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

  1. 62rebel
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    Rotary file clean that up in a jiffy
     
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  2. Phoenix24
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    Well I'm mainly having it as a performance street motor, not planning on revving it to the moon.

    I didn't even realize that, but it makes sense with how much room it shows. If anything I might try to go with those tri y headers and see how close things are with them.

    The main reason I don't want to go with a mustang 2 front is the cost and how intensive it is.. it's at least 2k just for the subframe and you have to cut everything off to install it. I also want it to somewhat handle/ride well so I don't want to go with a straight axle. I know I'm trying to have my cake and eat it too, but I've seen it done before with good results. I might have to check what they did with their header situation if I can get a hold of them.

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  3. MUNCIE
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    Thanks, just wasn't sure about it.

    -Mark
     
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  4. Unclebud
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    That's exactly the kind of information I was looking for thank you! I'm actually starting with the rear suspension first so I can measure wheel and tire clearance once the wheel wells are opened up. In the mean time I'll be able to keep the 7.25 under there so it stays a roller while the 9" gets built. One more question. How frowned upon is it around here to swap in a mustang 2 suspension on these old falcons? Lol
     
  5. loudbang
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    VERY frowned upon and IF you post photos of the swap they will get deleted. So just post photos of the OTHER STUFF. :)
     
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  6. Unclebud
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    Lmao. So I'll definitely take note of that lol. Hopefully I'll have the car moved into my shop this weekend. So I can start working on the floors. It's a flintstone mobile right now lol
     
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  7. Phoenix24
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    What engine is in that? I don't think I've seen an intake that looks like that before

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  8. That's a EFI Chev motor with SBF valve covers adapted on...
     
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  9. Mike51Merc
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    It ain't no HAMB motor!
     
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  10. Phoenix24
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    So this is what I've been looking at for ideas. Ik it's hard to see but he's got headers on it and everything, so I know there's hope lol.


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  11. MUNCIE
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    Question about crankshaft and cam bearings, is Durabond any good? What about coated bearings? I was just going to run Clevite on everything but noticed Durabond seems to come up when searching the net and Youtube.
     
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    I don't know about durabond, but I've only heard good things about clevites

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  19. 1962 falcon roadster.jpg Falcon roadster?
     
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    Anyone done a mini tub on an early Falcon? Any go to kit or is it something typically fabbed up?
     
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  22. brianf31
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    I considered it on my '61 but it didn't look worth the trouble. You can only move the inner wheel well in 1" before you hit the subrail. Radiusing is much easier.
     
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  23. Phoenix24
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    I honestly keep going back to radiusing the wheel wells, but I just love the stock lines! Is there any go to for some premade ones?
     
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  24. gimpyshotrods
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    Yes, they come from front fenders.
    IMG_20200802_201540.jpg
     
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  25. gimpyshotrods
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    I built mini outer tubs. The wheelhouses taper away from the quarter panel as they rise. Depending on how much you lower your Falcon, the tires can strike the wheelhouse.

    Mine are now just inside the outer skin.

    Shown in the previous picture is a 196/60-15 on a 15 x 7, with 4-1/2" backspacing, on an 8.8" axle that is 1/2" wider than stock, overall.

    Brakes have since been upgraded to the biggest ones that will fit in those wheels.
     
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  26. gimpyshotrods
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    A few things that made a big difference in handling on mine:

    Shelby drop. This relocates the upper control arms, and creates a negative camber curve when cornering.
    One-inch anti sway bar up front.
    Progressive front coils on roller spring perches.
    CPP lower subframe/tubular control arms (not any old tubular arms) but this:
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    That eliminates the radius rods, which go into bind pretty quickly, if you have a lowered car, and I suppose, on a raised one, too.

    There is space behind the coil spring that can be trimmed and plated to make a little more room for a tall Windsor.

    Ford basically did that with the Mustang, when the wedged a Boss 429 in there. Yes, the Mustang engine compartment is wider, but the Boss is freakin' huge.
    [​IMG]
    Falcons are much the same.
     
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  28. The stock rear wheel arches are a big part of the Falcon look.
     
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