Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Surrey, BC Canada
Re: New 63 Fairlane Owner with some questions.
the 221 is not much of a power horse. direct swap would be a 63-64 260 or early 64 289. Both of these engines are 5 bolt bellhousing blocks and have a 6" engine mount bolts spacing. If you want a late 64 289 or later 302 block, you only need to change the top brackets of your engine mounts. The later blocks use a 6 bolt bellhousing and have a 7" engine mount bolt spacing. So if going with the later style block, a transmission with a 6 bolt bellhousing is required.
64 Fairlane 500 2dr sedan & 64 Fairlane 500 Ranch Wagon