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post #1 of 102 (permalink) Old 06-30-2014, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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'64 Falcon Race Car Build

Building a road race vintage SVRA rules Falcon based on the British Sports Car heritage, rather than SCCA or Monte Carlo Rallye.

Donor car was an eBay find 64 Hardtop. A San Jose car registered in CA it's whole life -- complete with pleated upholstery, a hole in the hood, and 4 coats of paint: White, White, Blue, Red. Under it all, no rust issues, some bondo on the rear fenders, and it turned out to be it's original numbers matching 260 (advertised as a 289) with low mileage. The engine had clearly never been apart, and I suspect the T10 was original as well, with a recently added Hurst shifter kit.
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post #2 of 102 (permalink) Old 06-30-2014, 08:41 PM
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love falcons !

1965 fastback pro-touring mustang http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/mo...racesteed.html
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Don't have a lot of photos of the takedown, but managed to snap one of the bead-blasting.
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Roll cage installed -- FIA specs.
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Fitting a fuel cell
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Crites Fiberglass panels. The fenders and doors are going to take some serious massaging. Fuel cell test-fitted. Sparco wheel with Grant quick-release. Longer Mustang column/steering shaft to move the weight back a little.
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Firewall was shot. Not quite finished, but fitted. 16:1 rebuilt steering box from Chockostang. Steering geometry is from a 65 Falcon -- centerlink, pitman arm, idler arm, etc. Koni shocks with Mustang towers.
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Modifications to the front support to make it removeable -- to make engine pulling easier.
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post #9 of 102 (permalink) Old 06-30-2014, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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Front suspension: 12 inch Cobra Automotive TA style rotors, Lincoln calipers, Porterfield R4 pads, CA brake adapters, '70 spindles, Opentracker perches, Scott Drake 620 springs, Koni shocks, Shelby drop, Mustang Steve strut rods. (sway bar not installed)
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Looking good so far.
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Test fitting American Racing TTO's. 15 x 7. Hoosier 25.5 x 8.5 TDS.
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Previous photos were over the past 5 months. This weekend installed Maier racing panhard bar -- didn't quite fit the slightly narrower Falcon frame rails, but massaging with hammers and jacks did the trick. The track bar is not installed in the photos.
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post #13 of 102 (permalink) Old 06-30-2014, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Maier racing 165# race special springs -- mid-eye. Ford 9 inch housing test fitted.
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post #14 of 102 (permalink) Old 06-30-2014, 11:49 PM
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nice build might have gone a little beefier on the rear shackle though like the Prothane units are

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post #15 of 102 (permalink) Old 07-01-2014, 07:13 AM
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That cage really needs a diagonal in the main hoop plane.
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