14 mpg at 120 mph
Clutch went out after installing 4-barrel carberator.
Brakes bleed dry when parked for 3 months or longer.
The car had sat for 14 years when I bought it. We put in gas and a battery and it fired right up.
Acceleration comes on slow due to 2.79 gears, and three speed. Power is great between 45-120 mph.
Rolls heavily into turns. Cornering is quite good, despite body roll.
Is very comfortable for trips less than six hours, with bench seat.
Better performance than my 429 Thunderbird.
Gas millage with two barrel was 32/highway,
17/city if I took it easy. 21/highway, 10/city with foot to the floor.
Gas mileage with four barrel (600 Holley) is 16 mpg, city-highway, foot to the floor.
Car is the ugliest Falcon ever built, but it's still prettier than all new cars.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th June, 2003