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Old 09-21-2010, 10:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm considering a 1965 Fastback T code 3 speed manual car that was converted to a 289 V-8. What are the major differences between the 6 cylinder and V-8 cars? What items should I be looking for or should I pass and keep looking for a V-8 Manual? Thanks. Dan
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The body shells were identical, regardless of the original engine. The differences were bolt-on. The only drilling you might do would be to add dual exhaust, and this would be true even on an original V8 single exhaust car.
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Sure the body is the same, but the chassis was vastly different. Different spindles, different brakes, different axles, different wheels, springs, the list is pretty long.
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Driveshaft
Motor Mounts
Clutch Linkage
Rear
Coil Springs
Spindles
Steering components including idler and pittman arm
Throttle linkage
Fuel Line
Radiator
Brake line for the rear.

This about sums it up for the most part I think. FWIW, the car in the sig was swapped about 5 years ago, but was originally a 6/4spd car.

There is a TON of information on this swap using the search too.
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Thanks Carson! That was the info I was looking for.
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Sure the body is the same, but the chassis was vastly different. Different spindles, different brakes, different axles, different wheels, springs, the list is pretty long.
I should have been more specific. The body is the only thing that's NOT different.
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