The work required in restoring an 1975 XB GS Ford Falcon.
The GS was basically the same as the GT, but without leather seats (nick named the 'poverty pack')
All rust cut out and replacement panels welded in.
Resprayed in Pepper Red, it's original colour.
FORD XB FALCON BLOWN V8 AT BURNOUT WARRIORS MOTORFEST 4 - 14/11/2010
SIMBAD.COM.AU HAS DONE IT AGAIN WITH SOME OF AUSTRALIAS BEST BURNOUT CARS
ATTENDING THIS AWESOME EVENT..
FORD XB FALCON BLOWN V8 AT BURNOUT WARRIORS MOTORFEST 4 AT WAKEFIELD PARK
THX ALSO GOES TO DJG FILMS FOR HELPING US OUT TO BRING YOU 2 CAMERA ANGLES
OF ALL THE BURNOUTS. WE AIM TO PLEASE YOU GUYS AND GIRLS WITH THE BEST
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MORE VIDEOS TO COME
1964 Ford Falcon / $100 At a Time
Shane has owned this 1964 ford falcon Sprint 2 door hardtop since 1997 when
he was 15 years old. He bought this car for $500 and made payments "$100 at
a time". The car was a shell when he got it and over the years he has
turned it into a running, and driving classic car with a Ford 302 V8 and a
5-spd manual transmission out of a Mustang 5.0.
1965 Ford Falcon $25,900.00
2100 miles on Complete Frame-Off Restoration, beautiful Raven black paint,
two tone vinyl interior, 347 ci stroker engine, Holley dual feel 4 bbl,
Edelbrock Performer RPM aluminum intake, billet breather & valve covers,
factory Exhaust manifolds, MSD Digital
6AL ignition with Pro Billet distributor, power steering, power front disc
brakes, aluminum radiator with shroud, C4 automatic transmission with 2800
stall, factory bench seat, factory dash, Vintage tach, Grant steering
wheel, am radio, dual exhuast, 9" Ford 3.08 posi rear end, 215/70R15 rear
tires, 185/70R15 fronts, 15" REV wheels, factory jack with spare, Show or
1970 ford xw gt falcon restoration
1970 ford xw gt falcon restoration car. This car was found in storage in
Darwin and brought back to Sydney, stripped, soda blasted, repainted and is
being rebuilt from the ground up
My XB Restoration Video
My restoration of my 1974 Ford XB, it was 80% complete but decided to strip
it back so as I can respray it again...so now it is at 10% complete.
However I hope to have her finished by the end of 2009....
McLeod Ford Falcon XA GT 351
Goss debuted at the Bathurst 500 in 1969 driving a McLeod Ford (with its
distinctive yellow/black chequer windscreen strip) sponsored Ford Falcon
GTHO, but Goss's co-driver Dennis Cribbin crashed the Falcon at Forrest
Elbow. In 1970 John Goss posted the fastest lap during the Bathurst 500 in
his XW Falcon GTHO Phase II. The following year Goss won two rounds of the
Toby Lee Series at Oran Park against such opposition as Colin Bond and Fred
Goss won the 1972 South Pacific Touring Car Series and the 1972 Sandown 250
endurance race, both in Series Production Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III's.
He also put his Falcon on the front row of the grid at the 1972
Hardie-Ferodo 500, qualifying second fastest behind the Works GTHO of
expat-Canadian Allan Moffat. Engine failure after splashing around for 24
wet laps ended Goss' race.
With the Series Production class being replaced by the new Group C Touring
Car class in 1973, Goss was the first driver to develop and race the new
Ford Falcon XA GT Hardtop. Unlike Series Production, the new Group C rules
allowed considerable modifications. Goss obtained sponsorship from Shell
and Max McLeod, a prominent Ford dealer in Rockdale, New South Wales --
known for his "Horn cars" -- as well as obtaining factory assistance from
Ford Australia, who provided Goss with purpose-built XA racing chassis.
Goss was actually the first to race the XA Hardtop in the 1973 ATCC, even
before the Works team who used a modified Phase III GTHO and didn't make
the switch to the Hardtop until the Endurance races later in the year. Goss
and Kevin Bartlett teamed up for the 1973 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 at Bathurst
and qualified on pole position with a time of 2:33.4 (it was to be Goss'
only pole at Bathurst) ahead of the GTR-XU1 Holden Torana of Peter Brock
and Doug Chivas. Goss started and built up a good lead which was kept until
he was involved in a crash at The Cutting which damaged his front end. The
Falcon suffered radiator damage which later caused its retirement on lap
110 of the now 163 lap race (prior to 1973 race distance was 500 miles and
ran only 130 laps.
The pair returned to Bathurst for the 1974 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 in the same
car -- repainted from yellow to blue after losing Shell as their major
sponsor -- and proved to have the reliability needed to last through a race
marred by driving rain, finishing first. To celebrate the victory, Ford
Australia released a limited edition XB Falcon Hardtop in 1975 called the
John Goss Special. Actual production numbers of these cars were never
released by Ford, but estimates range anywhere between 260 and 800 -- they
are now considered collectible.
Grand Tourer Restoration
Come for a tour of Australia's top GT and GTHO Ford restoration shop. From
Unique Cars magazine, Australia.