Bought the car new in 1966 to commute to college. Originally a six cylinder 3 speed manual car. Drove it on the street until 1972 when I converted it to a drag car with a variety of 289's and 302W's. Raced it until 1988 when I parked it due to career responsibilities. Been sitting in my garage ever since. Finally decided to put it back on the street with a 347 stroker. Hope to have it finished for its 50th birthday in 2016.
1966 Ford Falcon (Wimbledon White)
347 stroker short block by Coast High Performance. Other components being spec'd now. Will run an ATI C-4.
Original red factory interior with bench seat. 6 point roll cage and subframe connectors by S&W Race Cars.
Wimbledon White paint redone by Denny's Custom Car shop in the mid 80's. Rear wheel openings re-arched to accept 29" diameter tires. Otherwise dead stock and original.
None. Car was a stripper and did not even come with a factory radio.
Rearched rear springs with Lakewood slapper bars. 9" rear. Currently has a 5.43 gear and Mark Williams spool and axles, but they will obviously be replaced for the street. 6 point cage and subframe connectors by S&W Race Cars.
Wheel and Tire
Centerline Draglites all around.