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What started as nothing more than an unobtainable dream, Ive made into a reality. I was hooked when I first saw the car on the big screen in 1980, but I had no idea of what it was.
Not until the mid 1980′s did I learn it was an Australian built Ford Falcon XB. The dream looked like it was never going to happen now. 1999 rolls along and while surfing the internet, the dream sparks once again. However, trying to purchase a car from overseas seemed impossible for a guy like me. Some serious investigation and selling off my Star Wars junk turned dreams into reality. Finding the original vintage Scott fuel injector got the entire project rolling.
Over a 5 year period, the car went through a complete frame off resto mostly done by myself. Paint and body was done by some now good friends (Hank and Mike Kerkdyk) as I did not have the proper garage for that plus Im horrible at bodywork. The car was built to replicate the car as seen in the first Mad Max movie, right down to flaws that the actual movie car had. I even have 35 year old BFG radial TAs that no other replica has.
Purchased out of Sydney, Australia and then shipped to Niagara Falls, Ontario, the car is a 1974 Ford Falcon XB, right hand drive, 351 Cleveland, top loader 4 speed and factory 4 wheel disc brakes. It sports a 2.72 rear gear which makes for some impressive top end fun, unfortunately the speedo only goes to 140 MPH. It also has an original Aussie police siren, functional zoomies, overhead police radio and of course the non functioning on/off supercharger. Its always a blast to cruise in and has been a huge success at many charity fund raising events and sci-fi cons. You can see the complete build at www.madmaxcar.com
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