351 Swap

Discussion in '94-95 5.0 - Specific' started by the5.ohh, Feb 3, 2014.

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    Might toy with the idea of doing a 351 swap in my 95. Its got the stock 302 right now. Aode car.. I'd like to see about buying a bare 351 block and building it with my dad and having my mechanic swap it in for me. Couple questions.. Can I keep my transmission? Can I use the same longtubes? I'll probably need a bigger hood too. Is it a direct swap or are there different harnesses needed and stuff like that? Never looked into this before so I don't know much about it. I think I'd rather do this than build my stock block up honestly. And it would be cool to put a motor together.
     
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    If you keep the motor pretty conventional with standard port heads and what not, It is a a pretty straight forward swap.

    Your AODE will bolt up.

    Wiring harness will be fine.

    Longtube header selection will be a trial and error deal. Or get some custom made ones.

    You don't necessarily need a new hood, there are ways to get it under a low stock hood line with careful part selection.
     
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    Scratch this idea. Gonna cost too much money with everything needed.. trickflow top end kit it is
     
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    It does all start to add up but do you do it yourself you will save A LOT. The labor is the most expensive part.
     
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    I would build the block with my dad. He knows how to do all that work. But I don't have a lift, engine hoist, nada.. So my mechanic would do the physical swap of the 302 for 351. I'm still debating but I'm leaning towards the top end kit. I already have LTs, full exhaust, cai, that will all work with the top end kit. I have a 70mm tb (not installed yet), 4.10s waiting aswell. All I'd need extra thats not included in the kit is lifters, fuel pump, injectors, maf, tb adapter and tune.