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help with v8 convertion

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expmx1
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help with v8 convertion

Post #1 by expmx1 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:49 pm

will the trans. bellhousing from my 1962 falcon equiped with a 170 adapt to a 289 its a automatic

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Re: help with v8 convertion

Post #2 by David_Conwill » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:31 pm

Not without an expensive, custom-built adaptor, otherwise a lot of guys here would be running V8 transmissions behind their sixes.

Out of curiousity, why ask on a website devoted to the six cylinder?

-Dave
1962 Falcon DeLuxe: 250/T5/8"/Scarebird discs.

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Re: help with v8 convertion

Post #3 by expmx1 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:08 pm

i have a 170 in the car now but was just a something that i was thinking about allways wondering about things that can be done to the car

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Re: help with v8 convertion

Post #4 by CoupeBoy » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:53 am

The V8 (small block ford=SBF) didn't show up in the falcons until 1963 so the early birds ('60-62) had a smaller transmission tunnel where the bellhousing mates to the engine, the hole is too small for a small block bellhousing. Some on here have made it work (with a hammer and some other body work) to install 250's (same bellhousing pattern as the SBF).

The other problem is that if you have the original transmission I don't know if the bellhousings can be swapped/upgraded/replaced with a stock V8 part, but even if it could you would be better off finding a C4 (3spd) instead of keeping the stock 2spd (slush O'matic).

So I concur with the first answer, the stock bellhousing wont bolt up to a SBF, but I think you can swap it for a correct one (you also need to replace the block plate, torque converter, SBF starter).

-ron

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