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Re: 1963 Ford Falcon

Post by dean_af on June 6th 2011, 12:02 am

Love that tach.
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Re: 1963 Ford Falcon

Post by 63Falconconvert on June 10th 2011, 7:11 am

Got some work done over the last few nights.

Got the tach mounted:




The orange primer is Eastwood rust encapsulator, then all of the weld joints are seam sealed. Tonight I'm going to spray the underneith with Rusto Truck Bed Liner.


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Post by rmdhokie on June 10th 2011, 3:10 pm

nice job. nice progress.
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Post by dean_af on June 10th 2011, 4:33 pm

I need to find that type of seam sealer. The stuff I have is in tubes.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on June 11th 2011, 7:49 pm

dean_af wrote:I need to find that type of seam sealer. The stuff I have is in tubes.

It's made in Canada!!


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Post by dean_af on June 12th 2011, 12:47 pm

Perfect. Going to look for it today.
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Re: 1963 Ford Falcon

Post by dean_af on June 14th 2011, 8:02 pm

63Falconconvert wrote:
This is great. Just cut the rust and mine needs replacing just like in your pic. Hopefully I get the time tomorrow.
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Re: 1963 Ford Falcon

Post by cac1967 on June 20th 2011, 8:31 pm

You have a very nice falcon. will be a solid car when your done, your repairs look awesome, your welding and fab skills are very good,i know first hand how hard it is to fab panels from scratch, you have a car to be proud of ,and it's a great feeling to tell people that you did the work your self!!!
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Post by 63Falconconvert on June 20th 2011, 10:04 pm

Thanks for the compliments. I think thats why I love this forum, we are all do it yourself guys working in our garages and we know how hard it is to make some of these repairs plus I don't have 6 grand laying around to have my Falcon painted by a "professional". I can't wait to actually start rolling paint.
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Post by cac1967 on June 20th 2011, 10:29 pm

Could not have put it any better!!!
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Post by T.Hadley on June 23rd 2011, 8:55 pm

nice work...
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Post by 63Falconconvert on June 25th 2011, 9:56 pm

Some updates;



changing the rear end oil




slave labor..Kathy Lee would be proud!





I painted the inside of the truck with truck bed liner.





The rearend and leafs I brush painted using 3 parts Rusto gloss black, 1 part enamal reducer and 1 part enamal hardener. I tried using a foam brush but they fell apart so I used a regular paint brush. It dried to the touch in 20 minutes.



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Post by cac1967 on June 25th 2011, 11:44 pm

Your trunk and undercarriage looks great!! It's great to get the younger generation into the old car hobby, I like to involve my kids in the simple project's too!!
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on June 26th 2011, 4:23 am

cac1967 wrote:Your trunk and undercarriage looks great!!
X2. Nice muffler too, although I'd like to see some rubber dampening that hanger... (Doesn't mean I'd use the rubber on my own car...) That coil-over setup is interesting as well. I've never seen that before.

Edit: OK, I think I see a dampening strap there now...
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Re: 1963 Ford Falcon

Post by rmdhokie on June 26th 2011, 9:28 am

Great work!
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Post by dean_af on June 26th 2011, 11:27 am

It's looking really good and clean.
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Re: 1963 Ford Falcon

Post by 63Falconconvert on June 29th 2011, 9:42 pm

Got my Topside ordered today through True Value. No freight if I have it shipped to the store. Will be here next week. cheers
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Post by cac1967 on June 29th 2011, 9:48 pm

Can't wait till next week to see some progress pics!!!!
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Post by 86 stang on July 2nd 2011, 10:09 pm

wow wow nice job
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Post by 63Falconconvert on July 7th 2011, 12:29 pm

Took the Falcon off the jack stands last night, dumped in 5 gallons of high test, car fired right up. Backed it out and let it run for 10 minutes to open up the thermostat. Looked under the car and what do I see but a 6" puddle of oil dripping from the back of the engine ahhh This car would only leak a few drops now and then, nothing to really worry about.
I'm not sure if it's the pan gasket or the rear main. Tonight I'm going to retorque the pan and see what happens.
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Post by rmdhokie on July 7th 2011, 8:05 pm

Hopefully just an oil pan seal and not the rear main. How long was the car sitting before you started it?
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Post by cac1967 on July 7th 2011, 8:35 pm

If that engine still has the rope style seal in it that could be the problem,if the seal has dryed that may be the problem, if it has the newer style seal the car would have to have set a long time, I think ford switched to the rubber seal in 67 or 68,but I am not absolutely sure.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on July 7th 2011, 9:58 pm

Tonight I pulled off the inspection plate on the C4, crawled under the car and let the car run for 10 minutes. The oil is coming from behind the flex plate. I'm guessing because I never sealed the threads on the flex plate to crank mounting bolts that is where it's leaking from. Looks like I'll be pulling the C4 this weekend.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on July 7th 2011, 10:05 pm

Ok this is another modification that I got done. Unless you own a Falcon or early Stang you will probably not understand. When you pump gas you can only pull the trigger on the gas nozzle to about 1/4 or you will be wearing gas at $4 a gallon. A bunch of guys on the Falcon Forum have done this and love it. The neck is from a 65ish Stang. It's an easy modification and when I got gas it was full throttle at the pump.








and this came in today... cheers

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Post by cac1967 on July 7th 2011, 10:19 pm

I like the idea with the fuel tank, I'll have to do that with my 64,I have 2 or 3 mustang filler neck's lying around,I'm glad to see you got your paint ,and good luck on getting the oil leak fixed, been there done that on a 65 ford truck I had it was a 352 though .
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