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Old 09-13-2013, 05:16 PM
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It will be on display this Sunday at the W. Seattle show...if the rain holds off. Come check it out!

I'm looking forward to seeing it in person. Now we gotta work on something to strap to the rack...
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I didn't always drive a wagon...

I used to be cool.

Here is a picture from 1995
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Old 01-31-2016, 04:32 PM
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Hot Dog! You were definitely cool in that beauty. Larry
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Old 01-31-2016, 07:29 PM
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Hot Dog! You were definitely cool in that beauty. Larry
Hello, Jeff.

Is the station wagon your second Falcon? It indicates that you must have been happy with the convertible or you would not have bought a second Falcon. It is also interesting that even though the convertible was "cool", for your second Falcon you chose the more functional station wagon.

I really like the station wagons. They have so much room inside and having glass all around makes them easy to see out of. I like the Rancheros, but the wagons give you cargo capacity plus a roof to keep it dry, a back seat for passengers, and you can add a roof rack.

If I were to ever get another Falcon I would probably look for a 1963 Falcon Fordor Wagon with a six-cylinder 170 like I had in high school. I like the 1963's because the had they had electric windshield wipers, self adjusting brakes, and hydraulic lifters. It was the perfect car.
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Old 02-02-2016, 08:49 PM
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Hi Dennis, I have had several Falcons and two Comets. This weekend I will scan in a few pictures and post.

I first bought them because they were inexpensive and easy to work on. Guess they became familiar.
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Old 02-03-2016, 03:31 PM
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Jeff, your quote "I first bought them because they were inexpensive and easy to work on". That must be true. I haven't stopped working on mine since the day I took on the task of rebuilding it. Most is my fault, you are correct about the ability to work on them. Larry
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But Larry... I don't think yours fits the inexpensive part of that equation.

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It's inexpensive in relation to some cars?? Even some Falcons. The winner at Hot August Nights a couple of years ago was a Falcon wagon and in talking to the owners, they had over a 1/4 million into it. SEE!!!!!! Oh well, I'll just stick to easy to work on I guess.
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Finding parts has been easy.

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I have had several Falcons and two Comets. I first bought them because they were inexpensive and easy to work on.
What is nice about the Falcon is that even though it is over 50 years old, its parts were so conventional and were used in so many other cars for so long that they are all still easily available. When I had the rear end rebuilt on my car last week, the mechanic essentially had it done in a day. The brake shoes, wheel bearings, and differential bearings all came from the NAPA auto parts store next door to the mechanic's shop.

It was the same when I had my engine and automatic transmission re-built. There were no problems with parts availability. The torque converter was sent out for re-manufacture, but it came back right away. All the parts needed to rebuild the front end were readily available. I can buy a rebuilt generator for my car from O'Reilly auto parts store for $89.

The new bearings in the differential made a world of difference. The rear end whine is gone and the sound level in the interior is very much diminished. When I drive to work in the mornings now, I only hear the pleasant sounds of the smooth V-8 and the quiet purr of the exhaust. I have been leaving the radio off and just enjoying listening to the engine and exhaust. Ohhhhhhh, they sound nice.

There have been a lot of repairs made on this car, but with each thing that gets fixed it just keeps running better and better and better.

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The winner at Hot August Nights a couple of years ago was a Falcon wagon and in talking to the owners, they had over a 1/4 million into it.
Sometimes it seems like I am getting close to that with my Falcon .
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I believe Carol already thinks I surpassed that 1/4 Million mark. Not really.
I was able to marry the most beautiful girl in the world , my high school sweetheart more than 50 years ago and she also happens to be the most patient girl in the world.
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Just in case you wanted to see what the most beautiful girl in the world looked like.
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Wow!now let's see the groom, same timeframe.
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Jeff, this is me. No one would ever recognize me, except Carol.
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Jeff, this is me. No one would ever recognize me, except Carol.
Are you sure that isn't James Dean?
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Just in case you wanted to see what the most beautiful girl in the world looked like.
You did well in life, Larry.
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