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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....

 

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That came out great @BuckeyeDemon, I bet it's a blast to drive.  I went to an annual show earlier this month and saw this car and thought of yours.  Hope you don't mind me posting some pictures of it on your thread.  If you don't want me to just let me know and I'll remove them.

 

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1 hour ago, Grabber70Mach said:

That came out great @BuckeyeDemon, I bet it's a blast to drive.  I went to an annual show earlier this month and saw this car and thought of yours.  Hope you don't mind me posting some pictures of it on your thread.  If you don't want me to just let me know and I'll remove them.

 

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.

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Well I certainly hope it's not your last post. What an outstanding job you do. With the different suspension, how does the Falcon ride compared to the 69 Mach 1?

You live in a gorgeous part of the country. With a couple of good customers you could make some serious cash building top shelf cars. The talent here on this forum is astonishing. And by the way, you look nothing like what I imagined. I figured you were a hard ass looking special forces kind of guy. Not that what I saw was a bad thing. Kudos brother. 

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21 hours ago, RPM said:

Well I certainly hope it's not your last post. What an outstanding job you do. With the different suspension, how does the Falcon ride compared to the 69 Mach 1?

You live in a gorgeous part of the country. With a couple of good customers you could make some serious cash building top shelf cars. The talent here on this forum is astonishing. And by the way, you look nothing like what I imagined. I figured you were a hard ass looking special forces kind of guy. Not that what I saw was a bad thing. Kudos brother. 

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.

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