Fitting a 460 BBF and C-6 trans into an s197....the "lower buck" way

Discussion in 'Hardcore Tech=*MOTOR SWAPS*' started by 83-88T-Bird Guy, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. M7w7j7

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    so weird question do you have a facebook because i am in the process of doing the same swap and i also run a group on facebook devoted to this swap and your info would help alot
     
  2. RocketcarX

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    What is the name of the group?
     
  3. 83-88T-Bird Guy

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  4. 429 PI Steve

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    How to I get pictures to show? All have red X's.
     
  5. 83-88T-Bird Guy

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    It seems my links to all the pics in the facebook thread have disappeared. Looks like I will need to put the pics somewhere else and link them again
     
  6. 83-88T-Bird Guy

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    Looks like I will re-post the links. Hopefully the pics will not disappear again...


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  7. 83-88T-Bird Guy

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    This is why Hooker 460 Fox Swap headers will not fit on the driver's side. There is not enough room for the # 8 tube to snake between the steering shaft and the frame rail

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  8. 83-88T-Bird Guy

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    Plenty of room on the passenger side for the Fox 460 Hooker Header. Bottom pics shows 74-78 Ford LTD exhaust manifolds installed both sides ( for the super low buck guys)

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  10. 83-88T-Bird Guy

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    These are the engine mounts in the rough-in stage. I bought the car with a AJE k-member already installed so making the mounts was easy once I located the block where I wanted it

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    My engine sits further to the rear than those guys that are using the AJE k-member with the AJE mounts. I did this this so I could run a full size mechanical water pump in conjunction with the factory s197 fan. ( keep the costs down)

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  11. 83-88T-Bird Guy

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    Canton oil pan clearance is just enough

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    S197 upper hose on my 05 GT lines up well with the 460 t-stat housing

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  12. 83-88T-Bird Guy

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    C-6 transmission is big but fits the s197 tunnel ( barely)
    I did have to massage the right side floor area next to the servo housing. Barely clears the hump on the left side where the crossmember bolts up


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  13. 83-88T-Bird Guy

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    I made my own trans crossmember because I needed it to be adjustable for 3 different types of transmissions I will use in the car.
    Plus I wanted it to be the attachment point for the new 20 dollar driveshaft loop

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  14. 83-88T-Bird Guy

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    14 x 3 Moroso Air cleaner clears the hood blanket (barely) The Edelbrock Torker II intake is what I was using in the pics. There is a video in post # 19

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