9" in a '65 Falcon, new shift rod for a top loader - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Transmission - Rearend
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-02-2007, 10:29 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
9" in a '65 Falcon, new shift rod for a top loader

i just started a project on a 65 falcon futura. Since we replaced the original 6 cylinder with a 302 we need to beef up the back end to a 9". Does anyone know of a straight bolt in to the falcon-- w/ 5 lugs of course. Also we installed a 4 speed top loader but the shift rod was cut off so we could install it in a hurry, can you just buy a new rod and install it without taking off all the connecting rods or will i have to weld it back on? also i got some more questions not about transmission and rear end but i will post just in case if anyone knows. Does anyone know which transmission tunnel cover to use out of auto krafters or Dearborn (they aren't helping) for the fatty hole we had to cut for the top loader. Also we wanted to convert the front into 5 lug but i heard instead of just buying new drums you have to buy new spindles and steering components. we have the spindles but does the steering need to be changed? Also the accelerator rod for the 6 clyn. is not right for the new 302, does anyone know if one out of a mustang will work? sorry about all the questions, just trying to get it straight. thanks.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-03-2007, 04:46 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: McMinnville Tn.
Posts: 10
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
falcon

Years ago I changed a 66 falcon over to 289 from 6 cyl. Used a 8 in. rear out of old 65 mustang plenty stout for small block ford. Took front drums off also, Same size backing plate and brakes, bearings were same size, just slid over stock 6 cyl. spindles adjusted brakes and was on my way. Never had any problem with them. Hope this helps some.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-03-2007, 10:08 AM
Deuce's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Choosing a trailer
Last journal entry: Jan 13 2013
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Deuceland USA
Age: 66
Posts: 5,657
Wiki Edits: 6

Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
57 to 59 Ford 9 inch car rear ends work great in a Falcon ...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-03-2007, 02:19 PM
xntrik's Avatar
Save a horse, Ride a Cowboy.
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 5,131
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Deuce is correct. 57-72 Fords are mostly 57 1/2 inch from wheel to wheel and I have used them in the 65 Falcons. Most are 3" housing diameter, so get the lower brackets also.

The last 65 Falcon I did was 3 years ago. Fuelie 5.0, T-5, nitrous.

The 66-80 eight inch is the same dimensions and we run them with 300 hp at the tires with no ill effects ....... but no slicks allowed. Maverick 8 inch are rumored to be 56 inches wide, but I have measured 2 at 57 1/2. Measure your old one and check your tire clearances.

The 8 and light duty 9 have the same axles at that same width.
While you are there, I suggest you restack your leaf springs to mopar super stock spring design by flipping the secondary leaves front to rear. A second main leaf works wonders. For traction and no wheel hop.

I suggest you grab the 74-80 Granada/Maverick disc brake/spindles as a bolt on deal. Get the master cylinder and brass combination valve at the same time, they work. Larger rear brakes (11) might need some brass valve tweaking.

For SBF installation, Doug's Headers makes a great Tri-y that fits perfectly and makes excellent power while maintaining ground clearance.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	super stock springs1.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	11.0 KB
ID:	19027  

Last edited by xntrik; 03-03-2007 at 02:25 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Transmission - Rearend posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
stroke to rod ratio jacobm99 Engine 28 12-16-2013 05:46 PM
383 vs 350 TheCiscoKid Engine 86 05-03-2008 03:10 PM
longest rods in std deck 454 bbc?? deuce_454 Engine 11 01-30-2004 10:06 AM
Ford Top loader Transmission-HELP! Mike Pomerantz Suspension - Brakes - Steering 4 10-20-2003 06:17 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.