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Hot Rods Gasser Gasser!! The Adventures of the "Strange Bird" Blown INJECTED Nailhead Falcon.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chuckles Garage, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Chuckles Garage
    Joined: Jun 10, 2006
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    Chuckles Garage
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    Previous build threads: PART 1 and PART 2

    UPDATE! Video on page 2! Magazine Features on page 7!


    The Strange bird had been in hibernation at home for the winter, and its time to get back to work on it. I'm getting it ready for the special gasser display at Viva Las Vegas 14, and then off to Eagle Field in May for it's first trip down the strip.

    I have wanted to put injection on the car for some time now, and the recent sale of my Tudor made that possible. Can you say Hilborn 4 port kids? I knew you could.

    Parts ready to go on:


    Timing cover needs a makeover:


    Polished and painted between the fins:


    Pump installed along with 6" extension.


    4 Port on top with scoop. The Hilborn scoop is on backorder, so I made the old one work for now:


    Just waiting for the AN fittings to come in the mail now:


    I've been busy with other tidbits too.....

    Upgraded the radiator to a triple pass unit. There are twin fans under the shroud pulling air downward. The bird runs nice and cool now


    Transbrake button on the wheel:


    Belts finally installed. I'm not happy with the looks of them, but it's better than being dead.


    Manifold pressure gauge on the dash.....gotta know how much air is getting crammed in:


    Made some stencils and brushed on some lettering on the fenders and trunk. I plan on doing a full on paint/lettering job later, but this will have to do for now. Jeff Norwell is currently working on the designs for the final version when its painted all shiny.


    Last, but definitely not least, Rod Powell stopped in for a visit. Awesome.


    That's all for now....I should have some video of the car running the 4 port in a few days.


    Last edited: Dec 28, 2014
  2. milo1303s
    Joined: Jul 4, 2010
    Posts: 217


    WICKED !!!!
    I love it !!
  3. n.z.rodder
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 1,016


    I thought we're not allowed Porn on the H.A.M.B.
    Very very cool.

  4. Wally
    Joined: Jul 5, 2009
    Posts: 273

    from Iowa

    Way way way cool.
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  5. Toymaker
    Joined: Mar 26, 2006
    Posts: 3,920

    from Fresno,CA

    Man, the Eagle Field crowd is gonna LOVE it!!! Rocky
  6. captmullette
    Joined: Oct 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,929


    can't wait to see it run.....
  7. 69fury
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,416


    Totally bitchin!! Can't wait to see the 60' times...

  8. ownster
    Joined: Apr 6, 2008
    Posts: 99


    Love the line Ford Makes It... Buick Shakes It... instant classic!
    You can't go wrong with Nailheads... a very under appreciated motor!
  9. BronxMopars1
    Joined: Jan 17, 2009
    Posts: 891

    from Bronx, NYC

    By far one of my favorite cars! Done Right! Done Mean! People should take note's! See you at Viva!

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  10. killer i love it.
  11. american opel
    Joined: Dec 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,222

    american opel
    from ohio

    looks awsome!!cant wait to hear it run.
  12. axle
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 3,832

    from Drag City

    Such a neat and different car !
  13. voodoo andy
    Joined: Dec 12, 2007
    Posts: 3

    voodoo andy
    from chicago

    that is a sick lil ride
  14. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 5,504

    from Oregon

    Very cool! Just keeps getting better!
  15. Chuckles Garage
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    Chuckles Garage
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    Thanks for the good words.....this car is by far my favorite of everything I have built. I can't wait to run it!
  16. marks73turbota
    Joined: Jun 27, 2009
    Posts: 210


    Been following this build from the beginning. Love it. I'm curious to see how the rear radiator all works out. I want to do the same but I don't want to cut the holes in the trunk lid. So I'm trying to figure out other different ways to do it. I thought of opening up the floor and draw from the bottom of the car but that will probably be hot air. I also thought of running a lot of louvers in the trunk lid but with the openings facing forward to get air in. Still working on that. Living here in Phoenix the area, the cooling system really has to work. What did you use again for moving the coolant form the rad to the engine/and back? I can't remember. Mark L
  17. Falcon Gasser
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
    Posts: 940

    Falcon Gasser


    The 4 port makes it look even more wicked.

  18. HOT DAMN!!! When are you putting on the wings??????????????? Notifying the FAA now.
  19. Flat-Foot
    Joined: Jul 1, 2010
    Posts: 1,704

    from Locust NC

    That is awesome!
  20. straightaxlenova
    Joined: Feb 14, 2009
    Posts: 89


    I love it! The injectors really finish it off nicely. Please post up some video when you get it running. Very cool.
  21. 4 port ! It only gets better with this car, can't wait to turn up the volume to "full pull" status when you post it.
  22. Chuckles Garage
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    Chuckles Garage
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    The radiator works pretty well. This thing makes ALOT of heat, and the combination of a good electric pump, a nearly airtight shroud/ dual fan combo and a triple pass radiator keep it cool. Without the fan controller it idles at 140 (fan always on) and with the fan controller setup it keeps it right in the 180-190 range. I haven't tried it in hot weather, but if it makes a couple passes before it gets hot I'm happy.
  23. Chuckles Garage
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    Chuckles Garage
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    Hahaha....I doubt they will be very good.
  24. 69fury
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,416


    tune that suspension, lol! I'm sure you got me covered with that set back and lung -I've only got 462hp at the crank and on the Paxton or bottle i'm limited by my rods at around 600 crank hp, max- that's why i went 4 link- since mine was originally a raced gasser, i wanted to go funcional instead of retro (although i'm sure there were a few gassers with four links instead of ladder bars) ((and vintage eye candy is way outa my price/talent range))

    If i can get her dialed in, i just may have a chance to give you a good run before you come blowin' by me like a freight train- cant wait to try it!!! We're hoping to have her on the road in August, but that may be optimistic...

    If we do get a chance to meet up for a run- i'll wager a burger, fries and a coke on the race-deal?

  25. Theopwk
    Joined: Sep 29, 2006
    Posts: 85

    from Spokane WA

    Baddest. . . . Falcon. . . . . Ever.
  26. Wow

    No, that's it, that's all I have... Wow
  27. 70caminoman
    Joined: Mar 29, 2010
    Posts: 38


    Absolutely Badass, I'm really curious to hear it. That is one wild falcon. Very nice work on the car BTW great craftsmanship.
  28. ok enough is enough
    post some E.T's
  29. pcterm2
    Joined: Aug 25, 2009
    Posts: 551


    need the vids

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