1965 Ford Falcon
Owner: rarehipofalcon 
From: Albion, NY, U.S.A.        (Other registries in NY)
Year, Make, & Model: 1965 Ford Falcon        (Other Ford Falcons)
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Nickname: Bernie Morgan
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Engine: RARE 289 High Performance Solid-Lifter Precicion Cast Iron Engine Block / Genuine Carroll Shelby "Cobra" Aluminum Intake Manifold / Holley 650 cfm Double-Pumper Carb / Stock '65 Hi-Po Precision Cast Iron Heads / Crane Flat Tappet Solid Valve Lifters / Competition Valve Job / Crane Push Rods / Stock '65 Hi-Po Rocker Arms / Edelbrock Valve Springs / Bronze Valve Guides / Crane Cam .488 Lift at 304 degrees intake , 314 degrees exhaust / Stock Pistons and Rods / Windage Tray / Hedman Headers / Flowmaster 40-series Mufflers / 3" Exhaust / Compression Ratio 10.5: 1 / Bore & Stroke 4.00 x 2.87 / Net Horsepower 280 HP at 6,000 RPM / Maximum Torque 312 lbs.-ft. at 3,400 RPM.
Drivetrain: 4-Speed Top Loader Manual Transmission / Traction Lock Differential / 4.30:1 Posi Traction Rear Gears.
Notes: This car is a very RARE Falcon - one of only Seven to be Special ordered with the 289 Hi-Po Solid Lifter Engine Option. This engine was only available out of the Oakville, Ontario Canada Ford Plant. Much documentation that came with this car attests to the fact that only seven people took advantage of this special High Performance Engine package. This was not even offered in the United States. Included in my photos is the door tag. You will notice that instead of the normal "K" engine code as was used in the mustangs for this 289 Hi-Po engine, they used "992" for this special order option in these seven Falcons. Two other famous drag racing cars that were also part of the original seven 289 Hi-Po Falcons, were Joe Germann's Wild Child and another famous drag car named Teacher's Pet. Both of these cars, however, went on to change the engines for larger ones and went on to become B/FX drag racers. I know of only one other '65 Falcon with this 289 Hi-Po engine that is still on the road. It is owned by a woman named Kate who resides in Canada. This car was owned prior to me by a man named Ken Roach of Canada. Ken owned this car TWICE, for a total of 29 years. This car was basically taken from the Show Room to the Drag Strip. It campaigned with much success regularly on drag strips in Southwestern Ontario Canada and Western New York State. It ran a best E.T. in the 1/4 mile of 12.88 seconds at a speed of 107 mph. This elapsed time was set with open headers and narrow slicks on the back! A good friend of mine, George Bidleman of Oreans Ford-Mercury dealership in Medina, New York purchased this car from Ken Roach a couple years before I aquired it and brought it down to the states from Canada. This cars racing days are now in it's past, and it now is just a fun hot rod to take out and blow some steam off with. It is seen cruising the roads in Western New York in the summer months, and stored away for winters. This car was featured in January 2002 issue of Muscle Car Review, and has just also appeared in the December 2005 issue of Legendary Ford Magazine in the "My Ride" section. I have owned it since 2004. The body was originally black in 1965 and was restored in 1973 where the color was changed to Red. My goal is to one day change it back to it's original black exterior color. To hear this car is to believe it!!! There is nothing like the sound of mechanical solid lifters, a nice cam lope, and 3" exhaust. When I pull into a cruise night with this car, all heads turn to see what is coming in. ...and when they see that it's a Falcon, I see a few of them scratching their heads. Wishlist items include a teardrop AFX Hood... and someday a Weber carb set up with Velocity Stacks! Now that would look really cool eh?! Short term plans would possibly be to put some Cragar SS mags on it to give it that "old school" look. However the current wheels compliment the "Sleeper" effect... that is, until I fire the engine!!! Thanks for looking!
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