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    Ford Falcon at Goodwood for Chuck

    69Falcon ENJOY
    "Hawk Porn" http://picasaweb.google.com/11124379...eat=directlink 1990 NT650-Penske 8981, Race-tech Springs & Gold Valves, Steve Lenac six-piston caliper & EBC rotor,SS Brake lines Ft / Rear lines through SSA ,VFR brake lever, F2 front wheel, F-120/70 R-160/60 Dunlop Roadsmart, Full-Supertrapp Exhaust, Stage 1 Jet kit, K&N Filter, Corbin Seat, Pro-Tec Clip-On's/ Past Rides...1986 VFR700F2 Interceptor / 1979 Yamaha Rd400 Daytona Special

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    "Hawk Porn" http://picasaweb.google.com/11124379...eat=directlink 1990 NT650-Penske 8981, Race-tech Springs & Gold Valves, Steve Lenac six-piston caliper & EBC rotor,SS Brake lines Ft / Rear lines through SSA ,VFR brake lever, F2 front wheel, F-120/70 R-160/60 Dunlop Roadsmart, Full-Supertrapp Exhaust, Stage 1 Jet kit, K&N Filter, Corbin Seat, Pro-Tec Clip-On's/ Past Rides...1986 VFR700F2 Interceptor / 1979 Yamaha Rd400 Daytona Special

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      #3
      Nice! I’ve never understood why the Falcon wasn’t used more in racing.
      Flock of Hawks | '13 Tacoma | '69 Falcon (currently getting reassembled!)
      I've spent most of my money on women, beer, cars and motorcycles. The rest of it I just wasted.

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        #4
        A friend of mine is building one for vintage racing. I think he may have underestimated the effort ahead of him, but I'll help if I can!

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          #5
          Originally Posted by 69Falcon View Post
          Nice! I’ve never understood why the Falcon wasn’t used more in racing.
          See "hawk gt" in the dictionary.

          Takes vision, people lack vision.
          Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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            #6
            Originally Posted by 69Falcon View Post
            Nice! I’ve never understood why the Falcon wasn’t used more in racing.
            At the time the Galaxie 427 side oiler ruled the Ford world. It wasn't till later Mustangs that you could get a motor combo to beat the Galaxie.
            They raced Galaxies in British sedan. They're funny to watch... racing Minis and Cortinas

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              #7
              I have a Falcon car story.

              Sometime around summer of 77 my retired Dad was bored and bought a fastback Mustang all steel body drag car. It had straight axle up front with 13 inch wheels and 14x33 slicks in the back. He sourced a 427 side oiler tunnel port Nascar motor out of a record holder boat in southern Oregon. The motor had aluminum rods and 2 Holley 650 double pumper carbs on the Nascar tall manifold. The valve pushrods went through the intake tracks so fuel when straight into each cylinder is what I was told. Redline was 7500 and was bolted up to a top loader 4 speed transmission with 9 inch locked spool with 31 spine big axles. Headers came out through the fender wells up front. I had just finished putting a 289 ford V-8 in my 1954 Ford truck so helped my dad with some wrenching and driving. I did a little better than my dad off the line and my best was 11.02 et with a 132mph speed. It was a rattle trap but so much fun going really fast. He lost interest and sold it 6 months later as he was moving to Oregon.

              At this same time my Dad sold me a 1967 T-Bird with an automatic and 390cu engine for 100.00. A friend of his gave him a orange 1964 FALCON 2 door race car. It had not motor or transmission. We called it the pumpkin. Dad sold it to me for 100.00. It was streetable with lights and license but really only had a rollbar and 2 bucket seats inside. The dash had a tach and oil pressure guage. So for 200.00 I married the Falcon and the T-Bird. The engine was stock but had a 4 barrel and the transmission was the heavy duty C-6 automatic. It had a straight axle up front but the hubs had brakes. It had a 9 inch rear end but the spool was locked so not legal on the street. I ran wide street tires on it. When I took a corner one wheel would slide. But I did drive it to work a few times. I ran it once at the drag strip and turned a 14.88 et but can't remember the speed. A guy at work offered me 600 for it. I sold it.

              I don't have any pictures of the Pumpkin but it set about as high as the one below because of the straight axle. Also nothing near as nice the one below.

              The 427 Mustang picture shows me driving.



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              Last edited by BillnOroville; 04-02-2022, 10:58 PM.
              Bill,
              88 Blue Hawk (bike #39), 89 Red Hawk, 2021 Rebel 1100 (bike 41) Some Past/sold in reverse order:,FZ09,97 Magna #1&2 , 97 VFR750F, 87 VFR400R, 88 Hawk, 86 SRX 600, 77 RD400, 79 CB650, 04 VFR, 88 Blue Hawk, 89 Red Hawk, Yamaha SRX600, Harley 1200C, Yamaha RD400, Harley 883R, Yamaha 750 triple, Vlx600, Honda 450, Honda 400, CB550F, Kawasaki H1, BMW R69US, Yamaha R5C 350, Honda 160, Bridgestone 175, 1950 Harley 74 w/sidecar, 65 Harley 250 Sprint, 1948 Harley and my 1st bike-1941 Harley 74 knucklehead my dad gave in1963.

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                #8
                BillnOroville that's a very cool story and awesome picture!

                I wasn't around, but to me those seem like the good old days..where a decent mechanic with a modest budget could throw together a pretty fun compedotive​​​​ racecar.

                My dad always talked about it. The Kourafas family was a racing (Nascar, oval) family (still is, well, what's left of it is). And we had a junk yard. It was at my dad's uncle Alex's house in Randolph (still bits and pieces of it there). All the old race cars, all the local retired street cars, 4 bay work shop, two for race cars, two for street cars..

                I got to work in my cars at the junk yard a couple time in the late 90s, but at that point it was my uncle Billy down there willing to fix things with me for $30 so he could go get his fix for the day when we where done.. The hay day had passed, but to me it was a place of legend..

                Dad said when they where kids they would go down there and see what came in, what drive train or rear end or car showed up that may be better than what they had, tossed whatever together and went out crusing that night.

                I could retell stories he told me all day, and I'd bet my life they are 90% true. Just sounded like more fun than the 90s and early 2000's where to come into your automotive and mechanical own​​​​.

                Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                  #9
                  69Falcon A new clip. I Believe this is a track Australia, but I didn't read the description yet on YouTube enjoy!
                   
                  Last edited by SPA; 04-13-2022, 01:50 AM.
                  "Hawk Porn" http://picasaweb.google.com/11124379...eat=directlink 1990 NT650-Penske 8981, Race-tech Springs & Gold Valves, Steve Lenac six-piston caliper & EBC rotor,SS Brake lines Ft / Rear lines through SSA ,VFR brake lever, F2 front wheel, F-120/70 R-160/60 Dunlop Roadsmart, Full-Supertrapp Exhaust, Stage 1 Jet kit, K&N Filter, Corbin Seat, Pro-Tec Clip-On's/ Past Rides...1986 VFR700F2 Interceptor / 1979 Yamaha Rd400 Daytona Special

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                    #10
                    69Falcon Phillips Island '64 American special edition racing Falcon
                     
                    "Hawk Porn" http://picasaweb.google.com/11124379...eat=directlink 1990 NT650-Penske 8981, Race-tech Springs & Gold Valves, Steve Lenac six-piston caliper & EBC rotor,SS Brake lines Ft / Rear lines through SSA ,VFR brake lever, F2 front wheel, F-120/70 R-160/60 Dunlop Roadsmart, Full-Supertrapp Exhaust, Stage 1 Jet kit, K&N Filter, Corbin Seat, Pro-Tec Clip-On's/ Past Rides...1986 VFR700F2 Interceptor / 1979 Yamaha Rd400 Daytona Special

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