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Old 12-19-2015, 12:23 PM
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And here's a video of it being tuned:
https://video.search.yahoo.com/searc...f2&action=view
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Old 12-19-2015, 07:19 PM
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Fantastic little car. Did you notice him getting the front wheels off the ground? Wow. Hope my car will run that good/fast. Cool and thanks for the video. Larry
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Did you see this one?

http://youtu.be/fNsYKF8FvpQ

Light and peppy.
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Old 12-20-2015, 05:49 AM
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FOUND IT!
Here is a direct link on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlwQeKh5Uuk

It is interesting that this particular video was posted and discussed by Argentinian Falcon fans. The call it "Falkito USA", meaning "The little American Falcon".

The video was filmed at the Palm Beach International Raceway, which Wikipedia says is "a motorsports facility located west of Jupiter, Florida, opened in 1965".

I "liked" the video and commented to the Argentinians "Bravo! Ella es hermosa!" meaning "Well done! She is beautiful!"

It is amazing that the owner was able to coax that level of performance from a 200 six cylinder and also how he kept the outwards appearance of the car so little changed from stock. Go, little American Falcon!
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Old 12-21-2015, 12:29 PM
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It is interesting that this particular video was posted and discussed by Argentinian Falcon fans. They call it "Falkito USA", meaning "The little American Falcon".
I was actually suspecting that the car might be an Argentine Falcon. You'll notice the odd location for the front parking lights (in the grill), the odd-looking tail lights that it has, and the grill itself which looks kind of like a regular '63 grill, but not as "convex". I haven't done any research to verify, but I think Argentina used the round-body style into the later 1960's than we did here in the US. The Argentine Falcon also had a 221 cu in version of the little six. I saw one of the comments (in Spanish) that had both "200" and "221" within it, making me wonder if maybe this little Falcon has a 221 in it! One of the comments, however, in English, from, apparently, the owner, says it's got a 250 block with an Argentine head.

Gosh! I wish mine went like that!!
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Old 12-21-2015, 12:29 PM
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It is amazing that the owner was able to coax that level of performance from a 200 six cylinder
I remember a quote where you said the 'Classic In-lines' modified 200 was like driving a Saturn V rocket! I think you've since toned it down to keep it off the moon.

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Old 12-21-2015, 12:38 PM
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I would be happy if it ran in the 12's at around 105MPH.
Larry,
You have more HP than the little Falkito Falcon, so I'll predict your trap speed will higher. With the big slicks his probably launches a little harder that yours will, but, again I predict at least the same E.T. ... if not BETTER!

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Old 12-21-2015, 02:04 PM
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Oops - I see I twisted Gary's words for Dennis's. Funny "quote" switcharoo. It was Gary saying his previously ascribed Saturn V rocket isn't quite getting the same results as that Argentine Falcon. As I look back and see, this was abouyt 4 years ago and so much has happened since then. My apologies.

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Old 12-21-2015, 07:47 PM
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Gary, that little Falcon with the 6 cylinder has quite a bit of horsepower, but there are so many things that are involved in getting good times/speeds. They have almost nothing for weight in that car, they probably have extreme modified suspension, correctly calibrated weight versus traction studies, you name it.

My car will have to run very very good to get that E. T. and speed. I would be extremely satisfied to run in the 12's and around the 105 MPH mark.

If I run slicks or drag radials it might come close.
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This link is from Hot Rod showing 156 Gassers.. There are some duplications it this. Look at the Falcons on #'s 51, 107, and 118. My favorite is #126. Larry


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Getting more of the parts ordered to get this thing on a dragstrip.

Was going to order all the parts from summit for the third member and build it myself, but went through Quick Performance who is building the assembly for less than I could get the same parts for from Summit.

It will have the Strange Nodular Case, 9" Ford Daytona Pinion Support, 1350 Billet Steel Yoke, Ford Ring and Pinion 4.11 gears, Ford Trac-Loc Posi unit 31 splines, Ford Master Bearing/Kit with Timkin large 3.06 bearings.

This will support over 650 H.P. so I shouldn't have any problems.
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Larry, Why are you stopping at 650hp?
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I'm not going to get anywhere near that much. Way too much money to get that far. Larry
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Well, the third member was delivered today from Quick Performance Racing. Man, no wonder these 9" rear ends can handle the higher horsepower. I cannot get over how much bigger and heavier it is.

I am attaching some pics. Brydon from QPR wanted me to go with their nodular case instead of the Strange case. It is a little more money but will take the higher rev starts with the stick shift. Very well built unit. I know for sure I will need help lifting this into the housing. Could barely pick it up to put in on the cabinet.
Did any of you look at the gassers (Falcons) I posted on this a few days ago? Larry
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That does look heavy. Tell me about the cool wooden drawers in the background.
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