Model: 58056: The Falcon
Status: Restored
Date: 10-Oct-2004
Comments: 10
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I bought a Falcon but it was a 'Junk' condition rightly.
So first, I cleaned up and fixed some section of it.

I was looking for new body-parts.
I was lucky, It was found easily.

Next, I modified it to use for Vintage car race.
I made a special 48 pitch spur-gear.
So my Falcon is more high-gearing than stock. (30% and more).

Old Freddie looks so glad.

Comments

dunebuggy71

10-Oct-2004

Cool car ! I am a big Falcon Fan too. Rims and tyres looks nice.

kontemax

10-Oct-2004

Great car! please don't ruin it running it. This car is a Shelf Queen! Cheers
MAssimo

Grahoo

10-Oct-2004

Thanks dunebuggy71 , Massimo.

of course, I'll drive it carefully.


( Massimo san, I'll mail you in several weeks. )

Gregor

10-Oct-2004

That looks amazing!

DJTheo

11-Oct-2004

I am not a fan of the Falcon, but with those wheels it looks much nicer, Grahoo knows what a car needs!

13-Oct-2004

Thanks Gregor and Theo, all your comments are the best eulogy for me and is my honor.
Last Monday (National holiday), I went Vintage RC car race at Aichi-prefecture, and it was My Falcon's debut race.
Falcon was a cornering machine rightly, it's pretty good. I was surprized.
It was able to fight against other fast competitor, fifty-fifty.
My Falcon finished at the 3rd-prize per 16 competitors.
And I became a big fan of this car.

bholio

3-Nov-2004

Other than the spur gear and tires/wheels, are there other modifications to the car?

Have you made any changes to the front suspension for improved handling? I've always found the Falcon to turn very poorly.

It looks great.

Grahoo

4-Nov-2004

Exactly, it seems wider than other vehicles but all its sections are in the stock.
Some vintage tamiya models have too long shocks. and I think they don't need such length in the general use. Falcon too.
So, I tried downsizing its shocks.
I used following parts for this conversion,
'Lotus Honda 99T V-parts and W-parts (no.9225021) *2, Terra scorcher F coil over springs (no.985310) and Metal parts pack (SP.519 no.9415006)'
Every lowriders look wide than stock condition.

ukzz4iroc

28-Dec-2006

Wow nicest Falcon I've ever seen!

mr.retreader

14-May-2009

Those wheels and mods have come up a treat! Really looks the part, well done!


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