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New to me 1964 Ford Falcon

Post #1 by asesapie » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:18 pm

Very excited to have had my new purchase delivered to me today from the other side of the state, my new to me 1964 Ford Falcon.

The Falcon has a straight six of course that is a 200 not original to the car with a c4 trans with floor shifter. Was originally a column shift manual as far as I can tell. Runs but needs a new fuel pump.

The odd thing about it is the driver side leans pretty hard. It has a tilt to the drivers side of the car if you look at it from the front or rear. Not sure why yet but everything underneath looks okay from what I could see tonight. What do you guys think it could be?

I'll get some better pics tomorrow in the light.

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Post #2 by B RON CO » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:29 am

Hi, the first thing that comes to mind is that was an old drag racers trick to improve traction off the line and improve right tire traction. They would add a leaf spring to the right side or put more air pressure in the right side air shock. If that is not it I would check for broken leaf springs, shackles etc. Also it was common back in the day to put a coil spring helper to lift sagging coils so maybe you have one on the right front and none on the left. So I would start looking at the whole suspension for worn out parts especially ball joints and tie rods for safety. Also pull the brake drums and check the wheel cylinders and all the brake stuff for safety, and repack the front wheel bearings and grease the whole thing. before you take it out. You should also get the Falcon Performance Handbook, and read some old posts for much more Ford info. Good luck
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Post #3 by asesapie » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:59 am

The car was running driving 6 months ago and has been parked since. It was his brothers car who passed away. So here are some more pics of the car that I snapped real quick before work this morning. I think I solved the issue with the lean. I wasn't able to really get under and look around at the car last night but this morning I did and found the rear shock on the pass side to be full extended and stuck as if it's seized. So I'll snag some new shocks and hopefully that will remedy that issue. Thanks for the quick response and suggestions on what to look for. The springs front and rear are the same as far as I can tell by looking at them.

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Here's the pass rear shock that looks seized fully extended or its bent and that's why it's stuck like that.

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Post #4 by wsa111 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:03 pm

Nice, will need a little work, but the interior looks super.
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Post #5 by B RON CO » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:50 pm

Hi, it looks like a pretty nice car. New brake hoses too. Check out the brakes anyway. Show an under hood picture. Good luck
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Post #6 by bubba22349 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:55 pm

:beer: congrats that seems to be a very solid car! The 1964 and 65's Falcons are a big faveriote of mine! Good luck :nod:
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Post #7 by asesapie » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:51 pm

Thanks everyone I'm excited to have found the car. It will be my daily shared between my 70 C10.

I snapped some more pics of the car for everyone. I also removed the bad shock and that leveled out the car so that was the problem. Also the distributor is something I'm not used to but the coil box says "OMNI SPARK" looks like the PO's brother was adding some parts to it that weren't original. Are these distributors good?

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Post #8 by B RON CO » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:44 pm

Hi, Omni is a non stock performance coil the ignition is upgraded to Ford duraspark from the 1980. I would think you will find more upgrades. Good luck
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Post #9 by B RON CO » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:51 pm

Your head is also an improvement, a later head with larger valves, and hardened valve seats. Get the Falcon Performance Handbook to get all this info about your engine. It looks like a great find, and getting better
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Post #10 by asesapie » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:35 am

Well I got the Falcon running but it doesn't run well. The reman autolite that is on the car is not working well. It likely needs a tune up as well and brakes and tie rod ends. I guess some normal maintenance.

My question is now what size brakes does this car have? It was originally born with the 170 and a 3 speed on column. I see three different sizes of brakes which I didn't expect when searching this specific car with the 170 engine. Can anyone help me know what size brakes I have without having to take them apart first. Has the typical 7-1/2 rear end most inline 6 cars have.

Also what year for the duraspark distributor should i look for new cap, rotor wires etc?

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Post #11 by B RON CO » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:11 am

Hi, you have a later large cap distributor, not sure of the years (it was a while ago). Get to know the local parts guy, they will help sort through it. As for the brake shoes, all I can tell you is there are different drum diameters, and different shoe widths. I have seen plenty of heavy duty vans, which came with a big shoe width, end up with a regular shoe, with a narrow width. I personally check the shoes to match for profile and depth, as well as how they fit in the drum on every brake job I do. Talk to the parts guy, they should have the most popular shoes in stock, and if not let them order it to match what you have. This is just part of the fun of taking care of a classic car. Remember to match what you have, and the small primary shoe goes in front, and the larger secondary shoe goes in the rear. The engine may be running poorly due to old stale gas, or you may need to clean the whole fuel system. Good luck
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Post #12 by asesapie » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:41 am

I guess I'm used to a model of car only having the one selection for replacement brake parts not multiple. Was hoping I could pick them up on the way home without having to take the brakes apart first.

Is it more common for the v8 cars to have the 10" and the I6 cars to have the 9"?

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Post #13 by bubba22349 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:17 pm

Your Falcon originally being a six will have the 9 inch drum brakes and Yes your assumptions are correct that only the V8 cars will have the 10 inch drums. The fronts on your Falcon are 2 1/4 inch wide and the rears could be one of two sizes depending on when it was originally built. The early cars had 1 1/2 inch wide rear shoes then on Feb. 03, 1964 the Falcons six'es got an upgrade to 1 3/4 inch wide shoes (you can find the cars build date on the door data tag if it's still the original door). Or if you want I can decode your Vin number for you too. It would be easy enough though to pull one rear wheel and slide the rear drum off to measure your shoes if your in doubt.

On the DuraSpark II the wide cap was used on the 1976 and newer 200 six'es to about 1982 or 83, the same cap and rotor is used for all years, plugs, wire sets should also be the same. You might also start a note book listing all the part numbers, brands etc. as you find them out, this can save you time later as replacement parts are needed. Good luck :nod:
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Post #14 by bmbm40 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:21 pm

Wow these guys are good!
That is a real nice Falcon to have you will enjoy driving that for sure. By all means get the Falcon Performance Hand book it is a very inexpensive and invaluable resource and just fun to read.
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Post #15 by bubba22349 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:43 am

:hmmm: How are you doing on your Falcon? :nod:
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Post #16 by asesapie » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:11 pm

Things are moving along. So far I've replaced the water pump,rad hoses, heater hoses and flushed the rad to fix a coolant leak. Then replaced the pan gasket to get a peak inside the bottom end of the engine and it looked good. Did the trans pan gasket and filter as well. From there I rerouted the trans cooler lines to allo room for the header. Then I did the brakes and had to replace the drivers side drum as it was frozen to the shoes and destroyed. Re-picked all the bearings and got the brakes back together. Today I managed to swap in the new tierod ends which the old ones were completely smoked. Finally I got the new Weber 38/38 on with a fuel pressure reg and the engine fired right up. Runs good with the new carb. Oh I also did a full tune up and changed all fluids and greased the ball joints and changed out the grease in the steering box, there was some nasty sludge like crap in there.

The one weird thing I've found so far is that the ignition switch will not kill power to the engine. I have to pull the coil wire off to kill it. Any ideas why that is? Would it be the ignition switch?

That's where I'm at now and getting the new tires on this afternoon.

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Post #17 by bubba22349 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:29 pm

Yes it could be that the ignistion switch is worn out if you have a Volt / Ohm meter or a simple 12 volt test light you can test to see if it's working correctly. Another thing could be by how the previous owner wired up the DSII. Good luck :nod:
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Post #18 by asesapie » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:35 pm

I hope it's just the ignition switch. I want to say that the first time I got it running I was able to shut it down with the ignition switch.

If it ends up not being the case and it's the DSII how would the wiring keep it from shutting down with the ignition switch? How does the wiring for one of those go or work out?

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Post #19 by bubba22349 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:54 am

Here is a recent post I did on wiring the DSII.

There a number of ways to wire a DuraSpark II system (DSII) depending on how much rewiring of your car you want to do.

Here is how I did it on a number of early cars and trucks that is very simple and it keeps and uses all the car or trucks original wiring only adding one or two new wires. Also if you should ever want to return to the stock system it's easy to change back.

1. With the new DSII Distributor installed its 3 Wire socket pluggs into the DSII wire harnesses 3 wire plug and then you can start to route the DSII wire harness.

2. The Ignition Control Module (ICM) gets mounted to the inter fender panel and the DSII harness 4 wire plug goes into the ICM 4 wire socket. Some people run an extra ground wire to one of the mounting screws if the inter fender panel is made of metal it probally isn't nessisary but it won't hurt if you want to.

3. I used most all of the stock vehicle wiring including the Pink Resistor wire that goes to the Bat. Or + Side of the stock Ford coil. This Pink wire goes right into the DuraSpark II coils Red wire hooked up to the Battery or + side of the new DSII coil. Also the other wire coming from the I terminal ( for extra voltage when starting) of the starter solinod goes onto this same + Red wire.

4. The DSII horseshoe clip is made so that the Green wire coming out of the DSII wire harness plugs onto the Tach or the - side of the coil, so you just plug it on as is.

5. The ICM 2 wire plug socket is plugged into the 2 wire plug and has a Red and a White wire coming out of it. I ran a new wire connecting this Red wire and splicing it into the Pink wire about 2 or 3 inches under the dash behind the ignistion switch so it's before the Resistor in the Pink wire, I even used a Crimp On type Splice Connector so I didn't have to cut any of the orginal wiring harness. If you have a Volt / Ohm meter probe the wire there you are looking for at least a full 12 + volts with the Key on in the Run position as the ICM needs a full 12 volts to run correctly. This is all you really need to make it run and many people don't even bother to hookup the White wire. The White wire though is the Ignistion retard feature of the ICM and is a good idea to hookup. To do so just run a new wire connecting the White wire over to the S terminal of the starter solenoid and now your all done and can Enjoy all the benifits of the new DSII system. Good luck :nod:
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Post #20 by asesapie » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:05 pm

Well it wasn't the ignition switch. I installed the new one today and same issue were the car won't shut off with the key. I replaced the alternator while I was at it cause I found out that was bad so the "gen" light on the dash comes on now but that won't go out as well. Seems like the ignition has power all the time not controlled through the key, does that sound right considering when I hook the battery up the gen light comes on and be next morning my battery was flat dead?

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Post #21 by bubba22349 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:36 am

No it isn't right for the ignistion to be powered all the time, so something is definitely wired wrong or something is shorting out. Also the Gen or Alternator light also shouldn't be on if the key is turned off. With the battery being dead in the morning that means there is quite a big power draw or a short. It would be best to just leave the battery disconnected over night until you get the electrical wiring all figured out. You don't want to take a chance having a fire that burns up your new car. Good luck :nod:
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Post #22 by B RON CO » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:19 am

Hi, did you replace the voltage regulator with the alternator? I think the modern electronic regulator is a direct fit upgrade from the old mechanical regulators, at least is was for me. You can start by charging the battery and unplug the regulator and see what happens. The car might start and shut off, but won't charge. Simple test, I would try that first. Good luck
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Post #23 by asesapie » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:33 am

Bronco, where is the voltage regulator located? My first time with these so I'm unaware where they put it.

New issue this morning. Went out for a few min before work and hooked the battery back up and instant start without key now. Starter fired off with the ground wire hooked up to battery.

So anything related to wiring all I've touched is the ignition switch and the starter selenoid deal under the hood by the battery. I replaced that with a new one. Could that have failed causing the power to go straight through to the starter or maybe a bad ground somewhere?

Here are some pics of that and the wiring for the distributor

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This wire isn't hooked up to anything and hasn't been since I got the car.
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Post #24 by B RON CO » Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:11 pm

Hi, the voltage regulator is a little usually black or silver box with a flat four wire plug. Let's look at that solenoid first. On the big lug closest to the battery is 2 wires. The big one from the battery, and the little one to the alternator. The other big lug goes to the starter. The little lug on the battery side is from the ignition switch, and should only be hot when the key is cranking the engine. I would remove both small wires and see which one is hot when cranking. They may be mixed up or have some other problem. The other small wire is there to give a full 12 volts to the coil, bypassing the resistor wire, when cranking. I'm not sure you need that one with your electronic ignition upgrade. So sort that out first by removing the 2 small wires from the solenoid, hook up your ground (nothing should turn on, if it does you have a solenoid problem, and see which small wire is hot with a test light or multimeter when a helper turns the key to start. Put that wire back on the solenoid post under the big wire from the battery and see if it works as it should. If it turns on and off as it should I might ignore that other small wire. Later Fords, after the electronic ignitions, did away with that other wire. Good luck
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Post #25 by asesapie » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:27 pm

Bought new starter relay and that was the issue. The other "new" one was apparently junk. So I bought the better version at Napa and that has the starting and shutting down with the key issue solved. Also have turn signals now and other electrical bits working.

Now my new alternator isn't charging. The "GEN" light just stays on after starting it up. Checked at the battery to see if it was charging and negative only seeing 12.8v at the battery while running. The alternator I bought is the external regulater type I guess. Not sure if the falcon still has its regulator or the other one that was on it before was internal regulater. Where would the regulator be if it was there still or am I missing a wire that should be hooked up on the Alt?

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Post #26 by bubba22349 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:12 pm

Congrats on your progress :beer: NAPA parts are some of the best I just don't use any of the cheap electrical auto parts house stuff as its usally more trouble than there worth. Yes the 1965 up Ford alternators first used external regulators that mounted on the inter fender panel, your 1964 would of had a Generator originally with a regular that also mounted on passenger side inter panel in front of the spring / shock tower. Can you post some pictures of it and it's wiring so we can see what you are using? Some people have also used a GM Si 10 or 12 alternator as an up grade from a Generator on the earlier 1964 down Fords, these are wired a little different then a Ford type too. In your first pictures of the engine it looks like yours had one of the GM type altinators is that or one like it what your still using now? With the typical simplified Hot Rod (1 wire hook up) of these altinators you have to rev up the engine to get them to start charging, the best way not to have to do this is to wire it as GM did from a factory wiring diagram or to add a one way diode. Good luck :nod:
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Post #27 by asesapie » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:50 pm

Yeah it had a GM alternator on it one from a 1970 Olds Cutlass. That one wasn't charging for sure so I went out and bought the correct one for the falcon then after putting that in realized it was wired up for an alternator with an internal reg. So I just bought a new alt like was in there when I got it. The GM alt will go in this afternoon and hopefully all will be well

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Post #28 by bubba22349 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:50 am

There is a nice kit available that converts the Ford alternators over to a one wire hook up too, (see below link). Sounds like your just about there for having a good reliable ride. Good luck :nod:

http://www.falconparts.com/ford-falcon- ... 3p1013.htm
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Post #29 by asesapie » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:30 pm

Well the falcon is back on the ground on all 4 new tires. All that is left is change some valve stem oil seals and run the new header to dialed exhaust and it's good to go. Soooo close

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Post #30 by bubba22349 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:36 am

:beer: congrats you made a lot of progress :thumbup:
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Post #31 by asesapie » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:57 pm

Well I have my exhaust all done and she's ready to roll. Only problem I'm having is the alternator and the battery getting slowly drained somehow.

The alternator is a 1970's GM alternator that the PO put on. The original alternator was bad so I replaced it with the same one from NAPA. So my regulator is not there anymore as this alternator is supposed to be internally regulated. Well when it was first hooked up it was charging close to 16v, not too sure why. Now this alternator isn't charging at all or very little cause I checked this morning and it's at 12.8v. Any ideas??

The battery for what ever reason seems to have a slow draw on it that is pulling it down overnight. Not sure what it is that is pulling on it. Any ideas on how to test for this?

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Post #32 by bubba22349 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:24 pm

asesapie wrote:Well I have my exhaust all done and she's ready to roll. Only problem I'm having is the alternator and the battery getting slowly drained somehow.

The alternator is a 1970's GM alternator that the PO put on. The original alternator was bad so I replaced it with the same one from NAPA. So my regulator is not there anymore as this alternator is supposed to be internally regulated. Well when it was first hooked up it was charging close to 16v, not too sure why. Now this alternator isn't charging at all or very little cause I checked this morning and it's at 12.8v. Any ideas??

The battery for what ever reason seems to have a slow draw on it that is pulling it down overnight. Not sure what it is that is pulling on it. Any ideas on how to test for this


Congrats your Falcon is coming along and looking great! First do you know what year gm alternator your using? Or post some really good pictures of it so I can I'd it. GM used an external regulator on their cars from 1963 up to 1972 so that wiring is different. From 1973 to 1985 GM then used the internal regulator type which again used a different type wiring system. Some good Pictures of your alternator wiring would also be helpful.

Finding a short or draw can take some time as it can be almost anywhere. Start with your battery fully charged then disconnect it you will need to have a volt / ohm meter to read the voltages, also a simple 12 volt test light can be used to show a draw. Read voltage of the battery disconnected first. Then hookup the ground wire again and test from the bare positive battery post to the disconnected positive battery cable to read the draw and compare the voltages. Then start disconnecting some of the other wiring (one at a time) such as to the Alternator wiring and the starter cable. Now test the voltage with hookup again at the solinod posts. Test other all the connections until you find which part of the electrical system is causing the draw. It could be a sticking switch (like a for the Dome Light), a pinched and or grounded out wire, ect. While you at it you should clean up everyone of the ground connection and each wire connection (Power Source). In your cause though since this seem to start with the Alternator I would first check it out and all its wiring throughly. Have the alternator and the starter both bench tested to be sure they are performing as they should (usally free at many of the Auto Parts Stores) then go over all their wiring closely checking each of the connections are clean and tight. Good luck :nod:
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Re: New to me 1964 Ford Falcon

Post #33 by pikesan » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:41 pm

I saw this stuff on the Facebook Falcon group. How's it going?

Off-topic: where is the vacuum line below your carb (in the pics) going? I need one more vacuum line for PCV. (the other is used for power brakes)

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Re: New to me 1964 Ford Falcon

Post #34 by B RON CO » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:26 pm

Hi, as mentioned it takes time and patience to track down a current draw. When the key is off there are still some live circiuts, like the headlight switch, horn brake lights, etc. Make sure there are no dome lights or under hood lights that could be left on. Sometimes pulling the fuses one at a time and seeing if the draw stops will ID the circuit. It looks like the choke is closed so I guess the choke is not being left on. Good luck
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Re: New to me 1964 Ford Falcon

Post #35 by bubba22349 » Tue May 16, 2017 12:31 pm

:hmmm: Was just wondering how you have been doing on your Falcon? Good luck :nod:
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I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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