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Ciepher17
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posted 03-26-2003 03:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ciepher17   Click Here to Email Ciepher17     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry, I'm sure this a pretty basic question, but what would be involved in dropping a 302 into a 65' Falcon? Would I have to change any mounts or weld any supports or anything? And finally, would I have to beef up the front suspention since I'm going from a straight 6? Thanks

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cpmaverick
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posted 03-26-2003 09:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M!

I don't know Falcon specifics, but here is a link to my website which explains the swap in a Maverick. The cars are very similar.

http://tech.maverickgrabber.com Click on V8 swap button.

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http://www.maverickgrabber.com

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Riley
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posted 04-01-2003 01:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Riley   Click Here to Email Riley     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It will bolt right in using the stock Falcon V-8 engine mounts. Keep in mind that an early transmission will not bolt to a late model bell housing.

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chevy enemy
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posted 06-20-2003 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chevy enemy   Click Here to Email chevy enemy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
before i got my `64 falcon it had a 302 in it and they left the 6 cylinder suspenion in it and it worked fine.

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tomstir
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posted 06-25-2003 09:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tomstir   Click Here to Email tomstir     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would recommend changing out the 6 suspension to the V8 stuff...especially the brakes. It can be done but wouldn't be safe!!!!! Eveything is bolt on.

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Riley
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posted 07-01-2003 12:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Riley   Click Here to Email Riley     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I forgot to answer the rest of your question. Here is a site that lists all of the parts necessary to convert a 65-66 Mustang from a 6 to a V-8. It should apply to your 65 Falcon. http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/3573/Special/6to8.htm

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