Surfdog’s 1965 Falcon Futura Hardtop

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Original Details about this Vehicle:
This 1965 Falcon Futura rolled off the Lorain, Ohio Assembly Plant on July 15, 1965. Shipped F.O.B. to Seattle WA
The car had 93,500 miles in June of 1999.
When I acquired her she still had the Original Factory applied Wimbledon White Exterior and Palomino Bench Seat Interior,
The Original Jack, Spare Tire & Trunk Mat Liner were all still in place on this very pristine example.
See the Original 289 Cubic Inch V8  here. It had approximately 103,125 Miles and ran fine when I removed it for replacement in May 2001.
This Motor was passed on to give life to a 1965 Mustang GT Coupe owned by Manny Laurence.

New Engine

For more Details and Pictures of the new Engine..... Click here!!
High Performance 289 engine, with 302 internals and 367 HP  was installed May.2001.
As of Nov. 2007 the new engine has approximately 14,500 miles on it and still running very strong.
To see the Photo-Log of the actual installation ......Click here!!!

TopLoader 4 Speed Manual Transmission

Click to see a C-4 Automatic change to a 4 Speed Toploader page
A Wide Ratio TopLoader 4 Speed Transmission was installed June 2002.
The Toploader was ReManufactured by David Kee
with a new Hurst Competition Plus Shifter and Hurst Classic White Shift Knob.
McLeod 10.5" Street/Strip Clutch Disc and Long Style Pressure Plate
Original '65 Falcon Clutch and Brake Pedals, Z-Bar and Linkage, Repro Floor Hump and Boot

Driveline, Cooling, Exhaust, & Details
Original Ford 8” Rear End with Richmond 3.55:1 Gears, and Auburn Limited Slip Differential
New 3 Row Aluminum High Performance Radiator, 17” 6 blade FlexFan, Chromed Water Neck
High performance Ford Fuel Pump, Stainless Steel Fuel Line, Dry Cell Optima Battery,
Hooker 6901 Competition Ceramic Coated Headers, 28"x 1 5/8" tubes with 3" collectors going into
2 1/2" pipes into FlowMaster 40's Mufflers exiting thru 2 1/4" pipes dumping just before the rear bumper
Chromed Alternator, Fuel Filler Neck Modification

Steering, Suspension, Brakes, & Tires:
Total Control Products Manual Rack and Pinion Steering Kit.
New Rear Leaf Springs, Front and Rear Sway Bars, New Front Coil Springs,
New Air Shocks in the Rear with Inflator Nozzle Mounted under the New Gas Cap
 Stainless Steel Front Disk Brake Kit with Dual Bowl Master Cylinder,
GoodYear Eagle GTII - 235 / 60 x 15" Radial Tires mounted on Retro Style American Racing Torque Thrust D Rims
with Custom Mounted 2005 Mustang Tri-Bar Spinners replaced the Classic Cragar S/S 15” x 7”  several years ago.

Interior & Exterior:
Click here for Details and Pictures of the Interior's Progression of Restoration
Reupholtered in original pattern Falcon Futura Palomino Vinyl Interior by Dearborn Classics
Grant Classic Walnut Wood Steering Wheel with Custom Fabbed Falcon Horn Button
New Door Lock Knobs, Grommets, New Seat Belts, Rechromed 4 piece Dashboard Bezels
New Carpet, New Floor Mats, New Sun Visors, New Arm Rests,
AutoMeter Electric Oil Pressure gauge, Water Temp gauge, and Volts gauge Panel,
New Hood Ornament and Grille Emblem, New Windshield Washer Hoses & New Wiper Blades
Complete Rust Proof Undercoating, Electronic Rust Inhibitor.

1965 Falcon Owners Manual, 1965 Falcon Shop Manual, Model Year 1965 Ford Cars Brochure,
1965 Falcon Facts, Features & Pricing Booklet.  FALCON! The book by Ray Miller

Car Shows:
2nd Place Trophy - Best of Show, August 20th, 2000, Hot August Days, Classic Car Show, Anini Beach, Kauai
2nd Place Trophy - Factory Class, November 18th, 2001, 1st Annual Kauai Klassic Kar Show, Lihue, Kauai

NEW! See a fresh clip (2016) of the Falcon doing a burnout  NEW!
(listen for 2nd gear)

Click here for a "Day at the Drag Races Web-Page"
Actual ¼ mile Dragstrip run on August 11th, 2002 at Garden Isle Raceway, Mana, Kauai : = ET 13.624 @ 100.22 MPH.
To see the time slip click here
Same Run  using the Tesla G-Tech G-Meter ¼ mile reported   = ET 13.46 @ 103.67 MPH.
G-Tech Error ~  + 5%

A 1965 Falcon Resin Model from ModelHaus built by the surfdog - even has the Cragars!!

The Triumvirate
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