I have a 289 with a c4 it has the small bell housing know i was thinking of installing a 351 c in my 65 stang does anyone know what tranny i need or can i use my tranny and what bell housing will it need ? help please
as long as your 289 has the 6 bolt bell the 351c will bolt right up to it,same engine mounts too.i cant say what sort of room you are going to have between the towers for headers etc,but someone here will let you know what issues youll have there.
A 351C is a tight fit especially on the right side. If the shock towers have rotated towards each other, at all, it will not fit. You will have to get a monte carlo bar and move the shock towers out to where the bar fits in.
There is one company in the U.S. that makes headers for that engine/chasis combination. They are called Tubular Automotive located in Mass. I think they are in Rockville, Mass. I probably have the address somewhere, as far as I know they don ot have a web-site. If you already have the cleveland engine it makes a nice combo, but I wouldn't go buy a cleveland just to put in an early mustang. I would do a 331 or 347 to get the cubes in a smaller package. You have to jack the engine up to change the plugs on the right side with a cleveland in the early stang.