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I am about to get myself a 1965 Ford Falcon, everything is factory except the 2 front seats. I am trying to decide about getting a v6 for it or a small block v8 tell yah the truth I don't know much about cars. But I'd like to learn. So , Anyone that can help me out please post here. Thanks!
 

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No one can tell you which engine to use. That is a personal choice that is determined by many factors. The money you will spend, the machanical ability that you have, and what you will use the vehicle for, are some of the things to consider.

Double transmission are a definate NO. There are too many more practical options to get the gear ratio that you desire. Granted it has been done in the past. It was more work and trouble than it was worth.

To answer doctorj928's question: Putting one trans behind the other was to obtain the best ratio for a quarter mile drag strip, or circle track, as most people could not afford quick change rearends. Rarely did it work. To me it was not wort the trouble to have a worthless conversation piece. Mostly they were for getting an arguement started.

With the front box and back box in third gear you had direct drive to the rearend. With the front box in second gear the rear would give two lower than normal final drive ratios. The same with the front box in low gear.

Most of us ran a rearend gear that coinsided with second gear in the trans and RPMs that we could turn
 

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Opt for the V8 - parts are available either from vendors or a donor car. There was never a V6 in those cars, so you'd have to fab everything necessary. Either a C4 or an AOD would be a good auto trans choice.
 

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See I was going to do Quarter...So economy.. meh. No big I got cash & How much I wanna spend? Whatever it takes. So. A friend told me go with a Spoon Engine & turbo kit. He also said something about NOS. I said No NOS.I want pure MUSCLE car so. that help @ all?
 

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They also make a overdrive unit that bolts on and adds gears in all ranges. But, I have a differrent kind of feeling about this tread, sorta like its B. S.
 

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On 2006-05-01 17:21, 1965FordFalconMan wrote:
See I was going to do Quarter...So economy.. meh. No big I got cash & How much I wanna spend? Whatever it takes. So. A friend told me go with a Spoon Engine & turbo kit. He also said something about NOS. I said No NOS.I want pure MUSCLE car so. that help @ all?
Why would you wast a good american car with a worthless ricer motor?
 

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How I am confused. What the hell is a Spoon motor. Does it attach to the wrist or elbow? I thought they used chop sticks!!!

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