Isaac Mion
March 28, 2011

"The fuel injection conversion gave me the most difficulty," recalled Jeff. "Just wiring it up and getting everything to work right took a while. I adapted a Mustang wiring harness, but later used a Ford Racing harness made for street rods after I did the paint and body."

About this time, Jeff was employed as a painter at Alameda Auto. The company painted the car PPG Sapphire Blue, and then threw on the scallops and a fiberglass hood of questionable origin in for good measure. The rest of the body is stock, for the most part. And that's how we like it.

It was after the paint that Jeff tidied up the interior with a LeCarra steering wheel, a pair of gray bucket seats from an '03 Mustang, and tweed door panels that Jeff built himself. Of course, at this point he finally got the supercharger bolted on, and though he hasn't dynoed it, Jeff estimates about 475 hp at 6 psi of boost corrected for altitude. One can count on about a 10-percent loss in the mile-high height of the Colorado Rockies. But Jeff and his boys do make trips to sea level in case anyone gets any wise ideas.

The dreary soap Falcon Crest ran for nine laconic years in the '80s. Jeff Goodwin's Falcon Futura sports coupe has been running since the mid '60s, and will continue for another 20 or so with its new lease on life. And to think, the latter gives Jeff (and us) hours of automotive pleasure while the former gave us a bunch of crappy reruns.

The Details
Jeff Goodwin's '66 Ford Falcon

Engine

  • 306ci, stock '89 block, 10:1 compression ratio
  • 4.030-inch bore
  • 3.00-inch stroke
  • Speed Pro pistons
  • Stock connecting rods
  • Trick Flow aluminum cylinder heads, 2.02-inch intake valves, 1.60-inch exhaust valves
  • Trick Flow roller rockers
  • Ford Racing E303 hydraulic roller camshaft
  • Saleen/Vortech EFI intake manifold
  • Powerdyne BD-11A supercharger, 6 psi of boost
  • BBK 70mm throttle body and EGR spacer
  • MSD 6AL ignition box and Blaster coil
  • '89 Mustang computer

Transmission

  • Tremec TKO five-speed manual
  • McLeod clutch and flywheel
  • Steeda Tri-Ax shifter

Rearend

  • Ford 9-Inch
  • Traction-Lok differential
  • 3.89 gears
  • 31-spline axles
  • Custom driveshaft

Exhaust

  • Modified BBK 1 5/8-inch short-tube headers
  • Custom 2 1/2-inch exhaust
  • Flowmaster mufflers

Suspension

  • Front: Modified stock springs, Monroe shocks, Granada power assist steering
  • Rear: Stock leaf springs, Monroe shocks

Brakes

  • Front: Granada disc
  • Rear: Stock drum

Wheels

  • Front: American Racing Torq-Thrust II, 16x7
  • Rear: American Racing Torq-Thrust II, 16x8

Tires

  • Front: Kelly Springfield Road Huggers P225/50R16
  • Rear: Goodyear Eagle P255/50R16

Interior

  • AutoMeter gauges, Pioneer head unit, Kenwood 6-inch front speakers, Kenwood 6x9 rear speakers, LeCarra steering wheel, '03 Ford Mustang seats, Auto Custom Carpets gray carpet, trunk-mounted 15-gallon fuel cell and battery

Exterior

  • Fiberglass hood (make unknown), PPG Sapphire blue with Canary Yellow scallops, H4 headlights