Drive Type: Rear
Trim: 2 dr. sedan
Madison Heights, Virginia, United States
Up for your consideration is my 62 Ford Falcon Pro Street Project. I got the car from my in-laws with plans to finish it out, but I have other projects I would like to get to so this one needs to go. It has a Pro built (18K in receipts) chassis which consists of square tubing from the front that joins to round tubing at the firewall. Roll cage is swept at the doors for easy in access. Also has really nice sheetmetal work as well. It is set up for a small block Chevrolet and 400 turbo. It has a 9 in Ford in the rear and a 3-link rear with coilovers at all 4 corners. Mustang 2 front end with manual steering. Also has disc brakes all the way around.
Glastek 4" cowl hood and front and rear bumpers
Flaming river steering column
Master cylinder with custom brake pedal
Steel fuel cell with GM sending unit
31 spline Strange axles
Coil over shock front end mustang kit and all rear suspension is new
Weld Pro Star wheels and Mickey Thompson street tires. Skinnies out front and 29x15.5x15 in the rear
Good used trunk with no rust (one dent)
Good front fenders with a little surface rust, no "rot through"
Grill and headlight rings
Several sets of front and rear window moldings
Radio delete plate
Right and left doors that need minimal body work
I am sure there are some things I am forgetting. The car has had rear quarters installed and the only other rust aside from just light surface rust from sitting in my garage is a little at the upper firewall under the top of the front fenders. The car is set up really nice and I am taking a major hit at my reserve price. I have around 25K in the car like it sits and all the work up to this point is very nicely done. Dave Hunt Racecraft here in Virginia did all the work on the chassis and frame. The front bench seat was also shortened to fit inside the door bars. I do not have any of the glass other than the glass that is in the used doors and I have not checked their condition. This is a great start to a nice Falcon and I am sure the buyer would be very happy to own it. I just don't have the time to finish everything I have going on right now. Any questions at all please ask them and I would prefer the buyer come take a look at the car to see what they are getting. Thanks for looking. Clear title on the car as well.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening an investigation into the 2010-2012 Ford Fusion, Fusion Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ, the 2012 MKZ Hybrid and 2011 Mercury Milan because the agency has hundreds of complaints of electric power steering failure in these models.
According to NHTSA's data, it has received 508 complaints of the power steering allegedly suddenly malfunctioning and resulting in increased effort to turn the wheel. In four incidents, these failures resulted in loss of control and crashes. According to the reports, in some cases a power steering warning message came on as the fault occurred, and other times the system restored itself by turning off and then restarting the vehicle. NHTSA said it has also received further field report data from Ford, but that information hasn't been publicly released yet.
For the moment, there isn't a recall for this failure on these models. NHTSA is just investigating them to "assess the scope, frequency and safety consequences of the alleged defect," and the agency says an estimated 938,000 vehicles could potentially be affected.
Ford is in a bit of a pickle for importing and selling Turkey-built Transit Connect cargo vans as passenger vehicles in the US, then converting them to commercial-vehicle specification stateside in an effort to bypass a 25-percent tax imposed on vehicles imported for commercial use. Automakers are required to pay a 2.5-percent tax on imported passenger vehicles.
The Blue Oval got into trouble for this in a January ruling in which U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials asked Ford to stop the practice of importing the Transit Connect vehicles with passenger seats, then removing and shredding them. Now Automotive News reports that Ford is appealing the ruling. The 25-percent "Chicken Tax," as the tariff is often called, is 50 years old and was enacted as a response to a German tariff on chickens. Like Ford, Chrysler bypasses the higher tariff, but it does so in a different manner. It partially disassembles Sprinter cargo vans before shipping them to the US, then rebuilds them at a plant in South Carolina.
But the ruling against Ford's strategy states that it "serves no manufacturing or commercial purpose" and is there to "manipulate the tariff schedule," Automotive News reports. As Ford's appeal goes through, it is importing the Transit Connect and paying the higher tax, hoping for a favorable outcome and planning to build the next-generation Transit Connect, which it plans to launch before the end of the year, in Spain.
Not many cars will continue to hold our rapt attention quite like the upcoming redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang, codenamed S550 internally. Earlier this month, we brought you the first spy photos of a next-gen Mustang prototype out testing, and even though expertly placed cladding concealed the pony car's new shape, we could tell that underneath was hiding an altogether new form inspired by the Evos Concept from 2011.
Today we give you some video of what looks to be the same Mustang prototype, which you can watch below, and while the budding director behind the camera wasn't able to capture much in the way of the engine's audio signature, we can see the car in motion for the first time and compare its relative size and shape to the S197 Mustang GT that's on its tail.