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Postby navychief » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:04 pm

I just received the under engine brace that I ordered from Falcon Enterprises, same company that I got my curved monte carlo bar from. The brace looks pretty decent ,just needs slight clean up and paint,I paid $65.95 plus shipping for it . Any one using this bar ? and are the existing bolts long enough,or will I need to buy longer ones? thanks
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Re: under engine brace

Postby Rocket989 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:17 pm

I used that same one..original bolts are plenty long enough! :D
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Re: under engine brace

Postby BJB » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:13 pm

I take it that this engine brace would work with 6 cylinder engines also? We never got the V8 engine brace as our early Falcons were all 6 cylinder powered.

I have requested shipping costs to Australia. Probably will exceed purchase price.

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Re: under engine brace

Postby navychief » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:35 pm

Just finished installing my under engine brace from Falcon enterprises . The brace fit perfect, last week I installed the 1 1/8 dia front sway bar, Also installed a curved monte carlo bar ,from falcon enterprises ,The car handles great ,major improvement in handling, I am still thinking about installing the adjustable valve for the power steering to get more road feel.
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Re: under engine brace

Postby Rocket989 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:57 pm

BJB wrote:I take it that this engine brace would work with 6 cylinder engines also? We never got the V8 engine brace as our early Falcons were all 6 cylinder powered.

I have requested shipping costs to Australia. Probably will exceed purchase price.

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Bruce - I thought the 6’s got an under engine brace and the V8 did not since they got torque boxes. I can grab some pics but the motor is in now so may not help much.
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Re: under engine brace

Postby lavron » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:28 pm

Rocket989 wrote:Bruce - I thought the 6’s got an under engine brace and the V8 did not since they got torque boxes.


My 6 never had an under engine brace and it does have torque boxes (or used to have them before mother nature ate them) Not saying someone did not remove it before I got the car.

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Re: under engine brace

Postby Rocket989 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:03 pm

Huh - maybe all ‘63.5 or ‘64 & up had TB’s and dispensed with the brace. I did a little reading & the 6 brace looks different...V8 part might fit but can’t tell for sure.
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Re: under engine brace

Postby loman » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:34 am

For those of you who have installed the brace, are you running headers? What kind of clearance issues do you have if any? After reading this thread, I'm wondering if this is something I should look into for my other car.
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Re: under engine brace

Postby poboyjo65 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:03 pm

Loman headers are not a problem. they will come down way back behind the bar & steer linkage which is about under the motor mounts. I made one from a mustang bar. Added a jack pad that really comes in handy, fits in the cup of a floor jack & can literally pull the car around with the jack. it's just a slice of a big pipe welded to it. It's as handy as a pocket on a shirt.

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Re: under engine brace

Postby navychief » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:37 pm

No clearance issues either, 65 caliente with headers and power steering
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