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Old 10-06-2008, 02:11 PM
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63 ford falcon 4 door sedan

one of the guys i work with has had a 63 ford falcon futura 4 door sedan in his garage for the past 10-15 years now with the hopes to restore it to its original beauty. well i managed to talk him into selling it to me for just $1000! it is a completely original car mechanically and cosmeticly. it has no rust through and it still runs. im planning on picking the car up when i have off of work next.
what am i getting myself into? it has a six cylinder in it, i know that much, but other than that, i know nothing about this car. can someone point me in the right direction as to where to look, to get this restoration going in the right direction? (manuals, websites, personal experiences, etc) i do not want to start "tearing into" this classic, until i have my planning done.
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ok.. '63 Falcon, the last year for the roundbody, and best year for the roundbody, mechanically speaking.. it has a 170 CI 6 and the 3spd is a T-96 3spd, or what you will hear called the 2.02 ( same trans ).. if it is a auto then it is a Fordomatic 2spd. the 170 6cyl is a decent engine, I think an upgrade to a 200 I6 would be a welcome upgrade, more power, 7 main bearings. it will look the same but perform a lot better, and return relatively similar MPG.. that said, the Falcon chassis was used until 1983 in the Ford Granada. it was used in Mustangs, Mavericks, Granada's, Monarchs. and a larger version was used in Fairlaines, which was used in Torinos, Falcons in 1970 ( badged up Fairlaine torino for the last yr of production ). Mustangs '71-'73.. so it was a prooven design. if you want disc brakes, the best swap is from a '75-'83 Ford Granada, get the spindles and everything.. you will need tie rod adapters to make the '63 stuff fit the later 11/16" tie rod ends. all in all.. bookmark www.tffn.net and www.fordsix.com, those 2 sites are your best bet for the specific Falcon knowladge you need.. I know a lot for the later ('66-'69 ) Falcons, but only a small amount for the round bodies
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i appreciate the help matt. i may even just get this car running well enough to sell at a bit of a profit, and then invest in a car that i really want and know more about. i just couldn't pass up the good price and shape this car was in.
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Love those cars....my 1st car was a 63 Falcon ragtop..........wish I still had it.
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A guy I used to work with had a 65.He was on a forum.This may be it,but I am not sure.

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Now it also came with a 250CDI and those things can stand some rpm. I want to say it was a inline 6. If you go to google and punch in ford inline 6, and click on that encyclapeda thing it will show you.
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