64 Falcon Track Car

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Re: 64 Falcon Track Car

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Pics are killer! that dang thang looks mean.

found a tag for it ! :lol:
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Lou's Comet wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:26 am
Cool pictures Joe!!

My kid took me to a track day last year and let me drive his car. Was a lot of fun although I spent a lot of time with my arm out the window pointing,,,lol

New shiny parts, always bring a smile to my face !!

Lou
Thanks Lou! Yeah its a blast! I think I’ve worn my family out on the track days. I usually go alone and meet up with a couple buddies out there. My boy is big into baseball right now and usually has something going on. He loves the Falcon and Comet though!

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Jims65cyclone wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:54 am
Looks like super fun, Joe! I know you must be luvin' it! :D 8) Put charging those GoPro batteries on your prerace checklist. :x
Jim
Hey Jim! It’s amazing I charged the thing and brought it with me. There it was and when I needed it…..dead. It wouldn’t turn on or charge. I had to get online and found a way to reset it and now its charging again. Stinking thing is new but out of warranty! :(
I got a couple spare batteries and a separate charger as well as a helmet mount so ill be ready for Mr. Mustang at the next event! :twisted:

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Joe Travers wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:59 pm
Looking good, racing Moostangs! Show 'em their roots :lol:
How did the tires hold up this run?

Joe II
Thanks Joe!
I had to get 2 new tires for the rears. Now I know to swap them side to side on the second day because the driver side takes a lot of hell. They should be good for another few events

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SASSY wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:01 pm
Good times!
Just wondering, in the pic where your leading the orange Stang what is the link I see under the right front, bump steer? If bump steer do you have a link where can I do some reading on it?
Hey Ferd! Yeah that’s the Baer Racing bump steer outer tie rod end. https://opentrackerracing.com/shop/baer ... 1965-1966/

I forget now but I set it up at installation per the instructions and the car feels great, no noticeable bump steer. They are heavy duty units too and the adjusting sleeves are big making adjustments easy.

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poboyjo65 wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:09 pm
Pics are killer! that dang thang looks mean.

found a tag for it ! :lol:
https://www.bluescentric.com/p-1651-sky ... huEALw_wcB
:lol: I like it!!
Thanks partner!
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This is where the fun starts! Keep the photos and some video coming. Love it!
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Thanks Groover! Yeah I still haven’t mastered the video part of it. Feels like I get overwhelmed with the car aspect of it and forget to arrange for getting the GoPro set up. Of course this time it failed me.
Promise some video for next time.

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comethead wrote:
Wed Nov 23, 2022 1:05 am
Yeah that’s the Baer Racing bump steer outer tie rod end. https://opentrackerracing.com/shop/baer ... 1965-1966/
Thanks for posting this, bookmarked. Passing on some of these roads around here is a bit nerve-racking.

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Joe Travers wrote:
Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:58 am
comethead wrote:
Wed Nov 23, 2022 1:05 am
Yeah that’s the Baer Racing bump steer outer tie rod end. https://opentrackerracing.com/shop/baer ... 1965-1966/
Thanks for posting this, bookmarked. Passing on some of these roads around here is a bit nerve-racking.

Joe II
No problem Joe!
Driving my Comet around town with stock suspension compared to the Falcon with the trick parts; the difference is staggering. Pretty amazing that changing the geometry and adding a few bolt on parts can make such a difference.
But Johnnys been telling to do it to the Comet for years! :lol:

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comethead wrote:
Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:39 am
No problem Joe!
Driving my Comet around town with stock suspension compared to the Falcon with the trick parts; the difference is staggering. Pretty amazing that changing the geometry and adding a few bolt on parts can make such a difference.
But Johnnys been telling to do it to the Comet for years! :lol:
There's a stretch of road I love to drive just outside of town but I always seem to get stuck behind a slow-poke. There is only one good place to pass & the road has a lot of crown & a dip or two on the straight. Drop it into 3rd, pull around & white-knuckle the wheel when I cross back over the centerline. Hit 6K on the tach before I gather it in to upshift. It's a wild ride :lol:

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Re: 64 Falcon Track Car

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Sounds fun!
When I change something on the Falcon I take it out to a nice curvy canyon road close to my house. It’s a fun section of road where I can *ahem* “test” the Falcon.
Beats the $200 test and tune day at the track! :lol:
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