1964 Ford Falcon
This Ford Falcon is the most recent ground up build by Curltek. It competes in the Masters Race Series under the "Falcon Hell Racing" banner.
The car was imported from America and stripped down for assessment in the Curltek workshop.
Once the shell was stripped, it was acid dipped to remove all traces of paint and filler, revealing the true condition of the body. The body is also Zinc dipped for protection.
Structural repairs were then undertaken and the roll cage and safety equipment fitted.
The engine was fully rebuild with Steve performing his usual magic. On the dyno the completed engine recorded 440 bhp.
Steve spent many hours measuring the lift on over 100 cam rocker arms to select the 16 that most closely matched; the variance across the lifters was over 50 thousandths of an inch. By selecting only the best, flow consistency across the cylinder heads is assured.
This level of detail is reflected in every aspect of a Curltek build.
During a detailed assessment, one of the threads in the engine block was found to be damaged. Steve therefore drilled and tapped the hole, fitting a Time-Sert threaded insert.
The Falcon was painted by Mark Jones, Curltek's painter extraordinaire, in a retena burning shade of Yellow.
The Falcon is now finished and had its first outing at the Silverstone Classic in July 2011.