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falcon64
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posted 09-01-2003 07:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for falcon64   Click Here to Email falcon64     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did some detailing in my engine compartment last week and thought I'd share the results.
Here's before

And after

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Fastymz
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posted 09-01-2003 09:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks better,the new wires look good.

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falcon64
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posted 09-02-2003 03:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for falcon64   Click Here to Email falcon64     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Fastymz!

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Fastymz
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posted 09-02-2003 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
getting ride of the long valve cover screws helped a lot too.I'll have to get ride of mine now too.
Lets see some interior pictures too.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 09-02-2003 07:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very clean!

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falcon64
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posted 09-03-2003 06:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for falcon64   Click Here to Email falcon64     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Steve!
Fastymz, I'll post some interior pics soon.

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Fastymz
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posted 09-03-2003 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by falcon64:
Thanks Steve!
Fastymz, I'll post some interior pics soon.

If you hurry and get 100 posts Steve can make you a picture page.

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BlueMule
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posted 09-03-2003 01:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been meaning to say how cool your 'coon is so now I'll take the opportunity... Real nice!

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falcon64
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posted 09-03-2003 04:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for falcon64   Click Here to Email falcon64     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
BlueMule,
Thanks for the compliment!
Fastymz, Thanks for the info RE: the picture page! Makes me look forward to my 100th post.

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5ldoner
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posted 01-21-2004 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 5ldoner   Click Here to Email 5ldoner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
falcon 64 sweet looking engine bay, i did that last winter too. nothing like a clean engine to eat off of.

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid62/pd451e8be11cebcaeee1e859694634b26/fc1ca579.jpg

here is mine.

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69maverick
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posted 01-21-2004 01:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very clean! Cool generator! I haven't seen one of them in a while.

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falcon64
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posted 01-23-2004 09:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for falcon64   Click Here to Email falcon64     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys,
Have'nt seen this thread in a while! 5ldoner, Beautiful work, love the yellow. I can't wait to start my 5.0 swap. BTW, I shuffled the order of my pics around on star photo not realizing that it would affect the before photo on this post. Gotta fix that.

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christang
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posted 01-30-2004 02:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for christang   Click Here to Email christang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Falcon64...Looks REALLY good! The wires, radiator, etc. made a big improvement! ...Christine

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falcon64
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posted 01-30-2004 03:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for falcon64   Click Here to Email falcon64     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Christine!
How's that red beauty running? Is the weather good enough for cruising yet?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-30-2004 05:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How do you like the performance of the 260? Is the power good? It must be pretty good on fuel, huh?

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christang
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posted 01-30-2004 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for christang   Click Here to Email christang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by falcon64:
Thanks Christine!
How's that red beauty running? Is the weather good enough for cruising yet?

I WISH the weather was good enough...been snowing here for the past 18 days in a row and has only made it up to 30 one time...the rest of the time it hovers between -6 and
20! My cruising is opening the garage door,
starting it up,and moving it back and forth around 6 ft.! ...Chris

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christang
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posted 01-30-2004 06:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for christang   Click Here to Email christang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
How do you like the performance of the 260? Is the power good? It must be pretty good on fuel, huh?


When I was 16 my father had a '64 Fairlane 500 with a 260, three speed column stick, and a 3:55 rear end...ran like a bat out of hell with that combo! Believe it or not I beat a Plymouth Satellite, auto, with a 383 4v in the quarter with it...he had no gears for the quarter mile. Ran him 3 times and each time I took him by about 1-1/4 car lengths at the end!
Beat quite a few 283 and low powered 327 Chevy's with it too...embarassed the crap out of them! ...Chris's husband

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-30-2004 06:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mr 383 must have loved that! LOL

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'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
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falcon64
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posted 01-30-2004 08:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for falcon64   Click Here to Email falcon64     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
How do you like the performance of the 260? Is the power good? It must be pretty good on fuel, huh?



It's a relatively fresh motor with a mild cam, Autolite 595 cfm 4 barrel, and dual glass packs and for a baby windsor it holds it's own. The T-10 really makes it a fun car to drive and yes it does do pretty well on fuel for having what I call compromise (3.25) gearing. I think it would do better with a newer, smaller carb and an electonic ign. conversion. I'm actually planning to do a 5.0 H.O./T-5 swap in the near future. BTW, Christine that's a cool story!

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69maverick
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posted 01-30-2004 08:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I feel bad for the DODge guys! Well not really!

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chevy enemy
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posted 02-04-2004 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chevy enemy   Click Here to Email chevy enemy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
good job i can`t wait until i get my car running so i can put pics on here

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falcon64
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posted 02-05-2004 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for falcon64   Click Here to Email falcon64     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by chevy enemy:
good job i can`t wait until i get my car running so i can put pics on here



Thanks, and don't wait 'till your ride is done to post pics. I'm sure everybody would like to see some in progress photos too!

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5ldoner
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posted 02-05-2004 04:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 5ldoner   Click Here to Email 5ldoner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
falcon64,

as i am sure you know i was having to sell my 63 hardtop a while back but not i am thinking i can make things work without selling it. your post about your 5.0 efi (i assume) and t-5 made me look twice. i have a salvage 88gt with the 5.0 5 speed and 59k orig. miles. i am thinking about doing the same swap. although in the process i am thinking about upgrading to a rod a custom mustang 2 front suspension. i looked at it this way, i would like to do a disk brake conversion $300-800 dollars depending on if i use granada or not. i should probably rebuild my upper and lower control arms and get a larger sway bar $380-450 depending on brand. i also would like to upgrade to rack and pinion steering (flaming river with tilt or a total control) $1000-1400. after i did some math i think a rod and custom front end would be a great road to take. the kit cost 2,300 total complete. i would do the installation myself and have a shop finish up the welding necessary. please expand on your future conversion, i would like to hear what you have come up with and swap some ideas with you.

thanks Byron

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falcon64
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posted 02-05-2004 10:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for falcon64   Click Here to Email falcon64     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Byron,
In case you look here first, see my reply to your post on Falcon Forums. You really threw me when you used a different user name. I knew there could'nt be 2 yellow '63 Falcon engine bays that identical, but I didn't actually know it was you until today.
http://www.falconforums.com/

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