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    Larry & Carol

    Quote Originally Posted by BadBird View Post
    Just in case you wanted to see what the most beautiful girl in the world looked like.
    You did well in life, Larry.
    Dennis Pierson
    Tampa, FL
    "The Wonder Falcon"

    '63 Futura Hardtop (260, Ford-O-Matic, bench seat)

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    Wagon build

    No one has had it better. James Dean??? He couldn't hold a candle. Don't know how I got this thread so far off line. Anyway. Thanks guys. Larry
    Larry Smith
    1964 Futura
    347 stroker



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    Larry, amazing- your wife still looks about the same today. You look a little different, but still much younger than your real age.
    Your wife has about the same look mine had in our wedding pictures...something like "yea, I'm really marrying this crazy guy."
    Don Bartlett
    Federal Way, WA
    61 Four Door Sedan
    144-6, 3 on the tree



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    Don & Larry, My lady (50+ years ago) looked like WHY AM I DOING THIS? And I think she might still be asking asking herself the same question! (sorry, just had to take this thread a bit further astray)
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    Gene Smith
    Fredrickson, WA
    '65 Ranchero Deluxe
    302, 4-Spd
    Granada Discs

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    Santa brought me a new accessory for the wagon. Since I do not have hazard flashers, this vintage roadside reflection kit will do the job when I breakdown. I am going to mount the cage under the hood where the washer bag would live if this wasn’t the base model
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    Jeff Watson
    Seattle, WA
    '63 Tudor Wagon (170 - 3 spd.)

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    LOL. Sorry, I just couldn't help myself from laughing at this. Most car owners would say "IF" I break down. Not "when" I break down.
    The reason it is so funny, I had to have my Falcon towed twice this year. I still love driving it no matter what. Just thankful for AAA. Larry
    Larry Smith
    1964 Futura
    347 stroker



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    Larry-

    You took the words right out of my fingers.

    Maybe Santa should have supplied Jeff a book called "The Power of Positive Thinking."

    Roger Moore

    63 "Flarechero"
    powered by: 347ci stroker | Tremec T5 | 8" 3:45 TracLoc rear



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    I too have placed my trust in AAA, and though I haven't used it for but one of our vehicles (my wife's CRV with a blown tire), it has thankfully been unused for several years. The Falcon registered several thousand miles again this year, mostly in 400+ jaunts here & there.

    I've been wanting to convert the Falcon to efi for a while and have been saving my $ for that. I hope to improve starting and smooth out minor idle deficiencies. Mrs. Santa and one of her elves (son) have topped off that account, so I am getting on the computer to get a kit (possibly the FiTech 400 kit) on order. More to follow....

    PS. The actual installation will probably be delayed for dryer & warmer, springtime temperatures.
    Last edited by SmithKid; December 31st, 2017 at 03:21 PM.


    Gene Smith
    Fredrickson, WA
    '65 Ranchero Deluxe
    302, 4-Spd
    Granada Discs

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    Wagon build

    Well, when it warms up a little, let us know when you get ready to start. If I am not in Tucson by then, I would like to help. Larry
    Larry Smith
    1964 Futura
    347 stroker



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    Sounds like the installation could be a tech day. Back in May I read an article on a new fuel injection system that I was intrigued with. It was written for an install on a 67 Mustang.
    Scott Zimmerman


    '65 Falcon Futura 2 door hardtop, 289 V8

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    Jeff's wagon build, our sweetie-pie's and future EFI thread...

    Quote Originally Posted by SmithKid View Post
    I've been wanting to convert the Falcon to efi for a while...
    Wow - this must be evidence of how overwhelmed I am with all my (non-car-related) "projects" in that I didn't know this juicy tidbit before the rest of you. Gene, I hope I'm free and available to help you when you're ready...

    ...and to bring this thread back to Jeff's wagon build...

    ...you too Jeff when the time(s) come to help.



    Also just a little (gentle) reminder about how easy it is for us all to hijack a thread.



    Oh, there's a meeting this month... the 17th...

    Roger Moore

    63 "Flarechero"
    powered by: 347ci stroker | Tremec T5 | 8" 3:45 TracLoc rear



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    Sorry for the hijacking, Jeff. I shoulda put that in my own thread. And thanks for gently reminding me Roger.


    Gene Smith
    Fredrickson, WA
    '65 Ranchero Deluxe
    302, 4-Spd
    Granada Discs

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    I am pulling a Roger... while I’m at it.

    A leaky front wheel cylinder is leading to a complete front end rebuild.

    I have a 1-1/8” sway bar and new brake adjuster kit on order. Will reuse my three year old rubber brake hose and bearings. I think that is everything...

    Shelby Drop and undercoat as long as I am down there and it’s naked. Sure is nice to work on such a clean and rust free car. All the bolts come off with little effort.
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    Last edited by Jeff W; May 19th, 2019 at 06:39 PM.

    Jeff Watson
    Seattle, WA
    '63 Tudor Wagon (170 - 3 spd.)

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    Correction. I am going to put new bearings and races in. After inspection I see one of the cages that hold the bearings is a bit damaged. Probably not a big deal but bearings are easy to find and inexpensive.

    The leaking brake fluid took a toll on the old brake shoe paint. The springs and adjusting hardware is also in rough shape.

    No wonder it would pull hard to the side during braking.
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    Way to go Jeff!
    That brake cylinder is pretty scary looking though. How are your metal brake lines?
    Don Bartlett
    Federal Way, WA
    61 Four Door Sedan
    144-6, 3 on the tree



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