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  1. Nailhead A-V8
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    sounds rad i've always liked the look and simplicity of the "track" style exhaust
     
  2. The Law
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    Thank you! I'm just wondering how loud its going to be in my ear with the window down.
     
  3. Nailhead A-V8
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    Does anyone know of a radiator that fits in the tiny '60-'63 rad support opening? preferably 3 core I'd love a custom made one but couldnt afford it I was thinking V8 mustang II does anyone remember what year they changed sides for the waterpump exit on the small block?
     
  4. 64-66 Mustang radiator has pass inlet/outlet and same mounting flange 60-65 Falcon.
    Most all 351W have driver's side w/pump outlet.
    First year for 302/5.0 Windsor based SBF driver's side w/ pump outlet is 83, I think.
    But I'm heavily medicated today so I could be wrong.
     
  5. Nailhead A-V8
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    Thanks Burnt isnt that Mustang rad a tad too tall for the early rad support? or am I thinking of the '66-'69 Falcon rad? one I know is too tall
     
  6. Mike51Merc
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    I have both '63 Falcon and '65 Mustang 3 core 18" radiators and they are identical and they keep my 302 cool with just a mechanical 5 blade fan.
    I believe Ford changed the outlet in '69-'70.
     
  7. Nailhead A-V8
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    Thanks Mike I put a mid 70's 250 Maverick 6 cyl rad in a '64 Falcon once and I believe i had to significantly alter the rad support and I also stuck a 67 Falcon rad (maybe its closer to the fairlane? in size than the mustang) in a '68 Mustang (out of necessity) and it was too tall....I think you are right those two options are out .....is your '63 Falcon rad from a V8? I thought you had to at least notch the support to use the 64.5-66 Mustang rad? but I have C.R.S. (can't remember sh...)
     
  8. I have an aluminum CHICOM 3 core with driver's side outlet radiator for 64-66 Mustang and the hood closes fine.
    Somebody gave me a Mr Gasket Thermocap with a temp gauge in it and the added thickness of the cap wouldn't let the hood close. Regular cap worked fine.
    I believe 67 up radiators are larger.
     
  9. Mike51Merc
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    Nailhead,
    Mine are both V8 radiators.
     
  10. The Law
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    I tried my had at squirting some paint on my Falcon. It's a single stage Wimbledon White. I've never done this so its been a steep learning curve. I don't have a bunch of bucks in equipment for paint. Honestly I'm really relying on the meticulous prep work to make this come together nicely. I have shot out of a few different budget guns and oddly enough I've had the best luck with my 20 dollar Harbor freight purple gun. Yes I'm in my garage, yes there is probably junk in the paint. But I'm fairly please how its coming out.
     
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  11. The Law
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    IMAG0423.jpg IMAG0424.jpg I finished spraying the car today. It's obvious that I am going to spend some time color sanding and buffing. I'm still pleased with the outcome as I expected the cut and buff would be necessary to really make it look nice. Some areas have a lot of overspray as well. If I were to do It again, I'd buy a better gun. All in, it has cost me about $250 to paint the car. Pictures after color sanding... May be a while. Thanks for looking.
     
  12. When it comes to automobiles, there ain't much that I haven't done- with one exception: body work and paint.
    (Although I did once spray bomb my entire 1957 VW Type I with gray primer back in high school, but that don't really count.)
    Good on you for having the balls to boldly go where most of us would never attempt to go in our garages.
    Not bad for a stick wiggling meat servo.
    Carry on dude.....
     
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  13. The Law
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    Thanks. I just got tired of not having the thing painted and the prices people want for a paint job are just insane if you ask me, and outta my reach. So I figured I would give it a shot. It's a lot of work but hey, now it's one color and hopefully it'll be presentable!
     
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  14. need louvers ?
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    Looks very nice The Law!
     
  15. The Law
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    IMAG0427.jpg ok now I'm excited. This looks way better than I was expecting. Also experienced a little set back. I put the paint on a little light on the bottom of the drivers door and sanded through it with 1000 grit. I should be able to blend it? Does anyone have any advice on blending a spot in? Thanks for the encouragement guys.
     
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  16. Dennis has reconfigured his Falcon for Autocross ...

    ... my snapshots:

    Dennis Varni 1963 Ford Falcon GT - Autocross (1).JPG
    Dennis Varni 1963 Ford Falcon GT - Autocross (2).JPG
    Dennis Varni 1963 Ford Falcon GT - Autocross (3).JPG
    Dennis Varni 1963 Ford Falcon GT - Autocross (4).JPG
    Dennis Varni 1963 Ford Falcon GT - Autocross (5).JPG
    Dennis Varni 1963 Ford Falcon GT - Autocross (6).JPG
    Dennis Varni 1963 Ford Falcon GT - Autocross (7).JPG

    ... and this clipped from the July 2015 issue of GOODGUYS Goodtimes Gazette:
    Dennis Varni & Curt Hill at GG Get-Together Autocross.jpg
     
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  17. mcnally351
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    Awesome race falcon. What wheels??
     
  18. Mike51Merc
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    Nice. Is that tray on the trans hump for roasting turkeys?
    Ya know those 1000 mile rallys can really stimulate the appetite and who wants to stop for Arbys?
     
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  19. I'm gonna' guess Shelby?

    I was wondering that myself. Ice? Autocross barf bags?

    I really dig the rear brake lever and the master switch position:

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. mcnally351
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    Lol I was wondering about that tray also. I want to drive that thing bad!
     
  21. ditchdigger
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    They look like Cromodoras off a Ferrari dino/308

    [​IMG]
     
  22. 34highboy
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    Just found this 64' Sprint and it followed me home! I gotta make some garage room to support this sickness. IMG_0942.JPG
     
  23. Mike51Merc
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    Nice Sprint!
    Ixnay on the indowtintway.
     
  24. gimpyshotrods
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    Yeah, that tint has to go.
     
  25. Well unless it's all black, lowered, and a dual exhaust. lol
     
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  27. MrFalcon62
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  28. A couple of Falcons ran in NASCAR's (short-lived) "Compact Car Division":

    Joe Weatherly (#12) & Curtis Turner (#26) 1960 Falcons @ Daytona.jpg
    Joe Weatherly (#12) & Curtis Turner (#26) Falcons at DAYTONA in 1960


    Joe Weatherly\'s \'60 Falcon at 1961 Compact Road Race (by Bob D\'Olivio).jpg
    Joe Weatherly (#12) Falcon at NASCAR Compact Car Road Race in 1960
    photo by Bob D'Olivio



    Joe Weatherly (#61) 1960 Falcon in 1961.jpg
    Joe Weatherly (#61) Falcon in 1961
    image from 1962 DAYTONA 500 Program



    #62 Curtis Turner (Falcon) & #12 Ralph Moody (Valiant) at Daytona 1961.jpg
    Curtis Turner (#62) Falcon & Ralph Moody (#12) Valiant at Daytona in 1961


    Joe Weatherly rolled Falcon at 1961 NASCAR Cannonball Compact Race at Daytona.jpg
    DAYTONA BEACH, FL — February 19, 1961: Joe Weatherly ended up in this predicament with his
    Ford Falcon during the NASCAR Cannonball Compact race held at Daytona International Speedway.
    Photo by ISC Images & Archives via Getty Images
     
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  29. gimpyshotrods
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    Still flippin' sweet!
     

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