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Old 08-21-2005, 03:56 PM
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Ford Falcon 460???????

Has any of you ever installed a 460 Big Block Ford Moose Motor in to a Ford Falcon, with a C6 tranny, and Dana 60 rearend?



All I know that shes gonna fly, like a bat out of hell

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Old 08-21-2005, 04:14 PM
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It can be done, but you'll probably have to cut out the spring towers and install a straight axle. The small block was a tight fit so I can't imagine a 460 under the hood. You'll also have to build a full frame for it too because the unibody will twist like a pretzel the first time you nail it. All in all, i'd say build a good 351 or try a different car.
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Old 08-21-2005, 04:23 PM
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this is not my planning, its my cousin, he's got 5 Falcon, 3 Fairlanes, and a Comet, and a Galixie. He also gots alot of 289s, 302s, 351Cs, 351Ws, 351Ms, couple 390s, 400M, 427, and about 7 460s, he even gots some flatheads as well. As you can see he has been stocking up on any Ford cars, trucks, or motors he can find. But don't ask him to sell any thing to you. He will not budge.

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Old 08-21-2005, 04:33 PM
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Has any of you ever installed a 460 Big Block Ford Moose Motor in to a Ford Falcon, with a C6 tranny, and Dana 60 rearend?



All I know that shes gonna fly, like a bat out of hell
thats alot of motor for a falcon
are you making it a track car
a friend had a small ford v-8 (under 302c.i.)
stick shift
and that car would run
he told me
that he bought it from a old guy and he did extra head work on it
It would stand up
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Old 08-21-2005, 04:40 PM
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460

I think he is going for an all out Super Street Car.
Myself, I would just go for a 289 hi-perf ford motor. C4 and a 9" end
nothing fancing
and just stick that 460 into one of his Fairlanes
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Old 08-21-2005, 05:08 PM
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Frame

Doc here

Had a Bud, back in the Dark Ages (EARLY 60'S) that put a 426 hemi in a Henry J..thought frame addition was "Overkill" ..

Out the gate, pulled the fronts about 2~1/2 feet off the ground...Impressive...

Until it sat back down on 3 wheels..the left front still about 1~1/2 feet in the air..twisted that body like wet rag..glass all shattered in the windows..

If he goes that big, he's going to need a beefy frame!

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there is a 63 hardtop around here...has a 514 in it..and is it not a full tube car..but it has a lot of front end workd..and of course custom headers...everything had to be made...it has a ladder bar set up...looks nice but had a ton of wrok init..
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No need to tube frame it (unless sanctioning body requires it). Build it to old A/FX specs and she will do fine. It will need a roll cage though. That will tie into the frame after installing connectors.

CRITES RESTORATION make the kit to trim the aprons to allow it to sit in (and there is plenty of room as they ran 427 SOHC in them).



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I think he is going for an all out Super Street Car.
Myself, I would just go for a 289 hi-perf ford motor. C4 and a 9" end
nothing fancing
and just stick that 460 into one of his Fairlanes
YEP they are correct. Needs at least a Crites Kit for the towers, preferably a Mustang II front end..($$$$). Must have lots of sub frame connectors and beef everywhere,,, and a roll cage if possible.... Floor tunnel must be larger, ..... Stick with a 9 inch rear, you will hate the DANA 60, I promise... and you will never hook it enough on the street to break a good 9 limited slip. If you are going to street drive it much, I think the "mopar super stock" type springs works well. Avoid ladder bars on the street; avoid any diff. lockers on the street. Between the 900 pounds in the nose and a locker it IS a bear to drive... avoid skinny front tires on the street....... been there/done that.

This is essentially like the 62-63 Thunderbolt cars. There are lots of early 62-65 Fairlanes and Falcons out there with 460s in them...

Front heavy, horrible on the street.... but gets great gas mileage.

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Ya it can be done Ive done it

I have a 63 Falcon with a 98 cobra 4.6 you need to beef the frame and do a mustang two conversion so it will fit (my engine has plenty of room I was originally going to do a 428 but the weight makes it crap to drive). Also there is a new tube frame cnversion for the falcon front end running around now don't know who makes it.
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Ok, the 460 swap can be done in a matter similiar to what Ford did with the two 427 Falcons they built in 1964 to compete in the Factory Experimental classes along with some of the Thunderbolts, Max Wedge Dodges (and Plymouths) and Z-11 Chevies to name a few. Xntrik the Thunderbolts were only produced in 1964, Lightweight Galaxies were built from 1962-1964 (very few in 62). Before performing such a swap do get in contact with Charles Crites of Crites Performance as he is very familiar with the Thunderbolts (last I knew he still owned two fo them, but that was back in the 80's) and the one remaining factory 427 Falcon. A roll cage will help strengthen the unibody construction of the Falcon and make the car alot safer and a nine inch from a 57 Fairlane should bolt in wothout too much trouble (that is the sme rearend that Carrol Shelby used in the Shelby Mustangs) and a set of aftermarket springs for a Mustang should also work. And yes the 427 Falcon does exsist as I used to have pictures of it I took back in 1982 after the restoration on it was finished. If you decide to help your cousin with this swap please keep everyone informed on how it goes. Should be a real fun ride.
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This is probably obvious, but he is gonna need some serious brake upgrades to get the car to stop in a straight line.
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Hope you guys noticed that the original post was 2 1/2 years ago. Project probably done by now.
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A 429 will fit in a Falcon with no frame work necessary. That is if you have a 1970 Falcon. I'm pretty sure that you meant an early Falcon but don't think you specified. Good luck.

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I can picture this car with the wheelwells moved up to just behind the front door ala the early funnys. YEEEEEAAAAA, BUDDY.
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