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Old 12-04-2016, 11:13 PM
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Default 1963-1/2 Ford Falcon Futura

I did a quick intro on the car, but wanted to start a project thread to give me a place to keep up with this one.

I'll update here

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Well, some changes were made as this build SLOWLY progressed, so I thought Id throw them in here.

I moved away from the EEC 4 EFI because it was such a space hog and went with the Holley Sniper EFI and all the related electronics. I also went with Dakota Digital gauges, Doug Thorley headers, and a BUNCH of Lokar pieces. And a new gas cap (because I hated the idea of filling the car in the trunk).









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I also decided on what wheels I wanted...& would fit in those tiny rear wheel wells. American Racing VN527s in 17x7 and 235/45r17s.







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Old 12-05-2016, 06:23 PM
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Bought the car from a 'friend of a friend' early October '16. After a successful 800+ mile drive from Texas back to Alabama without a hitch, I managed to grenade the motor on a short drive with my wife. Not really sure what happened except that the crankshaft is absolutely broken. So I'm about to build myself a restomod.

Background on the car... I bought from a friend of a friend who has owned the car since the mid 90's. It was his mothers before that. He upgraded quite a bit of the car over the 20+ years. 306 HO motor (carbureted) and with AODe with 4r70w guts and an 8.8 Explorer 31 spline rearend that is narrowed to fit properly. A few pieces of 65 mustang front suspension with 10" power disc brakes out front with all new pieces and parts. It has Global West tubular control arms, subframe connectors and tubular 'traction bars' with a tiny pair of front & rear swaybars.

After the motor gave up the ghost, I started looking into what I wanted to do next. I really wanted to go with the new 2.3L turbo setup in the '15 up Mustangs but that turned out to be entirely to pricey for me . So, I decided to go a route I'm very familiar with. 302 HO based EFI setup with a mild bit of upgrading.

I ended up buying a 349 cubic inch shortblock (4.040" bore, 3.400 stroke crank & 5.4" rods), adding a trickflow hyd roller setup, trickflow Street heat EFI intake and aluminum heads. I bought a Ron Francis Cobra EFI harness off of Craigslist (new) and rounded up a ton of related parts (EFI gas tank, plumbing etc). I also decided to completely rewire the car as the stock wiring was showing the signs of being 50+ years old.

've had quite a few Fox mustangs but always wanted an older muscle car that wasn't one of the normal candidates. The Falcon filled that bill...& my mother had a 63 Falcon for her first car, so it just seemed like kismet. So here we go...



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Old 12-05-2016, 06:25 PM
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Post cataclysmic demise of the motor...


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Welcome from another guy sweating over a Falcon. I wish you the best of luck in emptying those boxes of parts in the near future; I've gotten a few myself lately, and they've done little more than establish more guilt and stress . . .

Aren't you in Alabama or somewhere thereabouts? Have you any intent for changing the "Porsche Experience" at Barber Motorsports Park?
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^^^ LoL. Yes, I'm in Alabama. And I'm a big fan of Barbers. Not sure I'll ever have the falcon ready for that experience, but I do have these 2...


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