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June 2004
Turquoise days - Grooming the Falcon
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1965 Ford Falcon A/FX Recreation

Owner/Builder:  “Fast Eddie” Stokes, Colorado Springs, CO

BODY & PAINT
-Body: Side chrome removed for a cleaner look, rear wheel openings stretched two inches for taller tire clearance, mini-tubbed and rear frame rails notched for wider tires, sub-frame connectors, Crites fiberglass teardrop hood.

-Paint: PPG two stage Tropical Turquoise Blue.

-Interior: Custom tan leather and tan tweed interior, Custom tan tweed head liner, ACC carpet kit, 90' Ford Probe GT front seats with head rest removed, Auto Meter gauges, B&M Z-Gate shifter, Factory Radio Delete Plate, Lokar gas and brake pedals, Grant steering wheel.

ENGINE
-Type: Ford 306ci Small Block

-Block: '70 two bolt main, ARP Main Stud Kit, bored .030 over to 4.030 inches, line honed, square decked using ˝ inch head bolts for increased gasket seal.

-Crank: Stock Ford cast iron, 3.00 inch stroke, deburred, machined 10/10, balanced.

-Connecting Rods: Stock Ford Forged Steel, 5.088 inches center to center, ARP 5/16 inch bolts, deburred, balanced.

-Pistons: Speed Pro Forged, 11.7 Compression Ratio, Childs & Albert Gapless Piston Rings

-Cylinder Heads: Ford Cast Iron C-9 Castings, fully ported, polished, gasket matched, milled to 54cc chambers, Ferrera Swirl Polished 1.96/1.60 inch valves.

-Camshaft: Speed Pro hydraulic flat tappet with 234/244 degrees of duration at 0.050 inch lift, 0.520/0.544 inch lift, Ford Racing Performance Parts High Rev Lifters, Edelbrock geardrive system.

-Valvetrain: Dove Performance 1.6:1 Ratio Roller Rocker Arms, Comp Cams 5/16 pushrods, Ford Racing Performance Parts 5/16 pushrod guide plates, Crane valve springs.

-Induction: Holley 750 cfm vacuum secondary prepped by Ed Glatz of GLATZ Performance, Edelbrock Victor Jr port matched intake. Thunderbolt Aluminum Air Box with 6" ram tubes, Edelbrock Performer RPM Nitrous Oxide System with purge valve.

-Fuel System: Dedicated Holley Blue Race pumps, regulators, ˝ inch AN lines for engine and nitrous oxide fuel supply.

-Ignition System: Mallory Comp 9000 distributor with custom curve, MSD Digital-6 Plus Controller, JBA Ignition Wires, Accel 375 u-groove Spark Plugs indexed.

-Exhaust: Tubular Automotive custom headers with Jet-Hot Coating, Custom 2 ˝ inch dual exhaust system with balance tube and Flowmaster two chamber mufflers.

-Cooling System: Griffin Aluminum radiator, Milodon high-flow water pump, Perma-Cool electric fan.

DRIVETRAIN
-Transmission: '76 Ford C-4 automatic, Hughes Performance custom 10 inch 3800 stall converter, B&M transmission cooler.

-Drive shaft: Custom 3 inch diameter by Driveline Specialists, Lakewood Drive shaft safety loop.

-Rear Axle: Ford 9 inch narrowed 3 inches, 4.11:1 Richmond gears, Spool, 31 spline Moser axles, back braced housing.

CHASSIS
-Front Suspension: Stock Falcon V-8 coil springs, '77 Ford Granada Spindles, Front suspension rebuild kit by PST with 1 1/8 inch sway bar, Stock manual steering box, 90/10 race shocks.

-Rear Suspension: CalTrac custom split leaf mono springs, CalTrac adjustable traction bars, Rear adjustable race shocks from Calvert Racing.

-Brake System: '77 Ford Granada front disc brakes, TSM rear disc brakes, Wilwood proportioning valve, tandem master cylinder, Moroso line lock kit.

WHEELS & TIRES
-Wheels: Front 15x4 American Racing Torq-Thrust D II's, Rear 15x81/2 American Racing Torq-Thrust D's

-Tires: Front P165x15 Futura Radials, Rear Mickey Thompson 275x15 Drag Radials

PERFORMANCE -11.47@117 mph

Special Thanks to Rob McQuaire of Blue Oval Performance, Englewood, CO for all of your help, knowledge and true dedication to the "Blue Oval".

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1965 Mercury Comet Super Cyclone

Owner/Builder:  “Fast Eddie” Stokes, Colorado Springs, CO

BODY & PAINT
-Body: Cyclone and Caliente side chrome, Crites fiberglass Ram-Air hood.

-Paint: Single stage enamel, Factory color Maroon Metallic.

-Interior: Factory Black vinyl bucket seats with console, AM/FM Radio with Factory reverb amp., Original Rally Pac Gauge Set

ENGINE
-Type: Ford 293ci Small Block

-Block: '65 289 two bolt main, bored .030 over to 4.030 inches..

-Crank: Stock Ford cast crank, 2.87 inch stroke, deburred, machined 10/10, balanced.

-Connecting Rods: Stock Ford Forged Steel, 5.155 inches center to center, ARP 5/16 inch bolts, deburred, balanced.

-Pistons: Factory Ford Cast Pistons, 10.0:1 Compression Ratio, Sealed Power Piston Rings

-Cylinder Heads: Ford Cast Iron C-5 Castings, 54 cc Chambers.

-Camshaft: Speed Pro hydraulic flat tappet with 310/310 degrees of duration, 0.477/0.477 inch lift.

-Valvetrain: Comp Cams 1.6:1 Ratio Roller Tip Rocker Arms.

-Induction: Holley 600 cfm vacuum secondary prepped by Ed Glatz of GLATZ Performance, Factory Cast Iron 4-V Intake, Cobra Aluminum Air Cleaner with K&N High Flow Air Filter.

-Fuel System: Stock Fuel Pump and delivery system.

-Ignition System: Accel dual point distributor replaced with a Petronics ignition module, Accel Super Stock wires, Accel 378 u-groove spark plugs.

-Exhaust: Tri-Y headers, Custom 2 ˝ inch dual exhaust system with balance tube and Flowmaster two chamber mufflers.

-Cooling System: Performance radiator, Milodon high-flow water pump, Stock fan system.

DRIVETRAIN
-Transmission: ZOOM performance clutch system, Borg Warner short shaft 4 speed transmission, Hurst Competition shifter.

-Driveshaft: Factory Drive shaft

-Rear Axle: Ford 8 inch, 3.50:1 with factory posi unit, 28 spline factory axles.

CHASSIS
-Front Suspension: Stock V-8 coil springs, Front suspension rebuild kit by PST with 1 1/8 inch sway bar, Stock manual steering box, Monroe gas shocks

-Rear Suspension: Stock leaf springs, Lakewood traction bars, Rear adjustable air shocks.

-Brake System: Factory four wheel drum braking system

WHEELS & TIRES
-Wheels: Front 15x4 Crager S/S , Rear 15x7 Crager S/S

-Tires: Front P165x15 Futura Radials, Rear BF Goodrich Radials P255x15 Radials

Special Thanks to David Milligan from Durham, N.C. for being my best friend and giving me the opportunity to own this great car!

 

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