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Offline THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER

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Re: 61 Falcon
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2019, 09:07:05 AM »
I guess that's one advantage to having the distributor in the front of the motor. Now check out the late model 5.0 Fox bodied Mustang twin sump oil pans to get needed clearance for the front axle.

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Re: 61 Falcon
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2019, 08:30:41 PM »
Well I bought a 289/C4 and tried the fit. The exhaust port was very close to the steering box. I tried a few sets of 65/66 Mustang headers but, no go. So I tried the 350/350 combo again. This time I got it to work without cutting the firewall. The crossmember I ordered for the C4 made the 350/350 combo fit.

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Re: 61 Falcon
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2020, 12:34:40 PM »
Small update. Built and installed the subframe connectors. Also have all the motor mounts installed and welded in place. I found a 283 engine and I built a fresh 350THM. Getting closer. lol.

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Re: 61 Falcon
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2020, 09:42:49 AM »
283 is done. Flattop with small Compcams 260H. Weiand 8004/eddy 1405 for now. I have a edle C4B I'll install later. I need to finish the rear quarter cut outs. Still looking on how I'm going to do it. :)
 

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Re: 61 Falcon
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2020, 11:57:38 AM »
I need to finish the rear quarter cut outs. Still looking on how I'm going to do it. :)

I much prefer that a small flare be used on the rear wheel well cutouts. Although many racers just took a sawzall / torch / cutoff wheel to the quarters and called it done, it would be cleaner looking / safer / structurally better if a flare was added to the cutout.

Lots of times guys just bolted a circular piece of plywood to the hub to use as a template.

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Re: 61 Falcon
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2020, 09:29:14 PM »
I have them cut. Just need to figure out how I'm going to join the inner fender to the outer. I've been looking at a bunch of different ways to do it. I'd like to match the rear flare to the front fenders.

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Re: 61 Falcon
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2020, 08:57:51 PM »
Started on the quarter panels. Should be done tomorrow.

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Re: 61 Falcon
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2020, 10:07:45 AM »
Finished up the joining of the inner fender with the outer. Sealed it up and primer. Drive train install coming up.

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Re: 61 Falcon
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2020, 03:58:02 PM »
Engine and transmission in today!

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Re: 61 Falcon
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2020, 04:24:27 PM »
Lookin' good!

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Re: 61 Falcon
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2020, 02:04:28 PM »
First fire of the engine today! Ran it for 20 minutes to break in the cam. Ran cool 160 degrees and held a study 45 lbs. pressure for the break in period. I'm happy! No leaks, oil, trans fluid or water. Just brakes, front shocks and a throttle pedal left to do before driving.
 

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Re: 61 Falcon
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2020, 10:37:44 AM »
Slow progress lately. I have the lights working. Took the original harness and modified it for what I wanted to keep in the circuit. Also finished the battery box. I haven't bolted on the front fenders yet. Still have to do the brakes.

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Re: 61 Falcon
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2020, 04:26:58 PM »
Drove the bomb today. Still needs lots of work. At least its moving at this point. :)

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Re: 61 Falcon
« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2020, 02:28:44 PM »
Falcon is driving. The shifter is junk as are the rear axle seals. Ordered a set of c-clip eliminators, 4:10 gears and a pro ratchet shifter. I also installed new rear springs. Now the slapper bars need to be shimmed. I think I'm going to build a old school long square tubing set of bars instead. It's come along way. lol



   

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Re: 61 Falcon
« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2020, 01:21:32 PM »
4:10 gears are in. C-clip eliminators and shifter. Big improvement. lol