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Charles Mann, Box 1, Princeton, Ill.


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Suncoast Members Birthdays

 February & March 2017


           Richard Harrington                                         Mar. 06

            John Carter                                                     Mar. 15

            Sara Keith                                                       Mar. 17

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Suncoast Members Anniversary’s

 February 2017

  Rayda and Frank Perdomo                             Feb. 2


March 2017

Roberta and Ron McCullough                         Mar. 17 

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For Sale

1965 B/W T-10 4 speed transmission (wide bolt pattern for mounting), Hurst shifter with newly chromed shift lever, $525.

Removed from 64 Sprint CV, outer and inner rockers with front torque box assemblies all in good shape, parts should fit 63-65 CV $300.

Complete cowl assembly (upper and lower) removed from same car, very good condition, $150.

Several 6 bolt cast iron bell housings with dual bolt pattern for transmission mounting, requires 164 tooth  flywheel $125  65 Standard 3 spd transmission $75 Chuck, 321-383-1955/

For Sale

New ‘65 Falcon billet aluminum triple plated trunk trim (made by Todd in Carolina). Not detailed $725.  David Wagner,, 423-243-3525

For Sale

Complete 63/64 Falcon V8 front suspension (5 lug), convert your 6 cyl (4 lug).  Includes spindles. steering linkage, complete brake system (like new shoes & drums), upper and lower control arms.   $100

1964 V8 steering box (1 1/16” sector shaft), refurbished.  Very nice condition.  $150

Glove box and console locks, 60-63 door locks, ignition locks, trunk locks, rekeying lock service.  Ask for pricing on locks.  Dick,

 1964 Falcon Sprint

Did You Know??

In January of 1964 Ford introduced a new lower priced Falcon Sprint HT and Convertible? This lower priced Sprint came standard with a full-width bench seat, sports-type steering wheel(simulated wood grain), wire spoke wheel covers and the chrome engine dress up kit. This lower priced Sprint did not include the front Bucket Seats, Console, Dash Mounted Tachometer or the Bright Rocker Panel Moldings as standard equipment. Maybe another Bright Idea from Ford?

 Production Numbers


Sprint HT, bucket seats           13,830                        Sprint HT, without console      285


Sprint CV, bucket seats          4278                             Sprint CV, bench seat             626


(Note: this info obtained from a Ford Sales Brochure and from Standard Catalog of Ford)



1965 Sprint CV Project


In 1995, good friend and fellow Suncoast Member Archie Ershery (deceased) called to let me know  that he had a 65 Sprint CV at his home in Tampa that was for sale. Archie had agreed to help someone try to sell his Falcon because of Archie’s ties to the Falcon Club and his love of the hobby. Carolyn and I took a ride to Tampa for a visit with Archie and to check out the Sprint CV. It really wasn’t a very pretty sight but it was a rare, 1 of 300 1965 Sprint CVs produced. This Sprint lived most of its life in Connecticut and I’m guessing it wasn’t stored during the harsh winter months based on the amount of corrosion visible. We did contact the owner and agreed on a purchase price and made the purchase.


The Sprint CV was trailered back to Titusville where it was stored until late 2014. At this time it was moved to its new home, the new addition to my detached garage/shop where disassembly was started. The Sprint CV has been totally stripped to bare metal using the dustless wet process which revealed much more rot and corrosion than had been seen. Now the long process begins, cutting out the bad metal for replacement. Areas in need of repair and/or replacement were radiator support, left front inner fender, front torque boxes left and right, inner rockers left and right, floor pans left/right front and rear, pans under rear seat, rear seat support, CV seat support structural panel top and bottom. The entire lower portion of the rear quarter panels from door to tail light required replacement plus numerous minor repairs.


The Sprint was taken to a shop for some of the repairs to be made, inner rockers, torque boxes, floors and rear quarters. After getting the Sprint back home and performing a thorough inspection of the repairs that were made, I discovered there were several areas that were missed and the quality of the repairs weren’t as good as expected. Currently, areas that were missed are being repaired and other areas are being reworked. The next milestone will be primer and paint on the bottom side and removal of the Sprint from the rotisserie.

Recipe Corner

Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas with Green Chili & Sour Cream Sauce


10 soft taco shells (smaller flour tortillas)

2 cups cooked, shredded chicken

 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

 3 Tbsp. butter

 3 Tbsp. flour

 2 cups chicken broth

 1 cup sour cream

 1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 pan. Mix chicken and 1 cup cheese. Roll up in tortillas and place in pan. In a sauce pan, melt butter, stir in flour and cook 1 minute. Add broth and whisk until smooth. Heat over medium heat until thick and bubbly. Stir in sour cream and chilies. Do not bring to boil, you don’t want curdled sour cream. Pour over enchiladas and top with remaining cheese, and if you like. diced green onions and black olives. Bake 22 min covered, remove foil and then high broil for 3 min to brown the cheese. Pico de Gallo is a nice garnish

Yield: 24 servings.                                                

RETURN                                                                    03/25/2017