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Old 07-02-2018, 07:23 AM
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Picked this up a couple weeks ago from a local seller. This is my first Falcon, so I'm pretty stocked. Here's a few pics from the day that I bought her and drover her 2 hours home.

Current plans are to clean up mess that previous owners created, finish up the interior and redo the engine bay while I replace the 302 that is currently residing in there.
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Old 07-02-2018, 07:54 AM
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Nice looking car. Replace the 302 with what?
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:02 AM
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So I'm on the fence between a 331 or 408. I'm still gathering my research on fitment issues, tranny and exhaust but I see myself leaning towards the 408. BluePrint sells a 425hp crate motor that I am interested in.
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:07 AM
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So I'm on the fence between a 331 or 408. I'm still gathering my research on fitment issues, tranny and exhaust but I see myself leaning towards the 408. BluePrint sells a 425hp crate motor that I am interested in.

I'm in the process of a rebuild on my 289 and going with a 331. Another member in Yakima is also going 331. Fitment is fine there. 408 might present some problems
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:16 AM
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I'm a fan of the 331. My brother had built one for his mustang that was one fun car. My thought process is that there is no replacement for displacement. While that is somewhat accurate, it all depends on the build. I too think I am going to find that I am going to run into some issues going with the 408. That may be the deciding factor for me.
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Old 07-02-2018, 01:36 PM
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Very nice looking- with lots of potential.
What's your goal?
Look forward to following the progress.
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Old 07-02-2018, 03:00 PM
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My goal bounced around for awhile. For while I was looking at pro street turn key cars. Once I stumbled across this car I quickly realized a nice driver is what I was after. Paint will be changed to blue, stroker motor mini tub and a few small changes to the interior.
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:55 AM
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I'm in the process of a rebuild on my 289 and going with a 331. Another member in Yakima is also going 331. Fitment is fine there. 408 might present some problems
Scott, if you don't mind me asking, are you building the 331 yourself and who is doing your machine work. I'm looking for a local builder.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:17 AM
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Scott, if you don't mind me asking, are you building the 331 yourself and who is doing your machine work. I'm looking for a local builder.

Local mechanic is doing the engine build. Wouldn't want me doing it so I support the local economy. There's a couple of places in Yakima where the block will go for machining and balancing. The mechanic told me yesterday there were a couple of machine shops on the "west side" he would trust but didn't mention where they were.
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Wouldn't that be something if they included the two I just recommended?
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I need to stop replying with my phone (though that might mean I post even less), but I read that as "wouldn't recommend" not "would." But would still be interested if your builder knows of them.
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Scott, hows that engine coming along?
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Scott, hows that engine coming along?

Funny you should ask. I'm on vacation in London with the family right now but on my return next week I'm going to stop by the shop and see where things are at. He was supposed to be ordering the Scat parts 3-4 weeks ago. He said not to expect the car back before October is depressing on two fronts. It's October and I'm not sure how many break in miles I'll be able to do.


I'll be ordering headers when I get back and will drop those by the shop when I get them. Decided to stay with the stock heads (I know aluminum would breathe better) but I'm trying to "control some costs" to appease my wife. And, I'm not looking for a drag car, just something I can drive regularly in nice weather.
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:55 PM
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One beauty of our cars as hobbies...no deadlines that aren’t really self imposed. (Jeff told me that and he was absolutely right.)The only thing I never wanted to hear from my wife was “are you ever going to do anything with at piece of junk” and I never did. On top of that...as far as cost control- One of the beauties of a falcon is they are already one of the least expensive classics out there. Next time cost control comes up, “just be glad I didn’t get the Corvette honey”
Don’t worry, you’ll find a dry day or two this winter to break it in, then Spring will come and you’ll wonder how you will have it ready in time for summer!
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See, I am still checking in. Interesting reading this post. Money? I couldn't use your tactic Don because I already had the 65 vette and sold that. The money I spent on my Falcon was some of the best money I ever spent. I got back all my money and had a ball.
I had the pleasure of doing things I had never done. I took a piece of junk and changed it into a best of show winner and all it took was money and a heck of a lot of work.
Dreamers in Everett saw my car and said to build that car would cost $75,000. But when you do it all yourself, the costs are for parts. Lots of parts. You can count your time as money, but I guarantee, you won't get that money back. The car was started so I could do things that I didn't know how to do and I learned a lot. Body work, welding, painting, fiberglass, color buff and sanding (yuck). Repairing everything that will and does go wrong. Electrical (double yuck). And through it all, I made some really neat friends that I will always remember. They gave time, advice and help. Friends. That may be the best thing I got out of the car. Thanks to you all and I plan on staying close to this club.
There is one thing I learned during the process. Take your time and when you want to do a certain task, wait until you have the money to do that task. I didn't have the money when kids were at home. Had to wait until I retired. Compromise is a way of saying you lose. Keep the faith Scott and best of luck with your beautiful car.
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