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

  1. loudbang
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    So you are getting all "fancy" on us now right. :rolleyes: Looks great. But now all the locals will have second thoughts at taking on that old plain looking falcon.
     
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  2. fordrule
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    here is my 64 falcon futura hardtop exterior.jpg sandblasted the engine bay and inner fender. still need to do floor replacement
    painted_undercariage.jpg
    got a 260 and t-10 to install in it.
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    how she will be sitting with no work being done on her since the deployment
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    I am a member on TFFN and will make a build thread of it. and my plans.
    the plans are to replace the floors, install and run the car. scuff and clear with satin clear
     
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  3. Falcon61wagon
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    How much is this lowered and what size tires are you running?
     
  4. Falcon61wagon
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    How much is this lowered and what size tires are you running?
     
  5. Bigcheese327
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    None in the front (although the springs may sag) and only about 1" in the back. Tires are 195/75R14 all the way around.
     
  6. Falcon61wagon
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    I am considering using that tire size too. I like how it fills the wheel well. Does the aspect ratio look ok? I was concerned that it would look like to much tire for the rim size.
     
  7. Bigcheese327
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    I've been running that size since 2009 without any problems thus far. They don't seem to bulge or anything. I don't recall the exact width of the Maverick wheels, unfortunately.
     
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  8. Falcon61wagon
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    I'm having trouble deciding on white wall size. 1" 2.5" or 3".
     
  9. 1". 3" is to wide for that car. That being said, I've seen some cars with the wide whites that you wouldn't think would look good, and they do.
     
  10. 31coupechris
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  11. mcnally351
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    Love this set up with the wheels ^^^

    I'm guessing air bagged ?
     
  12. 31coupechris
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    Yes it is. 4 shockwaves all around thanks
     
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  13. kerl_brah
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    Here's a picture of my '60. Swapped the grille out for a '61, threw on some new white walls and rebuilt the carb. Still needs some work but its getting there.

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  14. MFP2241
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    '64 that was at Sonoma last weekend. 50th Anniversary of Trans-Am this year so a lot of cars coming out of the woodwork. IMG_1188.JPG IMG_1189.JPG IMG_1190.JPG IMG_1191.JPG IMG_1200.JPG IMG_1202.JPG IMG_1204.JPG IMG_1206.JPG IMG_1207.JPG IMG_1210.JPG IMG_1211.JPG IMG_1212.JPG IMG_1215.JPG
     
  15. 62rebel
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    That '63 dashboard in that '64 is intriguing.... WTF is up with that, I wonder
     
  16. Cptfalcon
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    Picked my 62 up Earlier this month. It's far from "right", but for $500…

    This thread is awesome. So much inspiration.
     
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  17. crowen57
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  18. Bigcheese327
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  19. Nice blog post, Bigcheese.
    I dig the power plant.
    All of that through a 7.25"?
     
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  20. nitroracer
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    Nicely done Bigcheese. Those RB engines make for good cheap swap fodder and its nice to stay with the inline six. I looked into those and 90s BMW sixes for swapping into my old Ford.
     
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  21. Erose999
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    I've been working on my '62 for about a decade now. When I got it it had been (badly) converted to a later 200 six and a C4 auto. The wiring was gone, as were the instruments, etc etc. I finished the auto conversion, did a painless-style wiring harness and drove it like that for a couple years.

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    Then I built a 200 and added a SROD transmission I found in an old Fox body Capri. The 200 is built for 9:1 compression, zero deck height, with the big log head, Carter YFA, and Duraspark II. I also have a cheap tri-y header and a 2.5" exhaust.

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    The SROD is a 3+od transmission. Took a lot of cutting out the floor and braces to get it installed because that shifter is right where the lateral crossbar of the frame that supports for floor pan goes. And I'm not super impressed with the SROD. The gears ratios are not optimal, especially with the underpowered, low revving six. It's fine on the highway in overdrive. If I had it to do over I'd have shelled out the dough for a T5.

    The last part of the drivetrain is an 8" unit from a Maverick. The center chunk is from a '65 Falcon and has 3.50 gears. The Maverick 8" will just fit under the Falcon. I have maybe 1/4" clearance between tires and fender lips. The wider drum brakes with finned drums are from a Granada with that weird, otherwise useless WER code rear end. They fit the 8" perfectly.

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    Granada front brakes, and 65 V8 steering, as well

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    Working on finishing the suspension now. I rebuilt the front end with 65 Falcon steering, roller bearing perches, roller idler arm, and homebrew solid mount adjustable strut rods. I also did the "Shelby" mod to drop the lower control arm. I added a 3/4" sway bar to the rear end. Need new rear leaves, caltracs, and a bigger front sway bar. Once I finish all that it'll be onto the interior and body work.

    Later on I may V8 swap the car. I imagine it'd go like stink with a dirty 351 Windsor. I have the frame stands, and a set of V8 coil springs should I decide to. I figure I should build the rest of the car first to where it can handle V8 power. Right now I'm happy putting along a few MPH under the speed limit and getting mileage in the high 20's.
     
  22. gimpyshotrods
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    I want that dashboard trim/radio delete plate.
     
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  23. Erose999
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    One other thing about my '62 above is I have these Procar seats in it and I am not a fan of them. They sit at a nice height and are comfortable for cruising, but they have no side support at all. Taking corners I feel like I might fall out of the seat.

    I saw a post earlier where someone had used the other style of Procar lowbacks (the ones with a more wraparound back). How did those work out?
     
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    I've got a set in my 63 Futura sedan and they've worked out very well for me.

    A buddy of mine had installed the same seats as above in his 63 Hardtop and I tried them- I thought they were too firm and slippery....

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    And this is for you, Gimpy.....


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  25. gimpyshotrods
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  26. need louvers ?
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    I've never seen that type of block off before.
     
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    Here's the PN.
    Very scarce. Got this one for $120 on eGay about 4 years back.

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  28. Erose999
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    Yeah, those are the other style of seats I'm thinking of. So those hold you in alright in the corners? I have a set of original '65 Mustang buckets as well, I guess my other option would be to invest in the TMI style seat covers and padding with actual bolsters in them.
     
  29. Yes.
    Very comfy and no slip and slide like the others.


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  30. BigDogSS
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    Awesome Falcons!
    Not to be a downer, but I saw on the news that 63-64-ish Falcon convertible burned up in the Blue Cut fire here in SoCal :-(
     

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