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Old 11-27-2010, 02:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My 60 Falcon

I have been lurking on this forum for a year or so and just never had the time to post anything but I thought I would start off by showing my 60 Falcon. My grandfather gave this to me back in 1988 and my dad and I made it into what it is today. It has a 351W .060 over with KB flat top piston, Comp solid lifter cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM heads 1.90/1.60 valves, Edelbrock RPM Air Gap dual quad intake with Carter AFB's. C-4 trans with a 4.56 in a 9 inch out back. Last week it ran a best of 11.13 @ 119 mph with a 60 foot of 1.55. It runs 11.30's in the heat but last week was perfect air wth cool temps and no wind.

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Old 11-27-2010, 02:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I like that car!
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Very nicely done..Looks cool and performs great too..Can you post more pics?...I was thinking of buying a set of the new boss valve covers and haven't seen a lot of engines using them..
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Very nicely done..Looks cool and performs great too..Can you post more pics?...I was thinking of buying a set of the new boss valve covers and haven't seen a lot of engines using them..
Here are a few more pictures. The valve covers work well for clearing the rockers and they have an older look to them, I plan on milling the Boss off of them, there are way to many people asking if it is a Boss engine. I dont like to false advertise.

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This is when I ran a hood but it cost me to much E.T. and I just did not have the room to make a induction system like the Thunderbolts had.

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Old 11-28-2010, 07:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I love the old school look of your car..I have a 63 and might end up making something similar.
Why did running a hood cost you ET?..Is it because of your ram air setup?
I was also thinking if I did get a set of those valve covers of having the writing milled off and getting a customized 408 badge or something to go in its place...There is a non "boss" version of the valve cover that just says ford racing I think...
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I love the old school look of your car..I have a 63 and might end up making something similar.
Why did running a hood cost you ET?..Is it because of your ram air setup?
I was also thinking if I did get a set of those valve covers of having the writing milled off and getting a customized 408 badge or something to go in its place...There is a non "boss" version of the valve cover that just says ford racing I think...
You hit it right on with the ram air, I could run the hood and then take it off and put the scoop on and pick 3 tenths and 4 mph everytime. That is the small tear drop scoop beause the hood is small and you cant get the tubes up along the side to the carbs, I have thought about making a new box over the carbs so the tubes come up from the bottom into the box. I spent alot of time doing that hood and it look right on the car but its hard to leave 3 tenths on the table. A big part of my car running the times it does is the weight, it comes in at 2505 lbs with out me in it.

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Old 12-03-2010, 07:58 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Diggin' the old school straight axle/painted wheels stuff.
I like the t-bolt hood better than the scoop(of course I'm biased) but for 4 mph I could learn to like the scoop lol
What size slicks?
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Cool car, I like it. Dad and I are building him a little 63 hard top for street/strip. What pattern did you use to modify/round the rear wheel well quarter panel openings? I've seen some real hack jobs, yours look nicely well done.
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What pattern did you use to modify/round the rear wheel well quarter panel openings? I've seen some real hack jobs, yours look nicely well done.
I am curious as well?...I have heard some guys use the lip off of a set of front fenders and weld it onto the rear?...If mine needs a lot of patch work on the rear quarters I just might open it up so I can fit a decent tire on it..
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:45 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Very cool Falcon!!

i wonder how low you can make one sit with a straight axle in it?can you make it sit about factory height?is there a weight advantage?obviously there is a header tube advantage.
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Fantastic looking...love it ! whanta trade me
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Diggin' the old school straight axle/painted wheels stuff.
I like the t-bolt hood better than the scoop(of course I'm biased) but for 4 mph I could learn to like the scoop lol
What size slicks?

Ya I like the hood myself and have alot of time in it, I am going to look it over this winter to see if I can come up with a way to use it again. The slicks are 28x10.5 M/T.

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I am curious as well?...I have heard some guys use the lip off of a set of front fenders and weld it onto the rear?...If mine needs a lot of patch work on the rear quarters I just might open it up so I can fit a decent tire on it..
Well........I hate to say it but those are Chevy Caprice front fender lips, but I have seen a Falcon done with Falcon front fenders and its really nice but I have an extra set of fenders but were in to good of shape to cut up.

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Very cool Falcon!!

i wonder how low you can make one sit with a straight axle in it?can you make it sit about factory height?is there a weight advantage?obviously there is a header tube advantage.

I am not sure how low you can make it but I only gained 11 pounds over the factory set up but as you said header choices were made better.

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