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  1. New User

    New Member Introductions
    Hello! I have a 1962 Ford Fairlane 500 with the 260 v8 and 69,000 original miles. Its rough at the moment but its my first personal project as I'm only 18 years old and I guarantee I'll have plenty of questions. Thanks!
  2. FS - original 260 engine and transmission

    Engine
    I recently swapped out the original engine and transmission in my 1964 Ford Falcon, and have them sitting at an auto shop in Inglewood, CA. These are 5 bolt pattern, and come with the trans yoke, damper, intake, distributor, pulleys and brackets. The flex plate and block plate aren't there (we...
  3. 1963 Galaxie Engine/Transmission Swap Questions

    Galaxie Pages
    Hi all, My buddy has a 1963 Galaxie 500xl 4 door sedan with a 260v8 and 3 on the tree- no power steering or power brakes. The engine is tired, the clutch is bad and column shift is just terrible. I'm a big GM guy (Blasphemy!) Have a '64 Impala sedan appropriately hotrodded. In GM world...
  4. Where to start...?

    Ranchero Pages
    I have a 1961 Ranchero, very rough condition, it has a 170 strait 6 that was pieced together. I was given a complete 1963 260 V8, I am having trouble figuring out what motor mounts are needed and where to get them. Also, I believe because its a 260 it has a 5 bolt transmission pattern, exactly...
  5. R & R Oil Filler Tube in Front Cover 260 Engine

    Falcon Pages
    The aluminum front cover on my 64-1/2 Mustang 260, is worn from corrosion. I have obtained a good replacement, but it does not have an oil filler tube in it. Is it possible to remove the tube from the original cover and install it in the replacement cover? If so, how does it come out, and...
  6. 221, 260 or roller 302 for best mpg?

    All Ford Techboard
    I'm wanting to build a Ford V8 for best mpg. My thinking was to start with the smallest one, the 221. I've been studying on the best recipe like highest possible compression (this article in Popular Hotrodding is great- Engine Compression Ratio - Tech - Popular Hot Rodding Magazine), free...
  7. What upgrades are worth it on a 260?

    Falcon Pages
    This is sort of a preliminary thread to get a feel for what might might actually be worth doing and what's probably not on the 260 in my '64 2-door granny roof. Currently, it's a stock (AFAIK) 260 w/2100 2-barrel. It's exhaling through a 2.something" dual exhaust backed up by a T-10 and a...
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