Ford Falcon 1982 Problems

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Answered by CarsGuide 17 Feb 2006

ALL are suitable for work, but it could come down to the type of work you do. None will work as hard as a Japanese one-tonner. If you don't need to carry heavy loads, the Falcon may well do the job. The XH will carry more than the XD and XF in its one-tonne guise, so that may be worth a look. XD and XF Falcons are getting long in the tooth and will be well past their use-by date. In utes you need to look for damage to the body. The condition of the inner tray is a giveaway to its previous life. Also, check early Falcon utes for rust.

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Ford Falcon: Dick Johnson's XE

Answered by CarsGuide 12 May 2005

Your recollection is correct, but they weren't released by Ford. Dick says 26 cars were built in Melbourne in 1982 with the help of Jim Faneco. There were two versions, a V8 Falcon XE Grand Prix and a Falcon XE Grand Prix Turbo. Dick has heard that some are being restored and that some out there are immaculate, but he hasn't seen one for a while.

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