Ray Baney
September 20, 2006

The Details
'71 Australian Ford Falcon XY GT
Owner: Kyron Wright, Alice Springs, Australia

Engine
351 4V Cleveland V-8
4.020-inch bore, 3.50-inch stroke
Complete rebuild with 0.020 overbore
10.7:1 compression
Rated at 285 hp

Transmission
Top Loader four-speed
Powdercoated by Alice Powder Coating

Rearend
9-inch, powdercoated
Traction-Lok
3.00 gears

Exhaust
Custom system by Sprint Mufflers

Suspension
Front: stock, powdercoated
Rear: stock, powdercoated

Brakes
Front: stock disc
Rear: stock drum

Wheels
Front: Globe aluminum, 15x7
Rear: Globe aluminum, 15x7

Tires
Front: Yokohama, P225/70R15
Rear: Yokohama, P225/70R15

Interior
Super Fringe AM radio

Exterior
Four-door sedan body
Factory stripes
Functional Shaker hoodscoop
36-gallon fuel tank

What's an Australian Falcon?
An Australian Falcon is built by Ford Australia at its Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia plant. More than 4 million Falcons have been produced there beginning in 1960.

Ford Australia is a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company founded in Geelong, Victoria, in 1926. Originally, the Aussie Falcon was a close copy of the North American version. It soon became apparent, however, that this design was structurally inadequate for the rough terrain found in Australia. The car evolved into a much sturdier platform, and by 1971 it was super stout, great looking, and all Australian. For 1971, the XY version is especially sought after because it denotes the 351 Cleveland engine.