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1961 Ford Falcon Drag Car

Some of the background and build story related to the conversion of a 1961 Ford Falcon into a drag car. BB Chevy powered and set up to either run with or without full electronics.


 


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1960 Ford Falcon Gasser Barona Drag Strip 7-28-2012
1960 Ford Falcon Gasser Drag Racing at the king of clubs Rockabilly road trip. Nothing like a straight axle in a 1960 ford falcon. gasser was a type of hot rod originating on the dragstrips of the United States in the late 1950s and continued until the early 1970s. Gassers were based on production models from the 1930s to mid 1950s, which have been stripped of extraneous weight and jacked up using a truck beam axle to provide better weight distribution on acceleration (Beam axles are also lighter than an independent front suspension), though a raised stock front suspension is common as well. Common weight reduction techniques include fibreglasss body panels, stripped interiors and plexiglass windows (sometimes color tinted). Being built for racing, these cars are subject to either an engine swap, tuning or both. It was very common to fit a Roots Supercharger and mechanical fuel injection, such as one from Algon, Hilborn, or Crower. With form being dictated by function, their appearance is often very top heavy and ungainly, largely due to front ends being raised higher than stock, to assist weight transfer.[citation needed] Having their Exhaust pipes exiting through the fender well is a common characteristic.[citation needed] Although functional, these cars were often flamboyantly painted in metalflakes, pearls, and candy finishes complemented by lettering in wild fonts.[citation needed] The name arose because they were a gasoline-fuelled class, rather than using methanol or nitromethane. The Ford Falcon was an automobile produced by Ford Motor Company from 1960 to 1970. It was a huge sales success for Ford initially, handily outselling rival compacts from Chrysler and General Motors introduced at the same time. During its lifespan, the Falcon was offered in a wide range of body styles: two-door and four-door sedans, two-door and four-door station wagons, two-door hardtops, convertibles, a sedan delivery and the Ranchero pickup. y American standards of the 1960s, the Falcon was a small car, but elsewhere it would be considered a mid-size car. It was powered by a small, lightweight 90 hp (67 kW), 144 CID (2.4 L) straight-6 with a single-barrel carburetor. Construction was unibody, and suspension was fairly standard; coil springs in front, leaf springs in the rear. Drum brakes were used at the front and rear wheels. Front suspension was independent with coil springs.[5] A three-speed manual column shift was standard with the two-speed Ford-O-Matic automatic optionally available . There was room for six passengers in reasonable comfort in the simple interior.[6] Body styles available from the launch year were two- and four-door sedans, two- or four-door station wagons, and the Ranchero car-based pickup, transferred onto the Falcon platform for 1960 from the Fairlane. A Mercury derivative, the Mercury Comet, originally intended for the defunct Edsel marque, was launched in the US midway through the 1960 model year.





1962 Falcon Wagon Drag Car
NMRA Event National Trail Raceway Columbus Ohio 2007





Living with Ford GT
Rick Titus gives tips to new owners on living with their new Ford GT





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/Blog/tag/63-ford-falcon-project/ Thanks again! 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 something.





Westbound & Down Under! - Ford Falcon XR6 Ute Attacks the Outback! - Epic Drives Ep 22
Traveling halfway across the world to Adelaide, Australia, host Arthur St. Antoine meets up with MT colleague (and Aussie native) Angus MacKenzie for an insider's tour of some of the unique wonders of Oz - including wheel time in a curious, turbocharged two-seat sports pickup found nowhere else on earth, the Ford Falcon XR6 Ute! Epic Drives appears every fourth Friday on the new Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/1018679678590... Website - http://www.motortrend.com





Daddy Warbucks 1965 Falcon at MIR.
Dick Estevez making a pass.





Hot Rod Todds 61 Falcon
Hot Rod Todd Neal fires up the freshly built 1961 Ford Falcon with a 355 c.u Chevy motor. It recently propelled driver "Uncle" Danny to a pavement scorching 7.73 sec. ET in the 1/8th mile. As if that wasn't enough, more cubic inches and a blower big enough to suck-start a warship are in this birds near future! FORD makes it CHEVY shakes it!





FORD FALCON ACELERANDO 2
SUSCRIBITE Y MG





1961 Ford Falcon 1
1961 Ford Falcon 1 Arrival, Engine Prep, Go Auto Classic Cars & Performance Specialist invites you to stop in and see what we can do. We specialize in mechanically restoring vehicles from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Go Auto Classic & Muscle Car Specialist Ltd provides top quality restoration and automotive repairs. Its parent company, Automotive Styling Center Ltd. has been serving Vancouver since 1955. Our head mechanic has over 35 years experience. We are also members of the S.E.M.A. Specialty Equipment Market Association. If you have a much-loved vehicle that requires some freshening up, full restoration or just want more raw horsepower, then we are the place to go. We can help you look for that dream car, or perhaps you have found the perfect classic vehicle but are fearful that it may be to perfect. Before you make your purchase, call us and we can truthfully and safely guide you to get that dream car you are looking for. We are a business build on honesty and integrity.





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.





Toot and Scoot On Diamondhead Lake (short version)
Some key footage from the Toot and Scoot 11/16/12 test session conducted in Lake Diamondhead, Dexter, Iowa. Toot and Scoot is a custom built 17 ft. aluminum mini Tugboat. Built to be the company vehicle for the Tugboat Catering Co., LLC. this tug will serve as a nautical food delivery vehicle and as the source of transport power for food and party barges. Turn up the volume and be prepared to smile. :-) JJ





Australian Ford Falcon Club XA XB XC XW XY, Mad Max, Fury Road, XC Cobra
A tribute to classic Aussie Falcons from owners all over the world. This online club is over ten years old now thanks to the efforts of a few diehard enthusiasts. Thanks to all who shared the pictures of their cars on the club website to make this video. If any club members object to this video, it will be taken down.





63 FORD FALCON SPRINT
TULSA TEST & TUNE





My 1961 Ford falcon
Matt's 1961 Ford Falcon





Straight Axle Falcon at Fuddruckers NJ
A great straight axle slash Rat Rod Gasser Falcon driving around on the road. Not an every day sight if ya ask me.





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1965 Ford Falcon Sprint: 8.140 @ 165.000
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1964 Ford Falcon futura: 9.124 @ 148.863
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2009 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo: 10.031 @ 142.120
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1965 Ford Falcon Futura: 10.158 @ 129.960
Rodney Houze, Engine: 454 chevy, Tires: Hoosier 32/14.5/15


1984 Ford Falcon xe: 10.160 @ 133.000
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1992 Ford Falcon xd: 10.360 @ 128.000
mark l, Engine: 351ci clevland, Supercharger: no Turbos: no


1984 Ford Falcon xe esp: 10.560 @ 129.780
john colaidis, Engine: 4lt, Turbos: gt42 Tires: mickey thomson et streets


1967 Ford Falcon Sport Coupe: 10.601 @ 125.230
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1985 Ford Falcon gl: 10.760 @ 127.000
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1974 Ford Falcon XB Fairmont sedan: 11.070 @ 123.020
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1972 Ford Falcon XA: 12.245 @ 114.060
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1987 Ford Falcon gl: 12.310 @ 109.100
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2006 Ford Falcon xr6 turbo: 12.473 @ 113.310
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2006 Ford Falcon xr6 turbo: 12.709 @ 111.240
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1964 Ford Falcon Futura: 12.790 @ 107.000
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1967 Ford Falcon XR: 12.800 @ 104.500
Jason Gerdes, Engine: 351 cleveland, Tires: sportsman pros


2004 Ford Falcon XR6 TURBO: 12.810 @ 112.080
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1962 Ford Falcon : 12.880 @ 104.000
Allan Franks, Engine: 351w, Tires: M/T street


1963 Ford Falcon Sprint: 12.890 @ 117.465
Bill Leach, Engine: Stock 289 block, Tires: Eagle drag


1968 Ford Falcon Sport Coupe: 12.970 @ 112.000
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