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    Originally posted by Dung Beatles View Post
    Stock curb weight on a 1961 Falcon was 2254 lbs. It could be a little less now because it's missing a few things but I wouldn't know by how much unless I took it to get weighed.
    Yea, at 2200 lbs its deep into the tens with some grip at 450 hp.

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      Originally posted by BKR View Post
      So, how is it running on even 92 Octane gas ? LOL! I see he bought the Clifford line...

      Did it come with slicks, too ?

      Just wondering...
      It would would have blown a hole in the piston from detonation if Calvin was telling the truth on the engine combo if you tries to run it on 92 and got on it once.

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        Originally posted by BKR View Post
        Thanks for that. We've been discussing performance mods for a while. The headers and exhaust work well at this point.

        He still has not run the compression on it. It starts easily even when it's really cold, but because he has no pre-heat set up (headers), it's a bit cold blooded.

        We got a brand new YFA carb for it (from Mike's Carberateur Parts) for 129 bucks. The old carb he rebuilt (which was a rebuild itself) started leaking, and even with a new idle air mix screw had very little adjustment. The new carb is working pretty well.

        He was all hot to trot to put a dual plane manifold and a 4 bbl on it, but I managed to dissuade him from that based on expense and the fact that it's an old motor, plus most of what you wrote. He did his research and was convinced Dad was maybe not so ignorant as he though...

        Now he is looking to trade it with some cash for a 1972 High Boy he found for sale in Eureka, MT. That one has a 300 I-6 in it, but it's the original motor, and 1972 they still had higher compression and more HP and torque.

        So if he were to rebuild the motor, as I suggested, he could have a 300 ft-lb+ torquer (like 300 @ 2200 RPM) for not a huge outlay if he did it himself.
        If you like rock crawling and off roading fuel injection is one of your best upgrades. You dont have to worry about tipping the carb and flooding, more driveability and easy to start in the cold.

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          Originally posted by Dung Beatles View Post
          Found front and back for $1150
          I only checked one place, front only (complete kit, booster, etc) was around $1100.

          Front discs would be sufficient, I'd think. 4 wheel would be cool, though.
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            Originally posted by Hodr View Post
            It would would have blown a hole in the piston from detonation if Calvin was telling the truth on the engine combo if you tries to run it on 92 and got on it once.
            120 octane gas...I mean, that blue avgas is what, 100, right ?
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              Originally posted by Hodr View Post
              If you like rock crawling and off roading fuel injection is one of your best upgrades. You dont have to worry about tipping the carb and flooding, more driveability and easy to start in the cold.
              I have tried to talk him into fuel injection, if he rebuilds it, but he won't hear of it. Too complicated (but it doesn't have to be, I know).

              LOL, he has already almost stalled it climbing steep terrain. In fact, I think he did, and had to slide down the trail til it got less steep, and restart the engine while heel and toeing the gas (thanks for the lesson, Dad).

              He got used to my old Toyota, which in 30 years I NEVER flooded out the carb on anything even I was sane enough to avoid, including all 4 wheels in the air at 60 mph, more than once.

              If he gets the High Boy, he might eventually build a good 300 for it, who knows...
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                Originally posted by BKR View Post
                120 octane gas...I mean, that blue avgas is what, 100, right ?
                Yea, 120 is leaded race gas. Its illegal for road use. Its about 12 bucks a gallon.

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                  Originally posted by BKR View Post
                  Yeah, this is the sort of vehicle that begs for understatement. So you fix her up, comfortable and safe (enough), figure out WTF they did to the motor, if it's even original, etc.

                  Then it's like the modest, but nice looking GF that is really uber-hot in the sack, and hella fun to be around.
                  Endless possibilities.





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                    Originally posted by Ice Hole View Post
                    Endless possibilities.





                    I like the black and white the car is already. Not that I have anything against other colors.
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                      Originally posted by BKR View Post
                      I like the black and white the car is already. Not that I have anything against other colors.
                      I'm gonna be honest. I think the white with black stripe screams "hipster". Literally the 1961 Beat era hipster.

                      If that's what Dung is going for, more power. But that's not his style, imho.

                      His ride should say "Dung Beatle". That scheme is not it. I could be wrong.
                      '�I am no advocate of passivity,� Coffin Mott said in an 1860 speech. �Quakerism, as I understand it, does not mean quietism. The early Friends were agitators; disturbers of the peace; and were more obnoxious in their day to charges, which are now so freely made, than we are.�'

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                        Originally posted by Ice Hole View Post
                        I'm gonna be honest. I think the white with black stripe screams "hipster". Literally the 1961 Beat era hipster.

                        If that's what Dung is going for, more power. But that's not his style, imho.

                        His ride should say "Dung Beatle". That scheme is not it. I could be wrong.
                        Well, thanks for being honest !

                        I'd go for all white stock, myself, if that is what color it was originally. But as he noted, the paint job is a good one already. Paint jobs are expensive, even if no body work is needed.

                        Why fight fate ?

                        Hopefully this will brighten your sick day:
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                        "The best part of getting you worked up is your backpack full of irony and lies." -It Is Fake

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                          Originally posted by BKR View Post
                          Well, thanks for being honest !

                          I'd go for all white stock, myself, if that is what color it was originally. But as he noted, the paint job is a good one already. Paint jobs are expensive, even if no body work is needed.

                          Why fight fate ?

                          Hopefully this will brighten your sick day:
                          Fixed.
                          '�I am no advocate of passivity,� Coffin Mott said in an 1860 speech. �Quakerism, as I understand it, does not mean quietism. The early Friends were agitators; disturbers of the peace; and were more obnoxious in their day to charges, which are now so freely made, than we are.�'

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                            Originally posted by Ice Hole View Post
                            Fixed.
                            LOL, close enough, you get the idea.
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                            "You are wrong. Why? Because you move like a pregnant yak and talk like a spazzing 'I train UFC' noob." -DCS

                            "The best part of getting you worked up is your backpack full of irony and lies." -It Is Fake

                            "Banning BKR is like kicking a Quokka. It's foolishness of the first order." - Raycetpfl

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                              Originally posted by BKR View Post
                              LOL, close enough, you get the idea.
                              Tonight's cooking music and Ford porn.

                              First scene: Falcon vs Falcon.

                              '�I am no advocate of passivity,� Coffin Mott said in an 1860 speech. �Quakerism, as I understand it, does not mean quietism. The early Friends were agitators; disturbers of the peace; and were more obnoxious in their day to charges, which are now so freely made, than we are.�'

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                                How the hell did Wrabbit come off ignore? I can fix this. And a generator.
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