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68FalconSC
04-12-2008, 01:14 AM
Well. FINALLY after a VERYYYY long 18 YEAR absence :WHATTHE: , I am once again a FORD FALCON OWNER !!! :shift: I have our very own member, boxstr, to Thank for this as HE was the one to find it and tune me into it. I went down to Albany, Oregon on March 29, 2008 to pay it off and bring her HOME. Here is the story of THAT trip. {I copied this from another site where I already posted about it}

I drove to Albany, Oregon on April 29th with a buddy and 2 of my daughters. Spent a bit of time with the previous owner and loaded up some extra parts he added to the deal {brand new Hooker headers, front disk brake swap parts and the original bumper which just needs cleaning up and re-chroming} and started back {4 1/2 hr trip one way}. After running into a nasty jack-knife type accident and some other type stuff, we hit Seattle. This is where we hit a FREAK SNOW STORM !!! Flakes as big as 50 cent pieces and wet ! Needless to say the last 35-40 miles of the trip BLEW. To top it all off, 8 miles from home, the Falcon ran out of gas {gas gage will only read 1/2 when full} in the middle of a jam packed freeway and in the middle of a freak snow storm. After getting the Falcon off the road, running to a gas station, filling up a 5 gal. gas can, re-fueling the Falcon and getting the rest of the way home, the trip had taken about 9 hours or so. Man, was I beat. About an hour after getting home, I went outside to snap a few pics for the memory book. A bunch of the snow had melted off due to the temp and the misting type rain that had started up but you can get the drift from the pics.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/thuntboss/Falcon%20SC/100_9650.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/thuntboss/Falcon%20SC/100_9651.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/thuntboss/Falcon%20SC/100_9652.jpg

I've driven the Falcon to work 3 days this past week and it ran like a top. :banana: It also received a ton of compliments from my co-workers, neighbors and strangers alike. Regards, Jon

redfalken
04-12-2008, 11:24 AM
Congrats Jon!! :BEER:

Sounds like you had quite an adventure getting your new Falcon home! I think I remember that "snow storm". Now the fun begins. Getting it to fit you like a glove. I drive my `62 everyday to work and wouldn't have it any other way.

Very nice looking ride. Hope to see you at a few shows this summer!

Luva65wagon
04-12-2008, 09:43 PM
Jon,

Just saw this on Craigslist. You may be interested:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/pts/639392874.html

Jeff W
04-13-2008, 09:11 AM
You are a brave man driving a "new" 40 year old car 4-1/2 hours. At least you know it can make the trip to the Regionals in August.

justahairFalconloopy
04-14-2008, 08:24 PM
congrats Jon[thumb]...nothing like the 1st drive being a gong show!!!!:D
you'l remember it forever:)

drowndrat
04-22-2008, 07:23 PM
I don't know whitch is better,the pride of ownership.................or the adventures of bringing home that old car! GREAT PICS!:rocker: