i have 1979 ford mustang its all original and the 4cyl still runs its in fair condition can u tell wht it is worthits called a super sport is it a s%5Becial edition can anyone help

Asked by Nov 19, 2012 at 02:09 PM about the 1979 Ford Mustang Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i would like to put a 460 cu inch motor in my 1979 mustang and i would like to sell it right now its all
orig from motor back in fair condition low miles can i put a 460 in my mustang or can u tell me wht my
car is worthand the ford pepole say its a supersport is tht a special edition can anyone help

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3,035

you might have to do a lot of cutting and welding, but i have heard of 460's in fox body mustangs....

261,765

In original fair condition, I'd say $1500. If you put the larger motor in, I would also upgrade the trans, brakes, rear differential, suspension, etc. Your probably talking another $5K and up to complete that and in no way get your money back if you decide to sell it. You will need to do a quality job for someone to consider it.

95

I don't know who told you it was a "super sport", but they are confusing car manufacturers. Back in the early '90s, I saw someone put a 460 in a '79. The car had to be tubbed and backhalved to handle the torque. Doesn't sound like a job you can handle therefor probably costing you about 40-50K to do total turn key job.

475

PUTTING A "460" IN THERE WOULD BE USELESS, BECAUSE THE TRANS IS STILL STOCK. IT'S THE SAME THING AS PUTTING THREE DUECES ON IT, AND NOT PUTTING IN A CAM TO CARRY THE EXTRA GAS., YOU MIGHT BE BETTER OFF DROPPING A FIVE SPEED IN IT.

Years ago a car magazine did a 460 cu in into a Fox-body 'stang. The biggest chore was relocating the master brake cylinder to allow room for the larger engine block. Others have already mentioned the obvious need to upgrade "everything" behind the engine to support the extraordinary torque of the big block. Highly recommend four-wheel disc brakes, SSBC at a reasonable price and Brembo or Wilwood if your pockets are deep with cash. Good luck! It will be a fun car to drive if you can find stickey enough meats for the rear tires on that new 9" differential.

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