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G'day from New Jersey

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G'day from New Jersey

Post #1 by ozjello » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:23 am

Hi everyone,

I'm a long time Ford owner, but new to inline sixes. I currently live in New Jersey, USA but grew up in Australia (hence the odd post title :D )

I currently have a 1965 Falcon Futura 2 door project I'm working on, which is how I got introduced to my first ford six.

I see a whole bunch of useful info here, and I look forward to learning more from the group.

Thanks,
Tim

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Re: G'day from New Jersey

Post #2 by wsa111 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:03 pm

Tim, welcome aboard.
You just opened up a site with a bunch of info for your ride. Bill wsa11
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Re: G'day from New Jersey

Post #3 by 65 F-100 pete » Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:23 pm

Hi Tim,
I used to live in North Jersey. Glen Rock. My grandparents lived in Ho-Ho-Kus & Midland Park. My mom's mom had a '50 Ford with a flathead 8. Then she bought a '62 Falcon with the 170 - 6. She gave the car to me. I drove it 9 years. Great strong motor.
I now drive a '65 F-100 with a 240 ci 6. Another strong motor. Put split cast iron headers on it back in June. What a difference that is making ! I have one muffler for 3 cylinders.The other 3 cylinders have a muffler too. I have the tail pipes short...they come out just in front off the pass. wheel. The mufflers are quiet. To me 6 cyl's don't sound very good.
So it is "breathing" with way less restrictions. I used to slow way down going up the many inclines here in western N. Carolina. Not any more. Barely slow down at all.
If you get a chance, and feel like telling me about what you are into, I'd like to chat...ifn you'd want to.
Awe righty then, Happy New year, Pete

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Re: G'day from New Jersey

Post #4 by ozjello » Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:58 pm

Thanks for the welcome guys.

I picked up a 65 Falcon Hardtop 200/C4 last year. It needs a bunch of work (floors, rockers quarters, and a full paint job). I have always loved the looks of 65 Falcons (63 Hardtops a close second), so when I found one close by, I jumped on it, even though it needs major help.

I had planned to V8 swap it, but the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to do something "different", so I've decided to keep the inline 6, and see what I can do with that.

I have a C5DE block, which I believe I have the 65 only, 4 bolt small bellhousing pattern, which I'm not thrilled about. I'd like to run a 4R70W auto, so that I can have overdrive on the highways, I just picked up a 250 crossflow head from a member here, so that's the direction I'm heading.

Looking forward to learning more as I go along.

Thanks,
Tim

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Re: G'day from New Jersey

Post #5 by bubba22349 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:35 am

Welcome to the Ford Six forums ozjello, the 1964 and 65 Falcons hardtop bodies ( Futura's / Sprints) are also my favorites though I wouldn't turn down the even rarer 1963 1/2 Hardtop either as they all share that great looking fast back roof line. Post some pictures of your build up and repairs of your 65 when you can. Good luck on the 65 Falcon. :thumbup: :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

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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Re: G'day from New Jersey

Post #6 by ozjello » Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:02 pm

This is what I'm starting with.

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Re: G'day from New Jersey

Post #7 by bubba22349 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:35 pm

Looks fairly straight and complete it should make a decent car with some rust repair. Plus those 1964 & 65 Futura body's are getting hard to find now at a decent price, so its well worth fixing it up. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

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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