I bought it in 1998 and
rebuilt it from the ground up. I am a mechanic by trade with good painting skills so the only work not performed by myself was the interior trimming.
It took 6 years on and off. This is my second resto. First was a one owner XB '75 Falcon which was my first car. Owned for 11 years since I first had my license.
Anyway back to my present car.
It's an XM 1964 falcon deluxe sedan. It is painted in charcoal grey with a sand coloured interior and grey calais inserts. It is now powered by a 289
Windsor, with mild cam 30 thou over pistons, double row timing chain, Holley street
dominator manifold and 600 Holley carby. Behind that is a C10 auto controlled by a B&M Quicksilver shifter and 8 3/4 3.00 diff. Suspension has lowered front springs with XB front discs, spindles and XD calipers. Rear springs have an extra leaf with lowering blocks.
roof lining was a QA final report form dated february 1964. Apparently
my car had excessive paint fade when it rolled of the production line.
(Not anymore !)
Inside I have an array of autometer gauges. Safety is controlled by
new Klipan seat belts front and rear. (Engineer would not let me get
the originals re-belted.)
Stereo includes a Pioneer CD head unit controlling a Phoenix Gold M44
amplifier. The amplifier powers 2 Rockford Fosgate 10 inch subs, rear
MB Quartz splits and front Soundstream splits.
I do drive this car everyday, it's a lot more enjoyable than driving
to work in a new (plastic) car.
I have been in the Early Falcon Car Club for a few years now, although
have been involved more this year since my car has been registered.
Club runs include the Geelong Ford Show, Daylesford club run and the
Warburton Historic Car Display (actually writing this two days after).
Looking forward to the next club outing,