History

My Dad bought this Falcon new on January 8, 1960. Actually this was the first 'New' car he bought. According the warranty number it was built on December 22, 1959. I was 4 1/2 years old at the time. I guess I feel likes this car is my little brother in a way, we did grow up together, it has always been in my driveway as far as I can remember. My Dad gave me the keys on my 16th birthday, this is the car that I drove back in my high school days.

Then once a pond a time, in the year '74. This guy I worked with said they was a Falcon in there backyard that was junk and if I could start it up he would give it to me. I went to look at it to see if I wanted it or not. It was a '63 fordor with a V8! Just what I was wanting. (...the motor, not the four door) After about 30 minutes trying to get it to run I decide it had to be the coil. I took my coil off my car and put it on the other car, sure enough the '63 fired right up. I pumped up the tires pour more and more ATF in the 2-speed automatic and drove it back to my house a half mile away. Soon as I got home with it I started taking it apart.

I though I had a 260 but when I went to rebuild the engine and after getting the heads off I knew by the bore it was a 289.

I bought everything I needed to swap the 2-speed automatic to a T-10 4-speed from a guy my sister's boyfriend knew. The 3:00 gear wasn't enough so I swapped it out for a 9" rear-end with a 4:57 gear.

It was now time for Torker intake and Holly 4 barrel. A while later I was able to afford to buy some Hooker headers. And latter on a new Mallory dual point distributor.

In 1976 I bought a new Cougar and parked the Falcon in the backyard. It was just getting around 7-9 mpg, along with something breaking every time. I got married in '82 and didn't do nothing with the Falcon until '89. This is when I started to restore some of the major things that was in need to get back on the road. I rebuilt the engine and added a bigger cam, roller rockers, forged pistons, studded mains and went with a more street friendly, at the time, 3:70 gear. I also replaced the weather stripping around the doors and windshields along with new window channels. I had my wife sew up a headliner while I replaced the carpet.

I made some door panels from 1/8" plywood and vinyl. One day while looking in the junkyard I found some bucket seats and console from a '62 Falcon Futura to replace the Chevy Vaga buckets that I got out of the junkyard when I was in high shcool.

Later on, in 1994 I bought a '69 Mach I and shifted my attention to it. Looking for parts one day for the Mustang, I found a '69 G Code Boss 302 body, stripped the 'stang to fix the Boss, sold the Boss, (...I miss it too).

In '96 I pulled out the Falcon again. This time around the poor little Falcon was in need for a floor, the fuel tank was also rusting. I replaced the floor and had the fuel tank dipped and sealed, and swapped to Granada disk brakes along with a V8 suspension.

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