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hello all, i currently have a 60 F100 with 223 and 3 on the tree......i have a buddy who has a rebuilt 289 out of a 65 falcon with a 4 speed bell housing bolted to it...will my stock 3 speed work on the combination without any alterations.......looks like the bolt patterns are the same, and i really want to leave the 3 on the tree...
Your 223 and an early 289 would have the "square" bell to trans pattern.
The other concern would be input shaft length. You'll have to measure that one. The clutch disc can be changed to fit the input shaft spline if need be, and a different pilot bushing can be found or made if need be.
You might have a direct fit--that would be an excellent result!
thanks for the input guys....its definately a 289, can't pass up the deal so it looks like i will go the 4-speed route and put it on the floor...
That opens another can of worms unfortunately. Your 60 bell housing has ears that are used as the rear mounts, the 289 won't have those, you will need to add a cross member for the trans to mount on and a new driveshaft too.
1960 F100 Panel 223 3 spd overdrive
Ford type 3.03 3 speed manual all syncromesh trans introduced in 1963 as standard equipment in F100/250's, and specific engine Ford/Merc Passenger Cars including 223 I-6 (Galaxie), 221/260/289, 352/390.
289 also introduced in 1963.
Bill // Retired Ford Parts Manager // SoCal Chapter member // Part Number Research: 1928/2001 FoMoCo vehicles.
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