351 ENGINE SWAP IN A 78 FAIRMONT

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Asked by wcd408 Dec 10, 2016 at 06:06 PM about the 1978 Ford Fairmont

Question type: Car Customization

How does the Fairmont Futura front suspension handle the added weight of a 351 Windsor?

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I think a V8 was an option so you would need the V8 springs.

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Thanks...Makes sense. The car that I'm going to build is now an I6, so I guess that I will need to at least come up with those V8 springs. Anyone have any other Ideas on stiffening/beefing up the suspension for more sporty handling? Sources, manufacturers?

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Try Summit- your one stop shopping experience- cool idea- with the crazy Fairmont-

I dropped a 289/c-4 into a 1979 coupe ~ that was a 4cyl. / 4 speed car.The driveshaft and trans came from a six cyl. 1976 Granada. Only change in suspension was the addition to a positraction rear end. The stock front springs worked well.

Can a 351 C crankshaft swap over to a 351 windsor block?

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