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What problems will I have when putting the higher 250cid engine in my 63 Ranchero?? Thinking about putting the 250 instead of a 289 in there to keep it looking stock.

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Gary I am thinking more in favor of a turbo 250 with a SROD hooked to the back, and 3.25 gears. I believe it would be Hell on the I-state. I build all of my cars to be cruisers.

BTW: Tim just gave me the info that I need. I think I can make it fit. Everyone has a Ranchero with a V-8.

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Iethiopian - Subscriber 1963 Sports Futura
250ci inline six, T-5, electric fan and fuel pump. It's been done.
Sits a bit forward because of its length, might have to go with an electric fan unless you can find some other combo that will work with the clearance left.
I bought this car with this engine in it, I installed the T-5 and an electronic ignition and it had been trouble free since. It is a strong engine with a lot of torque.
By the way did you ever find that steering wheel?
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my buddy put a 250/c4 in a 63 falcon. He had to use/mount a chevy stock cross flow radiator and cut the top part of the radiator frame support lip. The engine is longer, but it fit and ran great. One fast 6yl for a total used stock motor! Do it. I like the idea of the t5 behind it.
 

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Ras: I can't remember the steering wheel that I needed. I must have found or used th one that I had. With price that people want for steering wheels; I have been restoring my own. I bought PC-7 from Eastwood and it works great.

I usually use what I have so I will probally use a 95 Escort fan . Should work by reversing the polarity and making it a pusher.
 

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I have no doubt that you will make it work.
The steering wheel was for a 40's or 50's Pontiac if I remember correctly it was some time ago. I think you posted in the Garage? I had sent you a number to contact. Never heard another word so I assumed you "got her done"

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F15falcon bought a 65 comet with a 250 in it and if I remember right it wasn't a great conversion and he's putting in a 302. He also has a 63 ranchero if he chimes in here he would have the low down on the conversion.
 

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Ray, if you need a pusher fan, I used one from a 87ish Chrysler Lebaron. Its actually a puller, but it fit real good in front of the rad, so I used it. Its also fairly thin. Just a thought.
 

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On 2006-04-11 12:53, Crazy_garry wrote:
Ray, if you need a pusher fan, I used one from a 87ish Chrysler Lebaron. Its actually a puller, but it fit real good in front of the rad, so I used it. Its also fairly thin. Just a thought.
Hey Gary,
You put a puller in front of the radiator, how does that work, did you reverse the rotation of the blade? Otherwise isn't that like putting the air balloon on the bottom of the basket? Or the donkey in back of the cart (although I have seen that one and it works)

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I did buy someones '65 Comet that had a 250 installed in it, except that there was no room for a mecanical fan. The car was originally an A/C car, so there was no room for an electric fan on the outside of th rad either. I wanted the car because of the A/C, so I am probably going to go with the 302 as P64 said in the above post. The worst part of the whole conversion is that they started hacking the radiator support to make the radiator fit!!
 

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Thanks F-15. I am getting confused because on the Ford 6 site they say the 250 is 1 1/2" wider at the motor mounts, and only 1" longer at the crank pulley. Can the engine be moved backward any, and still clear the firewall? I really don't want to cut the firewall.
 

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I will look to see if there is any room to move the engine back and let you know. I also considered moving the engine backwards as the engine is already installed and it is a rebuilt engine at that. It would be an easy fix if it were possible. I could have the car running soon. I'll have to go out in the yard and check.
 

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On 2006-04-11 14:06, Iethiopian wrote:

Hey Gary,
You put a puller in front of the radiator, how does that work, did you reverse the rotation of the blade? Otherwise isn't that like putting the air balloon on the bottom of the basket? Or the donkey in back of the cart (although I have seen that one and it works)

Ras Daniel
I dunno about those metaphors, but it does work. I didnt reverse the rotation, just kept it facing the same way. I should get a picture of it.
 
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