View Full Version : New kid on the block

01-17-2011, 09:38 AM
Hello all. I just recently entered the land of Falcon ownership. I bought a 61 2door in september 2010. I bought it in pretty good condition, with a fairly new rebuild on the motor, although it's running a bit rough. I had a father who rebuilt cars in my youth, and hence my love of older vehicles. I don't know jack about engines, and mostly hope to find good advice here to keep "Miles" running as my daily driver, as well as over the years slowly do what I can to restore him. I'm very impressed at the level of restoration and knowledge of everyone and their automobiles here!

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01-17-2011, 09:47 AM
Nice ride Joe.... These guys here are great. I have been around for about a years and they have helped me tremendously. Hopefully I can return the favor if and when they need help.... Welcome Steve...

01-17-2011, 07:01 PM
Sweet car! I think that grille is the best shape of all the Falcon years. Looks like the paint is pretty good, too. Hope to see it in person sometime.

01-17-2011, 10:32 PM
Welcome and nice ride! I love that trim package where the stainless follows the edge of the concave on the sides and around the tailights! Wish they made it for the `62s.

One thing you might consider is an electronic ignition if it still has points. This will minimize the time it takes to keep it running good as a daily driver. Especially if you're not to experienced with engine work. A Pertronix ignition is a pretty cheap option and a good shop should be able to install it pretty quick. Or I prefer the Durspark system but that distributor may not fit in your engine block if it's original.

And if you don't plan on converting it over to a V-8 sleeper, the straight six parts are still pretty cheap. And I still see "recently rebuilt" sixes on craigslist fairly often.