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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-01-2018, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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63 inline 6 swap

Hey everyone, I picked up a 63 fairlane for my wife and as a family cruiser. It’s the 200 inline with the 2 speed and I can’t stand it. I picked up a 302 I’m building and can handle that swap. My question is this. Should I swap the rear end out? This is not going to be a racer at all just want a 302 to be able to actually pass on the highway. I’m planning on a simple c4 as well. I have no idea what the original stock rear gears are on a model like this and if I should or need to swap out the whole rear end. I’m also knee deep in building my 47 ford coupe that’s pretty kustom. Thanks for any help.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-01-2018, 10:22 AM
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Re: 63 inline 6 swap

Should be a 8" and will have a tag on one on the carrier bolts there should be axle code on the drivers door also.

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I am finishing up a swap from the 170 and 2 speed to a GT40P and 4R70W from a 1997 Mountaineer. Not a huge horsepower motor but the increase in torque and the lower first gear make it roast tires a little too easily through the open diff.

Mine is a 3.0 open and it should be strong enough for the power output but I think it needs limited slip. I also haven't been on the highway in overdrive yet so I wonder if it will be lugging.

I will be interested in your motor mount and cross member selection. I never could find all the piece parts for the 260/289 mounts. I ended up making my own mounts using 1987 F-150 isolators and I may need to lower them another 1/2 to 3/4 inch.


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We need under the hood pictures or it didn't happen.
That will put some fun in your summer.

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Looks like the C4 puts first gear lower and second becomes your passing gear.



I know my 170 had its tongue hanging out if forced into kickdown on that 2 speed. 302 V8 dropping into second on a C4 would be a great improvement.


Top gear is still 1.0 so the 3.00 stock diff (guessing yours is the same as mine) should be fine in that regard.
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Update on the 4R70W with the GT40P replacing the 2speed and 170...


I now have my exhaust partially hooked up. I am running 1999 Chevy Tahoe exhaust with cats and the Mountaineer O2 sensors. Still need to tie in to a 2 into 1 collector and then a 2.5 or 3 inch tailpipe and muffler.



Wow - it is exactly what I wanted it to be. It will do everything from effortlessly spin a wheel to drive sleepily down the road. If I drive it normally, it shifts 1-2 quickly and it is going into overdrive by about 40ish. 60mph is about 1600 rpm. haven't burned enough gas to get a read on the mpg yet. I did not intend to build a hotrod - just install a modern windsor drivetrain. It is exactly what I was looking for.

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