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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2,705

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

210,605

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.

445

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.

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