I think '66 still is TRaK eligible if not please let me know.
Bought this built up several years back, the body was never painted but the wheels were cut and the B pillars removed. Rather than try to restore it I think I'll go the drag car route. The plan is a fuel injected 289 which would place it in the B class if I'm not mistaken. The chassis, engine, interior etc. will come from the Revell Shelby Mustang.
Oh yes, another very interesting Drag Racer on your bench! I've always liked Ford Falcons and this '66 is something we don't see built very often. With your ultra clean building style and your skills I know this is going to be a cool project. I like the idea of a Ford Small Block instead of the more commonly seen Big Blocks.
Cool project! I think it looks better without the B pillar. I used the same chassis under a '61 a few years ago. It fit like a glove except at the very rear. I didn't fill that area in and really wish that I did.
Appreciate the comments and the interest gentlemen. I agree Roger it looks better without the B pillars. It will have a roll hoop positioned where the B pillar would have been. I do plan to fill in the open area at the rear. I've got some more work done, I'll try to post and update this afternoon.
Thanks Dennis. You are likely correct that by '66 the Good-Year Dragway Specials (and others) were starting to take over. They were in use in '65 as well as I'm using them on my '65 Falcon A/FX. The piecrust slicks were still going in '65 at least as this picture shows. The back story is this is a privateer racer with a limited budget as very few '66 Falcon were competing . He could likely pickup the piecrust slicks a little cheaper. Budget is also the reason for the steel wheels/street tires being used up front and the absence of a 427 (wedge or SOHC) in the engine bay.
This is a good spot to drop a quick note or ask for help. If you are in a bad mood, this isn't the right spot to drop feelings. Thanks for understanding!
normy: Gots ne mo dem Koop bodaces?
Jan 12, 2020 14:28:04 GMT -5
krassandbernie: Yup! I have 3 that are 'seconds'.......which are nicer than what you'd get most anywhere else; or you can just order one. Send me a pm if you are still interested; and we can go from there.
Jan 13, 2020 1:16:27 GMT -5
mod3llover: Ed, where do you have the bodies posted?
Jan 14, 2020 20:13:56 GMT -5