1963 S22 V8 347 engine/trans swap questions...

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McComet1963
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1963 S22 V8 347 engine/trans swap questions...

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1963 S22 engine swap questions...
- Disk brake upgrade done, 347 from 1983 Mustang, 10" flywheel, No bell housing or clutch.

- just over 400hp with Est 350 -380 lbs. torque
- Will need to go hydraulic throw-out bearing. Anyone do this without Hydraulics?
- Need know what 5speed trans will work? T5? - Reliable source for remanufactured?
- What shifter will work with counsel? Special adapter?
- Motor mounts - Kits from Autokrafters for 260/289. - Do these frame pieces mount to the rear or front of the frame?
- Rear gears end come later but probably custom built 9". Narrow just a little with drum brakes.

Should be fun and thanks for any help working through stuff, Pete

barrys65cyclone
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Re: 1963 S22 V8 347 engine/trans swap questions...

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I run 450hp with mechanical clutch linkage no issues.

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POP may not have 450 hp...but I have a very stout 289 with 2x4's and a 4spd with a good gear and have been driving it for over 25 yrs been on 2 power tours and many states and has covered many miles with the factory set up from the factory,,,never the 1st problem....we have a hyd bearing in a 64 comet drag car also,,,with a solid lift 351w and a 4spd and a heck of a gear,,,,again it works like a clock.....pop
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McComet1963
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Re: 1963 S22 V8 347 engine/trans swap questions...

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Thanks you guys... A follow up question is the mechanical clutch linkage an after market cable and do you have shorty headers?

How are the motor mounts installed... Front like my 6 cyl or to the rear to make more room for the water pimp, etc?

Thanks , Pete

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McComet1963 wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:04 pm
Thanks you guys... A follow up question is the mechanical clutch linkage an after market cable and do you have shorty headers?

How are the motor mounts installed... Front like my 6 cyl or to the rear to make more room for the water pimp, etc?
Only header manufacturer I've found for '63 is Hooker and they are over $600/pair.
The motor mounts on my '63 w/ 289 are bolted to subframe, in line w/ the lower A arms.
I'll post a pic tomorrow, if I can.

JT
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351 Pinto
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Post by 351 Pinto »

I used Sanderson shorties on my 63 with 331. I had to get the Modern Driveline kit to make the factory clutch setup work with the 91 302 block (it doesn't have the boss for the clutch rod). The Hooker long tubes wouldn't fit with the adapter kit. It is always something..... :D

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