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Everything posted by BuckeyeDemon

  1. thank you. i always thought of myself as a bad ass 6'2", 165 lb biker dude (well bicycler anyways....lol). the falcon steers easier, brakes better, shifts easier and has an easier clutch than the mustang. the falcon rides flat around the corners, but i don't think that means it handles the corners better. i'm pretty certain if i pushed the falcon at all around the corners that it would be in the ditch. it has no front sway bar and has a rear four link that is inherently in bind on roll or a single side bump. but, i really don't have any interest in finding the limits on the corners of these cars on the street. i will say the mustangs leaf springs with a detroit locker give an interesting feel when in and out of the throttle. great for giving people rides. the falcon rear end is extremely well behaved. i'm sure the 4-link/panhard is the primary reason. maybe the helical differential helps too. the falcon seats are considerably different as compared to the mach 1 seats. the clutch in the falcon (Ram Force 10.5" dual sintered iron disc) is slipping bad. and that is with the throttle heavily limited (probably limited to flow about 60%). Mccleod just finished balancing an RXT1200 assembly and should be here in a few days. i hope that resolves that issue and i can get at least a hit or two at the dragstrip this fall.
  2. last post. i shot a little video in car and also from underneath of the rear suspension.
  3. your sensor of the fan activity should be located at the exit of the radiator/entrance to the engine (lower hose). basically, if the radiator (without fans) is able to adequately cool the fluid before it enters the engine, then there is no point in turning on the fans or have them turned up. locating that sensor in the intake manifold will basically have you running the fans more necessary. which of course won't hurt beyond consuming a little more energy/power at certain times.
  4. thank you. i really like the 63 hardtop body. i thought the roof looked peculiar when i first saw the pictures (same exact roof as mine) and noticed that the description indicates heavy mods. what a lot of work. very neat description of what they did. always love black too.
  5. i would say this will be the last post.... interior is finished. i had to make my own carpet. so that involved sectioning areas around the tunnel and sewing it back up. i probably have around 250 miles on it as of now. i'm blown away, but it's actually easier to drive than the mustang....i was certain it would have been the other way around.... video was the second startup. was cold outside that day....
  6. i did not use the same paint color. they do seem pretty close though. i think i started with an off the shelf color for the mustang. I know I added metallic to that. I may have darkened the color (or maybe i changed the tone of the other gray parts). the gray on the falcon is also off the shelf and not modified though. it's a solid color used for many cars like jeeps and mopars. one name for it is destroyer gray.
  7. thanks for the comments. it is still moving along...
  8. thank you. see below link to the connector. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/aww-500666
  9. thank you. i'm sure the falcon will get driven more in the first year, but the Mustang will always be the special one to me for many reasons. hoping my dad will be able to come down and drive the falcon with me in the mustang. I believe the falcon probably means more to him for his reasons....
  10. thanks rpm. that's a very generous statement.
  11. Thanks. It's solid. I wouldn't spray a metallic or pearl like this...
  12. undercarriage and trunk are now painted.
  13. looks great. i hate masking. I'm also not to worried about overspray in the cabin area (except trunk and dash). i spent several house masking when prepping to paint the cage, just to prevent having to sand overspray from the other surfaces when it's time to final sand those (and prevent dirt from getting blown out from goofy places like the roof area). I spent most of the evening tuesday night masking the cage to prevent it from getting any oversprays....
  14. all the panels and the body have now received their final application of primer (including undersides). so, the topcoat process starts with the gloss black urethane on the rollcage (easiest to mask). undercarriage is up next.
  15. the hood was from Crites and it needed work to make it fit (even though many people say they fit great and you can actually see the same problems when they post pictures....). the rear package tray was simply a new, replacement for a falcon which i then cut the speaker holes and holes/slots for the rollbar. one side has the pattern in it. the opposite side was smooth (many people seem to use the opposite side instead, but i think pattern looks a lot better and probably doesn't lead to reflections in the window). i think the material is maybe referred to as fiberboard? i gave it a very light sand (not wanting to take away the pattern), then applied paint. it had a very rough feel after paint (i think it was the fibrous material wanting to stand up, similar to what wood will do). then gave it a very light scuff with 600 to knock off that gritty feel and then two more coats. it now feels like it wouldn't leave material behind if i took a microfiber towel on it.
  16. i'll pass! wouldn't want to take away from the pleasure you could have! pushing on those dents, sanding for what seemed like hours.....
  17. the old farmall tractors. i spent more on rocker arms than i did this old tractor (and the tires themselves can come close to that in itself).
  18. thank you for asking. sorry, not much to report. I was a little burnt out after that body work and have been working a lot out of state since october. Its in a stage where it's just going to look the same for awhile anyways... the exterior, dash, trunk area are sanded and with a few more hours ready to prime again. A few other things though. Steering wheel is finished up and the stainless trim has been reworked (a lot of dents along all those edges and a few gashes). there is a lot more stainless on this than the mustang! happy to be done with that process. also got the dashpad clearanced for around the rollcage. have the trunk filler panel cut and ready to go. so that's a complicated process of installing it, putting trim around the hole and getting those small pieces i had to cut to sit back flush when it gets installed for the final time. i did pick up an old antique tractor (1948, Farmall H) that I've been wanting for a long time. It's a 20 footer so i'm planning to fully restore that after this falcon (and put too much money into it). these are a dime a dozen. It runs really well. I only did a few things to that (found an original seat assembly, paper belt pulley, alternator/12v mod, pulled the pan/valve cover, etc). note: the painted tray and small pieces are just sitting in there. final install will get the small trim pieces around the tubes i made and a method to secure those cutout pieces flat.
  19. thank you. yes the doors to open and close. not quite a Dukes of Hazzard type of car!
  20. a couple of updates if anyone is still out there.... restored a 78 honda cb550 four. was simply a means of getting a little time away from the falcon....
  21. Photobucket can't make up their mind how to display pics. They will be out of business soon. I've not moved the old pics anywhere else. If there is a detail someone needs just send me an email and I'll see if I can find them.
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