1964 Ford Falcon Sprint FIA
1964 Ford Falcon Sprint FIA
Chassis Number: 4R17F114274
Recently completed build at John Danby Racing Limited, sharing the workshop with the JDR prepared race winning Ford Mustang.
Testing mileage only on a Ford 289ci V8 by Craig Beck.
The remainder of the car using all new parts into an acid dipped and seam welded shell. Finished to show quality paintwork.
Complete with spare engine components, gearbox and rear axle parts.
The Ford Falcon commenced production in 1959 as a response to the demand for a compact car to compete with European imports into the US. The car sold well, but by 1962 Ford were beginning to promote their sporting image and the Falcon needed more performance which was supplied in the second generation version with a 260ci small block V8. In pursuit of the Youth Market this was followed by the 289ci version which enabled the car to be entered in the 1963 Monte Carlo Rally and for the crew of Bo Ljungfeldt and Fergus Saga to be quickest in every stage on their way to second place, denied overall victory due to the event’s performance handicap formula.
In this successful attempt at demonstrating the Falcon’s superior dynamics it had been homologated into Group 2 with 4 pot calliper front brakes, a 4 speed manual gearbox, limited slip differential and fibreglass body panels allowing the minimum weight to be 980kgs.
Subsequent to the 300 hours of restoration and strengthening of the shell and the fitting of a bespoke roll cage the approach was:
Front Suspension – Big spindle kit with billet steel hubs and wheel studs, competition coil spring pivots, springs and covers. Competition upper and lower wishbones with uprated bushes. Competition front strut rods with custom built Koni Classic dampers. Competition anti-roll bar and drop links.
Rear Suspension – Competition leaf springs with uprated bushes, shackles, U-bolts and perches. 9” rear differential housing with REM finished final drive and Truetrac differential and heavy duty half-shafts. Custom built Koni Classic dampers.
Brakes - Kelsey Hayes style callipers, one piece brake discs with cryogenic treatment, carbon Kevlar pads, braided lines, competition rear drums and carbon Kevlar shoes, uprated master cylinders and pedal box to FIA regulations.
Steering – Quick ratio steering box, uprated tie rod ends, reinforced centre link, uprated steering links, Minilite style wheels.
Interior – Corbeau bucket seat on sliding rails, JDR switch panel with aircraft grade switch gear, lightweight battery, lightweight plumbed in extinguisher system, Stack gauges, DC Electronics wiring loom, aluminium pedal facings and foot rests, TRS harness with aluminium adjusters, locking window sliders, quick drop window nets.
Cooling System – FIA specification radiator and oil cooler, electric fan, silicone hoses with period look, JDR header tank and swirl pot, JDR oil catch tank.
Fuel System – Pro-alloy 120L tank with internal swirl pot, fuel pump, Aeroquip lines.
Exterior – Trim parts refreshed or renewed, Falcon emblems, new fibreglass panels, show standard preparation and paint.
Drivetrain – G-Force built all synchro gearbox, competition propshaft, Quartermaster bellhousing, competition clutch linkage, competition mounts.
Engine – Ford small block 289ci V8 to FIA Appendix K specification by Craig Beck Racing. Two interchangeable exhaust systems to meet differing circuit noise limits.
Final Detail Specification can still be provided to purchaser’s wishes and FIA HTP papers issued on that basis.