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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-06-2011, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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87 5.0 HO in 1966 Fairlane

Hi Guys!

I just picked up a 1987 5.0 motor, AOD trans and all of the wiring and computer. Does anyone know the best place for information on doing this swap?

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Re: 87 5.0 HO in 1966 Fairlane

I orig had an aod, but the t5 was a MUCH better option! Are you planning on keeping the sd 87 set up or convert to mass air?

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Re: 87 5.0 HO in 1966 Fairlane

I'll probably keep it stock I;m just building a cruiser.


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Re: 87 5.0 HO in 1966 Fairlane

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I'll probably keep it stock I;m just building a cruiser.
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Re: 87 5.0 HO in 1966 Fairlane

I'm building this one for my wife so she wants it stock. I have a 64 I am going crazy with.


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Re: 87 5.0 HO in 1966 Fairlane

I dropped in the 5.0 and AOD yesterday to see how it is going to fit. The first problem is that the upper intake is hitting the power brake booster. The second problem is that the crossmember won't line up becasue the AOD is longer. Here is a pic of the engine bay.



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Re: 87 5.0 HO in 1966 Fairlane

You can use a Mustang 11 p.booster, it will clear.
Didn;t i read somewhere that you can flip that intake around too?
Don;t quote me now, i know i saw a old F-100 with it flipped
The X-member can be moved back & reused
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You can use a Mustang 11 p.booster, it will clear.
Didn;t i read somewhere that you can flip that intake around too?
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The X-member can be moved back & reused
Flip it, but be aware your throttle and tranny cables will need attention, so look at that first before you commit. Non-HO intakes are flipped (TB on driver side) and may be a source of different cable brackets and such.

Agreed, the smaller booster is always an option. I assume you'll be doing a dual-master conversion soon anyway, so that could be your excuse.

I have used the original cross-member in swaps, either by extending the mount hole slots, or adding extensions as appropriate. Doing that in another one soon by adding a section to the front of the member for a shorter tranny rather than moving the member, as there is no good new member location in my case. Just giving options to think on.

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Thanks Guys!

I'll let you what happens on the trans mount! The booster is next


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Re: 87 5.0 HO in 1966 Fairlane

yeah keep us posted Roarnracin, i have a 5.0 ive thought about slapping it in my 67.

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Re: 87 5.0 HO in 1966 Fairlane

I'll add some photos tonight. I removed the booster last night and you can really see how close it is. My sons 68 fastback has more room from the firewall to the back of the shock tower.


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