SWAP ON A SHOE STRING
This Info is for use
with a 64 Falcon it had a 260 V8 Automatic 2 Speed
5.0 EFI with AOD
SWAP ON A SHOE STRING Begins
The car I used as a Donor was in
Muscle Mustangs & Fast
Fords February 2002 page 202, 209 this car made runs mid 13s
Well should of read all about the conversion before I
bought the engine. So I started all over again, but first off I sold my engine
out of the Falcon to another fellow now I had working capital. I work with a
fellow how had this LTD didn't pay much attention to it . He had told me all
about the car and drive train. So next I see he's driving Mustang Convertible.
So I inquired about the LTD yep it's for sale did some horse trading with him .
Thanks Dean and $400.00 later got whole car ready for this conversion.
THANKS AGAIN DEAN
Had the day off 6/11/05 went with friend Dean and pickup
the other car with engine I'm going to use. It's in a 84 LTD has 88 mustang 5.0
with 90 AOD , 88 mustang AOD floor shifter 87-93 mustang 8.8 axle with 3.73
gears , ford mass air Conversion, headers, Auto Specialties Under drive Pulleys,
adaptor plates to relocate power steering , Moroso Cold Air Induction system.
Car had been sitting for about 6weeks started right up drove it about 4 miles
had to see if it would lit the tires up about 30 feet. Well it runs great 56
miles on freeway between 70 and 90 runs great. And a great buy $400.00 car is
from up north sub frame rusted bad , but I'm after the drive train only.
THIS is my conversion from a 1964 V8 Falcon Futura
Hardtop. I'm in my mid 60's a old motor head.. if I did it you can
BOOKS YOU WILL NEED
stage I without air
stage II with air-condition and G3 Alternator 130 Amp
Trim radiator opening so it is now 17x
26 when done . I can now use fox body v8 radiator. Bottom of radiator sits on rubber pad on frame.
To use Mustang fan
shroud rotate it 180 drill two holes in shroud for mounting it to the radiator
support at top. Will need to trim bottom of shroud ,
and where power steering pulley sits
here is the cut out
Here are some radiator supports pieces they will have to be trimmed these
pieces are from Mercury and Crown Vic.
even if you weren't' t doing to use this conversion this mod would give
you lot more radiator cooling just use a 85' JEEP Grand Wagoner radiator because of where
In the picture the view is a left mount for a 65 V8 . Height can also be adjusted with the use
of washer's between bottom of mtg , and frame bracket. The ones I'm using are for 65 Mustang V8 part
number for right is Anchor 2221 left is 2220 got these at AutoZone.
Picture below is the 65 mustang mount with the adaptor from
the V8 Falcon installed. Picture on right is the frame mounts.
Timing cover will have to be drilled out for oil dip stick
tube also the alternator bracket .
I used a 68 mustang front timing case cover has hole already there. I used after
market oil tube and dip stick .
Or use a Lokar ED-5010 this is for early use on front case
cover with dip stick.
This conversion is for stander Mustang Alternator
and us this
63 to 78
you must also change sump
63 to 78
These plugs are uses in back of head when
eliminate smog pump
Allen headed plugs from Ford $18.00 . Two bolts from the hardware store 5/8x11x1
less than $1.00 each which one you need. You need to clean carbon out of threads
to install bolts or plugs.
Air filter box is from 89 mustang needed bracket to mount it
to fender I used 1x1 square tubing and
wiper motor bushing as stand off. I drill
two hole through tubing and fender well installed 1/4/20 thread all cut to
I'm using fox body floor shifter from a Mustang
you must mount it above the floor pan because of cross members are in the way ,
cut hole in floor for cable and linkage on left side of shifter. Raise shifter
above floor 1" using some type of shim . I used 1" box tubing.
looks nice mounted now .
Consul installed and Air Condition .
Bucket seats are from Dodge Advanger consul is form Dodge Neon.
Also to clean up shifter column you can use these type adaptors
a Falcon or Mustang that had floor shift.
Remember to hook up the neutral safety switch from the AOD to original
Falcon wire harness.
If you are using AOD transmission check the dip stick , for what type of
fluid to use there are two different types you can not mix these.
(Dextron III / Mercon ) or ( Mercon 5 )
Parts I didn't need in my area of country
Air Pump and all related items (ie) brackets hoses , and
2. EGR Valve
3. Idle Air Control Unit
save these items might need them if you move or for the next
(note) If Air Condition
bracket that will fit for this application is 87 Mercury Cougar with 5.0 ,
Looks like 89 Lincoln Continental will work also . Others might also work !
I started this conversion in June 2005 the hottest time of the
year in Florida there was no day below 94 degree average day heat index 100 to
106 . Some days work maybe two hours other days 8 or more hours. It is now
August 8 almost done . Jim
August 11 Drove the Car No Problems
[foot note] September 10 one month no problems gas mileages is
between 23 to 26 mph. this is why I did the conversion.
January 3 2006
I also install AC compressor, I did have power steering relocation kit
install . To use the AC compressor had to go with factory bracket. Which I
picked up a the local pick and pull yard. Brackets and AC pump from a 90 Cougar.
Alternator 91 Mustang. The belt I ended up using was 755K6. I am running under
drive pulley's. Your belt will be longer .(note)
at idle the voltage is 14.6 to view conversion .
G3 Alternator Conversion
Jan 9 Condenser mounted , I had to removed radiator
, grill , hood supports bracket , had to trim sheet metal under grill area for
Condenser to fit. (All the AC
hoses are Ford snap and click.) These were custom made at AC shop. The unit
in car is a vintage hang under dash from a LIKE pick and pull yard Clearwater FL. cost was $9.95
. I use add on universal dryer that uses o-rings on
the connectors .
I did have transmission cooler mounted in front of radiator
this has been moved and is now mounted under car above sway bar and below
radiator. Ran out of room behind grill.
Starter I use from 94
with 5.0 with automatic very small with solenoid on it .
Battery lead is "hot" all the time (see
web for conversion)
O2 exhaust spacers
$15.00 mufflers shop
Get 18 mm spark plug Anti Fouler $3.00 from a auto parts store Help 42009 cut these down
and you have 02 spacers
WIRE HARNESS 1988 Mustang
Will mount behind glove box. Power source IGN
switch on plug pink wire this is the original 12 volt wire that steps down
to 8 volts . Install new wire and run to main power relay on
TAG ON THE COMPUTER
I used my old 64 Falcon drive shaft . You will have to change
the front yoke . Then just bolt it in. Also the Fox body drive shaft is
about 1 and 1/2" shorter. I had it in and decided to use the longer one .
With this conversion you gas tank must have
gas lines need to be ran down passenger side of car. Here are three different
ways to complete this project. Picture one would go into fill hose in trunk
about $35.00 Picture two and three in bottom of tank $1.50 .
From bottom of tank I hooked up my pump.
This way pump doesn't have to pull the fuel up hill. I then used the tank
sending unit pick up as my return line. I ran 3/8" line for pressure and 5/16"
is not from my car . You'll need to remove sending unit
drill hole for retune line Braze or Silver solder $2.00 gas line parts store.
You will need high pressure pump. I used one
from a F150 external Mtg. Tbird also used on Rangers .
Mount pump as close to tank as
possible. Remember to install a cut off switch or also called a inertia switch in trunk this switch can be found
in newer Ford located in the trunk this will shout off pump in case of accident. VERY
IMPORTANT . Here is picture of mine mount on trunk brace
I also relocated the gas fill tube no more slow fill's.
This pump has right connectors for to use Ford Fuel filter you
snap and click lines here . You can spend upwards to $400.00 for a pump this one
pictured is around $110.00 new. Pick and pull $30.00 to $45.00
[foot note] while installing fuel pump and
lines , I happen to look up at my rubber brake hose going from rear end to
hard-line it was ready to brake had bubble on side of hose. Number listed
above!!! check your please.
Above are different kits along with battery
box I found on internet . I'm moving mine to trunk. You can buy
a kit from several vendor . Cost runs between $50.00 to $95.00 or you can
buy a battery box from $8.00 tie down kit from $6.00 and if your lucky like me battery
cables were donated to me . I ran two cables inside of car up to engine because of unibody
you will have better ground. When you run cables through sheet metal use rubber
grommets get them at hardware store about 45 cents apiece.
Export Brace or Aluminum Radius rods
this is a must make it or buy it but don't
Other Parts Needed
Engine Mounts from 6 Cly to V8
All after market part numbers are from several auto parts
(ie) Advance, NAPA , and Auto-Zone
Mustang Radiator 88 to 93 433556
Fuel Pump E-2000
Fuel Filter FF507
Mustang Fan Shroud 88-93(ebay)
Flex Fan Imperial 18 1/4" CCW 223618
Fan Spacer 251508 1- 1/2"
The bolts are 5/16" X 24 thread 2 1/4"
Heater Hose S-4409 and M-4352
AC Brackets all from Fox Body Cars Cougar, or Mustang
AC Compress and Hoses Plus Condenser all for Fox body ,
Cougar or Mustang
(All AC hoses are Ford snap and click.)
Drier AT-7-1165 or 33426 Universal type
Motor Mounts Anchor 2221 Right 2220 Left
Relay's on my Harness are MR-76 it has three of them
Computer and Engine Harness Mustang 1988
Computer Number A9P can be used on automatic or stander
Computer Number A9L is for 5 speed
Starter Solenoid F496
Starter I use from 94 F150 with 5.0 with automatic very small with solenoid on it (see picture below)
Rear Brake Hose 88264
02 Buttons (spark plug non-fouler) HELP 42009
Stand off for Air Cleaner Box wiper motor bushing
Thermostat Housing 814884
Switch TU 22
|The housing and temp. switch above
are for my dash gage. I'm also running mechanical gages oil, temp,
and amp . I need second source for the temperature SW
Universal Muffler brackets 17175 [for
use with clevis rods]
Cross Member (After Market)
(Dark Horse Performance Inc.)( pt.#
dhp-6365aodx) (see picture
Plugs or bolts when eliminating smog pump thread size 5/8x11
Gas pedal and cable' I got mine from a Mercury Cougar 1990 .
Has all the right bends and angles.
(no mods drill 2
holes just bolt in )
Shifter brackets or get a floor shifter I used a Mustang
floor shifter this is cable operated get cable with it , cost of cable $45.00 to
$90.00 ( mount above floor pan cut hole for cable raise
above floor one inch )
Air cleaner I used 89 Mustang the rubber bushing are from
a wiper motor (see picture below) bushing listed above
Air Cleaner box junk yard $6.00 (89 Mustang)
Radiator supports I use were from Crown Vic re bent for top
Oil dip stick tube from a 93 Mustang 4 cylinder
Dip stick from 5.0 cut to proper length
Timing Case Cover 68 Mustang
To use a G3 Alternator you will need to drill
hole through bracket in different location for oil dip stick .
Ground Straps I used four of them two from engine to fire
wall and the two from engine to frame .(help section auto parts
Battery installed in trunk
Also need oil pan with front sump (see picture)289
Drive shaft yoke from AOD donor car
Transmission Mount same as C4
Transmission Oil Cooler (95 F150 truck)
(4R70W-AODE-AOD THE TOP TRANSMISSION CASE FITTING IS THE RETURN LINE)
Lower X Member (used to stability and strength front end )(picture
this piece was gotten from a fellow name Larry Wilson he makes them
Monte Carlo Bar (used to stability and strength front end )(see
Export Brace (used to stability and strength front end )(see
Horns Hi and Low BH103FBL, BH101HC
(your original horns are too big need to replace and
relocate them to radiator support .
wire , relay , paint ,
and a lot's of time probably more !!!!
Thank Dean , Marty , and the TFFN. NET for
your help. Jim
For that Bad Ass Look
And a little more Power
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