Rebuilding the 351 Windsor Part 2 - XW Falcon
This is the second of four parts dealing with rebuilding the 351 Windsor
Ford V8. In this chapter, we get the engine completed to long motor
stage... more measuring and checking, plus some cylinder head work but
we're on the home straight now. The fun bit of painting and final
reassembly fast approaching.
1969 XW Falcon Restoration - Disassembly Part 2
This is the second of many chapters of the restoration of our XW Falcon. In
this session, we begin to strip the car down and remove the power train. A
decision is made on the choice of engine as well.
Dick Johnson's tangle with the rock in Tru Blu
Dick Johnson's horrifying time in Tru Blu when he tangled with a rock on
the racetrack at Bathurst in 1980. Worthy of note, however, is that it's
recently come to light that it was an inadvertent incident. No one intended
harm to anyone. See my Favourites for the video by 64ORD. Yeah, some may
say it was kids, but it WAS actually some drunk blokes who nearly killed a
fella. I can only hope those fellas are dead after a life of misery plagued
with ill health, money troubles and poor relationships in their social
Dick Johnson drives Tru Blu after 25 years in hibernation.
Gasolene TV visited the big Longford Revival meeting and did this great
segment on Dick Johnson in his famous Tru Blu Bathurst winning Falcon.
Which was only recently refurbished by Bowden's Own after being in
hibernation for over 25 years. You can find the full clip from this
Longford event on the Gasolene TV YouTube account.
Rebuilding the 351 Windsor Part 3 - XW Falcon
This is the third of four parts dealing with the 351 Windsor for our XW
Falcon. The final part for the engine itself will be running it on the
stand, then there's three other cars to get stuck into!