Author Topic: L-6 to v-8 convert  (Read 3537 times)

mustangwannabe302

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L-6 to v-8 convert
« on: January 25, 2009, 12:11:48 AM »
Where to start....im 18 and my dad gave me a 1968 mustang as a restore project...problem is he has been restoring it off and on for 10 years. the highlights of this mustang are a 302 bored .40 over with a performance cam and an edelbrock 650 four barrel double pump carb.  Just recently i bought brand new lowering springs and shocks for the front end and installed the basic MSD ignition kit.  my problems include the rearend and what gears i should put in it and if a 3 speed c-6 out of a 1982 f-150 will fit in place of the c-4 that is currently in it.  i know i will have to fabricate a new cross member and shorten the drive shaft. also i need advice on whether or not to install a new wiring kit for the entire car because of ignition and electrical problems i need help on the best way to restore this car without KILLING my very light wallet i need some insight on anything and everything i can do to do this car the right way i love this car!!!  it has open headers without exhaust for now and i need advice on the best exhaust set-up that wont kill my hp.  keep in mind that this car will be street legal and its not a drag car but i still want plenty of power to destroy some little kid with a souped up 4 banger with a spoiler thanks!!!

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Re: L-6 to v-8 convert
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2009, 03:27:19 AM »
Let's get this straight.  Do you currently have a 302, or do you have a 6 banger in your mustang? 

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Re: L-6 to v-8 convert
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2009, 08:06:53 AM »
I just recently put a 302 in it sorry I didn't specify

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Re: L-6 to v-8 convert
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2009, 10:23:30 AM »
Do some reading.  You are going to need a front suspension upgrade along with that C6 and rear end. 
I6 to V8 swap:
http://www.geocities.com/a65ragtop/VM_FAQ/mechanical/i6_to_v8.html


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Re: L-6 to v-8 convert
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2009, 10:56:16 AM »
i appreciate the site link it helped answer some questions and i have already put new front in suspension and polyurethane bushings from energy suspension and replaced all of the tie rods and a new steering box its manual steering and the front and back drums have been switched to five lug wheels i know i need front disc brakes but i gotta save up a bit thanks again for the help

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Re: L-6 to v-8 convert
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2009, 04:22:35 PM »
Not a problem.  Let us know if you run into any glitches as you tear into it.  Good Luck!

 

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