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post #16 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-02-2014, 02:50 AM
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Re: 351W in 69 1/2 Mav

Sounds like a cool maverick build.
I've got a 74 Mav thats waiting for me to get these 302 issues I'm having figured out to stab her in.
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Re: 351W in 69 1/2 Mav

74s are easier since the shock/spring towers seem to be just a little wider. Several things I've learned is the trans crossmember on 71+ Mav/Comets work with the exhaust better. 70 only had a 6 cyl and that's an issue. The holes in the trans tunnel aren't drilled for a double hump crossmember. (well they are now).
Another big issue is Headers from the same manufacturer can be different. Collector length and angle is different at times.
Hard part is some work and some don't.
I did this swap 20 years ago with a 72 and didn't have some of the header problems I've had. I notched the shock towers, actually more then needed for the headers, but it does make working on them the spark plugs etc much easier. Especially when you put the headers on and off 5 times for the pass side and 10 for the driver's. I got real good at putting them in with a few moves and in about 5 minutes.
I could write a tech article on what I've learned about header prep and installation. Lots of little tricks that make or break you. Amazing the welds, especially inside the collectors when you start checking them.
The 2 1/4" exhaust system I bought from Summit Racing, which I work about 1 mile away from. It's good quality and mandel bends make it work well.
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Re: 351W in 69 1/2 Mav

Just need the Rad Hoses and battery now. Bleed the brake system and put the dash back together and some wiring.
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Re: 351W in 69 1/2 Mav

It's Alive! and it is a BEAST. Got her running this weekend and she is a runner already. Now to do all the little things that make it fun to drive.
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Re: 351W in 69 1/2 Mav

Pick your poison.
66 Stang or 69 1/2 Maverick
and next is the 68 Cougar 460.
But I have to clean the carpet in the man cave first.
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Re: 351W in 69 1/2 Mav

Update
I put on a set of Crites headers. First set "fit" with some "help" aka hammer. But the Crites set went on with no problems at all. They do require a oil filter relocation which is no big deal. The front 2 tubes do go under the control arm so if that's an issue, they still give good ground clearance.
So if you thinking of this swap, Crites is the way to go and the work very nicely. Highly recommended.
The Crites set I have for the 68 Cougar with a 460 are just as easy. So all you Mustang and Cougar people, this is a much easier swap then imagined.
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Re: 351W in 69 1/2 Mav

Well put a carpet in. More then Ford did that year and soon I'll be changing the 3.00 gears to 3.80s. The 2500 conv does like the 3.00s
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Re: 351W in 69 1/2 Mav

Selling it on Ebay to make room for my Cougar project.
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Re: 351W in 69 1/2 Mav

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Selling it on Ebay to make room for my Cougar project.
relisted it today since EBAY screwed it up with "techincal" problems. 2000 hits, 60 watchers and no one could bid on it in the last few hours and questions/answers weren't displayed. As the seller I couldn't even get into the Ebay website 2 hours prior to it ending. (Page not found)????
Well we'll try again.
I didn't put subframe connectors or 3.80 gears in it yet because I didn't know if it was for street or drag racing. Might do that anyway. But for now, factory stock. Doesn't even have a radio or cigarette lighter. These were barebone cars when sold in 69.
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Re: 351W in 69 1/2 Mav

Sold her and she's on her way to Alabama. Poor thing won't know what hit her in all that humidity
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