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Old 05-04-2010, 10:13 AM
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62 Ford Falcon Gasser with a BLOWN Nailhead? Huh?

Hey Guys and Gals...

I've been working on this for the past couple months, and thought I would share it with you all.

This Is the "Strange Bird" 1962 Ford Falcon Futura A/GS drag car.

The car is powered by a Littlefield Supercharged 401 Buick Nailhead that was originally in a 1960's drag boat. The motor sports a custom blower manifold made here at the shop, custom pistons, custom rods, wild Comp cam, Comp lifters, custom valve springs, custom hi-flow valves, mild port work, custom pushrods, custom headers made in-house,vintage Weiand valve covers, dual Buick Wildcat Rochester 4 Jets that were modified for use with the blower with custom non-progressive linkage, Nicson front cover/engine mount, custom motor plate, custom oil pan, and its backed by a built switch pitch ST400 transmission that is from a 65 Riviera. Front suspension is a Speedway straight axle kit with custom made two position shackles, and custom panhard. Rear suspension is stock leaf springs with custom 66" long heavy wall ladder bars. Rear axle is a Lincoln Versailles unit with 4.56 gears. Tires are Hurst Racing Super Cushions in the front, and Hurst 30x10 Piecrust slicks in the back. Wheels are Vintage American Racing Magnesium spindle mounts up front (no front brakes) and vintage Shelby Cal 500's out back. Seats are set back almost to the rear seat. Gauges are a Sun Super tach, and vintage Stewart Warner oil, temp, amp. The car will have a 6 point cage, and a passenger seat as well when it is finished. This is a period exhibition car, so it will not conform to current NHRA spec. The car is being built to the 1966 NHRA rule book. It has the maximum crank center height of 25", and near the maximum amount of engine set back as well. Maximum setback was determined by the wheelbase. You are allowed 10% of the wheelbase measured from the axle centerline to the first sparkplug hole. This engine is set back 10"

Here's video of it running...BLAP BLAP!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdUabirZQT4


















Heres what I started with......$200. I sold the trim for more than I bought the car for.


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Old 05-04-2010, 11:37 AM
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Reminds me of when by best friends cherry 61 Falcon 2dr, 6 cyl, 3speed was stolen in 1968. A couple of months later the Houston Texas police department notified him they had the car in the impound yard and he could claim it. We drove to Houston and were escorted into the impound yard to see a straight axle 61 Falcon with a 9" rear axle. It had a hot Chevy 350 under the hood backed up by a Hurst Competition shifted Muncie. My friend Ricky told the cop that the body of the Falcon was his but all the rest of the stuff was not. The cop said it was seized in a raid on a chop shop and as far as he was concerned it all went with the Falcon. We spent the most of that summer making the hack job presentable. The Falcon was very squirrelly on the street, and we had a ball with it.

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Old 05-04-2010, 07:14 PM
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My favorite motor, VERY cool. Um, can we say HOT ROD!

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Wow, yes indeed, now that is a HOTROD. AWESOME
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such a sexy beast though ... ugh. DO WANT!
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:13 PM
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Very nice Gasser car you have there..

I have a 1962 Falcon I drag race with 200 CID inline 6 Ford engine and C4 trans. It runs 15.80s



I recently acquired this chassis minus tires - wheels, it will fit under the Falcon sheet metal. With a few tube additions the chassis should cert to 8.50


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Old 05-04-2010, 11:54 PM
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Any plans of Famoso? I'd love to see that on the track or the show area!
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:56 AM
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Definitely plan on making it to Famoso next year! Thanks for the positive comments guys!
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I'm curious why my post count only says 1. I have a couple threads I started and several others. Weird.
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I'm curious why my post count only says 1. I have a couple threads I started and several others. Weird.
The simple reason is your posts have been in the lounge or some other "non educational" forums. Post in the body and paint or suspension or one of the other hot rod building forums and they will be counted.

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Don't know how i missed this thread MAN!!!!!!!!!! That Falcon is awesome i love this stuff.


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