From humble beginnings as a neat GT replica, Ray has evolved his car through several builds into the 500hp, mini-tubbed monster it is today. The beauty of this car, however, is that it pays homage to the original JG33-plated GTs and HOs, hiding many of its modifications so well that you couldn’t pick them with a quick glance.
“It was originally Track Red with a gold stripe, and it was built in three stages. First the interior was completely stripped out and reupholstered, including restoring the GT dash and fitting new carpets and headlining. A restored XY GT rim-blow steering wheel was sourced and the sunroof was restored with new runners and cables to enable it to be fully functional.”
Bobby and Zoran at Competition Engines assembled a tough 4V-headed 351 Cleveland that actually measures 357 cubes thanks to over-sized Hypertec pistons that also bump the static compression up to 10.6:1. A Pro Systems 780cfm four-barrel gulps bulk air into a high-rise TFC intake manifold, with an Aeroflow fuel rail delivering 98RON go-juice from a high-volume XA GT mechanical fuel pump.On the engine dyno it made 516hp and threw out 448lb-ft of torque to back up the bark.
Check out Ray's Falcon in the July 2017 issue of Street Machine magazine, on sale now!