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Hello From Central California

Post #1 by goldtele » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:57 am

Hello, I just purchased my son a 1960 Ford falcon with a six cylinder 144 in it. Great little car!

Having a bit of trouble keeping it running when Idling or in gear after it’s warmed up. Looking into carburetor options would like to go with an electric choke if possible trying to decide if I want to get another single barrel or upgrade to a 2 barrel.

Put in an electronic ignition, redid the Uphlostry and interior.

Looking forward to the forum! Thanks guys

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Post #2 by wsa111 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:11 pm

Welcome aboard.
1960 Falcon with the 144. Is it standard shift??
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Post #3 by bubba22349 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:08 pm

Welcome to the Ford Six forums goldtele, that 60 Falcon will make a nice car for your son to learn on. :thumbup: :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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Post #4 by bmbm40 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:52 pm

Awesome Falcon your son is very fortunate. I learned to drive in an early Falcon. You can easily go with a larger 1v carb, more cfm, from a 170 or 200 but it will have to work with your existing distributor. You could benefit from getting a copy of the Falcon Performance Handbook-it pretty much explains all the important stuff for performance mods, maintenance and reference.
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