Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Central Florida
427 in a 65
Nope- shock towers don't need cutting, as it will fit, but no clearance on the sides! You'll need fabricated motor mounts, special exhaust manifolds, etc., as well as linkage. I have a friend in Ft Lauderdale with the only 65 Shelby with a 427 installed by Shelby. Everything to get it to fit was fabricated. He spent 10 years authenticating the car, but there are no modifications to the body or engine compartment. You may find the fabrications will run WAY more than the effort to get it in. Cost effective?
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