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quick50stng
Journeyman

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From: Bethlehem,GA. USA
Registered: Sep 2004

posted 11-24-2004 08:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for quick50stng   Click Here to Email quick50stng     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Need the help and experience of others here. My brother and I are about to purchase a 56 ford fairlane 2 dr. in rough condition to build into a 14 sec footbrake bracket car for fun. I have little experience with older fords. What engines have the best fit with the least modifications into this car? I have access to 302windsor, 351 cleavland motors now. Or do the FE engines fit best? any help would be great.

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Bob Hopkins
Gearhead

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From: BRIDGEPORT NJ USA
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 11-24-2004 11:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob Hopkins   Click Here to Email Bob Hopkins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
a FE bolts In the best I built one way back in 1964 and a small block bolts in with 1962-3 smallblock Galaxie mounts or I have heard smallblock picemup will adptapt to 56 framemounts ,a 460" will work with FEmounts I seem to remember, My old 56 was the most fun car i can remember,also remember that the Y- block is a good build too you should be able to 14's with a good Y-block a friend ran high 12'swith a 56 and 312 and toploder

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