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OT Question for those in the know. Will a FE fit into a

August 16 2012 at 7:12 PM
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68 Falcon futura with stock type motor mounts? I know they changed in 1966, similiar to the Fairlane, but were they still the same width as the Fairlanes in '68? I know where a fair looking one is for sale, and I would like to know if someone actually has done this swap themselves. Thanks for any advice. Joe-JDC.

 
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Brett
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It will fit using 66-69 Fairlane/Torino/Ranchero Mounts

August 16 2012, 7:23 PM 

The 66-early 70 Falcon is the same unibody structure as the 66 to 69 Fairlane, Torino, Ranchero, so the appropriate engine and transmission mounts will let you swap an FE in with no fabrication. The Front core support is the same as a 66-67 Fairlane or Ranchero, and can be trimmed to enlarge the opening to accept a big block size radiator too, provided you have the correct top and bottom mounts.

Hope this helps, Brett

'65 F-100 SWB Stepside 2WD Frankentruck
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YES THEY FIT BEATUIFUL

August 16 2012, 9:57 PM 

I seen 3/4 of them up at Carlile Ford show over the years ,and couple of them looked like the factory did it.

 
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Re: OT Question for those in the know. Will a FE fit into a

August 17 2012, 2:27 AM 

I used a pair of Crites motor mounts in my '68. They look stock to me, when I ordered my headers they recommend their motor mounts to assure headers would fit, as to try and use old worn originals. I made the top of my core support removable and massaged the firewall slightly to make things even easier. It's a '68 with roll cage and mini rubbed so not trying to win any restoration awards so I made it easier to pull motor.

You get the right stance, wheel and tire combo there a good looking little car.

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"Lifes tough..... Its even tougher if you're stupid" - John Wayne.

'65 Mercury Comet w/ Pond Alum.427 (482c.i.) C6
'68 Falcon w/428cj
'61 Starliner w/352-C6
'67 Country Sedan wagon 289 (wish it had 390)
'62 Falcon awaiting 2.3L turbocoupe motor/T-5 tranny swap
Near future project is a '32 Roadster Fe powered based on a late sixties S/R.

 
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Thanks, it has a 302 2v and AC, so it should be a real

August 17 2012, 6:50 AM 

sleeper with an all aluminum 427, might even keep the AC. Will think about it seriously. Joe-JDC.

 
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Re: OT Question for those in the know. Will a FE fit into a

August 17 2012, 10:00 AM 


 
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I forgot about yours, is it a real '68 ? I think the Futura

August 17 2012, 10:48 AM 

looks neat with bucket seats. I have most everything to build a 69 Mustang, so if the Falcon is the same, then--is it really 3350lbs with you in it? Joe-JDC.

 
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Re: I forgot about yours, is it a real '68 ? I think the Futura

August 17 2012, 11:10 AM 

Not mine. Belongs to Brandon who used to post on this forum.

http://www.fquick.com/garages/viewvehicle.php?id=8820

 
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Not only that, the whole '67 Fairlane doghouse will bolt up.

August 17 2012, 10:16 AM 

Seen it at Holt, FL in 2005.

 
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Tony P.
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My CJ BIRD @ Carlisle 2011

August 17 2012, 11:09 AM 

simple bolt in,or about as simple as possible putting any FE in a shock tower car...had to play around a little to get the shaker just right.


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I think you just convinced me! Looks stock in picture, and

August 17 2012, 8:00 PM 

it is different. I like different. Joe-JDC.

 
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