The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by guiseart, Nov 20, 2005.
I really dig that. It almost has a factory feel to it.
Your Ranchero has definitely come a long way since I first saw it in Baldwin Park with the orange paint and chrome wheels.
I thought it was cool then but the shaved doors, new paint and Astro Supremes look awesome on your truck.
thanks Retro, your old ranchero was definitly inspiriation for mine, the motor ruled and the stance were killer. i loved your old motor! my goal was to build a nice 6 banger done up like yours but i found a screaming deal on this one (an original V8 car). more work to come in the near future and as time and $$ provide, this is my daily, its hard to work on the daily.
Here is a picture of my 60 Falcon Gasser. It has a 351W and a C4 trans going to a 9 inch Ford rear end out of a 1966 Bronco and I use an 1965 Econoline front axle. Thanks
Very cool! What's the rear end ratio? What did you have to do tothe C-4 to make it live? What kind of times does it turn?
I use a 4.56 axle ratio, the C4 was just built with high performance clutch's and TCI valve bady and converter with a hardend input shaft. The best its run was 2 years ago and that was a 11.60 at 118 m.p.h. Its 11.70's in the cool weather and 11.90's to 12.00's in the heat at are local tracks. If you go were there is any elevation it falls off quick into the 12 teens. Putting together a new motor over the winter and hope to run 11.50's in good air and 11.70's in the heat.
current list of falcon 1320 times:
Here is my contribution to one of the longest running threads of all time.
This is my wife's 62. Sorry the pics kinda suck, but you get the idea.
I cant beleive this threads still cruzin..lol
Eric;..the car looks great !!...i really have to get my ass in gear with my 61!!
just so ya know who this is..lol
this is my good weather daily....WagonsHo
I love this thread.
That red convertible reminds me of this one.
any more pics of the tailfins? I was mocking some up on mine with Card board to see what it would look like. A few more angles would be nice
Here is the 62 I just got last weekend. Cant wait to get it on the road! This thread is killer!
My old Falc
God, I LOVE THAT CAR!!!! Don't know what it is about it, but it's just awesome!!
magenta with violet pearl flames and silver flake roof!!!!
"Chris' Falcon" AWB Gasser,,,,Workin hard in this photo,and no it is not on a jack!
And I thought my falcon had a radical stance! Any other shots?
Can't let the cat out of the bag just yet! Just a teaser shot! The back will go up a little bit (not crazy) and it is getting lettered in 60's drag car style. It has a very, very healthy 302, C-4, 4-11 rear. Should be a total blast when Chris gets it done.
Cleveland and Thompson drag raceway will be nuts with gassers next year!
i love it!!!
Sorry about the late reply. Will have to hunt and see if I can find some more photos. We used 1" exhaust tube cut on a taper at the door end and screwed to the panel 1/2" from the end. At the tail light end I drilled a 1/4" hole in the top of the fender and under the exhaust tube and used a length of threaded rod with locking nut to raise and lower the heigh of the exhaust tube until we got the desired look. When we were happy we made cardboard templates to fill in the panel between the car and exhaust pipe, cut out these shapes in sheet metal and then welded them in. The threaded rod was then removed and a quick grind and smear of body filler finished them off.
I hope this helps!
Yeah, some more pics of that car would be awesome. Looks good with those fins.
Found some pics! Remember this started as a 4 door sedan (rusty) and ended up finished as a 2 door convertible just 7 days later! The car now has a mild 302, C4, 8" with disc brake front end.
Who did the build. 7 days, holy shit.
Hmmm, just noticed it is right hand drive.
We did plenty of planning and prep for the challenge. You may see in the photos the door panels weren't finished in time - about the only thing we didn't manage. The team was made up of a couple of panel beaters, school kids and local car friends.
This is no bullshit - not like certain TV Shows. Kiwis know how to make things happen - quickly!
That is a sweet ride man. Was it your car and do you still own it?
Thanks! The car was built as a promotional vehicle for a Festival I help with - www.beachhop.co.nz and given away in a prize draw for $5. The winner had never owned a classic/custom car or Hot Rod before and has upgraded the Falcon with a 302/C4/8" etc. He now has the bug and recently imported a 65 GT K code and 66 GT A code convert Mustangs - and we are starting a 38 Chev pick up for him as well.
We've done a number of cars - 27 T roadster (matt black with flames), 52 Plymouth (green with purple scallops), 57 Nash Metro (gold flake), 27 T roadster (green flake) and our latest project a 59 Poncho that will be given away at the Festival next April. Check it our here http://www.beachhop.co.nz/2008_give_away_car.htm
That Pontiac is a beaut also! Do you have any info on the healight/seatbelt/third brake light issues discussed in the article? I suppose the laws are different over there and it had to be retrofitted. I find the import/export laws on automobiles to be an interesting topic for some odd reason. THANKS again for sharing!
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