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G'day from New Jersey

ozjello

New member
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
 

wsa111

Moderator
Staff member
Tim, welcome aboard.
You just opened up a site with a bunch of info for your ride. Bill wsa11
 

65 F-100 pete

New member
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
 

ozjello

New member
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
 

bubba22349

Active member
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:
 

bubba22349

Active member
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:
 
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