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66 Mustang Inline Project

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hello all

Im new to this world and I would like to learn everything I can about Mustangs so I will need your help, so a good way to learn is working on your own project, I have a project 66 mustang Inline automatic but Im not sure if I should do a swap V8 or Rebuild Engine and transmission, since you all have done both which one would you recommend?
so far Im still doing homework with the computer searching on google and the forums but I can not find projects from start to finished and thats gets me confused so thats why Im not sure what do at the moment,
I do have a donor 92 mustang lx automatic to swap the V8 to the Inline and I Found couple of threads
Swapping A 5.0L EFI & T-5 Into A Classic Mustang

66 coupe-v8 conversion - CJ Pony Parts Forums

I know must of you did this swap, is that all I need to do V8 swap or there is anything else I have to get or do?
what else I can use from the donor car?
for now the first thing Im going to do is pull the Engine and transmission, work on the body fixing those rusty areas and do disc brakes, Can i swap the brake system from the donor car, if not where you guys recommend to get the kit from??, thanks everybody.
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I would like to hear more opinions and ideas, thanks
Do NOT waste time and money rebuilding the six :nono:---spend the extra money and convert to a V-8. About a year and a half ago I converted my parents' 65 6 to an 8, and we were original owners of the car and it had been with us all over the world (Dad in Navy). The problems with the 6 are two-fold: First, it is a pretty poor engine. It's reliable, but prone to many driveability problems related to poor design and has a high general wear rate. You already know about the general lack of power. Second, and this is something most people don't mention when asked this conversion question, the V-8 has an altogether much more hunkered down and better feel on the road (I had noticed this when riding and driving other V-8s over the years). I think this is related to the beefier components, but whatever the reason there's a big difference in road feel as well as power, smoothness etc. Our car ( well, my car now) is light and day different, and seems almost gleeful that it is finally a 289---sort of like a pretty but plain wallflower becomming Megan Fox (without the attitude). The old 6 struggled to reach 90 mph, and about a month ago I opened the "new" car up a bit and it was wild to watch the speedo easily punch through 90, 100 110 to about 115. Sort of like the car was finally "freed" from the 6.

/s/ Chris :bigthumbsup
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