Are AU Falcons reliable?
Continuous development over many years has seen the Falcon evolve into a sturdy car that doesn’t have a lot of faults, at least major ones. Mechanics report few problems with the AU, there doesn’t appear to be the same issue with cylinder head gasket failure as there was in earlier models.
How many AU Falcons were built?
It was the first four-wheel drive passenger vehicle to be designed and built in Australia. Only 432 were ever built.
Does a AU Falcon have a Barra?
The inline-6 engines are unique to the Australian manufactured Falcon and Territory and were developed and manufactured in Geelong, Victoria. The Barra was first introduced in the BA Falcon, named after the “Barramundi” code name used during the development of the BA update engine.
Is the Barra a good engine?
The dual-overhead-cam Barra has become a hugely popular engine in Australia because of its massive horsepower potential and bulletproof strength, making it ideal for high-horsepower builds. There aren’t many other engines out there capable of such high power figures without an aftermarket block or head.
What is the best Ford Falcon?
If you’re a fan of the Falcon, here are the 10 best models ever produced.
- 1966 Ford Falcon.
- 1965 Ford Falcon Futura.
- 1964 Ford Falcon Station Wagon.
- 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint Convertible.
- 1962 Ford Falcon Futura.
- 1962 Ford Falcon Squire Wagon.
- 1961 Ford Falcon DeLuxe.
- 1960 Ford Falcon.
When did the Ford Falcon come out in Australia?
The range of AU Falcon Utility vehicles was launched in June 1999. It offered Falcon XL, XLS, XR6 and XR8 style side utility models, a cab-chassis model and a cab-chassis with factory fitted drop-side tray. The latter was the first tray utility vehicle that Ford Australia had produced for several years.
What did the new Ford Falcon 6 cylinder engine do?
The updated 6-cylinder engines incorporated advanced features such as VCT on some models and a temperature sensor in the cylinder head, which detected coolant loss and allowed the car to “limp home” safely by cutting cylinders.
What’s the drag coefficient on a Ford Falcon?
The AU series had a very efficient drag coefficient of Cd =0.29 for the sedan (an 11% improvement over the preceding EL series) and 0.34 for the wagon. For the first time in Falcon’s history, Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) became available as standard on some models and optional on others.
How is the Ford Falcon different from the Holden Ute?
The body of the AU Falcon utility differed in design from the competing Holden Ute in that the cargo tray was separate from the cab, whereas the tray was an integral part of the body shell in the Holden.