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68 mustang with original 351 windsor?
« on: January 20, 2010, 06:40:42 PM »
Can someone tell me if this is possible?

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Re: 68 mustang with original 351 windsor?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2010, 07:07:20 PM »
As a factory car - no. I know of several owners that have installed 351C and 351W engines in either 67 or 68 Mustangs as they "fit" well.
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Re: 68 mustang with original 351 windsor?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2010, 09:15:00 PM »
Mid year '68, Ford came out with the 351.  Check the VIN to see when it was built. 

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Re: 68 mustang with original 351 windsor?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2010, 12:19:34 AM »
If you have a 351W in your 68, Ford wants it back!

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Re: 68 mustang with original 351 windsor?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2010, 01:13:07 AM »
If you have a 351W in your 68, Ford wants it back!
No, he has a 351W in what commonly was put in 69's which was built in the later part of 1968, but Ford may have put them in the later part of 68 as well.  That was the time when Ford had 302's as well as the 351's.  That is also the time the 289's were being phased out.  Again, the build date will determine. 

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Re: 68 mustang with original 351 windsor?
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2010, 02:08:59 AM »
The engine code in the VIN will tell you. Ford does not list a 351 in 68. If someone has one, what is the engine code? In 69 they were H and M.

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Re: 68 mustang with original 351 windsor?
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2010, 11:23:15 AM »
If you have a 351W in your 68, Ford wants it back!
No, he has a 351W in what commonly was put in 69's which was built in the later part of 1968, but Ford may have put them in the later part of 68 as well.  That was the time when Ford had 302's as well as the 351's.  That is also the time the 289's were being phased out.  Again, the build date will determine. 
As to 351W engines in production 1968 Mustangs, there were no, zero, none, nada. Verified by Marti several times.
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Re: 68 mustang with original 351 windsor?
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2010, 11:31:22 AM »
Thanks for the replies guys. I am intersted in buying one and i am trying to gather the facts. This is very helpful.

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Re: 68 mustang with original 351 windsor?
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2010, 03:09:14 PM »
You need to look at the VIN located on a metal tag on the windshield (don't place much validity in the door data tag unless it matches the one in the windshield). It will be in the form of 8R01J123456 (a typical number). The critical chatacter is the "J" which is the engine code and may also be "T", a 200CID I6 engine; "C" a 289CID V8 (or 302CID V8 if a late build) 2 barrel engine; "F", a 302CID V8 2 barrel engine; "J", a 302CID V8 4 barrel engine; "X", a 390CID V8 2 barrel engine; "S", a 390CID V8 4 barrel engine; "Q", a 428CID V8 4 barrel engine. Lots of choices. There are two other code that fit in the rumor only classification so don't worry about them. To be truthful, if it's a "T", don't pay very much for the car. With all the other codes, you can get more value if and when you resell. I would assume that Glen has the full list of codes and their breakdown in the FAQ section.
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Re: 68 mustang with original 351 windsor?
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2010, 07:32:41 AM »
Finally got the VIN. 8F01T......I appreciate all of your help.  :-\

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Re: 68 mustang with original 351 windsor?
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2010, 07:53:44 AM »
It was originally a 6 banger. 

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Re: 68 mustang with original 351 windsor?
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2010, 11:39:51 AM »
I would recomend you avoid this car unless you bring an Mustang "expert". There are significant differences in the suspension and the rear axle between a factory 200CID I6 and any V8 installed in a 68 Mustang.
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Re: 68 mustang with original 351 windsor?
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2010, 12:41:28 PM »
If the wheels are 5 stud, the suspension has been changed to match the v8. If you still have 4 lug wheels,you have work to do.

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Re: 68 mustang with original 351 windsor?
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2010, 12:53:00 PM »
This is Great info guys. I'll give an update soon.

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Re: 68 mustang with original 351 windsor?
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2010, 02:23:30 PM »
I have confirmation on the 5 stud wheels.

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Re: 68 mustang with original 351 windsor?
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2010, 03:33:25 PM »
But, are they original?  The "T" in your VIN indicates your car started out as a 6 banger.

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Re: 68 mustang with original 351 windsor?
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2010, 04:29:54 PM »
doubt that but i dont know for sure.

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Re: 68 mustang with original 351 windsor?
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2010, 06:16:27 PM »
Again, the "T" in your VIN says it was 6 cylinder motor from the factory. 

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Re: 68 mustang with original 351 windsor?
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2010, 07:32:43 PM »
I am sure it was a 6 banger. I doubt the axle is original. I'm guessing the car would only be good for a hot rod as opposed to original restoration....don't know if we can agree on a price though. Thanks

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Re: 68 mustang with original 351 windsor?
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2010, 10:05:09 PM »
Like Jim said, steer away fron it.

 

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