S351 replica

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Hello all,

Just bought a rust free 99 roller, it's missing some parts, let's just say that..
Also have a 95 5.0 rust bucket. I know most of the 95 interior will bolt right in so that's not an issue.
But looking at swapping the drive train from th 95(5.0 pushrod) to the 99.
Saleen did this with the s351 with a 351 pushrod. What would be needed to put the 5.0 in the 99? May even just go with a 351( stroked to 393 or 427??) There is limited info on s351 and what was used that I can find.
Thanks and appreciate the info.
 

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K member, harness, ECU for starters. Kind of just depends on how you want to go about it. If you're going to go the 351 route, you'd need the K member and something to run it with, like the Holley or MS. Then swap headers, transmission, and some other bits. There are some good builds here that can give you an idea of what all is involved.
 
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K member, harness, ECU for starters. Kind of just depends on how you want to go about it. If you're going to go the 351 route, you'd need the K member and something to run it with, like the Holley or MS. Then swap headers, transmission, and some other bits. There are some good builds here that can give you an idea of what all is involved.
Thanks for the reply..
I believe Saleen used a 94-95 v6 or v8 k member. I have one, but was planning on using a tubular one. The only concern I'm having is the wiring. I have all the harnesses from the 95 that can utilized, but I'd like to use a mach 1 or bullit guage cluster. That is 2 totally different wiring harnesses.
I'll do some more investigating.
 

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Technically with the K-member change, you should also change the spindles. Pushrod K-member steering rack mounts 1" higher, so the 94-95 spindles have the tie rod mount higher as well. Not doing it may give you incorrectable bumpsteer as the tie rod needs to move UP about 1" and can't.
 
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Technically with the K-member change, you should also change the spindles. Pushrod K-member steering rack mounts 1" higher, so the 94-95 spindles have the tie rod mount higher as well. Not doing it may give you incorrectable bumpsteer as the tie rod needs to move UP about 1" and can't.
I would be using the 94-95 tubular k member with 94-95 spindles. I have all that to swap over. The 96 and up k members se the motor to far back from what I've read. The 95 is a running car, just the chassis is rusted out beyond repair.
 
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Did some more investigating,
Will have use the WHOLE wiring harnesses from the 95 in the 99 to make everything work correctly. Good thing I have a parts car...lol

I am going use a Holley ECU just to make it a little easier. How easy...time will tell..lol.
With that being said, could a. Bullitt or Mach 1 gauge work or use an aftermarket like Dakota Digital?
With 95 t5, it has a gear driven speedo and the 99 and up use a VSS? Been a minute since I've been under either car.
Again thanks for all the input and help.
 

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The 94/95 T5 is gear driven but also has a VSS. There's an internal gear on the trans output shaft as well as a gear on the end of the VSS which goes in the side of the trans.

EDIT: as far as the gauges/clusters go, I'm not sure what all would be required to make one work. Someone with direct Holley experience could probably shed more light here. It might be easier to just go Dakota Digital.
 

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