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Lakewood vs FC engine
Posted by: JerryM ()
Date: January 21, 2018 06:56AM

I have a '62 drivetrain w/mt transaxle for 35+ years. I've forgotten what it came out of. In my foggy recollection it was a Lakewood. What's the difference in Lakewood vs. FC if any.

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Re: Lakewood vs FC engine
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: January 21, 2018 06:59AM

No difference in the basic engine configuration.

Only the block code is different....what code is it?

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Re: Lakewood vs FC engine
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: January 21, 2018 07:02AM

One thing that comes to mind are "rotator" type valve spring caps.

I could speculate about other possible/likely upgrades but I don't want to start any myths.

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Re: Lakewood vs FC engine
Posted by: SpyderMan ()
Date: January 21, 2018 05:45PM

Craig nailed it, exaust valve rotators if it was a fc motor. Does it have a muffler hanger still attached? An original wagon motor would would also have a heat shield on the passenger side, FCs did not use them as the muffler was farther away. They also use different motor mounts, the wagons use the car style and the FCs the 60 style.

Sam Russell
Durham NC
1962 Monza Wagon
1964 Spyder coupe


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Re: Lakewood vs FC engine
Posted by: wv-geo ()
Date: January 22, 2018 05:47AM

Doesn't the transmission for the FC not have a provision for a backup light switch?

Dan Stark
Hurricane, WV

1961 Lakewood 500, 80HP, PG
1964 Corvair 500 Coupe, 140HP, 4spd (Christine)
1965 Mustang Coupe, 6cyl, 3spd

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Re: Lakewood vs FC engine
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 22, 2018 07:49AM

Nope!





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Re: Lakewood vs FC engine
Posted by: SpyderMan ()
Date: January 22, 2018 04:55PM

FCs would have a block off where the accelerator rod comes into the engine area and it would have a different carb crossover shaft.

Sam Russell
Durham NC
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1964 Spyder coupe


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Re: Lakewood vs FC engine
Posted by: RexJohnson ()
Date: January 22, 2018 06:55PM

The FC would have a soft plug over the hole for the back up lights just like the cars without back up lights had.

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Salem,Oregon

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Re: Lakewood vs FC engine
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: January 22, 2018 09:07PM

RexJohnson Wrote:
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> The FC would have a soft plug over the hole for
> the back up lights just like the cars without back
> up lights had.

Craig adds: Except those FC transmissions where the boss is not drilled at all; i.e. just a rough casting. I've seen them both ways.

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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