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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-20-11, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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I have a red 67 Fairlane 2 door, 52k miles, 6 cyl std shift, always garaged. Looks very good in & out. Am thinking about installing v8 with 4 speed for more enjoyable driving. Does this make financial sense ?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-21-11, 07:49 AM
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You have no idea of what your getting yourself in to. The first thing you do before anything
is try to find a 10 inch fan blade extender because the V8 is too short to reach the rad for
proper cooling. Then you make new mounts. New exhaust system. New front suspension
to hold up the heavier motor and transmission. Now lets hope your differential will hold up
to the extra torque. Good Luck.
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As chipset says , you'll be busy , best of luck .
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So your saying the V8 Fairlane had a 10" fan blade extender? I don't think the fan would be an issue, but the radiator might be a different story. The mounts, exhaust and suspension would need to be addressed as stated above.
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I have a red 67 Fairlane 2 door, 52k miles, 6 cyl std shift, always garaged. Looks very good in & out. Am thinking about installing v8 with 4 speed for more enjoyable driving. Does this make financial sense ?
To answer your question, no, it makes absolutely no economic sense. But hey, that's what hobbies are all about. If that's what you want, go for it.
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Don't panic!.. now this an easy one.. the car was built and optioned to take both.. you'll need the engine and trans, the engine mounts from a donor car, in fact if you can get the engine(complete)/trans/ gbox crossmember (although they are usually the same piece, they just need to be moved to the either forward or rear factory holes that will be there) starter, radiator the swap will be fairly painless..depending on which box was in the car if you fit a C4 with the V8 even the tailshaft will fit.. the 4 speed will take a bit more but if you can get to see a similar optioned car from underneath the swap becomes more understandable..buy a small dose of patience and it will all fall into place.. Mr Ford didn't build the cars on the assembly line having to to have a lot of differing components to acccept the different drive trains in these cars..
Contact the Fairlane Club of America and a member or two will step you through it, they a re a great bunch of people...
http://fca.clubexpress.com/content.a...club_id=363066
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Guys, this was from 2011. Thanks for the input, though.

Ever notice that there's so many high performance parts available for GM products?

Did you ever think that maybe they NEED them?
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Guys, this was from 2011. Thanks for the input, though.
????? Replies were more than 2 yrs ago .
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Damn... caught in a time warp. The replies came through as new. Now I feel silly.

Ever notice that there's so many high performance parts available for GM products?

Did you ever think that maybe they NEED them?
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No time warp this time. I deleted the comment in question. I guess I should have deleted Skinners comment as well. Sorry about that.
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