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460 in a early 60's falcon?

Has anyone here done it? I have a 16 year old boy that wants a 63 falcon futura sprint. He also digs the 460 in my capri & wants to put one in a falcon . Any pit falls or suggestions :roll: I think the engine bay is close to that of an early mustang & will need the shock towers modified/removed for a big block.
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Haven't done it, but the compartment in those is so smal you'll have to go to a MII/rack type setup at least to make room. And if it's an iron motor, it'll weight nearly 1/3 of the total car weight so it'll not really handlel very well LOL. You'll also need to put subframe connectors in it and -of course- replace the rear end. Replace everything from the trans tunnel down and you'll be good to go.

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W had a guy over her in Perth, Western Australia who had a 460 in his 1965 Falcon Coupe. He completely removed the shock towers, and replaced the front end suspension out of an Aussie Leyland P76, incl disc brakes.
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sounds like my boy will have his work cut out for him , maybe he'll have to settle for a stroker small block :? 347 or a 408 windsor
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Stick with the small block - 331 or 347. Anything bigger (like a 351W block) will be a pain to fit.

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I think you have a good point, even a windsor is a tight fit with headers
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bib block in a 1963 falcon

see danthefordmans answer to lem&charlie below 5 entries
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Had my share of small blocks and had a blast with 'em. But I'm such a big block freak now, that I'd put a tube front clip on that thing (like an A.R.T. or Chassis Engineering) and stick in the big block. Round -fendered Falcons with huge engines have a "Gee Whiz!" factor of about 9.3 and a"fun factor" of about 9.7.

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