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Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:58 pm 
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i have a 302 Windsor with 289 heads its going into my 65' XP Falcon.

just wondering if there is another way other than a cross-member for engineer's?
ie manufacturing just engine mounts to suit.

clearly my car is a 170 pursuit at the moment.

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if i haven't explained this very well please let me know.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:12 pm 
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you haven't explained this very well :mrgreen:
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Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:23 am 
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I assume the issue is that XP's don't have full cross member and you want to fit a V8 ??
Try or check latter model Falcon or CRS in Vic...

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:28 am 
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I assume the issue is that XP's don't have full cross member and you want to fit a V8 ??
Try or check latter model Falcon or CRS in Vic...
http://www.rodshop.com.au/ford/xk-xp.htm
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Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:40 pm 
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EBXR8380 wrote:
I assume the issue is that XP's don't have full cross member and you want to fit a V8 ??
Try or check latter model Falcon or CRS in Vic...

What he said man.

sorry im not good with words,

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:59 pm 
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Neither does my Cougar and it's a factory big block. What's the problem?

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Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:46 pm 
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well all i have been told is that putting in a v8 means engineers will look at it and say that the chassis needs to strengthened.
so for an old car other than buying a complete kit which i have just found out brand new engine mounts and crossmembers are 650-800 bucks.
so either trying to find second hand ones. or another alternative if there is anything, like getting one made or modifiying another to suit.

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Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:18 pm 
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You could just make something but, remember that these cars were V8 powered in the U.S. and they didn't do anything different there. In fact aussie falcons were beefed up by Ford Australia after they had durability problems with the first XK Falcons.
Btw, doesn't yours have a removable crossmember like my Cougar had?
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Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:16 pm 
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Thanks for the info xr9ute.

To be honest i have no idea if it has a removable cross member..
its a standard 170 pursuit 65 XP. all this engine mounting is relatively new to me. sorry. this is why i ask questions before i jump in the deep end with my car so i have some knowledge.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:32 pm 
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No wuckers, have a look underneath the engine and it should have a tubular steel crossmember that bolts on. This is what mine looked like...

 

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:40 pm 
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XR9UTE wrote:
No wuckers, have a look underneath the engine and it should have a tubular steel crossmember that bolts on. This is what mine looked like...


Oh cheers man.. legend.. i didnt know they came with these at all..
mine obviously dont have one.
if these came with some models then ima gonna go find one.
so much easier than Castlemaine hot rod shop with a brand new price tag of $650 or more..
thanks heaps.

so what model make did this crossmember come of please..

Thanks soo much

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:50 pm 
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That's the one off my cougar but every XP I've seen has one and the 5.0 powered XK and XM that I worked on had them but I'm unsure if they just got one off an XP.
Pretty easy to make one too, although I take the opportunity to make a stronger version that picks up off more the just two points.
btw that Total control right hook rack actually replaces the one in my Cougar.
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