Supercharged 3V into a 65 Falcon Hardtop

Discussion in 'Hardcore Tech=*MOTOR SWAPS*' started by Lowfast, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Lowfast

    Lowfast Just another idiot

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    I continue on my quest to swap (the easy part) and get running (the harder part) the 3V out of a 2006 mustang, now with an E-Force Supercharger, into my 1965 Ford Falcon Hardtop protouing car.

    I have the engine and transmission in the car, everything fits nicely with some shorty headers, I tried long tubes but the narrow Falcon frame rails make it a no go.

    My current challenge, cooling. I have a Fluidyne radiator for an S197 and have it fitted. But what about coolant routing? The Edelbrock E-force requires moving to the 07' and newer coolant flow layout, but if I am going to spend the money, is there a better/cleaner way to route the cooling lines? Or just go with the 07 routing? I will be doing a custom Ron Francis wiring harness and tucking everything I can and cleaning up all the stock cooling line mess would also be nice. Any thoughts or advice?
     
  2. tjm73

    tjm73 of Omicron Persei 8 S197 Team Member

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    Please post pictures. This sounds cool as shit!
     
  3. Lowfast

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    Here are a few pictures. No pictures with the blower yet, just picked it up locally this past weekend.
     

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  4. tjm73

    tjm73 of Omicron Persei 8 S197 Team Member

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    Very cool!
     
  5. bujeezus

    bujeezus forum member

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    That is badass!
     
  6. Lowfast

    Lowfast Just another idiot

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    Thanks. I am going to try and at least set the blower on top this coming weekend, as well as get some more of the interior parts set in place. Once I do I can take a few updated shots of how it is all looking.
     
  7. tjm73

    tjm73 of Omicron Persei 8 S197 Team Member

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    The only way to be any cooler was if it was a '64 or '65 Ranchero.
     
  8. Lowfast

    Lowfast Just another idiot

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    Hah, sorry, not a Ranchero fan at all.

    So anyone have any thoughts on the cooling. Do I just go 07' up routing and call it a day or is there a better way?
     
  9. '14StangGT

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    Sweet
     
  10. RocketcarX

    RocketcarX 95% of my weight is fuel

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    I'm using a stock fitment aluminum radiator from eBay in my 69 Falcon build. They make them with driver or passengers side outlets.
    That Ron Francis stuff is awesome, I use it in every build I can.
     
  11. fourdegrees11

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    That's bad ass!
     
  12. swflastang05

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    That is really awesome! Sorry I'm no help with your coolant hose routing question but your build is super bad ass!
     
  13. Lowfast

    Lowfast Just another idiot

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    Thanks.
     
  14. Blk06GT

    Blk06GT Junior Member

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    Sweet! No idea about the best way to plumb the radiator but keep us posted on this!
     
  15. RocketcarX

    RocketcarX 95% of my weight is fuel

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    Did you look at the eBay radiators?
     
  16. Lowfast

    Lowfast Just another idiot

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    I have the radiator already. Fluidine for the S197. It is huge compared to a stock Falcon unit but I figured out how to make it fit. Should give plenty of cooling. The question is how to most efficiently and visually cleanly route the coolant hoses themselves.
     
  17. Smalls5oh

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    Looks Killer. My buddy had a Falcon back in high school. I loved that car.
    :party52:
     
  18. RocketcarX

    RocketcarX 95% of my weight is fuel

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    Post some pics of the mock up so we can see what you're working with
     
  19. stv_huff

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    Why not just use easily available cooling parts? It's going to look rad regardless.
     
  20. Lowfast

    Lowfast Just another idiot

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    Broke down and just ordered the Edelbrock Upgrade cooling kit, hopefully it will all fit given I have less room in the engine bay than a normal mustang would. Also ordered a 05 trans crossmember so that I can mount it to work with the Blowfish Racing shifter support/driveshaft loop setup. I had made my own custom crossmember before but it will not work with the BFR support and I wanted to not have to mount the MGW shifter to the Falcon trans tunnel.