Steve and Bill Lane's 1965 Convertible
Location: Luis Obispo, California
This Falcon was delivered new as a 200 c.i.d. cylinders and C4 Automatic with power steering and am radio.
The color was white with blue interior.
This has been a five year father and son (work in progress) as time and money
have allowed. We have upgraded the brakes with a Granada disc conversion,
rebuilt the entire suspension with a two and half inch drop, one inch sway
bar, stiffer springs and gas shocks.
The addition of a Toyota power steering
box eliminated the Ford push pull type of power steering. The steering setup was done before I got the car, its a Toyota steering box that has been fitted in there. It is very solid. way way more precise
than stock 65 Ford power steering!!!
The engine, transmission and radiator were replaced with that out of a
totaled 1990 Mustang with a 5.0 and 5 speed combo that my son wrecked (there
goes our insurance rates). The wiring harness for the F.I.came from Windsor-Fox for a dear price. The exhaust manifolds are 289 hi-PO as they flow almost as good as headers and most importantly fit. Exhaust gasses flow thru 2-inch pipe and dual chamber flow masters.
Future improvements will be a quality repaint, the installation of an electric cooling fan and maybe replace the plastic dash with one made of stainless steel with full gauges.