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Old 03-19-2011, 04:34 PM   #17941
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went back over to the cc to drop the kiddo off to swing her girls scout cookies and brought the cam to snap a couple of that gas gas

it's got the desireable forks

and rear shock

and rims

nice frame protection, and like the clear fuel tank too

was told that an additional $500 gets it plated
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:39 PM   #17942
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"Who let that stock car out on the stage ... "

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Love the 289.... please feel free to continue! I enjoy the pictures too!
Well the 1964 Falcon Sprint was special, it was a two door, a bigger body style than the 1963, and closely tied to the soon to come out Mustang. By today's standards very rudimentary, but incredibly solid. When it came to me - as mentioned, 30 years old - the body was solid, no rust or bondo, some things had been upgraded, but some were original like the transmission, wiring was suspect too.

After having the car here in Vermont for a month or two we decided to go through it front to rear as best as possible. Four about four months that's what we did. Found and fixed a lot of issues. Our first shake out rally was going to be STPR, Susquehanna Trail Pro Rally based in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania.

If anyone has ever been to Wellsboro or to STPR you might remember there is a very nice green right in the middle of town. All the rally cars are in Park Ferme' on the green, for a couple of hours, before the start of the rally. It's really great because all the locals come out to look around, checking out the cars, talking to the drivers and such. The Falcon was a hit! I swear one old guy came up, leaned into me, and quietly said, "First time I got laid was in the back seat of dad's Falcon just like that one ..." Me blushing a bit I said "Wow! Really ..." He replied "Yep married her." Sure enough there was a woman about his age standing next to him giving him the 'look'. No wonder he was whispering.



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Old 03-19-2011, 04:40 PM   #17943
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went back over to the cc to drop the kiddo off to swing her girls scout cookies and brought the cam to snap a couple of that gas gas

it's got the desireable forks

and rear shock

and rims

nice frame protection, and like the clear fuel tank too

was told that an additional $500 gets it plated

That thing is sweet!
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:46 PM   #17944
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did i mention 220 lbs+/- and low 50's in the hp dept? or that it comes with vforce3 reeds and an fmf qforce silencer, stock?
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:54 PM   #17945
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More story ?




Sure. But let's remember it's a family show. Now sure far into it the old dood went...

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Old 03-19-2011, 04:55 PM   #17946
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did i mention 220 lbs+/- and low 50's in the hp dept? or that it comes with vforce3 reeds and an fmf qforce silencer, stock?
That thing must scream!

Front end looks a little spindly, though.
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Old 03-19-2011, 05:03 PM   #17947
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Love the 289.... please feel free to continue! I enjoy the pictures too!

What fun to read this stuff. I had a HI-Perf 289 that i built out of my '67 stang fastback. A similar config (with only one 650 Holley) and a lumpy cam. Blued and balanced. Yeow!

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Old 03-19-2011, 05:06 PM   #17948
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That thing must scream!

Front end looks a little spindly, though.
50 mm marzocchi tubes in a forged aluminum tripple, this is the same bike that that guy was riding in that vid i posted last night with the helmet cam at the erzberg rodeo only this is an 11 and his was an 09
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Old 03-19-2011, 05:08 PM   #17949
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So I guess we're not doing breakie Sunday.



Nope, unless you want to delay it to tomorrow night...

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Old 03-19-2011, 05:10 PM   #17950
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Hope you don't mind the entertainment ...

STPR is a finishers rally. That means at the end of the night - it used to finish at around 3am Sunday morning - the winners of the various classes were not necessarily the fastest cars, but the ones that lasted. If you talk to drivers and spectators they will tell you the roads are fantastic, they are. The routes meander up and down along the Susquehannock River Valley, through state parks, and old mining properties. Most of the stages are filled with descent straight aways, followed by hairpin turns going up or down the side of the mountain. Some of the stages snake along the edge of the water, with very short straights, many bridge crossings, and lots of blind turns over crests.

All that sounds like ideal rally roads. But here's the gotcha part. The state grades their roads, which are barely two car widths, with a six to twelve inch crown in the middle, and two to three foot ditch on the outside of the road. Even in the corners there's a crown in the middle of the road. At speed, if you're ditch hooking your front tire on the inside of the turn, you're fine. But if you've got to come out of that low and inside position for any reason, you're instantly changing your angle of attack and the back end of your car is going over that crown. LOOK OUT!

Through out the rally, you'll see cars with broken front ends or dragging in with a lost rear corner of suspension. Slow and steady wins this rally. The organizers consider the rally a success if over half the entrants finish. That doesn't happen too often, actually.

Did I mention the finish line of the first stage is half way across a river that can be a foot to two feet deep?





















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Old 03-19-2011, 05:15 PM   #17951
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keep her coming Liz....you knowI love it. To be on a team is a dream I have.
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Old 03-19-2011, 05:15 PM   #17952
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I'm really sorry for the size of that photo. I can take it out if you want, but I don't know how to make it smaller. Just found it on the net.
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Old 03-19-2011, 05:19 PM   #17953
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^ More story please.

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Old 03-19-2011, 05:21 PM   #17954
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I'm really sorry for the size of that photo. I can take it out if you want, but I don't know how to make it smaller. Just found it on the net.
Good stuff, Liz.

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Old 03-19-2011, 05:29 PM   #17955
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