Ian Geoghegan's GTHO Super Falcon


CCCC
06-15-2002, 09:19 PM
Make: Ford
Model: GTHO
Date of Manufacture: 1970
Number Made: 2
Number Existing: 1

Engine
Engine Type: 351 Cleveland
Number of Cylinders: 8
Cubic Capacity: 5763cc
Horsepower: 620bhp
Aspiration: Lucas Fuel Injection

Gearbox
Number of Gears: 4
Transmission Type: Close Ratio Top Loader

Wheels and Suspension
Suspension Type:
Front Angel poised ball joints, HD springs, torsion bar stabiliser Rear Full floating rear end, leaf spring, diagonally mounted shock absorbers, double trailing arms, Watts linkage
Brake Type:
Front Four spot, aluminium caliper drilled front discs Rear GTHO finned drums
Wheel Type:
Front Magnesium Minilite
Rear Magnesium Minilite
Wheel Size:
Rim Width Front 15 x 8"
Rim Width Rear 15 x 10"

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Thunda Downunda
06-27-2002, 12:53 AM
"Angel poised ball joints"?

I knew when you cornered hard in Falcons you balanced yourself in the lap of the Gods but this it going too far!

Seriously though, I remember seeing Big Pete's 'Super Falcon' as it was called at Amaroo Park and it was the fastest thing out there. Back then, apart from Stormin' Norman Beechey's ill-handling Monaro (Bob Jane's aluminium ZL-1 Camaro always stayed in Melbourne) it was the only thing that could catch Moffat's gen-oo-ine Trans Am Mustang. The 'Stang's 302 was later replaced by the injected 351 from Moffat's own Super Falcon, but never ran reliably (usually oil surge) and the original Boss motor was refitted, which made for a sad and pointless end to the 2nd Falcon built

Ahh ... memories :)

Thanxs for the fotos CCCC

Grendel
06-27-2002, 01:18 AM
Falcons are cool cars... my friend from work had a 60 something one with a straight six... he didnt really mod it... I think the only thing he added was a flex fan thing...

He said it cornered really good... too bad it was an auto...

-Grendel

Thefordman
07-02-2002, 07:59 PM
All of these falcons are pretty cool but i have a 300kw at the wheels monstor for you to dribble over. It belongs to my brother. Its a AU 2 XR8 ute. It has a vortech blower running 7 pounds. It has a 5 speed trans. 17 XR8 wheels. extractors. 3 inch exhaust. LSD diff. chipped to the max. It was dyno tested 2 months ago and it ran 300kw at the rear wheels.

replicant_008
08-09-2002, 11:24 PM
300kW or 400Bhp at the rear wheels...

Yeah right.

You're trying to convince us that a 302 Windsor running 1/2 bar of boost and some extractors, running through a five speed BTR synchro box and a 'nine-inch' mechanical LSD is making 400 Bhp at the rear wheels.

Allowing for a very conservative 15% mechanical drivetrain losses this would mean that the donk would be making 350kW at the flywheel...

With no change to the heads, ports, intake tract, camshaft duration/lift - even with a chip running the standard injectors at 100% duty I doubt it would have enough capacity to inject fuel to produce those kind of figures...

Alternatively, the standard 302W makes about 200kW or a very lazy 40kw/litre of swept volume and suddenly with 0.5 bar of boost, a chip and some headers it now makes 70kw/litre.

replicant_008
08-09-2002, 11:26 PM
Got a dyno sheet purporting to show these numbers?

Maybe 300kW at the flywheel by taking the rear-wheel output and allowing for drivetrain losses... maybe....

SCJ428
05-01-2004, 06:58 AM
I want a superfalcon.. where can i steal one and what guns will i need..

xyfalconsrock
05-04-2004, 05:46 AM
i wanna install that injection system on my capri

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