That car – nicknamed the “Vagabond” Ford Falcon – is now complete, and Mr. Regular published his first video with the finished product just today. You can check it out above.
Mr. Regular’s “new” Vagabond Ford Falcon features a Frankensteined powertrain incorporating the 302-cubic-inch V8 (nicknamed “Redeemer”) and 4-speed automatic from a 1993 Thunderbird, the 8.8-inch limited-slip rear end from a 1998 Ford Explorer, and an Edelbrock carburetor fed by a mechanical fuel pump. Much more of the car’s mechanicals have been fiddled with, as well, with a custom, wrapped 4-to-1 exhaust fitted, and frame-strengthening rails installed to help the unibody to cope with the engine’s extra torque.
Mr. Regular has yet to dyno-test his 1960 Ford Falcon, but according to Bruce Henn, who did the bulk of the work in building the car, output is likely around 240 to 250 horsepower with roughly the same torque in lb-ft.
Be sure to get the full scoop from the esteemed Mr. Regular himself in the video piece above.