A full steering component overhaul was due before we bought it.
Shock absorbers & brakes were soon after all replaced & suspension lowered.
Original motor blew smoke. changed at 270000km replaced with reconditioned motor with full flow extractors & exhaust.
Recondition C4 floor shift automatic gearbox was fitted replacing the Borg warner column for heavy towing purposes.
Rust was appearing under cream vinyl so it was stripped & repaired & repainted black.
Wheels tend to spin easily & has burdened me with a $385 burnout ticket.
Rocker cover gasket leaking at 295000km.
This old falcon is extremely reliable. Never missed a beat after the reconditioned motor was put in.
Body extremely rust resistant apart from the vinyl roof.
Performance responsive considering the cars weight & size in proportion to power. 195km/h top speed.
Handling improved drastically after vehicle was lowered & alignment camber/caster settings set to racing specifications.
Huge amount of room inside very well suited to big families.
Vision though is hampered by small mirrors & low eye level.
Fuel consumption ranges from 275km to 400km on 75 liters depending on the way you drive.
All interior original & in great condition considering being 25 years old.
It is my first car which I am very happy about & I will never get rid of it.