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Old 02-20-2001, 09:47 AM
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73 Ranchero 500

 
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Old 07-19-2001, 11:25 AM
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My brother has a 73 Ranchero with a seized 351. He wants to put a 429 in will it fit? and He wants to put on a hood from an older GT with hood scoop.

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Old 07-20-2001, 11:57 AM
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A 429 will fit but you will need a few things. You will need different motor mounts, different transmission or bell housing (and possibly different transmission mounts), different accessory brackets (AC, PS, alternator), probably a 3 or 4 core radiator, probably different hoses, and expect some changes in wiring and vacuum hose locations. I have not done it (yet) but I have also been looking into it. If the 351 has a C6 behind it, that will make it easier since you will already have the right connections, driveshaft, mounts, etc otherwise you will need those too. You will want a C6 (if you want auto - not even sure the FMX was available for the 429/460). Lastly - put a 460 in it. They are easier to find, cheaper, more powerful, and they are the same block - so the same external size.

Not sure on the hood - a 1972 hood MAY fit, but any earlier will not.

My brother has a 73 Ranchero with a seized 351. He wants to put a 429 in will it fit? and He wants to put on a hood from an older GT with hood scoop.

Nathan

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Old 07-20-2001, 11:58 AM
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Oh yeah - one more thing - you MAY need stiffer front springs since the 429/460 engines are a bit heavier.

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I noticed no one has been on this thread for 15 years...
 
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Hello , I have a 79 ranchero with a 351 Windsor 5.8L engine. Do you know the vacuum hose diameters and lengths? I need to re-hose the Beast and I want to do it proper.
 
 


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