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Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:35 am 
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Hey this is my first post so go easy on me if its a little jumbled :) I am currently restoring a 64 falcon and i'd like to know a few things if anyone can help me? I would like to replace the asthmatic 170 with a 250 2V however i still want to keep the 3 on the tree and the rest of the running gear, is this possible or will i need to change things to handle the added horsepower?? Also how do i go about changing the stud pattern from the original 4 stud to the more conventional 5 stud?? What are the considerations for the new motor, i.e the brakes and suspension?? obviously the will need to be upgraded to become legal. Any help would be appriciated
Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:32 pm 
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Firstly welcome to the site.
As far as the three on the tree goes, yes you can keep this box but I do have to ask why? It will bolt straight up and it will handle the power.
To change the stud pattern: the best way is to contact Castlemaine Rod shop. They do kits for this purpose. We used one on a cortina. Pretty easy to fit with satisfactory results. Have still got some offset issues tho.
Brakes etc I am not sure of but I think if you do the stud conversion that has to be done with a disc front end anyway.
Hope this helps 8-)



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Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:04 pm 
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The XP utes had 5 stud wheel pattern. The XR was the first all model 5 stud pattern. The XP was the first to have disc brakes, special order, and had a remote booster. Not too sure which model, either PBR VH24 or VH44. I can't remember. I'm not too sure whether later falcon stub axles will fit the front, because of balljoint stud size, and bolt pattern for the upper control arms.



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