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Jason Thomas's Ford Falcon XP coupe

By Jason Thomas, 21 Apr 2019 Features

Jason Thomas's Ford Falcon XP coupe

Jason Thomas transformed a shed-find XP coupe into a beautiful 480hp cruiser

JASON came across his XP coupe in 2013 while having a drink at the Meredith pub. Though sceptical after hearing about this V8 Falcon tucked away in a shed nearby, he checked it out and discovered that the tale was true – the two-door had been sitting idle for near on 20 years.

This article on Jason's XP coupe was first published in the March 2019 issue of Street Machine

Ford XP Falcon

Jason dragged the shed-find home and stripped it to the last nut and bolt before rebuilding it. Brad Simpson handled the bodywork and Rob Guljas from Bannockburn Panel Repairs applied the DNA Avatar Blue paint.

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Ford Falcon engine bay

The rebuilt 347ci Windsor pushes out around 480hp thanks to a Scat crank, I-beam rods, Keith Black pistons, Trick Flow alloy heads and hydraulic-roller cam. A Torker manifold is topped with a 750cfm carby fed by a custom fuel cell, while a manualised C4 with 4000rpm stall converter sends the power back to a nine-inch and Southern Rod & Custom-built four-link.

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Ford Falcon wheel

The front wheels are 15x4 Jegs, while tucked inside the rear mini-tubs are 15x8 V-Series Welds.

Ford Falcon interior

Brand new glass protects the freshly upholstered classic-style interior.

Jason Thomas

Jason would like to thank his wife, and hopes she doesn’t sell the car for the price she thinks it cost to build if he dies! 

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