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Old 07-27-2005, 12:16 AM   #61
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OK here's a little addon in regards the Ford motors:

I am currently building up a cruising motor for my 1966 Falcon Coupe and I might say I'm doing it tough getting parts locally because of various reasons. But just to illustrate the legacy issues:

The block is a 1969 Mexican 302;
the heads are aggressively ported E7 (1987 design) from a 1991 fairlane;
valves are 351W;
the valley cover is an E5TE truck inlet manifold;
the plenum is a 1984 4 litre one welded onto E5 intake runners;
injection rail from E5TE;
pencil injectors late model falcon six;
the conrods are 1967 289 standards (pistons are 0.1mm over deck);
the pistons are flycut 1970 style;
the crank is a non stroker early '70s;
the water pump is standard clockwise;
the pulleys are mustang HO six tooth minigroove;
the bumpstick is clevo Boss profile;
Alternator is ZF Fairlaine six;
Dizzy is 1968 autolite modified to motorcraft Duraspark I;
split lip rear main seal from AU falcon six;
PCV from ford six;
C10 tranny and 168 plate from seventies 302 Clevo;

Then of course there is the after market stuff: Scott Drake 1964 replicate alloy rocker covers for closed emmisssions, Romac timing gear, oil pump, fuel pump, Denso iridium plugs, magnecor KV85 leads, etc

Not a hiPo, but enough, I expect, to cruise comfortably without worrying too much about breaking down in the sticks.

And I'm seriously looking at either an LS1 or Boss throttle body.
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Old 07-29-2005, 02:13 AM   #62
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OK here's a little addon in regards the Ford motors:

I am currently building up a cruising motor for my 1966 Falcon Coupe and I might say I'm doing it tough getting parts locally because of various reasons. But just to illustrate the legacy issues:

The block is a 1969 Mexican 302;
the heads are aggressively ported E7 (1987 design) from a 1991 fairlane;
valves are 351W;
the valley cover is an E5TE truck inlet manifold;
the plenum is a 1984 4 litre one welded onto E5 intake runners;
injection rail from E5TE;
pencil injectors late model falcon six;
the conrods are 1967 289 standards (pistons are 0.1mm over deck);
the pistons are flycut 1970 style;
the crank is a non stroker early '70s;
the water pump is standard clockwise;
the pulleys are mustang HO six tooth minigroove;
the bumpstick is clevo Boss profile;
Alternator is ZF Fairlaine six;
Dizzy is 1968 autolite modified to motorcraft Duraspark I;
split lip rear main seal from AU falcon six;
PCV from ford six;
C10 tranny and 168 plate from seventies 302 Clevo;

Then of course there is the after market stuff: Scott Drake 1964 replicate alloy rocker covers for closed emmisssions, Romac timing gear, oil pump, fuel pump, Denso iridium plugs, magnecor KV85 leads, etc

Not a hiPo, but enough, I expect, to cruise comfortably without worrying too much about breaking down in the sticks.

And I'm seriously looking at either an LS1 or Boss throttle body.

wtf does a '91 fairlane look like?
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Old 07-29-2005, 04:53 AM   #63
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Old 07-29-2005, 11:43 AM   #64
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wow, that's really weird. i think it's cool how they resurrect old names for some of their overseas (to me) cars...
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Old 07-29-2005, 02:37 PM   #65
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wow, that's really weird. i think it's cool how they resurrect old names for some of their overseas (to me) cars...

Oz never got rid of the name, and kept it as a model since it started.

Wally, did Oz Fairlane production start with the '66-67 ZA? Or did you have the name as a top trim on Fords in the '50s like we did?
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Old 07-29-2005, 10:39 PM   #66
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Oz never got rid of the name, and kept it as a model since it started.

picky, picky...
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Old 07-30-2005, 12:27 AM   #67
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Oz never got rid of the name, and kept it as a model since it started.

Wally, did Oz Fairlane production start with the '66-67 ZA? Or did you have the name as a top trim on Fords in the '50s like we did?

I'm no expert when it comes to these things, but yes the a fairlane is a kind of marque for Ford here. I seem to recall the local fairlane reared it's head when the XR falcon was released in 1967 as the ZA. Prior to that they were imports. The ZC started to depart from the US designs.

Since the 80's the Fairlane has been a stretched verison of the Falcon, a lot of it done labour intensively.
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Old 08-02-2005, 06:31 AM   #68
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Bias point of view

Ive got a '63 falcon and in my opinion theres nothing more bad*ss than a ford smallblock. Theyve got such a distinct sound.

also, ford is kinda repsonsible for the original hot rod---'32 flathead roadster?

anyways its an opinion thing, thers no facts that could place chev or ford or mopar or whatever as a better hot rod
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Old 08-02-2005, 02:20 PM   #69
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Ive got a '63 falcon and in my opinion theres nothing more bad*ss than a ford smallblock. Theyve got such a distinct sound.



Hey, cool car! You ought to do an introduction!

I've had a couple older Falcons, and am building a '63 Comet convertible right now (the Mercury version of the Falcon). This was my last Falcon:







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Old 08-02-2005, 11:11 PM   #70
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ChrisV I have a nice chrome bonnet bird that fits an XL XM.
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i think people w/ falcons are kinda weird...

my friend has a 64 falcon w/ a 383 chevy stroker in it, tubbed 2 dr, orange...

he's pretty weird...
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i think people w/ falcons are kinda weird...

And what was your second clue...?

Hehehehe....
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Old 08-03-2005, 10:50 PM   #73
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Anyone like new Falcons? I am not to familiar with them new or old but they seem to be fairly different as far as keeping in touch with it's roots, but not in a bad way. I guess its too upscale for Ford in US ($$$).
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Old 08-03-2005, 11:13 PM   #74
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I don't particularly like it, but I'm presently tossing up between an an XR8 and a Holden.
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Old 08-03-2005, 11:52 PM   #75
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I don't particularly like it, but I'm presently tossing up between an an XR8 and a Holden.
given any thought to the xr6 turbo?? they're supposed to be pretty sharp.
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