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62Falcon390

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Re: 62 Falcon, new engine, new attitude
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2018, 02:03:20 PM »
it idles awesome at 800, cruizes nicely at 2100rpm (80km/h) gets 200* and stays there,and doesn't smoke.. Think it still is learning so wont have any input on any data but when I get a friend to cruise with me I will get them to make notes on air/fuel stuff and report back.. Big car show this weekend up the road, and a few mini ones Wednesday night and Friday night 20 miles away, so I will report back this weekend on how it goes with some pictures and feedback

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Re: 62 Falcon, new engine, new attitude
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2018, 01:32:59 PM »
entered a car show this weekend,, car did pretty good


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Re: 62 Falcon, new engine, new attitude
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2018, 01:46:47 PM »

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Re: 62 Falcon, new engine, new attitude
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2018, 08:33:34 AM »
few new pictures

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Re: 62 Falcon, new engine, new attitude
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2018, 01:45:39 PM »
It's sounding much better! It's neat to see you making some real progress on it. Looks like you're pretty close to having a reliable cruiser that you can finally enjoy. Cool!
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Re: 62 Falcon, new engine, new attitude
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2018, 10:12:14 AM »
Ive been driving the Falcon for a month now, have had some tweaking to do with minor stuff here and there, (axle bearings, rad leaking, injector oring leaks,etc.) but overall I love driving this thing.. Hop in and go, idles perfectly, stays at 203F even driving in 100F weather, and stop and go traffic, had never left me stranded and always fires right up even after driving for a few hours. The fuel injection is always learning and always reliable so far, no bogs or hesitation even driving at 60mph and put my foot in it. I may need to change either my transmission or rear end gears for something abit friendlier. Highway speed with the toploader and 3.70 gears is 3600rpm and really don't want to be cruising that long on the highway yet. I put about 600 miles on the car so far I just love driving it every chance I get. Only thing left to do now is bodywork and paint I guess and finish the interior.
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Re: 62 Falcon, new engine, new attitude
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2018, 10:19:44 AM »
Have you ever weighed that car?

My guess would be that it is light enough to go 3.25 and still run strong with a wide ratio toploader
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Re: 62 Falcon, new engine, new attitude
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2018, 10:28:18 AM »
I haven't weighed it yet,, I planned on going too this afternoon

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Re: 62 Falcon, new engine, new attitude
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2018, 06:11:44 PM »
I like it . nice job on the build . got me thinking about fi .

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Re: 62 Falcon, new engine, new attitude
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2018, 05:19:46 AM »
I got the car weighed last week.. it weighs 3380 pounds, alot heavier then I thought it would be.. But I did build it solid and to last.and used mostly 14 gauge for the tubs, floor and firewall,. has a full frame

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Re: 62 Falcon, new engine, new attitude
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2018, 07:45:24 PM »
almost time to put the car away for the year. I had such a blast driving it all over this summer.

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Re: 62 Falcon, new engine, new attitude
« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2018, 08:54:19 AM »
last drive of the year