64 Falcon Project

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Re: 64 Falcon Project

Postby Groover » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:31 am

Lookin' VERY good, Joe.
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Re: 64 Falcon Project

Postby poboyjo65 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:33 am

Some good lookin parts Joe! They look even better on the car! :D
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Re: 64 Falcon Project

Postby comethead » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:37 pm

Ripper, Groover and John thank you!
I have parts scattered everywhere and it’s nice to finally see them come together.

Decided on fiberglass full pin-on hood and trunk lid as well as glass bumpers and brackets from http://UP22.com -good, bad or ugly! :lol:
The car is going to be only for the road course track so I can’t justify paying premium cash for nicer parts. My buddy the body guy is fairly confident he can make any turd ‘glass part look decent so I ain’t scared! :lol:

If I can get the engine started by end of year I will be one happy dude!! :D

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Re: 64 Falcon Project

Postby Rocket989 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:14 pm

Man, the Falcon AND the “stuff” are looking good!! For track only, no reason not to run ‘glass IMO (unless it’s a rules thing)!! Lot o’ good work Joe...can’t wait to see it haulin ass!! :D :lol: :lol:
'cause Johno says you gotta have a sig pic! :)
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Re: 64 Falcon Project

Postby comethead » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:30 pm

Rocket989 wrote:Man, the Falcon AND the “stuff” are looking good!! For track only, no reason not to run ‘glass IMO (unless it’s a rules thing)!! Lot o’ good work Joe...can’t wait to see it haulin ass!! :D :lol: :lol:


Thanks man! Not sure with what organization I’ll be tracking it so I don’t know about the rules on fiberglass. I do know I have no intention on being competitive. More like a weekend track day car. There’s a big Cobra owners club out here that rents out Willow Springs 2 to 3 times a year. Lots of Cobras Mustangs Shelby’s and some Falcons and Comets too. Those guys aren’t slow but it’s a relaxed environment. In fact tomorrow is their last meet of the year.
That’s the plan. Some year. :lol:

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Re: 64 Falcon Project

Postby comethead » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:13 pm

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The Falcons low tech heads-up display. Decided on Autometer traditional style gauges.
I’d like to keep the aux gauges high so I could actually see them.

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Re: 64 Falcon Project

Postby Rocket989 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:50 am

Joe - maybe just me but I can’t see any gauges, etc.??
'cause Johno says you gotta have a sig pic! :)
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Re: 64 Falcon Project

Postby comethead » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:19 am

They’re at the center of the dash. Try clicking on the pic - I think it got cropped somehow.

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Re: 64 Falcon Project

Postby Rocket989 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:45 am

Ahhh!!! Awwright, cool!! :lol:
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Re: 64 Falcon Project

Postby comethead » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:25 am

Well I got her rolling on her shoes. Front and rear suspension is in!! :D
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Here’s one of my boy with the Falcon. He’s about to turn 9
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And I got a set of black painted Dougs headers for standard trans
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Next I’m going to set the engine and trans in then run the brake and fuel lines.
I’d like to have it started soon.

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Re: 64 Falcon Project

Postby SASSY » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:24 am

LOOKIN GOOD!!
We are going to El Centro for a couple months this year, hope to cruise by for a look at that racer either on the way down or home.
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That boy will be a man if I don't get by your place SOON!!
I'd rather do it myself if it's done right or not,,,isn't that what hotrodding is all about?
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Re: 64 Falcon Project

Postby Rocket989 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:45 am

x2!! That's awesome stuff Joe! Get that hog running! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 64 Falcon Project

Postby comethead » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:10 pm

SASSY wrote:LOOKIN GOOD!!
We are going to El Centro for a couple months this year, hope to cruise by for a look at that racer either on the way down or home.
Fred
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That boy will be a man if I don't get by your place SOON!!


Fred you’re always welcome! Thanks !!

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Re: 64 Falcon Project

Postby comethead » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:12 pm

Rocket989 wrote:x2!! That's awesome stuff Joe! Get that hog running! :lol: :lol: :lol:


Man I’m trying amigo! This thing is nickel and diming me to death! :lol:
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Re: 64 Falcon Project

Postby comethead » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:07 am

Some progress on the Falcon-
Got the engine and trans installed. Doug’s headers in and the side exhaust is hung but not secured.
Still need to run a fuel line and electrical to get it fired.

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I built some wood blocks for it to keep it raised for the belly work. No lift here amigos...that would be too easy!

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Side exhaust is hung. I need some clamps and hangers to finish it up.
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And a couple of my little minions for Pop!
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The boys 9 and my little lady is 7. They’re great kids! I’m a lucky dad :D

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