After our mad-dash 10-day Falcon project almost 2 months ago (has it really been that long!?), Falcon is now ready to roll! After a couple of minor glitches to work past and two very busy schedules between Ethan and I, we’ve finally gotten to a place in which we feel confident that the engine, brakes, and operating systems are up to par! After we can bankroll its registration, it will really be on the road. A more thorough update will be coming – if you want to hear it’s engine rev, head over to Grease Girl’s Facebook page for the video.
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After Ethan and I’s 10-day rush to get the Falcon rolling earlier this month…we took a rest break and then geared up for Christmas. Now we’re scurrying to get it finished for a road trip to see my family this weekend!
We’ve had the carb rebuilt. Last night we found leaky front wheel cylinders and have replaced them and finished bleeding the system. Fresh fuel has replaced the bad stuff we drained.
Falcon now fires up well – there just seems to be a couple small kinks to iron out. For example, the brake lights aren’t coming on….faulty brake switch?
To be continued…
You all know I’ve been working (very slowly) on getting my 1960 Ford Falcon rejuvenated. As much as everyone hates deadlines, sometimes they’re just what you need. So I’ve declared that I want the Falcon on the road in time to go to the Mooneyes Xmas Car Show on December 8th. Since last Sunday, every spare moment at home has been committed to working towards that goal. I know I have plenty to still cover about what has been done so far – but there’s nothing like the moment! I’m making brief daily posts over on my other writing outlet, MyRideisMe.com, so you can follow along in the adventure. Click here to be directed to the latest on the 10-day rush over at MyRideisMe.com!
What girl doesn’t like shiny things? I admit to being drawn, somewhat unexplainably, to anything that sparkles. So as the steering wheel horn ring of the Falcon sat on my workbench, it mocked me with it’s un-shiny surface. Although I knew some of it’s pock-marks were uncurable, I suspected it’s tarnish could be rubbed away. A perfect job for a day when I didn’t feel particularly active – this one called for slow and steady commitment. Follow along as I make this metal shiiiinnnne!
This past month I’ve gotten rolling on my 1960 Ford Falcon Project. First I had to get it into the garage and begin disassembly. Now I’ve finished clearing the engine compartment and detaching everything I can from the engine -resulting in a healthy pile of parts, hoses, and wires that have come out. If you’ve never torn apart a car or engine before – make sure you’ll know how to put it back together before you take it apart! Click here to see the rest of the progress!