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Old 01-23-2011, 06:19 PM
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I am almost at the point where I need to start thinking about putting the engine in the 66 mustang. I am dropping a 460 into it, but am not sure of the following. maybe you guys can point me in the right direction.

1. Motor mounts - no idea what to use. I am planning a Mustang II front suspension but even people like Helix only make mounts for small blocks.

2. Engine placement - Once I have the mounts decided upon, I will need some tips in regards to placement of the engine. How far forward? How far to the left or right? Etc.

3. Shock towers - Yes I am removing them. More than likely removing all of the inner fender sheet metal too and going with round tube frame connected to the rest of the cage on the interior of the body. I plan to leave the floor intact as well as the frame rails that are part of that. Any other advice would be helpful.

I guess that's good for starters. Thanks for the info ahead of time
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I am almost at the point where I need to start thinking about putting the engine in the 66 mustang. I am dropping a 460 into it, but am not sure of the following. maybe you guys can point me in the right direction.

1. Motor mounts - no idea what to use. I am planning a Mustang II front suspension but even people like Helix only make mounts for small blocks.

2. Engine placement - Once I have the mounts decided upon, I will need some tips in regards to placement of the engine. How far forward? How far to the left or right? Etc.

3. Shock towers - Yes I am removing them. More than likely removing all of the inner fender sheet metal too and going with round tube frame connected to the rest of the cage on the interior of the body. I plan to leave the floor intact as well as the frame rails that are part of that. Any other advice would be helpful.

I guess that's good for starters. Thanks for the info ahead of time
JSM
Sounds like a cool project!!
For mounts, you should really consider a front mount motor plate....because when it comes time for custom built headers, its gonna make life a whole lot easier!!
You can do the side mounts, but they are at odds with headers and available space.

I would center the engine in the chassis. As for its fore/aft placement, its a pretty tight fit already, I would go rearward as much as possible, but you'll have to probably use a spare block and Foxbody oil pan to mock up everything to check for clearance.

Depending on if the frontend kit you are using comes with a front steer or rear steer rack & pinion unit, the oilpan will be real close if its a front steer type.
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Thanks. I really do not know much about how a front mount motor plate works. I understand the concept, but not the mounting procedure to the car itself. Do you know of any resources I might go look at?
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use some fox mustang stuff on it.i made the lower a-frames and used a coilover kit on the struts.also go with a front motor plate,you'll be glad you did.
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found a pic
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Using the frt plate will make your life much simpler.
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Thanks so far guys. Cool40 where did you get that pic of the suspension? I had not considered that and I'd like to see more.
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Here are a few images of what I have done so far.





These are older pictures. I am a bit further along. Now, the whole front end is a one piece fiberglass front end. I essentially got rid of the aftermarket steel fenders, got fiberglass ones and glued everything together, then fiber glassed it all and finished it.

I am playing around a little with the ride height in the back. It sits a little too low. I am going to bring it up about 1.5 inches.
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Thanks so far guys. Cool40 where did you get that pic of the suspension? I had not considered that and I'd like to see more.
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it's a pic of my car,a few minutes before i cut the front off.i ran that setup for years and it worked fine,but i wanted to go faster so i got strange struts and a new sub frame.the new struts were worth a 100 lbs off the frontend.
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check this out.he's still got a mostly stock front frame rail with coil over struts,i'm not sure if they're fox stuff but you can ask him.page 35 has a good shot of the headers and frame rail. http://www.429-460.com/t6986p510-563...t-some-numbers
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