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.
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
Ford Falcon 200 six cylinder engine build
Thanks for all the encouraging comments! If you'd like to keep up with the
1963 Ford Falcon Wagon build, check out all the stories here:
http://www.MyRideisMe.com builds a six cylinder Ford engine, step by step.
With guidance from my pops, a retired Ford mechanic, he shows me how, then
I give it my best shot, not always successful the first time, I hope
everyone interested in building their own engine can learn a little
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
FOOTAGE TO BRING YOU CLOSER THAN EVER BEFORE TO ALL THE NON STOP TYRE
MORE VIDEOS TO COME
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....
Basecoat -clearcoat secrets revealed
A basic lesson and hot tips on the base coat clear coat process ,
This may help those already using lacquer and enamel automotive paints, to
move up to base coats ,
If at the least, this demo shows how much time and skill your car painter,
puts in to your pride and joy .
videos are for reference and entertainment only Even tho they are based on
step by step guide - If you attempt a repair like the one seen in this
video please use the proper safety equipment,
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.
Paul's XY GT - yourford
View the full feature on: http://yourford.com.au/2011/featured/pauls-xy-gt/
The XY Falcon was produced from October 1970 to March 1972 and is today
renowned for being one of the great Australian classics. Ever since Paul
was taken to Calder Park as a kid by his father the XY GT had become an
obsession. When he came across his XY in 2004 (which started off life in
February 1971 as Fairlane) he knew he had to have it.