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89_coupe
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posted 12-01-2001 01:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 89_coupe   Click Here to Email 89_coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can I get original type engine mounts or do I have to get aftermarket swap mounts? Is there mounts that lower the 460 down a bit for more hood clearance? Has anyone put a 429-460 in a '66-'69 Falcon? I know the core support is a small block only piece(small radiator) unlike the '68-'69 Torino and Fairlanes which have core supports for larger big block radiators too but can a big block radiator or comparable size aluminum fit?
Thanks in advance

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KENT
'65 Fairlane 500 wagon w/351W, '78 Fairmont wagon w/392, '68 Falcon wagon(567 stroker in progress), Pinto wagon w/13.5 to 1 solid roller 392 stroker, '2000 F-250 SD off road 4X4 V-10 crew cab, & '2001 Focus w/DOHC 2.0L

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Rory McNeil
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posted 12-01-2001 02:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I`m not positive, but I think a set of mounts from a 70-71 Torino should work.The 66-69 Falcon engine compartment is the same as a 66-69 Fairlane/Torino, & I THINK 70-71 Torino is the same. I have seen several 66-69 Fairlnes with 429-460`s, & I believe they used the 429 Torino mounts (&headers)

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posted 12-01-2001 03:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm pretty sure the 68-9 Falcons are identical to Mavericks in the engine bay, if so, The Falcons are different, the engine won't even fit between the shock towers on the Falcon. The 1970 1/2 Falcon was Torino based but not the earlier models.

You'll have to eliminate the shock towers first, then maybe you can make OEM mounts work but you're certain to have to fab something.

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Rory McNeil
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posted 12-02-2001 04:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nope, the 66-69 Falcon has the same engine compartment as a 66-69 Fairlane. I`ve seen several of these Falcons with FE engines, bolted in with no mods to the shock towers, using the Fairlane motor mounts. Don`t forget, a 66 Falcon Ranchero is identical body wise to a 67 Fairlane Ranchero, other than the tailites & front clip.

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posted 12-05-2001 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 89_coupe   Click Here to Email 89_coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So the '70-'71 Torino/Fairlane/Montego/Cyclone/Mustang mounts should bolt in? Does any aftermarket company make them reproduction or offer swap solid mounts? Now that I think about it, I should just get the whole swap kit with headers from Crites but I don't want to use the 2" primary tube headers they have with my fully ported D0OE-R SCJ heads. Need something like 2 1/8" minimum or 2 1/4" preferably. I still would like to find some swap mounts that lower the 460 down more than stock. Thanks in advance for the help.

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KENT
'65 Fairlane 500 wagon w/351W, '78 Fairmont wagon w/392, '68 Falcon wagon(567 stroker in progress), Pinto wagon w/13.5 to 1 solid roller 392 stroker, '2000 F-250 SD off road 4X4 V-10 crew cab, & '2001 Focus w/DOHC 2.0L
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posted 12-05-2001 06:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If the '66-'69 Falcon engine bay/chassis is identical to the '66-'69 Fairlane/Torino, all you need are small block chassis brackets for the '66-'69 Fairlane, '70-'71 Torino 429 upper brackets (available from Crites) and '67-'70 Mustang 390/428 rubber mounts, which are the same as '70-'71 Torino 429 rubber mounts. The chassis is narrower than the '70-'71 Torino so you will probably need the Crites headers.
The chassis brackets for the Falcon might be same as the Fairlane, so you only need to buy rubber mounts (still available almost anywhere) and the upper brackets form Crites.

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posted 12-12-2001 08:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 89_coupe   Click Here to Email 89_coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks

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KENT
'65 Fairlane 500 wagon w/351W, '78 Fairmont wagon w/392, '68 Falcon wagon(567 stroker in progress), Pinto wagon w/13.5 to 1 solid roller 392 stroker, '2000 F-250 SD off road 4X4 V-10 crew cab, & '2001 Focus w/DOHC 2.0L
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