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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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1961 Falcon Wagon - Rear Wheels Removal

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I own a modified 1961 Ford Falcon two door wagon with new coil over shocks in the back and have run into a dilemmab. When I jack the rear up to remove the wheels, the differential drops and hits the exhaust. Unfortunately, that doesn’t leave enough clearance to remove the wheel. The dual exhaust is held by a rubber bushing on each side and I am wondering if I remove those bushing, will the exhaust drop enough to remove the wheels, without hurting the exhaust? Or, would,I have to remove the exhaust from the headers and remove it altogether to drop the differential to remove the wheels? Please see pictures.
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Re: 1961 Falcon Wagon - Rear Wheels Removal

Why not just remove the bolt holding the exhaust, and let it drop?

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Re: 1961 Falcon Wagon - Rear Wheels Removal

Sounds like something to fix, I've built several cars that have had to drop a bolt on the coil overs to remove a tire. But to need to remove the exhaust sucks. Try doing it on the side of the road.

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Re: 1961 Falcon Wagon - Rear Wheels Removal

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Sounds like something to fix, I've built several cars that have had to drop a bolt on the coil overs to remove a tire. But to need to remove the exhaust sucks. Try doing it on the side of the road.
Agreed. I'm not a Falcon expert but shouldn't the exhaust go over the rear axle? A muffler shop should be able to redo just the back part of the exhaust to route it that way. Or to exit in front of the back wheels if you like that style.


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