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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by guiseart, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. Flootiebuell
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    Moved into our new shop...no excuses now....Project Falcon Retro Road Racer is underway!

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  2. finn
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    292 or 312?
     
  3. arete
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    Was told 292, but I haven't taken off the oil pan/heads to check for sure.

    The car was originally a 170ci 6cyl - the y block is a weird choice, plus they hacked up the shock towers to fit the headers...

    My ultimate plan with the car is to go for a vintage circuit race car look. If I end up wanting more power it might make more sense to go with a SBF - I'll drive it as is for the summer and see how I like the Y block.
     
  4. scf100
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    from Georgia

    Well mine is not Done Right....yet
    Just picked up this 1961 wagon.
    PO installed a1985 302 HO and C4
    Granada front disc setup

    Gotta get new springs........any ideas? Blocks of wood holding springs up
     

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  5. MrFalcon62
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    I used 3" drop springs and 3" drop coils from Dearborn Classics on my bird.


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  6. ffej
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    What size of rims are/where you using? Any pictures? Cheers!


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  7. MrFalcon62
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1394223248.551336.jpg

    I have 15X5" wheels and 165R15 Coker WW's on it. The tires rub on sharp turns


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  8. ffej
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    Nice Falcon! Love those wheels and stance!


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  9. MrFalcon62
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    Thanks! The hubcaps are 1951 Plymouth caps I scored at a flea market for $50. The front is lowered 3" with the drop coils and the rear has 2" blocks atop 3" drop springs


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  10. ffej
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    How much of the underneath did you modify to get 5" of lowering in the rear?

    I'm close to buying my first 63 Falcon and would like to set it as low as yours. Just planning ahead.

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  11. MrFalcon62
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    All I had to do was cut the rubber frame bumpers in half. The axle sits about 2" below the frame.

    I have pretty firm KYB gas shocks. So, I've never had it bottom out on me while driving.


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  12. ec164
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    from MI

    Here's a cool Falcon at Cobo Hall Autorama yesterday!.....Al
     

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  13. gimpyshotrods
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    ESPO 6-leaf packs in the rear, built with 2" less arch, in the rear.

    '65-'66 Mustang front springs, trimmed to taste (starting with 1 complete coil, until they settle). Which ones exactly will depend on your driving style. I run Grab-A-Track 620 (.620" wire size, ~560in.-lb. rate, with a 144 L6) on my '60.

    Shelby drop.

    Put a 1" anti-sway bar for a '65-'66 Mustang in there too.

    KYB Gas-A-Just shocks on all 4-corners, and you are good-to-go.
     
  14. 1971BB427
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    from Oregon

    I really like what the owner did with the black in the engine bay!
     
  15. Liam-B
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    from Melbourne

    Thought I would put some pics up of my Aussie 64 Falcon ute, for those that have not seen it. I have been driving it lots this summer, gets a lot of thumbs up and people always stop to have a look :) It has a 221cu six cylinder with headers and twin exhaust, so it sounds great at the moment but I have a 302 Windsor conversion going into it soon, cant wait!

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  16. need louvers ?
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    Damn nice little unit Triumph there! I have a couple of pre-unit bikes kicking around here.
     

  17. Haha you spotted it too Chip ! Oh and the UTE is pretty cool too :D



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  18. need louvers ?
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    Yup! Hate that I didn't say anything about the UTE, 'cause it's way cool, too! But damn, Triumphs just seem to grab my attentions quickly!
     
  19. Liam-B
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    Thanks! Yes, the ute has been handy as well, I have even used it to carry stuff lately!

    I wish the Triumph was mine but alas it is not. I see the bike parked up nearby my work everyday, so had to stop and get a photo of them together!
     
  20. Liam-B
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    Nice! I have not had any older triumphs, although I had a scrambler I recently sold. Most people though it was old at least!

    I am Keen to build an old bike one day. Well, once I finish my Falcon projects maybe!
     
  21. 1971BB427
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    The only old Triumphs and BSA's I've had were back when they were pretty new! ;)
     
  22. bigd4xman
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    Just went through most of this thread. 150 back to 80 so far. Some great inspiration for the 62 Futura I picked up a few weeks ago. Just doing a cam, lifters, valve springs, intake and carb on a stock short block 302 for now as well as building a trans. Car is pretty rust free and has 14 inch 4 lug slots so I am going to run it as is.
     
  23. hooked
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    Off to paint..and some new updates:D The seat in the middle is for both of my grand kids I have two and I didn't want to say you can go but you can't....Now I can't get Dale out of it:eek:
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  24. Dude, I'm diggin' it!

    What's the color scheme gonna' be?

    I guess you bring a whole new meaning to "playin' hooky".......
     
  25. hooked
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    The car will be Wimbledon White :D
     
  26. Good choice.


    < I'm partial to white Falcons...
     
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  27. TooManyFords
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    Looks great. Cant wait to start on mine.
     
  28. tommyd
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    Love the ute' Are the rear pillar treatments factory?
     
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  29. gimpyshotrods
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    Yeah, the Australians got some neat stuff that did not appear in the US, and never did see the end of the Falcon.
     
  30. My old Falcon the Dragin Dino III
     

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