Auto Ronnie


 

Auto Ronnie restores classic cars
with unmatched attention to detail

Drop by the shop and you never know
what suprises await you in his garage.
'63 Falcon | '68 Torino | '68 Shelby | More...

Mon - Fri : 8 am - 6 pm
Phone : 301-831-3950

My 1963 Ford Falcon Project

The first of two full Falcon restorations is based off a 6 cylinder manual transmission model. Good paint and body panels with a fair but weathered interior offset the worn out suspension and poor brake system. The result of months of work is this beautiful 350 hp machine street machine detailed below.


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A new 302 Small Block (NA with a Holly carb) and an estimated 350 hp was mated to a C4 transmission and installed into the stripped, sanded and repainted engine bay.


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The custom front end with disc brakes sourced from a Granada and converted to use 65 Shelby quick-steer linkage get the power pointed in the right direction.


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After refinishing the entire undercarriage of the car, the exhaust was fabricated with offset design to allow access to full drivetrain for maintenance. The Delta 40 series mufflers provide a quite yet aggressive sound void of resonation. The rear suspension will includes new leaf springs, a Ford 8" rear with a 350 posi diff and 69 Mustang drum brakes.


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All interior pieces were removed, inspected and refinished where necessary. Insulated floor and firewall for heat and sound dampening. Hurst automatic non-ratcheting floor shifter installed. The stock deluxe interior was upgraded with a '59 Ford Thunderbird center console which houses a multi-functional tachometer, temp, volt, oil gauge.


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Instrument cluster has been reconditioned and improved with a quick disconnecting wiring harness hand made to relocated and upgrade fuse block. Note the blue LED above the choke serving as a high beam indicator after repurposing the original to provide both left and right turn signal indicators as the original design featured only one.


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