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#124 of 133 Re: 63 Falcon Futura [constancelove]
Jan 15, 2008 (7:03 pm)
Does it have the 170 cid with the Dagenham tranny?
#125 of 133 Re: 63 Falcon Futura [texases]
Jan 15, 2008 (7:52 pm)
Wish I knew more about it. The transmission is original - I do know that. And very sloppy. When I did drive it a few years back, occasionally, it would get stuck in gear, the gearshift lever would come away from (where it was supposed to be!), and it took a while to get it straightened out. Would like to know how to know what kind of transmission it does have. I am not a mechanic, however, I do lots of mechanical work on my cars - and some on that one - with help of a friend (both of us do-it-your-selfers - self taught). The engine block was replaced in the 80's - and unfortunately I did not save the original - at the time I did not know how important that would be one day to have. Am so sorry I did not know better at the time. I think the engine was referred to as a 165 or 265 something. Can't remember. Would have to talk to friend (sleeping now). I think I looked up some information long time ago that said that about 500 cars were made like mine. Can't remember where I even got that info and whether or not it is actual. Maybe something on the door panel. I do have the actual manual that came with it - that was pretty cool that I did not lose track of that.
#126 of 133 Re: 63 Falcon Futura [constancelove]
Jan 16, 2008 (6:56 am)
Sounds like a fun car. I had a '65 Mustang with a 170 6-cyl and the 4-sp. Is yours a 6-cly or v-8?
#127 of 133 Re: 63 Falcon Futura [constancelove]
Jan 16, 2008 (5:57 pm)
i don't still have mine but it was a v8 4 speed car and i have a pic of it at my page i realy miss it.
#128 of 133 Re: 63 Falcon Futura [texases]
Jan 16, 2008 (6:41 pm)
It is a 6 cylinder. Is that normal or weird. I THINK many people thought it was 8 cylinder since it was a four-speed. Not sure, but I think I remember that from past conversations.
#129 of 133 Re: 63 Falcon Futura [okko1]
Jan 16, 2008 (6:44 pm)
That is sad you got rid of and you miss it. I know that would happen to me - that is why I am not getting rid of it - my kids can fight over it! How long was it your's?
Did you buy it new?
#130 of 133 Re: 63 Falcon Futura [constancelove]
Jan 16, 2008 (8:41 pm)
I don't know what the numbers were, but I would guess there were more 6s than V8s, and for the 6s, more 3 spd than 4 spd transmissions. I think the only 4 speed would be the "Dagenham", named for the town in England where it was made. From a web site: "Dagenham's four speed transmission built for Ford Motor Company came equiped in early to mid-60s Falcon, Comet, Fairlane and Mustang models powered by standard 170 or 200cid, six cylinder engines. They were manufactured in England."
#131 of 133 Re: 6-cyl Ford engines [andre1969]
Jan 18, 2008 (9:12 pm)
I remember a pickup in 1963 year with a 223. Also, the 240 was a standard pickup engine for years? Had one in a 66 van. Don't know anything about these motors in cars. The early 144 was solid lifters, and the much better 170 was just an increase in displacement and hydraulic lifters. I'm fairly certain that is right. I thought the 200 was just another size bump with internal mods.
#132 of 133 Elusive Coil Sprig
Feb 04, 2008 (8:19 pm)
I recently bought a 65 falcon 2 door and I was wondering if anyone new where I can find a set of front drop springs? I want to lower the whole car 1-2 inches, the right way, I know all the old school tricks for lowering the front end but I would rather do it the right way and the safe way.Any help would be great. Thanks
#133 of 133 Re: Elusive Coil Sprig [chris_1965]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 05, 2008 (7:50 am)
You should look at a Mustang parts catalog. I bet they are the same.