Technical Articles

as appeared in The National Falcon News

Information is provided as a service to our Falcon Club of America members. The FCA is not responsible for the content of these articles. Our Head Technical Advisor, also stands ready and available to provide any technical advice available for our club members. The following group index is ordered as found in the 1964 Falcon Shop Manual. (Missing technical articles are being indexed as they become available.)


Group Index of Technical Articles*

*Articles are password protected. (The password is published in the FCA magazine.)

00  GENERAL INFORMATION & LITERATURE
01  IDENTIFICATION & SPECIFICATIONS
02  BRAKES
03  SUSPENSION, STEERING, WHEELS & TIRES
04  REAR AXLE
05  CLUTCH -DRIVELINE
06  MANUAL TRANSMISSION
07  AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
08  ENGINE
09  IGNITION SYSTEM
10  FUEL SYSTEM
11  COOLING SYSTEM
12  EXHAUST SYSTEM
13  CHARGING SYSTEM
14  STARTING SYSTEM
15  LIGHTING SYSTEM HORNS AND INSTRUMENTS.
16  VENTILATING-HEATING-AIR/COND.-RADIO
17  BODY, DOORS, & WINDOWS
18  TRIM, SEATS, & CONVERTIBLE TOP
19  MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
20  MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS
21  LUBRICATION CHARTS
22  SPECIAL SERVICE TOOLS


00  GENERAL INFORMATION & LITERATURE

01  IDENTIFICATION & SPECIFICATIONS

02  BRAKES

03  SUSPENSION, STEERING, WHEELS & TIRES

04  REAR AXLE

05  CLUTCH -DRIVELINE

06  MANUAL TRANSMISSION

07  AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

08  ENGINE

09  IGNITION SYSTEM

10  FUEL SYSTEM

11  COOLING SYSTEM

12  EXHAUST SYSTEM

13  CHARGING SYSTEM

14  STARTING SYSTEM

15  LIGHTING SYSTEM HORNS AND INSTRUMENTS

16  VENTILATING-HEATING-AIR/COND.-RADIO

17  BODY, DOORS & WINDOWS

1964 Falcon Futura/Sprint Vinyl Trim Kit (03/10)

Let the Work Begin, Interior and Exterior Trim Removal – SYWTRAF: Part 3 (01/09)

Leveling the Body SYWTRAF: Part 11 (09/09)

Finished Paint SYWTRAF: Part 14 (01/10)

Let the Assembly Process Begin SYWTRAF: Part 15 (01/10)

Frame Dimensions 1962-63 and 1964-65 Falcons (06-7/06)

Outside Door Handles (08/07)

New Product Review 1963-½ Quarter Panel Script (07/07)

Opening a Stuck Tailgate Window (07/09)

18 TRIM, SEATS & CONVERTIBLE TOP

 

19  MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

20  MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS

09/13 – Protect Your Paint When Installing Fenders (Bruce Wolfe)

09/13 – Pine Sap Removal / Engine Fumes (Phil Barber)

01/12 – Timing Tech Tip (Jim Bycroft)

08/07 – The Right Fuel, the Right Oil, Checking the Cooling System

06/07 – Knocking, Pre-Ignition and Detonation

02/07 – Engine Filter Overview

12/08 – So You Want to Restore a Falcon? Part 2 – Initial Inspection (Dick Harrington)

11/08 – So You Want to Restore a Falcon? Part 1 – The Restoration Falcon (Dick Harrington)

10/09 – So You Want to Restore a Falcon? Part 12 – Restoration Decisions (Dick Harrington)

08/09 – Spark Plugs: Removal, Cleaning, Inspection, Installation/Wheel Bearing Adjustment w/Disc Brakes

08/09 – So You Want to Restore a Falcon? Part 10 – Stripping Paint, Removing the Old Paint (Dick Harrington)

07/09 – So You Want to Restore a Falcon? Part 9 – More Rust Damage Repair (Dick Harrington)

04/09 – So You Want to Restore a Falcon? Part 6 – Repairing the Damaged Right Front Corner (Dick Harrington)
05/09 – So You Want to Restore a Falcon? Part 7 – Repairing the Rust Damage (Dick Harrington)
06/09 – So You Want to Restore a Falcon? Part 8 – Repairing the Body Damage (Dick Harrington)

06/10 – So You Want to Restore a Falcon? Part 19 – Glass/Wiring Harness (Dick Harrington)

21  LUBRICATION CHARTS

22 SPECIAL SERVICE TOOLS

09/07 – Studs vs Bolts

09/07 – 1962/63 Parts and Tools

08/07 – How Car Alarms Work


2005

01/05 – Falcon Six Cylinder Facts 1960/1975
01/05 – Falcon Production Figures
02/05 – Useful Formulas MPH/RPM
03/05 – Falcon Power Brake Conversion
03/05 – Four Speed Top Loader ID Chart
03/05 – Falcon Production Figures
04/05 – Distributor Talk
04/05 – Falcon Production Figures continued
06/05 – Two Speed Intermittent Wiper Installation
07/05 – Tire Size Interchange Cross Reference
08/05 – Front/Rear Suspension Trouble Symptoms/Causes
09/05 – Differential Case and Drive Pinion Housing in Car

2004

01/04 – Brakes and Oil the Engine
04/04 – Cruise Control and Air Shocks
05/04 – 1960/1961 Similarities, Improvements, and Differences
06/04 – Brake Trouble Symptoms and Possible Cause
6/04 – Steering Linkage & Gear Symptoms: Possible Causes
07/04 – Prepare for Car Shows Seasons
08/04 – Does Your Falcon have a Front Sway Bar
9/04 – Air Conditioner Diagnosis/Servicing
9/04 – A New/Old Tech Tip
9/04 – Manual/Power Steering Box
10/04 – Air Conditioner Diagnosis/Servicing Part 2
11/04 – Comparison of 1966/1970 Falcons


2003

02/03 – CD Player/CB Radio Hookup
03/03 – Four Speed Shifter Repair
08/03 – Rework Your Ignition System Step-by-Step
09/03 – Pulling Pans on Small Block Fords
09/03 – Alternator Shows no Charge
11/03 – Timing Tech Tip


2002

11/02 – Positive Crankcase Ventilation Systems


2001

01/01 – Power Brake/Clutch Assembly Conversion
02/01 – 289 Engine w/Cleveland Head Type Rocker
06/01 – Easy CB Installation & 1964 Interior Door Panels


2000

02/00 – Reproduction 289 HiPo Exhaust Manifolds 1963-65
05/00 – Resto-modding your Falcon? Don’t Overlook the Comets
06/7/00 – Heater Cores
07/00 – Roller Cams & your Distributor
09/00 – Installing Power Brakes on your 1963-65 Falcon/Comet
10/00 – Replacing the Manifold Gasket
11/00 – More on Generator to Alternator Conversion


1999

01/99 – Tips and Precautions for all Engines
02/99 – Servicing Ford’s Low Fuel Level Warning System
03/99 – Quick Service – Engine Diagnosis
03/99 – Detailing Tips for Car Shows -Part 1
04/99 – Detailing Tips for Car Shows -Part 2
05/99 – Detailing Tips for Car Shows -Part 3
06-7/99 – Engine Diagnosis — Dyna-Vision


1998

01/98 – Identifying the 66′ Falcons
03/98 – Water Pumps 1960-1963


1997

01/97 – Park Lamp Moisture & Corrosion
02/97 – Eliminating Clutch Pedal Squeak
04/97 – Excessive Brake Pedal Travel
04/97 – Hot Starting and Hot Idle Improvements
04/97 – Automatic Choke Connector Hose
04/97 – Starter Solenoid Damage During Tune-up
04/97 – Hot Engine Idle Stall
04/97 – Inoperative Front Lamps
05/97 – Service Procedure for Instrument Cluster Gauges
06/97 – Eliminating Clutch Pedal Squeak
06/97 – Cleaning Rusty Battery Holders
10/97 – Make `em Blink – Parking Lights
11/97 – Transmission Identification – Part 1
12/97 – Speedometer Servicing


1996

03/96 – Car Covers
03/96 – Radiator Hose
03/96 – Polishing Rubber and Plastic
03/96 – Hand Cleaner for Quick Clean
08/96 – More on Engine Conversion 1960-1962
10/96 – More on Car Storage
11/96 – Paints and Colors for Engine


1995

04/95 – Door Seal Replacement
06/95 – Adjustment of the Steering Gear Box
09/95 – Nail-Polish–Inexpensive+B34 Small Parts Cleaner
10/95 – Wobble While Braking
12/95 – Follow-Up to Conversion of Drum to Disc Brakes


1994

01/94 – Distributor Vacuum Controls
10/94 – More on Clutch Chatter
10/94 – Jacking Up the Transmission


1993

04/93 – List of Tech Tips by FCA
04/93 – Replacement for 4-Bolt Rims
07/93 – Conversion of Standard Distributor to Electronic
10/93 – Speedometer Head Bench Test
10/93 – 10 Years Tech Tips for Sale


1992

01/92 – Replace Motor Mounts
02/92 – Replace Motor Mounts
03/92 – Replace Motor Mounts
01/92 – Vacuum Gasket Leaks
02/92 – Vacuum Gasket Leaks
03/92 – Vacuum Gasket Leaks
01/92 – Low Battery, Check Cables
02/92 – Low Battery, Check Cables
03/92 – Low Battery, Check Cables
2/92 – Engine and Transmission Swap
2/92 – Replacement Emergency Brake Cables
04/92 – Interpreting Ford Part Numbers
05/92 – Interpreting Ford Part Numbers
06/92 – Interpreting Ford Part Numbers


1991

01/91 – Vacuum Hose Leaks
02/91 – Vacuum Hose Leaks
03/91 – Vacuum Hose Leaks
01/91 – Gas Spillage
02/91 – Gas Spillage
03/91 – Gas Spillage
04/91 – Plastic Parts Refinishing
05/91 – Plastic Parts Refinishing
06/91 – Plastic Parts Refinishing
10/91 – Dry Vehicle Interior is “No Sweat”


1990

05/90 – Headlight bucket availability ’60-’65
10/90 – Ten Handy Hints on Road Safety (While Drinking)
11/90 – Ten Handy Hints on Road Safety (While Drinking)
12/90 – Ten Handy Hints on Road Safety (While Drinking)
10/90 – More on Clutch Chatter
11/90 – More on Clutch Chatter
12/90 – More on Clutch Chatter
10/90 – Stated Value Automobile Insurance
11/90 – Stated Value Automobile Insurance
12/90 – Stated Value Automobile Insurance


1989

02/89 – Tips on Ridding the Falcon of Rust
02/89 – Headers for 1960-69 Falcon/Comets
02/89 – Optional Engines for 1960-69 Falcons
02/89 – Prolong Battery Life
06/89 – Chattering clutch problems
07/89 – Optional Transmissions for the Falcon
08/89 – More on clutch chatter
08/89 – Same as above
11/89 – Clutch Chatter
11/89 – 289 Engine Discussion
12/89 – Falcon Engine Colors
12/89 – 289 Discussions Continued


1988

03/88 – When is it a 5-bolt or a 6-bolt 260/289?
03/88 – Same as above
04/88 – Door handle differences ’65
05/88 – 25th Anniversary of 1963 Models
07/88 – Missing
07/88 – Repair of Falcon Heater
07/88 – Notes on Installation of Radial Tires
08/88 – V8 installation ’60-’62 transmission hump modification
09/88 – Great Poem “The Engine”
09/88 – More on Radial Tires
09/88 – More on Front Disc Brakes
10/88 – More front end modifications
10/88 – Loose carburetor center stud
11/88 – Sticker removal from bumpers
11/88 – Power tailgate window schematic with tips
11/88 – Station wagon tips
11/88 – Service Information 1960 Ranchero
12/88 – Repair of Rusted Convertible Torque Tubes


1987

01/87 – Car Storage
02/87 – Transmission Mount Improvement
11/87 – Conversion of Drum to Disc Brakes


1986

01/86 – Bulky Shifting ’64
02/86 – Unleaded Gas Discussion
02/86 – Generator to Alternator Conversion
04/86 – More on Unleaded Gas
06/86 – Fuel Fill-up without Overflow
06/86 – Restoring Instrument Dials
07/86 – Sprint tach wire hook-ups
07/86 – Fuel Gauge
07/86 – Converting from 200 I-6 to 289 V-8
07/86 – Studio Sound System
08/86 – Dome light part source
08/86 – More on Steering Problems
10/86 – Early Cross Members
10/86 – Steering Cross Members
10/86 – Converting from 6 cylinders to 351W
12/86 – Transmission Conversion (4-speed to Automatic)
12/86 – Generator to Alternator Conversion


1985

02/85 – Specs and optional equipment ’63
05/85 – Upper control arm squeak stop
05/85 – Clutch pedal squeak stop
07/85 – Battery box cleaning/repair
07/85 – Better handling for ’65
08/85 – 25th Anniversary of 1960-65 Falcons
08/85 – Wiper arm repair
10/85 – Generator to Alternator Conversion
11/85 – Falcon specs ’65
12/85 – Gas gauge repair


1984

01/84 – Chrome Plating Plastic Parts
02/84 – VIN plate breakdown ’60
02/84 – Radio ID
03/84 – Engine colors on early 6 cylinders
03/84 – Coil ID and restoration
04/84 – Engine colors
08/84 – Shift column repair
12/84 – Hoisting and jacking ’60-’65
12/84 – Cleaning and refurbishing ’64-’65 hood ornament


1983

04/83 – Rocker panel rust repair
05/83 – Simplified water pump installation


1982

03/82 – Rust removal from inside windshield chrome
03/82 – Window crank disassembly and reassembly
04/82 – Missing
05/82 – Convertible production figures ’63-’65
06/82 – Repaint interiors and matting agent
06/82 – Repair sagging convertible side rails
06/82 – Floor pan repair
08/82 – Grill emblem repainting ’65
10/82 – Installation of Borg-WarnerT-10 with 144,170,or 200 ci


1981

02/81 – 6 Cylinder identification
03/81 – Production figures ’60-’66 Rancheros
03/81 – Production figures ’63-’65 Sedan deliveries
03/81 – Rarest Falcons ’60-’70
07/81 – Engine, transmission, and rear end codes ’68
11/81 – How to make a Ranchero back window seal


1980

02/80 – Falcon colors/letter codes for ’63
03/80 – 1961 Production Figures
03/80 – List of assembly plants and units produced in ’64
03/80 – List of options and percent of units installed
03/80 – Production figures from ’60-’64
03/80 – Production figures ’63-’64 of 6 & 8 cylinders
03/80 – Above figures by models
08/80 – More on production figures ’60-’64
10/80 – Convertible top interchange ’63-’65
10/80 – Glass interchange ’63-’65 hardtop & convertible
10/80 – Engine letter codes
11/80 – Production figures ’66
11/80 – Production figures ’68
11/80 – Corrections on Convertible top interchange ’63-’65
11/80 – Ranchero tailgate interchange ’60-’65
11/80 – Production figures ’67-’69-‘70
12/80 – Engine/transmission differences ’65
12/80 – Mustang/Falcon door handle interchange ’65-’66
12/80 – Seatbelt interchange
12/80 – Falcon glove box and console lock