Ford Automobiles banner

1 - 20 of 40 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
12 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I have a 1962 twin turbo falcon and was looking for some drag racing related parts.
I need a lexan windshield and a fiberglass hood.
47479
47480
47481
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
14,156 Posts
Welcome to the FFO!

Action
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Thanks guys. I know my car is not a resto or period correct anymore. But, it is a fast street car. Still factory rear leafsprings with a foxbody front conversion.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,330 Posts
They seem to becoming more popular all along
In Fact a friend of mine that has a Rod and Custom shop just bought a 65 Ranchero with a chopped top and a built small block
As soon as it comes in and I get my camera working I'll post some pics
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
14,156 Posts
Factory correct, resto mod, total fabrication ... if it is, was or is gonna be a Ford or any relation to a Ford, glad you are here.

Action
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
133 Posts
Nice car. Not many of us run the early Falcons at the drag strip, but they are light, and with shock towers removed, enough room to put in a big block. I run a 511 ci. FE engine in ours with nitrous.
Lexan windows, all aluminum engine.
 

·
Registered
64 Falcon Sedan Futura, 408 on bags
Joined
·
40 Posts
152 in the 8th! Damn, that this has a nice E.T. Then. I haven’t taken my falcon down the strip and I probably won’t because it’s not setup for racing , but I love some little cars with low E.T. (Have a bug I drag race).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
61 Posts
61' Ford comet? Shhhh, don't tell Mercury lol.
In 1959 the decision to end the ill fated Edsel also included a bonus to the dealers.

The U.S. Mercury - Edsel - Lincoln dealers were to drop the Edsel marque and become Mercury - Lincoln - Comet dealerships with the Comet as a separate marketed line from Ford.

In 1962, Ford decided to market the Comet under the Mercury name and this reappeared in the Maverick/Comet through the 70's.

... gotta wonder if the Comet name will be resurrected by ford like the 'Maverick" is supposed to be ( a new small truck?). Maybe all electric SUV or Hydrogen powered like in the stars...

have fun

. . .



have fun
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
14,156 Posts
Before the compact Ford was a Maverick, it was a Falcon.
After the Maverick that car line was Fairmont.

I realize there is a science or some logic behind a model name. And changing that name over time just confuses things in my opinion. I get it that when something does poorly a name change is needed. Keeping with a pony theme the Pinto name was an excellent choice following Mustang. And a boat load of Pintos were sold. After the fuel tank issues the Pinto name will be forever dead to Ford. And that car line became Escort/Lynx. I just think momentum is lost when a car line has a name change. (Look at Taurus and 500)

Action
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
14,156 Posts
^^^ True but the car line was called Taurus. Then changed to 500. Then changed back to Taurus.

The name changes do not go well for consistancy. Buyers will make an emotional attachment to the name. (Either positively or negatively) Changing the name breaks that emotional connection.

When the word Mustang is spoken, everyone knows what that is. There is some experience and emotional connection.
If one were to say Comet, 500 or Capri most of the adult population will think, OH, those are
Something in the sky
A number
And a kids drink
With little to no knowledge that these were vehicle model names within the last 50 years

Those models never ran for a long enough time to get a connection. Heck, much of the adult US population knows what a Model T is! It was built for nearly 20 years and the awesome thing about THAT name - it is 95 years ago when the last one was built.
NOW THAT IS A CONNECTION!

And I digress

>>>>>>Action
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,330 Posts
It's a shame that in the very near future
that there will not be cars in your signature
I had to get a rental a while back and all they had was a Hydai Suv
I didn't know how to drive the darn thing
I told them get me something old
I ended up going elsewhere and got a 2006 Fusion and said that I can drive
 
1 - 20 of 40 Posts
Top