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Hello! I am starting my build with an Engine...

Hi, Folks.

I have been messing around with 460's in jet boats and pickups. I was always a GM guy in years past, but after having some bad luck with my chevy powered rigs, we bought our first Ford. Drove the wheels off it for years with no work needed. Bought another one, same. Bought a couple more, just as good, so I became a convert.

I currently have a 557 stroker out of a jet boat I sold. All forged Eagle kit, built to be solid and dependable.

I bought another boat that already had a 521 stroker in it. It runs great, so I am going to leave it alone.

I would like to put the 557 in a car or pickup.

I would LOVE a fastback Mustang, but aside from the cost of the car itself I understand there are a lot of mods that would need to be made to drop a Big Block in one.

I am looking for suggestions for a rig that would accept the big block without a ton of work, and still be cool.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!
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There is a lot of experience here with fitting a BBF into a Fox body Mustang and tons of aftermarket support. Or were you thinking of an earlier fastback Mustang? Knowing your intended purpose for the car would also be helpful.
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Hi! I was thinking of an older Mustang, 65-73.

But there are a lot of mustangs on the road, and the frame/suspension space limitations are a concern to me.

I keep looking at the Blue car in the upper right corner. It looks like a 70-72 Torino?

If the engine bay/frame/suspension supported a big block I would seriously look at one of those.

I am going to drive it. Might run it at the track now and again on street legal drags, take it to a show once in a while.

I mostly want to drive it around, and put gas in it.


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The '67 Mustang had a 390 FE engine option. Changing plugs was best done after making an inner fender access hole. So, yes, BBFs are a tight fit w/o modifying things. Trimming the shock towers is one way to go about freeing up space in the engine compartment, switching the suspension entirely (e.g. Mustang II style) is another.
A Torino or a T-bird might be a viable option for you too.
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I am warming to the idea of a Torino from 70-72. Really like what some people are doing with them.
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