Best Ford in a Ford - Presented by Ford Racing
Just the Facts
Model: Falcon Sprint
Owner: Ricky Widner
Continuing with the Ford Racing Performance and STREET RODDER magazine Best Ford in a Ford program, this year's recipient at the Shades event was Ricky Widner of Christiansburg, Virginia, for his 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint. It is outfitted with a 370-inch Ford crate motor pumping out 680 hp. Now that's a potent V-8, making this one heck of a sprinting "Sprint". The small-block Ford is loaded with performance goodies and plenty of brightwork by Advanced Plating.
The Torch Red Sprint also features a 9-inch narrowed rearend by Currie Enterprises with a Heidts IFS, Billet Specialties wheels, and Wilwood disc brakes at the corners. The leather interior was stitched by Kevin Hawkins.
Painless Tech Tip
After the rod run season is over and the car is being stored for the winter, be sure the gasoline has a stabilizer added and the tank is full. An empty tank will rust above the fuel level line so the fuel helps keep Mr. Rust away.