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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fiveoh108, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. loudbang
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    The H&M valve covers going with the engine? :eek:
     
  2. fiveoh108
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    Well as long as you are going bigger and better I guess it will be ok :rolleyes:
     
  4. fiveoh108
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    Parts for the new motor are arriving , 4.170 crank and 6.250 rods, pistons are on order[​IMG][​IMG]


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  5. loudbang
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    Nice new stuff. Spiffy rods too.
     
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    New engine? How did it do?
     
  8. fiveoh108
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    Still the old engine, the new on wont be ready until the beginning of spring probably


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  9. fiveoh108
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    I'm looking for a 427fe motor if anyone knows of one in the SoCal area


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  10. fiveoh108
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    Well I found one! 427 Ford Side-Oiler, High Riser! Things will be busy over the next year getting it to fit in the falcon and building it![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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    Neat, subscribed.
     
  12. seb fontana
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    Goodbye spring towers, hello beam axle!!
     
  13. fiveoh108
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    As cool as straight axles are, I'm sticking with a shock tower trim to try and fit everything!


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    Thats OK, I was just thinking of headers with everthing out..
     
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    :eek:o_O Warbucks revisited! ;)
     
  17. RmK57
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    Is there a way to get an FE in there and still keep the stock front suspension?

    Shock tower trimming would help but I still don't see getting around the upper control arms and frame/ motor mounts.
     
  18. seb fontana
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    Late small body Falcons some where around 68/69 they had the same engine bay as a Fairlane so FE in Fairlane FE in Falcon..Couple around here, lots of people don't notice..Headers would be a stock [hooker etc for F'lane] item but a bitch to install and change spark plugs..
     
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  19. Yea, I would not want to do that job.:(
     
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  20. fiveoh108
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    [​IMG] Dave Lyalls falcon had a hi-riser and modified shock towers with stock suspension.
    [​IMG] Dick Brannan 427 with stock suspension
    [​IMG] Phil Bonner, stock suspension
    [​IMG]even Hubert Platts car started out with a stock suspension... just have to be a little creative!


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    There could be worse things than having to changing spark plugs on a high-riser falcon! Lol


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  22. seb fontana
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    Put the headers in? Lol..
     
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  23. lippy
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    A friend of mine had a 68 Shelby mustang with a 428 in it. He pulled the engine and re-did it and I like an idiot said I would help him put it back in. I remember the header tubes just shot straight down where they exited the flanges. Had the shortest header bolts we could find and still had to grind off some threads to get them started. THEN you had to wrench them in a sixteenth of a turn at a time!! IF you could get the wrench on AFTER you ground the head of the wrench down. ALL DAY to put the headers on and they were two piece. Every time I see a mustang with an FE and headers I cringe. :D Lippy
     
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  24. seb fontana
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    Yep..Bet you made up a few new words! Maybe a 351w/427 stroker ?
     
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  25. fiveoh108
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    What I meant is I would rather have a real 427 in my falcon and fight the headers and spark plugs , that not have it at all. I am really lucky I was able to find this one at a price I could afford. Plus how often do you take the headers off and change spark plugs anyway??


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    I can't wait to see this thing come together Man!
    That 427 is going to make that little Falcon jump!:)

    Scott


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  27. saltflats
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    I think what ever it takes to pull it off will worth it when you hit the load pedal.
     
  28. LOLOL... I had a stroker 427 in a '67 Cougar, and I remember those headers very well. First install (by myself) was 8 hours per side. I eventually got it down to 8 hours for both sides.... Definitely an exercise in patience....

    You'll pretty much need to totally remove the shock towers for the FE. Compared to a '67 Mustang, the Falcon engine tub is 3+" narrower. Ford used custom-fabricated short upper control arms and moved the springs outboard about 5" to get the FE in. Here's a pic of Dyno Don's Comet.... https://blog.hemmings.com/index.php...omet-cyclone-to-cross-the-block/#&gid=1&pid=5
     
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  29. lippy
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    I have seen caterpillar engines with less oil pan sump.;) Lippy
     

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