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Old 05-25-2012, 11:13 PM
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I am new to this forum and was hoping I could find some good info before I get in over my head. HA HA HA HA I have never restored or modified a classic car. I have rebuilt a few motors and done a little body work but never a true restro. I am thinking of getting a 1961 Ranchero. It is in good shape.. could be a every day driver.. But I want to play with it a little. I was wanting to know how much mod would it take to remove the 6cyl and replace with a 289 with a c4 tranny? Would it take new mounts?? I see it only came witha 6 in it until 63 then they offered the 260 v8. Also will the mustange ll front end work well in this car??? Like I said never done this before but it looks like fun. I am mechanicaly inclined and have a full shop with all tools welder and plasma .. just wanting info so I can make my up my mind.

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the MII front end bolts rite up, then you can remove the shock towers and put just about any engine you want in it. on the falcon site i am on, there is one getting with a 4.6 installed and it is about a week from fire up.
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Thanks for the info. What falcon site are you looking at?? Can you post the link or address of the site?

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