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1960 Ford Falcon: Time's Up Homebuilt Ford Falcon by Greasegirl #12 Last night Ethan and I stayed up all night working on the Falcon - I've never spent so much back-to-back time in the garage! When it came time when we  were supposed to leave, we talked about quitting -but we were so close! We'd already added springs, shocks, distributor, belt, custom brake lines, fuel line, wiring, brakes, primed the engine, and were working to put back the ...
1960 Ford Falcon: 12 Hours to Go! Homebuilt Ford Falcon by Greasegirl #11 There's only 12 hours  left of this 10-day dash to get my 1960 Falcon ready for Mooneyes. The picture above shows where things are right now. A couple of obstacles have been ironed-out today - the distributor (which was a different size for the 144 and the 170) and brakes (whose new fittings we got weren't going to work quite right). Barring some other strange and uncorrectable ...
1960 Ford Falcon: 2 Days to Go - Getting Hooked Up Homebuilt Ford Falcon by Greasegirl #10 Although many things are coming together - it seems like there's an endless list still to do! Some last parts still needed cleaned and painted  today amidst our putting everything back on. While it's a little disappointing to see that pretty engine bay getting covered up in wires and tubes...it means that sooner or later we'll have a functional car! While it may look ...
1960 Ford Falcon: 3 Days to Go - Engine is In! Homebuilt Ford Falcon by Greasegirl #9 One of the things holding us up from putting the engine in last night - is we couldn't attach the transmission without getting the pilot bushing out of the old engine and into the "new". Ethan called up a friend, who's the Go-To-Guy for getting things taken apart, to borrow the tool.   His friend informed him no special tool is needed...just some toilet paper and water. ...
1960 Ford Falcon: 4 Days to Go - Engine 1 Homebuilt Ford Falcon by Greasegirl #8 After last night's final coat of paint, we're now working towards getting everything back together. I cleaned and painted steering and suspension parts while Ethan continued prepping the new engine block. It still feels like our progress is going a little slowly... but I'm thinking when the parts start getting bolted back in place things might speed up. While I was ...
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