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Old 03-14-2003, 11:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know if a mustang 289 will fit allright in a 61 Ford Falcon. I know the first Mustang is based off the Falcon body. I have a great 61 Falcon but it has a straigt Six. Does the early Mustang Trany fit in this Falcon. I 'm thinking 289 nicely moded with a 4 speed or auto. Is this possible
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Old 03-14-2003, 12:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i dont see why not but get ready to do suspension upgrades
as well, about 500.00 and a days labor plus an alignment. not that bad though i did it with my 66 must
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Old 03-14-2003, 02:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The early falcons had a slightly narroer shock towers then the first mustangs but it will fit i have seenseveral but they are a really tight fit.
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Old 03-14-2003, 03:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Man - I remember seeing/hearing falcons with 289s in my younger days - light cars awesome motor. I don't remember what years they were but I it was in the 60s and yes they were 289s.
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Old 03-14-2003, 03:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thats what I thought My bro has a 61 Falcon almost perfect, needs a rear bumper. I figured I might be able to throw a 289 in there with some work of course, and have a mean flyin machine
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Old 03-17-2003, 03:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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There is a model for you to follow. In '63.5 Ford built the first 260 v8 powered Falcon Sprints. These were basically the same car as the '61. You might try to find library magazine articles discussing the '63.5 Falcon Sprint V8 and changes made...
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