Wayne Cook
September 18, 2007
Photos By: Jim Smart
The post or sedan body style is one we especially like. It gives the car a sturdy appearance and was a favorite of racers back in the day because the vertical post behind the door contributed greatly to vehicle rigidity.

The Details
'65 Falcon Futura two-door sedan
Owners: Rich and Cheryl Swangler, Burlington, NJ

Engine
302 bored-0.030 oversize
FRPP steel crankshaft and rods
FRPP pistons
11:1 compression ratio
FRPP hydraulic-roller camshaft
Edelbrock aluminum cylinder heads with 2.02/1.94 valves
Ford upper and lower EFI intake
Jesel 1.6-ratio rocker arms
BBK cold-air induction kit
BBK 70mm mass-air meter
MSD ignition

Transmission
FRPP T-5 five-speed manual
Hurst shifter

Rearend
8.8-inch
Traction-Lok
3.90 gears

Exhaust
Tri-Y headers with 1-5/8-inch-diameter primaries
Stainless-steel 2-1/2-inch exhaust
Flowmaster mufflers

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Suspension
Front: Stock coil springs, antisway bar, Monroe shocks
Rear: Stock leaf springs, Monroe shocks

Brakes
Front: Disc using Granada hardware
Rear: Factory drums

Wheels
Front: American Racing Torq Thrust II, 15x7-inch
Rear: American Racing Torq Thrust II, 15x7-inch

Tires
Front: BFGoodrich Radial T/A, P225/60R15
Rear: BFGoodrich Radial T/A, P225/60R15

Interior
Purple and white custom leather upholstery
Colorado Custom steering wheel
Auto Meter gauges
Sony AM/FM stereo
6x9 rear speakers
3x5 front speakers
10-disc CD changer

Exterior
R-M Diamont Viola Pearl (a Porsche color) basecoat/clearcoat finish
fiberglass teardrop hood