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    Default 385 swap into a Box.

    What am I going to run into dropping this monster into a Box?
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    I have a box, and I have a 385 series.

    I also have the bellhousing, spacer, clutch, flywheel to hook it to the TKO.
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    I'm thinking probably the same issues stuffing a 351 in there... finding the specific accessory brackets needed to hook everything up. The engine itself should fit fine with a low profile intake (short runners).

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    I have a junk 385 block a friend gave me because he lost all the main caps for it. I was going to try and use it for a mock up block to fab some motor mounts.

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    The TKO would die behind the plan I have. Quickly. 4.44x4.50 I cant seem to find any info on oil pans, mounts, ect. Block is a D1VE-A2B. I'm about to say eff it and stuff it into the whale... Probably not a good idea. Or the 03 Exploder, DEFINITELY NOT a good idea...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RugerP97DC View Post
    The TKO would die behind the plan I have. Quickly. 4.44x4.50 I cant seem to find any info on oil pans, mounts, ect. Block is a D1VE-A2B. I'm about to say eff it and stuff it into the whale... Probably not a good idea. Or the 03 Exploder, DEFINITELY NOT a good idea...
    A Fox Mustang swap oil pan and modified Fox Mustang swap motor mounts is a good start

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Marquis GT View Post
    I have a box, and I have a 385 series.

    I also have the bellhousing, spacer, clutch, flywheel to hook it to the TKO.
    Are you still looking at doing a swap project?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercracer View Post
    Are you still looking at doing a swap project?
    Yes, this fall/winter I am doing the rear and rear suspension. Gotta have a good “supporting cast”!

    I want to do a turbo 460. Not sure what route I am going to go with that yet.
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    Man i wish i lived in a free state. Stupid california smog bullshit.

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    "Barn Find" ... This was posted on FB marketplace for $200. D0VE-A block with the boss front bulkhead! Date code is 9F27 (June 27, 1969) and it has never been bored.

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    I'll be interested to see how the Fox mounts work for you.
    The new 7.3 Godzilla has replaced a stroker windsor in my plans and it will have plenty of Fox Swap support to start with.

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