can you fit a 2014 shelby motor in a 1968 model?

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Asked by Feb 19, 2014 at 10:05 AM about the 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe

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I like the classic look of the shelby but want the power and reliability of the newer model's motor.

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To do this would require extensive modifications to the '68. The '14 motor is computer controlled where as the '68 was not. From a mechanical aspect, motor mounts would most likely need to be changed, as well as the transmission mount, driveshaft, and possibly the rear. By the time you did all that would be needed you could probably buy a '14 model. Cars today are no more reliable than ones made in the '60s. In fact cars from that era were simple, straightforward, and easy to work on. Many lasted well into the '90s with little problems. The problem came when these cars outlived the people who knew how to properly fix them when something did go wrong. Most mechanics today don't know what a carburetor or distributor is. They don't know how to use a timing light, adjust an automatic choke, or set the idle speed on one of these cars. My advice would be either restore the '68 model or buy a new '14 model. Either way you'll get the power, performance, reliability, and style you want. Doing it the other way will create a Pandora's Box of problems. HTH. -Jim

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