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Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:38 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 9:59 am 
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changing the motor should be no problem, i can't give you any ideas about the five stud conversion, but i had a 65 xp a long time ago, i ditched the 170 for a 250 and a 4 stud disc brake front end, but that came from a later model xp coupe from memory.
Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:19 pm 
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There are conversion kits available to change the stud pattern.
My mate has converted his Mk1 escort to a 5 stud. It now runs AU wheels and AU twinspot calpiers (and a SR20DET).

I am not sure where to get them from



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