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Re: 1962 Falcon gasser
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2015, 04:05:41 AM »
Hi Steve- Jeff;
Not being a Chrysler guy and having  to get up to speed on this the last few years. I am at a loss when you say a small block (LA) bell will bolt to a hemi. Remember back when I heard this a few years ago that I took said bell and held it up to my 331 block (short bell) and the top 4 screws were in the same spot but that was it. The lower screws and dowles were in different locations. I now have drawings with the dimensions  confirming this.
So my question is is there a mopar of different year or variant that has the same pattern? ???
Not trying to be an ass just tryin  to get educated.
Jeff you are going to need a scatershield anyway so thinking the sky's the limit for what you would want. You need a Lenco ;) ;D
In case you had not already seen it this site has good info.
http://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/wiki/index.php?title=Transmission_identification&redirect=no
Very nice will be fun .
best to you
Luke
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Re: 1962 Falcon gasser
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2015, 07:43:35 PM »
Luke,
Sorry for the late reply but I'm new to this early hemi stuff. I'm learning like you.

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Re: 1962 Falcon gasser
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2015, 07:45:29 PM »
Set engine in to see how it will fit.. I think I might move it forward a couple of inches. 

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Re: 1962 Falcon gasser
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2015, 03:02:30 PM »
What to use for a transmission?? I love 4 speed cars.  This will be a street car and some drag racing. I love seeing a wheels up off the line and 2nd gear wheelie.

Automatics I'm not sure about. All comments welcome.

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Re: 1962 Falcon gasser
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2015, 04:34:44 PM »
What to use for a transmission?? I love 4 speed cars.  This will be a street car and some drag racing. I love seeing a wheels up off the line and 2nd gear wheelie.

Automatics I'm not sure about. All comments welcome.

Great build Jeff, I'm following every update.

4-speed please! Automatics are for minivans and certain drag cars... (well, there are exceptions though).

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Re: 1962 Falcon gasser
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2015, 08:08:48 PM »
I am trying to remember what I did 20 years ago. Some of this may be wrong so PLEASE double check. I put a 392 in a 41 Willys before the nostalgia craze.  I used a 3/4 inch plate to space the tranny back and put the block dowel pins in it. The small block does mount closely but enough difference to cause head aches.  I thought there was too much run out with my limited fab skills. I then bought a Wilcap version that was also 3/4 inch but it adapted a chev pattern and they had crank flange spacers. I recall that was the one that was used. And yes,a scatershield was used but no, lenkos are out of the budget. Hope this helps, cool looking ride!
 PS I think Hot heads may sell the Wilcap line now.

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Re: 1962 Falcon gasser
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2015, 08:22:34 PM »
Well that is timing! If you look at the willys is painted thread you can see what I was talking about. I would have killed for that trans though.

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Re: 1962 Falcon gasser
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2015, 08:39:00 PM »
I am looking at the wilcap adapter. I have to figure out what 4 speed to use. Ford 10 bolt top cover or M 20 thru 22 Chevy trans.

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Re: 1962 Falcon gasser
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2015, 08:45:41 PM »
That is a nice set up. I like the vertical gate shifter

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Re: 1962 Falcon gasser
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2015, 07:42:42 PM »
Trying to get engine in the right position so I can make the engine mounts. A lot higher than last pics. I bought some Hot Heads fender well headers. They came in Hedman header box lol
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Re: 1962 Falcon gasser
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2015, 07:44:07 PM »
The injectors still need to be moved rearward about 4-6 inches
I have to cut the cowl to do that
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Re: 1962 Falcon gasser
« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2015, 04:12:19 PM »
Hightower Racing Transmissions--I think in SC? maybe NC--he is the guy that does all the Southeast gasser guys stuff--google him--they seem to be the best bet for that power level--I would get a clutch from him so you get the right stuff first time--
I have always had a fascination with fast cars at the expense of more normal character development

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Re: 1962 Falcon gasser
« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2015, 01:52:55 PM »
Thanks Dave

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Re: 1962 Falcon gasser
« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2015, 07:37:26 PM »
After watching and looking at all the gassers I saw at New England Dragway over the weekend, I went right to the garage and installed my new Wilcap tranny adapter,Lakewood bell housing and Doug Nash 4+1. Now I can fab the engine and transmission mounts. 

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Re: 1962 Falcon gasser
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2016, 09:33:52 AM »
For some reason I can't post pics anymore with what I used before!!!