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Old 12-05-2016, 06:43 PM
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Hey Soft Taco...welcome to the club! Great to see someone else with their grandfathers car. If you get a chance check out my thread under "show off your ride" called "saving granddad's falcon"
Have fun and looking forward to those pictures when you finally get them off of your phone.
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Old 12-15-2016, 11:04 AM
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My name is Sofiara.
I use the handle Mikeske out of habit.

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Old 12-15-2016, 11:14 AM
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My name is Sofiara.
I use the handle Mikeske out of habit.

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that's awesome!

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Old 01-18-2017, 08:40 PM
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Anyone ever thought of a "Friends know what friends look like" thread. We're on a first name basis but, other than my brother, I'm not sure I know what any of you look like. How about a photo of you and your Falcon if you have one.

My first drive in the car in 28 yrs - unfortunately not the clearest photo

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Old 01-19-2017, 10:28 AM
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Probably not a bad idea. I looked around on the forum and found a couple pictures already, but this one shows (from left to right), Bill Williams, Me (fighting headers), Gene, and Denny Ballard (RIP Denny). We were dropping the engine into Gene's (Smithkid's) Ranchero. The proverbial 1 guy working and 3 guys watching photo if there ever was one.

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Old 03-15-2018, 10:10 PM
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Mid-life crisis Rancho owner here

OK so here's my story:

I found a '65 Ranchero Deluxe biding its time out in Elma back around Halloween 2016 and she sat parked in front of my house for many months. It was stripped of all the trim and had Falcon tailights, but had been modded from the original C4 to a Dagenham 4 on the floor, which at the time seemed sexy. Plus I liked the idea of the 200cid gas mileage for tooling around town.

Then a few months ago I found ANOTHER '65 that is a complete pile of rust, but it has all the trim, including the afterburner tailights. Oh, and it's a 289/C4.

So I finally found a warm dry spot to park one of them and started tinkering on it. There are a bunch of falcon-ish sites on the interwebs and over the months I've been spreading thinner but being as how this is local I'll try to maybe do a project thread since I haven't done very much yet.

And my name is Rafael
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Old 03-21-2018, 10:29 AM
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We like saving Ranchero's around here. Mine was a "made 1 good one out of 2 bad one's" so... good luck to you Rafael...
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:06 AM
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Mine was also one of the "saved" category. It was found on Camano Island under some evergreens loaded with needles and the accompanying corrosion, with a "running on six" 289 that made it home under it's own power(?) and has since become a pretty nicely presentable runner (12+ years). I wish you the best on your project(s). It's worth it.
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Old 07-02-2018, 07:15 AM
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Howdy,

After wanting a Falcon for years, it all came together for me a few weeks ago. We purchased a house with a shop down in Roy, so what better way to occupy the shop than a new project.

I was taking a very hard look at a car in PA and was considering flying out there to take a look. Then a local car popped up on craigslist, checked it out and drove it 2 hours to it's new home.

The folks that I purchased it from didn't seem to know much about the car however they have the contact info from who they bought it from. So I am anxious to have a chat with them.

The car is was painted recently. They changed the Guardsman Blue to red and put black interior in. The 260 is now a 302 that seems stock except for the longtubes. Someone along the way installed a Hurst Dual Gate along with the console.

There are some things done to the car that make me scratch my head and ask my self "why". For example, the Accel coil had gone out, so they installed another coil but left the Accel mounted to the fender well. That said, that is the fun part, putting your personal touches on the car and fixing it your way.
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:20 PM
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I've read your introduction thread too, but thought I'd reply here first. Looks like a great car to start with. Looking forward to watching your progress.

Also, since this thread was started as an instruction guide to help folks create signatures for their posts... is your name Corbin or is that just a handle?
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:42 PM
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Roger,

Yes my name is Corbin. I don't really care for handle names. I will get my signature updated tonight.

It's been a fun car. Today my brother came over and we ripped out a rat's nest of wiring that previous owners have done. I now feel comfortable knowing that there is minimal risk of a wire fire.

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Old 07-11-2018, 09:14 AM
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Corbin, no worries. When and if is totally up to the user. Being a more local community of Falcon owners (with a few exceptions... and likely more to come) it's just nice to not reply to FalconPerson6365 that way forever.

And yes, ripping out all the wiring will drastically reduce the chance of it catching fire!
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Old 08-09-2018, 04:26 PM
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Hello to all

Fresh member here, my very first car was a 1967 Falcon Sport Coupe, I now have a 1964 Futura with a 347ci with a procharger. Hello to all!
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:20 PM
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Welcome Fresh Member Sitdracing.

Love the sedan. It's good to see more of these being done. They, and yours, really do look good. Post more pictures and your history with it in the show off your ride section. We'd love to hear more.
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