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Offline volksnut

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V8 swap in Mustang II
« on: September 11, 2007, 04:51:34 PM »
same as Pinto right? I have a chance to buy a 302 4 speed from a 83 Mustang, and wanted to install it into my daughters 74 Mustang II (it had a 2.8 v6 but she blew it up) I know the best way is to find V8 II mounts, manifolds, front sump oil pan etc.  Anyone try to install without these parts, I'm a good fabricator so that's not a problem....how about trans etc....see any problems I don't know about...thanks for helping a brother out


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Re: V8 swap in Mustang II
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007, 06:00:24 PM »
This may very well be just like the Pinto since the 74 Mustang II was unique.  It went through a redesign in 75 when they made the 302 an available option.  You may have issues with the radiator fitment, but I am not completely certain.  Good luck!
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You will most likely need the small flywheel and bellhousing specific to the Mustang II.  Either that or some tunnel surgery.
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Re: V8 swap in Mustang II
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2007, 06:03:57 PM »
same as Pinto right? I have a chance to buy a 302 4 speed from a 83 Mustang, and wanted to install it into my daughters 74 Mustang II (it had a 2.8 v6 but she blew it up) I know the best way is to find V8 II mounts, manifolds, front sump oil pan etc.  Anyone try to install without these parts, I'm a good fabricator so that's not a problem....how about trans etc....see any problems I don't know about...thanks for helping a brother out

I have a freind who just parted out a Mustang II. He may still have the Rad and motor mounts. Do you want me inquire abiut them?

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Re: V8 swap in Mustang II
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2007, 06:25:45 PM »
sure only if it's the V8 version, I have a rebuilt V6 radiator....th ink it will supply enough cooling, if it's an issue with clearance between fan and radiator, how about electric fans instead?  Yeah I heard about the bellhousing issue :-\

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Re: V8 swap in Mustang II
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2007, 09:39:08 PM »
Alright volksnut I'll try to contact with Lew tomorrow.

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Re: V8 swap in Mustang II
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2007, 04:34:27 PM »
Alright volksnut I'll try to contact with Lew tomorrow.

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I called Lew today and he got rid of the Motor Mounts and Rad!
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