Eric English
July 1, 2008

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All-Rounder
When installation of all the performance hardware was wrapped up, the Boettchers found themselves with a car that is more than worthy of the speedy Falcon name, and carries on in the fine performance tradition of the '64/'65 body style. It's not over the top in any one area, yet it's a capable achiever in multiple disciplines. First and foremost, Jeff and Kevin agree that the project promoted quality time together and a stronger family bond-no doubt the best attribute of the car we can relay to our readers. Beyond that, Jeff's '64 is a terrific cruiser, energetic street performer, and occasional show participant.

It's also abundantly clear that the need for speed continues to grow in both Jeff and Kevin, as without prompting, they described plans for testing the Falcon's supercharged mettle on the dragstrip. Sounds like the Boettcher house had best prepare for a new round of that speed bug.

The Details
Jeff Boettcher's '64 Falcon
Engine

  • 331ci stroker short-block by Mike's Mustangs, Marysville, Washington
  • AFR 185 cylinder heads, 2.02/1.60-inch stainless valves
  • 1.6 roller rockers
  • Ford Racing Performance Parts E303 hydraulic-roller camshaft
  • Edelbrock Performer intake
  • Blower-spec Demon 670 carburetor
  • MSD ignition
  • MSD distributor
  • Paxton Novi 1200 supercharger

Transmission

  • Ford AOD
  • 2,700-rpm torque converter
  • B&M shift-improvement kit
  • B&M shifter
  • Lokar shifter cables

Rearend

  • Currie built 9-inch
  • 3.89 gears
  • Traction-Lok differential
  • 31-spline axles

Exhaust

  • Custom shorty headers, metallic ceramic coated
  • 3-inch x-style crossover
  • Flowmaster mufflers
  • Mandrel-bent dual exhaust

Suspension

  • Front: Total Control upper and lower front control arms, Total Control strut rods, VariShock coilovers, Total Control rack and pinion steering, Addco 1-inch sway bar, custom shock tower bracing
  • Rear: four leaf springs, KYB shocks, subframe connectors

Brakes

  • Front: Stainless Steel Brakes 11-inch disc
  • Rear: Stainless Steel Brakes 11-inch disc

Wheels

  • Front: Kinesis 3-piece, 17x7, custom offset
  • Rear: Kinesis 3-piece, 17x8, custom offset

Tires

  • Front: BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KD, P205/50ZR17
  • Rear: BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KD, P225/45ZR17

Interior

  • Cerullo XR leather buckets, B&M shifter, Auto Meter gauges, Pioneer CD player w/trunk-mounted changer, Kenwood amps, Infinity speakers, MTX 12-inch subwoofer

Exterior

  • Wimbledon White, painted by Moslander's Rod and Custom, Monroe, Washington