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by 69Falcon
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Front & rear windshield trim questions
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Front & rear windshield trim questions

What a clusterf$ck. Like stated above, at the end of March, I found out the original shop had lost my windshield, but had two rears. So on April 4th I went onto Mac's site because I'd seen they had the windshield for the big birds listed. Between the glass and the shipping, over $430. After almost a...
by 69Falcon
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Front & rear windshield trim questions
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Front & rear windshield trim questions

All ‘66-69 2 and 4 door cars used the same rear window, so the trim will fit. Let me know what you’ve got!
by 69Falcon
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Front & rear windshield trim questions
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Front & rear windshield trim questions

I'm up to the point of reinstalling the front and rear windshields, and since the original shop I took it too lost some of my trim, all of the clips, and oh yeah my front windshield , I have the following questions: ⋅ What do the clips that hold on the chrome trim pieces look like? I found...
by 69Falcon
Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Bucket Seat Survey for 66-69
Replies: 1
Views: 2240

Re: Bucket Seat Survey for 66-69

I used bucket seats out of a '91 Miata to replace my bench, with fabricated adapters to mate them to the oem mounting holes. With my current rebuild, I'll be re-using the Miata seats but I've got all custom subframes fabricated for the new motor and transmission.
by 69Falcon
Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 79
Views: 19758

Re: Where are they now?

Dang, nobody missed me? :oops:

Or did you guys disown me because I've gone to a bent 6?
by 69Falcon
Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Falcon Carpet Kit and Headliner
Replies: 5
Views: 4095

Re: Falcon Carpet Kit and Headliner

I had an ACC carpet in my bird, good quality and held up well. I just ordered a new headliner from Mac's, will let you know about quality once I get it.
by 69Falcon
Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1966 Falcon, back in the Inline game.
Replies: 10
Views: 4750

Re: 1966 Falcon, back in the Inline game.

Also being an owner of the '66-'70 series, I can tell you that no one makes body panels for our cars. Your best bet is a place like Desert Valley Auto in Arizona. They're slow and expensive, but they often have the parts you'll need. That's where I sourced what I needed for rebuilding mine after my ...
by 69Falcon
Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: FAST EZ-EFI
Replies: 6
Views: 2742

FAST EZ-EFI

http://www.compperformancegroupstores.c ... EZIEFIKits

Anybody have any experience with this? They claim that it self learns, so there is no programming.
by 69Falcon
Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: EFI for the Aluminum Head
Replies: 23
Views: 10813

Re: EFI for the Aluminum Head

Mike, FAST has come out with a new product EZ EFI that supposedly once you enter in base info, will learn while you drive. My opinion is that a lot of folks either aren't interested or don't have the time to learn how to program an efi system. (I know I'm at least speaking for myself.) Now granted t...
by 69Falcon
Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbocharging the 200
Replies: 9
Views: 2587

Re: Turbocharging the 200

the steering is my biggest concern of the two as i have noticed that above 50 mph when on narrow country roads you really start to notice how much play there is in the steering wheel. Add in as much caster as you can, it will make a big difference at speed. Factory alignment specs were meant for bi...
by 69Falcon
Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: CI OEM replacement exhaust system install
Replies: 2
Views: 808

Re: CI OEM replacement exhaust system install

First off, the old pipe required the use of the "donut", but the flange and mounting bracket of the new pipe eliminates the need for this. Or so I thought. It won't bolt up tight, and will leak like a sieve. I've called Mike at CI for advice on how to proceed, and will let you guys know h...
by 69Falcon
Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: CI OEM replacement exhaust system install
Replies: 2
Views: 808

CI OEM replacement exhaust system install

So a few weeks ago my cobbled together exhaust rusted out and split, right in front of the muffler. And I still had a 2.5 hour drive, with the wife and kids, in the snow, to get home. Needless to say, I figured it was time to get a new exhaust. Do I go with headers, maybe a dual out, and start hoppi...
by 69Falcon
Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: What is needed to mate a T5 to a 250?
Replies: 7
Views: 1267

Re: What is needed to mate a T5 to a 250?

I bought a flywheel with removable wieghts and left them off. Also, I adapted a cable clutch kit from Ron Morrison; it worked out great. You have to use a crossmember from a C6/4-speed car; mine was a big block - not sure if small block cars are the same. Look for motor mounts from a 250 1969 Falco...
by 69Falcon
Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: What is needed to mate a T5 to a 250?
Replies: 7
Views: 1267

What is needed to mate a T5 to a 250?

Currently have the original 200 and C4, but I've picked up the pedal assembly to convert to a manual tranny. I've read that the 250 uses the same bell pattern as the small block V8, so if I swapped the 200 for a 250, would I simply need to get a T5 & Bellhousing from a 302 V8?
by 69Falcon
Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Mustang Corral
Topic: 81 Mustang Six
Replies: 4
Views: 2052

Re: 81 Mustang Six

You should check the bellhousing. Isn't '81the year that has the semi-mythical bellhousing that lets you bolt up a 200 to a T5? (I happen to have a block and bellhousing collecting dust in my garage at the moment...)
by 69Falcon
Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: supercharger and tri-power
Replies: 9
Views: 1731

Re: supercharger and tri-power

Not to rain on the parade, but I would ditch the tri-power when you go forced air. The complexity of the set up would be a nightmare. Plust, one of the advantages (proved in reality by Wills turbo falcon) of force air is you won't gain much by having the 3 carbs as far as power goes. I agree with d...
by 69Falcon
Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:35 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head Exhaust Pipes
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Yes.
by 69Falcon
Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Shelby UCA mod on a Maverick?
Replies: 10
Views: 1755

351 celi wrote:I do not think the cut factory springs increases spring rate on old vehicle applications, as they are not progressive rate springs.


Cutting any linear rate spring will increase its spring rate; simple physics.
by 69Falcon
Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200....in a demo-derby?!?!
Replies: 13
Views: 1431

Add an oil cooler, but instead of mounting it up by the radiator, mount it on the driver's side of the block where the power steering usually goes. That'd protect it from being damaged, and if it has an electric fan that might help keep it cool as well.
by 69Falcon
Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Troubleshooting: Engine lacks high speed performance/ power.
Replies: 86
Views: 9910

Re: Troubleshooting: Engine lacks high speed performance/ po

Ockham's Razor O K here's the problem: The engine starts out strong and sounds like a beast. After a short distance which varies from a few hundred yards to a few miles the engine starts to loose power and lacks high speed performance. It gets worse over time. When the problem occurs I have to give ...
by 69Falcon
Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Datsun Z struts in a roundbody
Replies: 22
Views: 2957

I hope you noticed where it says YOU SUPPLY: <a lot of stuff>
by 69Falcon
Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Twincharge?
Replies: 14
Views: 1823

Or the twin turbo system Mazda used on the 3rd generation RX-7. Very complicated, used a smaller turbo in the lower rpm range than switched over to a larger turbo at higher rpms. Very complicated system, and most guys would toss it in favor of a single turbo to build more power.
by 69Falcon
Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Sway bar on a Falcon
Replies: 13
Views: 4180

Just recently I up graded the sway bar to a 1 1/8" and love the handling it offers...it drives like it runs on rails...still running stock steering components and can not see any up grade to a rack system as the stock non-power system works fine...using a Grant 13" steering wheel. As for those who ...
by 69Falcon
Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Steering and Suspension
Topic: Sway bar on a Falcon
Replies: 13
Views: 4180

Hard lesson I just learned: If you go too big on your sway bars, your 40 year old metal may fatigue. I installed a 1-1/8" up front and a 7/8" out back. Car handled great. Problem is I cracked the plate where it bolted on the driver's side in the front last year (repaired by welding in a new plate) b...
by 69Falcon
Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: VACATION ROCKS ! SCORE AT THE JUNK YARD !
Replies: 6
Views: 1382

Re: VACATION ROCKS ! SCORE AT THE JUNK YARD !

I SCORED THIS DASH PAD FOR $50.00 BUCKS ! :twisted: http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb136/69falcon250-2V/2009_0210dashpad0001.jpg I am sooooooo freakin' jealous!!! My pad developed a crack last summer and it just keeps growing. Plus it's warped over on the passenger side... Nice score though! If...
by 69Falcon
Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: holley kit?
Replies: 19
Views: 5735

wagon wrote:The polishing is what takes the time.


That's the part that has kept me from going with fuel injection so far. My Falcon is my daily driver, so it has to be able to make the trek to work every day. :?
by 69Falcon
Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: EFI for the Aluminum Head
Replies: 23
Views: 10813

While I love the look of multiple throttle bodies, I think a direct mount plenum with a single tb would be fairly easy to setup, wouldn't cause shock-tower interference issues, and would still take advantage of the head's capabilities. So that's what I voted for. But sitting here typing this, I gues...
by 69Falcon
Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:30 am
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Check this out.....
Replies: 67
Views: 12627

Very sweet, nice work! I like some of the subtle changes you made, like relocating the dipstick and aligning it with the header. I take it that hood clearance isn't an issue with the Bronco? Also, have you started tuning the fuel injection setup, and what ECM did you go with?
by 69Falcon
Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: seat belts
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

Yes, in our older cars, the kids are probably safer in the front passenger seat with a 3 point belt than in the rear with just the lap belt. I've thought about augmenting my rear with 3 point belts, but you'd have to fabricate some good anchor points and get the geometry laid out properly so they fu...
by 69Falcon
Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:46 am
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: seat belts
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

If you pull the seats, you might find the mounting points for the lap belts, then you'd just have to source a new set; I know JC Whitney carries them.
by 69Falcon
Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Roadhandling and breaks for Falcon -68 with turbo 250?
Replies: 24
Views: 3731

well, I´ve read that 1970 Falcon had 200, 250 and 302 as an engine option..even disc breaks was an option that year for the Falcon..so..no problems to swap to a 250 :) Just remember that here in the US in 1970 there were two different body styles with the Falcon name. The early '70 looks like my '...
by 69Falcon
Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: Roadhandling and breaks for Falcon -68 with turbo 250?
Replies: 24
Views: 3731

Hey now, I never said it wouldn't fit, I warned that modifications had to be made to keep it happy and under the hood. Ditto. In fact, the engine bay in a 68/69 Falcon is immense and should have no problem with a 250. (I had started down this path myself, until a free 200 dropped into my lap.) And ...
by 69Falcon
Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: Body, Paint, & Interior
Topic: golden?
Replies: 3
Views: 967

Black vinyl seats on a hot sunny day are literally a pain in the arse.
by 69Falcon
Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 2V Dyno Results - Part 3 & 4
Replies: 7
Views: 3256

Thanks for the feedback Gene. But like I said, with the adoption I need to keep the expenses down so I'll be sticking with my Pertronix II and stock exhaust manifold for now. I'm mostly interested in highway cruising, and with 2.83 gears, 205/60-15 tires and the C4, I figure I'm currently turning 29...
by 69Falcon
Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 2V Dyno Results - Part 3 & 4
Replies: 7
Views: 3256

Mike, and everyone involved, I'd like to thank you all for the time, money, and effort you have put into this endeavor. While my initial plan for my next motor was a fully built, fuel injected CI Aluminum head, the impending adoption of two children has put the squeeze on my available funds, so I am...
by 69Falcon
Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: highway horror
Replies: 20
Views: 2449

I have the 3.90 rearend as well. <snip> so I guess i need to locate a new rear. You have answered your own question. :wink: As a reference point, my 200 has Pertronix II and matching Blaster coil, it and the C4 are otherwise stock, I've got 2.83 gears in the 7 1/4 rear end, and it will run at 75-80...
by 69Falcon
Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: How did you hear about FordSix
Replies: 115
Views: 32750

IIRC someone on [url=http:\\www.tffn.net]TFFN (The Ford Falcon News) forum[/url] pointed me in this direction shortly after I bought my Falcon.
by 69Falcon
Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stuck oil pan!
Replies: 19
Views: 2555

It's honestly not needed for this application, though. A breaker bar and three pound hammer will do it perfectly. Would be surprised if it took more than six blows - the key is to make them a "shock" with sharpness. Thanks for the tips guys. I used a 2x3 wedged in to stop the crank from rotating, h...
by 69Falcon
Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: sixer on a 200
Replies: 8
Views: 1640

Someone here on the board is running a tri-carb setup with a 2bbl on the center and 1bbl carbs outboard.
by 69Falcon
Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stuck oil pan!
Replies: 19
Views: 2555

Guess I should've mentioned that the head is off the block, it was a manual tranny but now there is nothing attached to the block (not even the flywheel) All the pulleys are still attached as well. Got tied up yesterday so didn't have time to monkey with it. My plan is to use a putty knife and rubbe...
by 69Falcon
Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stuck oil pan!
Replies: 19
Views: 2555

Actually, the timing cover and damper are still on. I haven't figured out how to get the damper off; nothing to stop it from rotating when I crank on the bolt.
by 69Falcon
Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Stuck oil pan!
Replies: 19
Views: 2555

Stuck oil pan!

Nothing like trying to tear down a 27 year old motor. I've removed all the bolts from the oil pan, used PB Blaster on the seams, tried a rubber mallet for persuasion, but still can't get the oil pan off. I've thought about wedging a paintscraper in to loosen it, but am afraid of damage. Any suggesti...
by 69Falcon
Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: 7.5 limited slip
Replies: 3
Views: 818

I don't believe that'll work in your pumpkin; that 7.5" was used starting in the late '70s IIRC.
by 69Falcon
Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Odd bolt size?
Replies: 5
Views: 924

Good to know I'm not going nuts. (At least not about this!) I'll be trying the heat tomorrow.
by 69Falcon
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Odd bolt size?
Replies: 5
Views: 924

Odd bolt size?

I'm tearing down an '81 200, and the exhaust manifold bolts are rusted on pretty well. I've been soaking with PB Blaster for a couple of days and no luck. Next will come the torch. But my question is this: what size are these bolts? My 1/2" socket is too small, 9/16" is so loose I'm afraid it'd stri...
by 69Falcon
Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Falcon XY
Replies: 4
Views: 990

The majority of the posters here are from the US, and we only had Falcons up to 1970. (Although there are a bunch of folks from down under on the board.)
by 69Falcon
Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: ram air
Replies: 10
Views: 1494

Cowl induction is where it's at. That will actually force a little air into the carb because the base of the windshield is the highest-pressure area on the car. Why do you suppose Nascar uses those? While I agree that cowl induction is a good source of cool air from a low pressure point, NASCAR car...
by 69Falcon
Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 3x1 jetting table
Replies: 7
Views: 1768

Actually, the more information about the motor the better, IMO. Gives other guys a better baseline when starting down the same path.
by 69Falcon
Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Should I run an intercooler?
Replies: 14
Views: 1343

Re: Should I run an intercooler?

Actually, instead of an intercooler you'll need a hopper from the bed to feed dollar bills to the gas pump! :D A gasoline powered F250 gets what, 10-12 mpg when towing a light load? Run it on E85 and you'll get 6-8 mpg? Blown or turboed, it'll get maybe 4- 5 mpg on E85? While I'm convinced E85 is a...
by 69Falcon
Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Good Place to find Falcons?
Replies: 6
Views: 1370

Joe B Falcons has a pretty good reputation. (But I've never bought from them myself.)

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