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. Having their Exhaust pipes exiting through the fender well is
a common characteristic. Although functional, these cars
were often flamboyantly painted in metalflakes, pearls, and candy finishes
complemented by lettering in wild fonts.
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. 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. 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.
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
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!
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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!
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
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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.