63 fairlane 500 would like to put a 302 in it the 302 has six bolts on block my my bellhousing has five do they make a adapter for this or what ?

Asked by Sep 21, 2013 at 06:06 PM about the 1963 Ford Fairlane

Question type: Car Customization

swap 260 to 302 sbf

4 Answers

They are the same small block, so yep, it can be swapped but not with an adapter. You will have to change bell housing and some other parts. Good thread suggest you read: ttp://www.fordmuscleforums.com/falcon-pages/486314-1963-falcon-260-302-swap.html

Best Answer Mark helpful
1,355

You didn't mention what transmission is in it, 2 or 3 speed auto or 3 or 4 speed manual. If its a 2 speed auto, doubt if there's a bellhousing made to work. Manual, possibly. Or you could just switch to a C4 transmission and all related parts. Only troubles you might have would be linkage and possibly driveshaft yoke.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
1,425

If you are going non-original anyway, I would go with the mechanical AOD for the transmission. It will bolt up to the late model 302 with no problem, and give you the advantage of the overdrive. If you get the engine out of a donor, claim the fuel injection while you are at it. The whole job is almost a bolt on and you'll gain serious performance and improve fuel economy as well.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

all bellhousings after 65 were 6 bolt will bolt right on your 302 Don`t scap your 5 bolt one. they are getting hard to find.A REAL FORD guy out there would be glad to make you an even swap or put it on bay

Your Answer

Fairlane

Looking for a Used Fairlane in your area?

CarGurus has 72 nationwide Fairlane listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Ford Fairlane Experts

  • #1
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    180
  • #2
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    150
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    140
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
551 Great Deals out of 36,669 listings starting at $2,595
Used Ford Galaxie
99 listings
Used Ford Falcon
40 listings
Used Chevrolet Corvette
175 Great Deals out of 18,468 listings starting at $3,941
Used Lincoln Continental
15 Great Deals out of 3,504 listings starting at $33,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
543 Great Deals out of 34,768 listings starting at $990

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.