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Old 01-04-2006, 22:01   #1 (permalink)
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Flyin' Falcon!!!

While I'm in the Falcon mode, check this puppy out. '68 was the
first year for square taillights. For those unfamiliar, the '66-'70
Falcons were basically a shorter lighter Fairlane with the same engine
compartment. Hence, a 428 or 460 bolts in with no shock tower cutting.

http://tinyurl.com/dfak9

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Old 01-05-2006, 04:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Flyin' Falcon!!!

CobraJet wrote:
> While I'm in the Falcon mode, check this puppy out. '68 was the
> first year for square taillights. For those unfamiliar, the '66-'70
> Falcons were basically a shorter lighter Fairlane with the same engine
> compartment. Hence, a 428 or 460 bolts in with no shock tower cutting.
>
> http://tinyurl.com/dfak9
>
> CobraJet
>

It's funny, I was just looking at the 66 Falcon roller on Ebay thinking,
"boy, I could stuff that 427 I'm building into the engine compartment
and have one wild ride" ....A friend is selling it and the timing is
just not right for me (more on my business expansion later in the coming
months) to me as well, might just have to swing by and take a look at it
again....


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Old 01-05-2006, 10:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Flyin' Falcon!!!

In article <Qn7vf.25581$SH2.19763@fe12.lga>, Bill S.
<mrbill_55@hotmail.com> wrote:

> CobraJet wrote:
> > While I'm in the Falcon mode, check this puppy out. '68 was the
> > first year for square taillights. For those unfamiliar, the '66-'70
> > Falcons were basically a shorter lighter Fairlane with the same engine
> > compartment. Hence, a 428 or 460 bolts in with no shock tower cutting.
> >
> > http://tinyurl.com/dfak9
> >
> > CobraJet
> >

> It's funny, I was just looking at the 66 Falcon roller on Ebay thinking,
> "boy, I could stuff that 427 I'm building into the engine compartment
> and have one wild ride" ....A friend is selling it and the timing is
> just not right for me (more on my business expansion later in the coming
> months) to me as well, might just have to swing by and take a look at it
> again....
>
>
> TS#15
>


I took a look at that car. It's so-so. Still a lot of work to do,
and you still may need another parts car. The Falcon in the vid belongs
to someone in the FE group.

I'm thinning the herd down this year. I'm up to 35 cars and things
are a little crowded. Luckily, my local city council, as part of a
sweeping initiative to clean up the residential visual issues in this
town, just passed a bunch of new code ordinances. In an effort to get
people to stick their non-op cars and their boats and whatnot anywhere
but in the front yard, they have amended the code that I had trouble
with before. That being, no more than one non-op car in the back yard,
visible or not. The new compromise says that they will not hassle
anyone over cars that cannot be seen from the roadway. Their hope is
that people will start putting up fences separating the front and rear
yards, and moving things into the back. I'm in good shape, as I've had
one of the few properties with an opaque fence around it. There will be
a gradual phase-in of these appearance laws, but I've already seen some
of the locals humpin' on their yards. It's a good thing.

Anyway, I really only need 16 or 17 cars, so some are going away as
complete project cars, and some I'll probably part out. If at some
point you want a rust-free recipient for your 427 (details?), Bill, I
have two "naturals" for that. The '64 Fairlane 500 Ranch Wagon is
running and can sell at any time. I was going to do a T-Bolt variation,
but wound up snagging that Comet 404 instead. In a couple months my '65
Galaxie will be ready to go as a roller. I posted pics of both these
cars before. The '72 F-250 can go as a roller anytime, if anyone here
needs a tough truck.

As for my '66 Falcon, I think I'm going to try and get the brakes
and a couple minor things worked out, and use that as a daily driver.
I'm bored with the Crown Vic and that has to go. The Falcon has
operating factory in-dash A/C, with a Sanden compressor upgrade, so its
liveable during summer.

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Old 01-05-2006, 13:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Flyin' Falcon!!!



CobraJet wrote:
> In article <Qn7vf.25581$SH2.19763@fe12.lga>, Bill S.
> <mrbill_55@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>>CobraJet wrote:
>>
>>> While I'm in the Falcon mode, check this puppy out. '68 was the
>>>first year for square taillights. For those unfamiliar, the '66-'70
>>>Falcons were basically a shorter lighter Fairlane with the same engine
>>>compartment. Hence, a 428 or 460 bolts in with no shock tower cutting.
>>>
>>> http://tinyurl.com/dfak9
>>>
>>> CobraJet
>>>

>>
>>It's funny, I was just looking at the 66 Falcon roller on Ebay thinking,
>>"boy, I could stuff that 427 I'm building into the engine compartment
>>and have one wild ride" ....A friend is selling it and the timing is
>>just not right for me (more on my business expansion later in the coming
>>months) to me as well, might just have to swing by and take a look at it
>>again....
>>
>>
>>TS#15
>>

>
>
> I took a look at that car. It's so-so. Still a lot of work to do,
> and you still may need another parts car. The Falcon in the vid belongs
> to someone in the FE group.
>
> I'm thinning the herd down this year. I'm up to 35 cars and things
> are a little crowded. Luckily, my local city council, as part of a
> sweeping initiative to clean up the residential visual issues in this
> town, just passed a bunch of new code ordinances. In an effort to get
> people to stick their non-op cars and their boats and whatnot anywhere
> but in the front yard, they have amended the code that I had trouble
> with before. That being, no more than one non-op car in the back yard,
> visible or not. The new compromise says that they will not hassle
> anyone over cars that cannot be seen from the roadway. Their hope is
> that people will start putting up fences separating the front and rear
> yards, and moving things into the back. I'm in good shape, as I've had
> one of the few properties with an opaque fence around it. There will be
> a gradual phase-in of these appearance laws, but I've already seen some
> of the locals humpin' on their yards. It's a good thing.
>
> Anyway, I really only need 16 or 17 cars, so some are going away as
> complete project cars, and some I'll probably part out. If at some
> point you want a rust-free recipient for your 427 (details?), Bill, I
> have two "naturals" for that. The '64 Fairlane 500 Ranch Wagon is
> running and can sell at any time. I was going to do a T-Bolt variation,
> but wound up snagging that Comet 404 instead. In a couple months my '65
> Galaxie will be ready to go as a roller. I posted pics of both these
> cars before. The '72 F-250 can go as a roller anytime, if anyone here
> needs a tough truck.
>
> As for my '66 Falcon, I think I'm going to try and get the brakes
> and a couple minor things worked out, and use that as a daily driver.
> I'm bored with the Crown Vic and that has to go. The Falcon has
> operating factory in-dash A/C, with a Sanden compressor upgrade, so its
> liveable during summer.
>
> CobraJet
>


I wish I had the space, all that's left for me is the long term storage
B351 and the SPF. Now, after I get through the planning board meetings,
and get DEP approvals for the runoff, I'll be able to carve a little
nitch out of the new shop just for my toys. By then of course I won't
have the funds for any new toys for at least a year or two. Maybe dump
the SPF and get myself another 95 "R" so that Mike K. (aka: the unknown
bitboss) can chase me arouns at SAAC 31 and WGI this summer.......


I guess as usual, only time will tell........


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Old 01-05-2006, 22:01   #5 (permalink)
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"Bill S." <mrbill_55@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
>
> CobraJet wrote:
> > In article <Qn7vf.25581$SH2.19763@fe12.lga>, Bill S.
> > <mrbill_55@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >>CobraJet wrote:
> >>
> >>> While I'm in the Falcon mode, check this puppy out. '68 was the
> >>>first year for square taillights. For those unfamiliar, the '66-'70
> >>>Falcons were basically a shorter lighter Fairlane with the same engine
> >>>compartment. Hence, a 428 or 460 bolts in with no shock tower cutting.
> >>>
> >>> http://tinyurl.com/dfak9
> >>>
> >>> CobraJet
> >>>
> >>
> >>It's funny, I was just looking at the 66 Falcon roller on Ebay thinking,
> >>"boy, I could stuff that 427 I'm building into the engine compartment
> >>and have one wild ride" ....A friend is selling it and the timing is
> >>just not right for me (more on my business expansion later in the coming
> >>months) to me as well, might just have to swing by and take a look at it
> >>again....
> >>
> >>
> >>TS#15
> >>

> >
> >
> > I took a look at that car. It's so-so. Still a lot of work to do,
> > and you still may need another parts car. The Falcon in the vid belongs
> > to someone in the FE group.
> >
> > I'm thinning the herd down this year. I'm up to 35 cars and things
> > are a little crowded. Luckily, my local city council, as part of a
> > sweeping initiative to clean up the residential visual issues in this
> > town, just passed a bunch of new code ordinances. In an effort to get
> > people to stick their non-op cars and their boats and whatnot anywhere
> > but in the front yard, they have amended the code that I had trouble
> > with before. That being, no more than one non-op car in the back yard,
> > visible or not. The new compromise says that they will not hassle
> > anyone over cars that cannot be seen from the roadway. Their hope is
> > that people will start putting up fences separating the front and rear
> > yards, and moving things into the back. I'm in good shape, as I've had
> > one of the few properties with an opaque fence around it. There will be
> > a gradual phase-in of these appearance laws, but I've already seen some
> > of the locals humpin' on their yards. It's a good thing.
> >
> > Anyway, I really only need 16 or 17 cars, so some are going away as
> > complete project cars, and some I'll probably part out. If at some
> > point you want a rust-free recipient for your 427 (details?), Bill, I
> > have two "naturals" for that. The '64 Fairlane 500 Ranch Wagon is
> > running and can sell at any time. I was going to do a T-Bolt variation,
> > but wound up snagging that Comet 404 instead. In a couple months my '65
> > Galaxie will be ready to go as a roller. I posted pics of both these
> > cars before. The '72 F-250 can go as a roller anytime, if anyone here
> > needs a tough truck.
> >
> > As for my '66 Falcon, I think I'm going to try and get the brakes
> > and a couple minor things worked out, and use that as a daily driver.
> > I'm bored with the Crown Vic and that has to go. The Falcon has
> > operating factory in-dash A/C, with a Sanden compressor upgrade, so its
> > liveable during summer.
> >
> > CobraJet
> >

>
> I wish I had the space, all that's left for me is the long term storage
> B351 and the SPF. Now, after I get through the planning board meetings,
> and get DEP approvals for the runoff, I'll be able to carve a little
> nitch out of the new shop just for my toys. By then of course I won't
> have the funds for any new toys for at least a year or two. Maybe dump
> the SPF and get myself another 95 "R" so that Mike K. (aka: the unknown
> bitboss) can chase me arouns at SAAC 31 and WGI this summer.......
>



Still have the Uncle's Boss 351? Thought I had read that you sold it.

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>
> I guess as usual, only time will tell........
>
>
> TS#15



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Old 01-06-2006, 16:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Flyin' Falcon!!!


> Still have the Uncle's Boss 351? Thought I had read that you sold it.
>
> --
>
>>>Jason

>
> TS 47
>


No your thinking of the Black 71 Boss 351 I had a while back..That one
had only 28,000+/- miles on it, but was repainted from grabber blue to
black.....Show condition paint job, but without PS, was a bitch to get
into my garage as there is a 120 degree sharp, tight turn
involved.....makes "K" turns with my truck and trailer combination look
easy.............

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Old 01-06-2006, 16:01   #7 (permalink)
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"Bill S." <mrbill_55@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
>> Still have the Uncle's Boss 351? Thought I had read that you sold it.
>>
>> --
>>
>>>>Jason

>>
>> TS 47
>>

>
> No your thinking of the Black 71 Boss 351 I had a while back..That one had
> only 28,000+/- miles on it, but was repainted from grabber blue to
> black.....Show condition paint job, but without PS, was a bitch to get
> into my garage as there is a 120 degree sharp, tight turn
> involved.....makes "K" turns with my truck and trailer combination look
> easy.............
>
> TS#15
>
>



And you sold it for that? I would have moved the garage. :-)


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Old 01-07-2006, 05:01   #8 (permalink)
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351CJ wrote:

> "Bill S." <mrbill_55@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:7MCvf.29503$SH2.18791@fe12.lga...
>
>>>Still have the Uncle's Boss 351? Thought I had read that you sold it.
>>>
>>>--
>>>
>>>
>>>>>Jason
>>>
>>>TS 47
>>>

>>
>>No your thinking of the Black 71 Boss 351 I had a while back..That one had
>>only 28,000+/- miles on it, but was repainted from grabber blue to
>>black.....Show condition paint job, but without PS, was a bitch to get
>>into my garage as there is a 120 degree sharp, tight turn
>>involved.....makes "K" turns with my truck and trailer combination look
>>easy.............
>>
>>TS#15
>>
>>

>
>
>
> And you sold it for that? I would have moved the garage. :-)
>
>

Tough to do when the family room is right above it, hence the 7 foot
ceiling height in the garage. Not to worry, it was replaced with a 68
GT350 Shelby convertible, which was replaced by a 69 GT350 Shelby
convertible, which was replaced by a series of Cobra replicas and "R"
Model Mustangs.....For me, it's a never ending revolving door these
days. Sooner or later I'll actually keep something more than a few
months/seasons.

TS#15

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Old 01-07-2006, 17:01   #9 (permalink)
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"CobraJet" <coiled@basking.hiss> wrote in message
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> I'm thinning the herd down this year. I'm up to 35 cars and things
> are a little crowded. >
> CobraJet
>
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Would you be planning to cull any off topic Mopar beasts?
I seem to recall you had a Charger or Roadrunner.

Erich
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Old 01-07-2006, 21:01   #10 (permalink)
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In article <CSYvf.12234$em5.1916@trnddc05>, Kathy and Erich Coiner
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> "CobraJet" <coiled@basking.hiss> wrote in message
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> > I'm thinning the herd down this year. I'm up to 35 cars and things
> > are a little crowded. >
> > CobraJet
> >
> > --
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>
> Would you be planning to cull any off topic Mopar beasts?
> I seem to recall you had a Charger or Roadrunner.


The Mopar stuff is going nuts. At the local cruise-in about a month
ago I came across this retired Sheriff who had his incredibly
immaculate '71 GTX recent resto. He says now he's looking for a '70 GTX
or Road Runner, and hasn't found diddly. Then a guy pull in with a
purple '70 Road Runner, almost as clean (this one was a "driver"), and
pops the hood to show a big-inch Hemi from FHO in Canada.

To try and shorten this story, the RR owner is going on about how
damn hard it was to find this purple one to resto-rod with the Hemi,
how he paid 15 grand two years ago for it in beat-up but useable shape
with its 383, and how how some guy in Tucson was selling a rolling
shell with nothing in it for 16 grand.

So these two guys are going at it moaning about the lack of Mopars
(and this is in AZ, no less). RR guy says now the beaters have crested
into the 20+k range. At this point I decide to mention I have a '70 383
stickshift Air Grabber car with a 440 in it, and still with original
paint. You shoulda seen the looks on their faces. Priceless.

RR guy starts laughing, but Sheriff is now on a mission. He thinks
I'm kidding, but I described the car in detailed Mopar-speak. He went
nuts, and offered me 20 grand sight unseen, and possibly 25 if all was
exactly as I said. I took his card and told him I'd think about it.

I've already had this conversation on the phone with FeWedge, about
this Runner. I have 3800 in it. From what I've seen in the market, I
can stick a Hemi in the sucker and gets upwards of 80-90 grand,
"restored". It makes no sense to me that people are paying that for
clones, but real Hemis are way up in the 6 figures. For all I know,
Sheriff is thinking of doing that, even though he's passing himself off
as a die-hard Mopar guy.

Sure, I could do that myself, if I had my shop area finished. Or I
could take his offer and run. Problem is, once it's gone, I'm not ever
going to be able to buy another one at a decent price. These have
become big ticket toys. I'm sure you know this. So, for now, I'm
keeping the car. The Mope on the bubble is my '69 383 stickshift
Satellite 4-door. Rarer and sneakier than a Road Runner, I'm sure I'd
have no problem selling that one. I bought it thinking of an Adam-12
clone, but I'll never get to it. At some point later this year I'll
clean it up and list it.

Wild and crazy hobby. Personally, I think it sucks as, once again,
it puts too many muscle cars into the hands of guys that are not
died-in-the-wool car freaks.

CobraJet

>
> Erich
> TS#4
> always had a soft spot for a 68 Charger


Well, you can always get one in 1/24th scale.

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