I curious to get some of you guys theories and/or knowledge on the impact of engine weight on Mustang handling. My question is how would swapping a motor than has a iron block/aluminum head SOHC, and therefore low center of gravity for an all aluminum DOHC setup which would have a lower overall weight but much higher center of gravity. Doing some rough calculations it seems that swapping motors could increase the weight of the engine up top by roughly 20%. This is working on the assumption, just for the sake of arguement, that the SOHC weighs 500# and the AL DOHC weight 425#. It looks like the difference in the block is 100#, and the DOHC weigh about 25# more than the SOHC.
The Mach 1 suspension and Bullitt suspension are very similar. Both have 600/250 springs and the sam struts and shocks. They might have different sways, but I'm not 100% certain. Mach has 3.55 gear stock, Bullitt has 3.27
I don't care, the Mustang is just a modern day "kit car". People put SLA front suspensions on them all the time....just like the F-body guys.
As for the expense. You can get a brand new crate LS motor from Summit/Jegs for around 4 grand. I don't think you can get an N/A mod motor to the power levels for roughly the same price. With a blower/turbo....sure, but theres all that weight again.
I don't think it's that difficult. No more difficult than putting a fuel injected pushrod Ford motor in the car.