1966 Ranchero 250\T-5 upgrade
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In the process of installing a 250 Offy tri-power 6-cylinder backed by a T-5 into my 1966 Ranchero that currently sports a 200 w/ 2.77 3-speed. If I'm not mistaken, the 1969 Rancheros came with a 250 cu in motor. The motor mounts are the same on the 200/250s, but I think the 200 motor mount brackets might be too tall for the slightly larger 250. Anybody have any or know where I might find a pair? Anyone done a V8 upgrade and still have the 6-banger motor mounts laying around?
I'm in the process of gathering all the possible parts before I do a test fit to see where the shifter lines up, tranny mount, headers clearance, etc. Has anybody done this? I know of a few round body Falcons, Comets and Rancheros, but not a 66. A '66 Ranchero is the last of the Falcons, but the engine compartment and cowl sheetmetal looks identical up to the 70's when the Rancheros joined the ranks of the Torinos.