and has a small V8 there you go.
 
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as posted above, you need to see what motor mounts (if any) are installed in the car. if you plan to go V8 (which you totally should) your going to need, among other things, V8 mounts. whatever you do, dont put a GM engine in that stang!!
 
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You can put a 302 or 351W in your mustang easily. A crate motor would be a good choice (new motor less headache). I have a 73 mustang conv with a 351W engine that I swaped in from a 86 ford truck. The hardest parts to find for the swap were the front sump oil pan and pickup tube for the oil pump. I currently have a C4 transmission which I plan on replacing with a T5. Overdrive really helps with gas mileage. I will have to find a new transmission crossmember and I may have to alter my drive shaft to make it work. There is a large amount of information on this forum about this subject so with a little research you will be able to put together an excellent powertrain for your mustang. Have fun.
 
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You asked for it... here we go. If you put a GM plant in it & bastardize it... well we won't go into that. Everyone has an opinion, here's mine. Big blocks take the worry out of being close. Buy the mounts & headers & 460 it... nothing else compares. Anyone can restore a classic... it takes a man to cut one up!

70 Cyclone Spoiler 429 SCJ 4:30 Drag-pak
65 Mustang show car one-owner Un-restored
65 Mustang one-owner
66 Mustang 8-second street legal drag car
90 GT next drag car
68 Hurst Olds 455 4-speed
86 SVO
85 Porsche 944
98 Jeep Wrangler
95 F-150
76 20' E-350 motor home
Too many parts cars to mention
 

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What PrarieBronze said.......
 
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Thank you all for your feedbacks, that was extreemly useful, to all of you who asked where do I Live....well I live in Cairo, Egypt. It's mostly inclined towards the European (weak!) car market, American car do exist but not that much, so imagine how it is like to look for parts for a classic!!! I love American cars .. my dream was a Stang and I got it...but I'm getting more depressed by the minute...I keep adding to the list of parts I need , and can't find ! for example I need a convertible top frame...I cannot find any websites that sell those...so if you can share with me a "where to buy" database (they must be companies that ship overseas!!) I would really really appreciate it.

I will post you pictures soon of the restoration process, wish me luck and please continue to give me your support cause i really need it /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

Thank you all again.
 
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