The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fiveoh108, Nov 29, 2011.
Great! Get a Ford emblem for his beanie...
Mike;CONGRATULATIONS to You and Chantal!! Sleep is over rated!!!!!! ROY.
It's only overrated when you are getting it!!! Not right now it isnt
Mike.....Congratulations to the both of you! Did you ever sell those cragers? They'd bring some decent diaper money!
I ended up putting them on the car since they have street slicks mounted on them, with less money around it works out making the racecar work on the street
Well back to work on the falcon, I'm trying to make the Mooneyes Christmas show and race at Irwindale raceway on December 12th. I found my rear axle studs were twisted, most like from cast not billet cheap wheel spacers, since they were bent they would not screw out and I had to cut them off. While I was at it , I'm replacing my retainer brackets with some heavy duty Currie ones. I am in the process of converting back to gas, I installed the stock fuel tank, had a fuel bowl welded to the moon tank and a bunch of re-engineering. Hope to have it fired in the next week and a half!
I know you went a slightly different direction but this is an original Ford version. Fiberglass, aluminum, Lexan, 427, etc.
David, thanks for the pictures, I may have looked at Dick Brannan's car once or twice while building my car. That car is awesome.
Moon tank pictures
so here's the new plumbing.. Stock gas tank, through a custom -8 fuel sending unit to a fuel filter into a carter black electric fuel pump. Then through -8 fuel line up to a bulkhead beneath the moon tank which is mounted where the original battery would go. From the bulkhead on the inside of the engine compartment to the inlet side of the Holley fuel bowl mounted on the moon tank with a center hung float and baffling to prevent fuel slosh during acceleration. Next a -8 line from the bottom of the moon tank to the inlet side of the Hilborn pump that is mounted on the front of the motor. Then the outlet side of the Hilborn pump up to the barrel valve on the injector. There are returns from the barrel valve and Hilborn pump to the moon tank. There is also another small fuel pump mounted under the moon tank connected with a -4 fitting that runs to the inlet side of the injector that is hooked to a momentary switch as a primer to get things going. Wheew, not I hope it all works!.
That primer idea is pretty slick too.
Looks like a pretty well thought-out setup.
new steering wheel
Nice finger nails there Mike!!!!
That would be the wife!
Went threw your thread last night, great read from start to finish. Always loved those little early Fords and You built a very nice one! Congrats on getting it so quick with that motor. Best of luck to you...
Thank you Johnny. I got it fired last night on gas, just need to fine tune it, lean out the idle a little bit. I'll post a video soon
Got some new paint for the falcon today at the mooneyes xmas show from wildman himself, famous Japanese pin striper!
It looks like a sticker! This guy is amazing
Added Henry's name
Thank you Dale for turning me on to him, it was an honor to watch him work.
Some more mooneyes xmas show pictures
First picture of Hotrod magazines event coverage
The on track shot is From Mike Morgan
Like the pictures!! Looks FAT in the MM photo!! ROY.
Looks good. I like the picture of your little girls in the back seat!
It's definitely fat, I need to leak the barrel valve down and get the off idle performance improved
Like the visible screwed down slicks. Just like we used to do in the good old days so your buddies would know you had enough power to spin the slicks in the rim.
Thank you! I don't know if I have enough power to need them, but I don't want to tear the valve stem out of the tube!
LOL tore my first valve stem with a E/sa OT super cobra jet Torino. With 7" slicks had no problems but when we were allowed to go to 9" tore one out. Had them in all my slicks after that.
Wow Mike everything looks great, somehow I have missed this latest updates. It looked like Dale had his Comet next to you? Miss seeing and hearing about his adventures. Good job and glad to see the family at the track with you. Your Falcon looks outstanding, hope you have the tune up figured out soon..............Al
Yep that's Dale aka Mr Mooneyes. He let me park next to him
Al;I think Dale has abandoned us!!His 64 Comet has a mild 427"Windsor now,built by Ben Alameda,different[more streetable] rear gear!He had wheel/tire or front end issues at MOONEYES,almost crashed the car!! ROY.
I think the Mercury Mafia has him stuffed in a car trunk somewhere.
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