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250 swap into a 1965 Falcon wagon

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250 swap into a 1965 Falcon wagon

Post #1 by Falconman62 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:23 pm

Ok guys I need a little bit of help. I have just dropped a 1969 Maverik 250 into my 1965 station wagon and have like 2" of clearence between the carb and the hood. what would be the best way to get the motor to sit lower in the compartment so I could get clearence for a stock 1965 air cleaner to fit with plenty of room? Any other suggestions for completing the swap will also be greatly appreciated. Thx
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Re: 250 swap into a 1965 Falcon wagon

Post #2 by rocklord » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:13 pm

One way is to elongate the holes in the mounts on the engine to get around 1/2 inch more clearance.

You may be able to use the frame motor mounts from a 250 Maverick, but you would have to drill new holes in your frame to accept the mounts; they are not a direct bolt in.
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Re: 250 swap into a 1965 Falcon wagon

Post #3 by powerband » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:21 pm

Falconman62 wrote:Ok guys I need a little bit of help. I have just dropped a 1969 Maverik 250 into my 1965 station wagon and have like 2" of clearence between the carb and the hood. what would be the best way to get the motor to sit lower in the compartment so I could get clearence for a stock 1965 air cleaner to fit with plenty of room? Any other suggestions for completing the swap will also be greatly appreciated. Thx


I'm curious if the steering center link or sterter interferes with the oil pan ?. On the '61, the 250 had those clearance problems without lowering the mounts and the hood would not have cleared.

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Re: 250 swap into a 1965 Falcon wagon

Post #4 by Falconman62 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:00 am

Good question! I won't have time to check tomarrow but maybe Thursday........ :hmmm:

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Re: 250 swap into a 1965 Falcon wagon

Post #5 by nater200 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:27 am

i never tried the maverick mounts. i did enlongate the holes to try to get the 250 mount to work with the stock frame mounts but the oil pan hit the sway bar. the easiest way i found was to just use the 170 motor mount on the 250. it gave me enough room to put a 5220 (electronic 5200) on a stovebolt adatper and 1 barrel carb plate with vacuum tube. i built a carb hat today i will be putting that on tomorrow. i already notched
the hood brace to accomidate a little 8 inch chrome filter. the hood is pretty rusty anyway
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Re: 250 swap into a 1965 Falcon wagon

Post #6 by smalltown62wagon » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:00 pm

nater200 wrote:i never tried the maverick mounts. i did enlongate the holes to try to get the 250 mount to work with the stock frame mounts but the oil pan hit the sway bar. the easiest way i found was to just use the 170 motor mount on the 250. it gave me enough room to put a 5220 (electronic 5200) on a stovebolt adatper and 1 barrel carb plate with vacuum tube. i built a carb hat today i will be putting that on tomorrow. i already notched
the hood brace to accomidate a little 8 inch chrome filter. the hood is pretty rusty anyway

hey nater how much of a drop is on the ranchero? it looks dope! do you have problems getting the rear wheels off. i went 2 " on my wagon and thats as its a bit of work getting my wheels off.
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Re: 250 swap into a 1965 Falcon wagon

Post #7 by CZLN6 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:21 am

Howdy:

A couple of other thoughts is to the top of the engine. The stock carb on a '69 250 is an Autolite 1101. You could search out a Carter RBS which was stock on '70 to (?) '79. the RBS is about an inch shorter IIRC. Also look into removing the adapter between the botom of the carb and the log, which would gain another 1/2".

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Re: 250 swap into a 1965 Falcon wagon

Post #8 by Falconman62 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:57 am

Been a while since I talked about this car :oops: . It has a Carter RBS on it now. Is this a good carb? Would I be better off swaping out to a holley 1940? I also have another carb I need to figure out what it is I can try as well. I think I'll have plenty of clearence now that I have a stock low-pro air cleaner and have several carbs to try out. Will keep you guys posted as I get stuff squared away. Thx for all the help!!!

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Re: 250 swap into a 1965 Falcon wagon

Post #9 by powerband » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:28 am

Falconman62 wrote:Been a while since I talked about this car :oops: . It has a Carter RBS on it now. Is this a good carb? Would I be better off swaping out to a holley 1940? I also have another carb I need to figure out what it is I can try as well. I think I'll have plenty of clearence now that I have a stock low-pro air cleaner and have several carbs to try out. Will keep you guys posted as I get stuff squared away. Thx for all the help!!!


The RBS is a later carb and probably the shortest available with the tea-pot fuel bowl setup. RBS also typically flows higher CFM . Shortest available air cleaner located was Maverick six air cleaner.

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Re: 250 swap into a 1965 Falcon wagon

Post #10 by Falconman62 » Sat May 01, 2010 3:11 am

That is the air cleaner I have. So the RBS is a decent carb? What kind of fuel mileage can you get out of these carbs? Tahnks for all the help!

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Re: 250 swap into a 1965 Falcon wagon

Post #11 by Falconman62 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:09 am

Project on hold until I get other vehicles back on the road (64 Futura-Leaf spring replacement, 86 F-150 w/300-clutch kit)

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