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Old 09-12-2002, 08:24 PM
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Post FORD 289 - will my new engine hookup to my old tranny?

I have a 1965 falcon w/ a 6 cyl engine that im putting a 68 289 into. My question is: do i have to change the transmission or will it hook right up?
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I dunno, if those Falcons all came with the same tranny, but wouldn't it help if we knew what tranny it had?

I would assume that no, the tranny bellhousing is not interchangeable.
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its a c4 (auto)
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[quote]My question is: do i have to change the transmission<hr></blockquote>

The convertor housing, convertor (ring gear on convertor 6 cyl) and flex plate are going to be different.

You will also be running a 6 cyl. driveline. Do you know if you have the 7 1/4" ring gear (integral carrier) or an 8" (removable carrier)?

You need to find a V8 driveline for the upgrade. That will give you a stronger rear (8" is fine), stronger driveshaft and joints and a stronger trans.
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not known. I was told that I wouldnt need to switch out the rear end because the hp was not going to excede the current reaer end's limit unless I plan on puttng performence parts into the 289. Also, if i have to switch the 65' transmission to a 68' motor, because of the 6 bolts, do i have to also buy a 67-68 tranny? Which transmission would be cheap and best for my 68' 289 motor in my 65' falcon? Also, can i continue to use the cruise-o-matic transmission controls on the column?

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The front pump is the same on the six and eight, so you should be able to just find the V8 convertor housing, convertor and proper flexplate.

This will allow you to keep the present driveline.

Good Luck with it!
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All the input aside, you really need to find a Fairlane,Comet, Mustang of the era with a V8 because none of the suspension (brakes, springs, driveline)will endure for very long. Ford tended to balance the forementioned components with the engine in the car, you can adapt the engine as stated by converting the bellhousing from a V8 C-4, but will probably start breaking things in rapid order, not to mention the scare you'll get trying to stop after getting on it the first time.
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[quote]...not to mention the scare you'll get trying to stop after getting on it the first time.<hr></blockquote>

You know, I just remembered something reading your post. The 6 cyl. spindles are very week and can fail under the additional strain.

It would be best to upgrade the entire drivetrain/steering-suspension even if one puts a hotter six (not to mention a V8) in the chassis.

The bean counters were hard at work when the Falcon/Mustang platform was designed.
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