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  INTRODUCTION:
 
General Comment.
 Current Condition & Buying Tips.
 Collectability.

 

General Comment: ED Falcon GLi                                                                    (back to INDEX)

Compared to the entry-models before it, the ED (and indeed the EB II) were light years ahead in both ambience and standard equipment levels.  Subsequently, the GLi is not a car to be overlooked - especially if you were considering an earlier model in the first place - as it is likely to outrank even higher 'spec' early model vehicles without a single option box being ticked.

The GLi maintained the Falcon's clear advantages of safety over the smaller car classes - as well as over it's major rivals.  Although never officially recognized, anecdotally I have heard a number of stories from emergency services of "lucky they were in a Falcon" or "they would have survived if they were in a Falcon".  Although mostly here-say, the theme does tend to stick after a while...

Importantly though, the ED Falcon GLi was manufactured to the same quality standards as any other Falcon, whether it be XR or even Fairmont Ghia!  However there was one slight disadvantage to the new ED Falcon - it was now heavier than either the EB and EA before it - 45kg heavier in fact (53 extra kg for the wagon), sapping performance and reducing economy.  Despite a taller diff being added to gain some of that fuel usage back, the heady days of EA economy and acceleration would not be matched in a base model for some time to come - but with a powerful 4.0L to provide motivation, most couldn't care less!

Above: An ED Falcon GLi wagon moves it's way down the Broadmeadows based production line, nearly ready for delivery.

Current Condition & Buying Tips:
Unfortunately the ED Falcon GLi - like every entry-model before it - is doomed to be relegated to the list of 'least desirable' simply due to it's relative positioning within the ED range.  Hence, it is also the most likely of the ED Falcon range to have been physically abused by uncaring previous owners.  Avoid cars that look like they've been trashed and be prepared to pay a little extra & spend a little extra time looking for owners who have looked after their car like it should have been - which often means looking for an elderly owner or similarly fastidious person.  Their passion for the car should show easily as they walk you round it - as well as in the overall general condition.  Pay particular attention to coolant condition, presence and change routines - as well as gearbox condition as these are both particular weak points for any pre-AU OHC Falcon 6 / 4 speed auto.

Collectability:
While the ED Falcon GLi will likely never become collectable so-to-speak - with time (maybe many decades) - it will eventually become quite rare compared to much more lavishly equipped Futura, Fairmont & XR models.  However, do not expect this to translate into increased resale values, with the greatest interest being in it's curiosity value alone  especially for those models optioned up from the factory!  If you want a ED GLi that will be talked about in future, look for one with a factory fitted 5.0L V8, sunroof, manual gearbox, body kit, sports suspension or 16" wheels - with the rarest containing all of the above items!  While relatively few made it out of the factory in this guise, factory-exec & ex-employee cars were the most likely to have received the treatment adding even more to the curiosity factor...let's hope enough of them get preserved to let future generations see just how great this car once was!


Above:  While the ED GLi was still a pretty thing in standard form, the addition of a few factory options could transform it into something completely different altogether - and a whole lot more desirable!  The question is - could a factory kitted GLi Falcon end up being rarer than either a EB or EL GT?

ED GLi manual sedan  price when new - $25,255 ($25,833 auto, $28,481 auto V8 sedan)
ED GLi manual wagon price when new - $26,896 ($27,474 auto, $30,122 auto V8 wagon)

The TBF challenge: 
While these were the 'official' specifications listed by Ford for it's ED Falcon GLi range, the occasional 'escape' did get out with things that were not supposed to be available - fitted from new.  If you think you have such a car, we want to hear about it - and encourage you to post details HERE...

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  ENGINES :

Six Cylinder (standard):

  • 4.0L SOHC straight six, cast-iron block, alloy cylinder head.
  • Duplex chain drive / 2 valves per cylinder.
  • Power: 148kW @ 4500 rpm.
  • Torque: 348Nm @3750 rpm.
  • Displacement: 3984cc.
  • Bore x Stroke - 92.26 x 99.3mm.
  • Compression Ratio - 8.8:1.
  • Fuel System - Multi-point fuel injection controlled by EEC 4 (ECU).
  • Fuel Type - Regular ULP.
  • Alloy Rocker cover / pressed steel sump.
  • Multi-Vee accessory drive belt.
  • Viscous hub cooling fan.
  • Dual Fuel LPG option (Tickford Fitted) available only on 4.0L auto GLi sedans..
  • Optional sump guard & removable insect screen on radiator.

Vee Eight (optional):

  • 5.0L OHV push-rod vee-eight, cast-iron block & cylinder heads.
  • 2 valves per cylinder.
  • Power: 165kW @ 4500 rpm.
  • Torque: 388Nm @3000 rpm.
  • Displacement: 4942cc.
  • Bore x Stroke - 101.6 x 76.2mm.
  • Compression Ratio - 9.0:1.
  • Fuel System - Multi-point SEQUENTIALLY operated fuel injection controlled by EEC 4 (ECU).
  • Fuel Type - Regular ULP.
  • Pressed steel rocker covers & sump.
  • Micro-vee (serpentine) accessory drive belt.
  • Viscous hub cooling fan.
  • Optional sump guard & removable insect screen on radiator.
  • Stainless steel exhaust & chrome tip on V8s.

* FORUM: What engine issues have you had with your ED Falcon and how have you solved them? Discuss it here !  
* FORUM: How satisfied have you been with your EB / ED 4.0L's performance & economy?  Discuss it here!
* FORUM: What has been the most effective modification done to your ED Falcon's motor?  Discuss it here!
* FORUM: Falcon engines on LPG, what have been your experiences (good or bad)?  Discuss it here!

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  FUEL ECONOMY
  • Fuel tank capacity - 68L (sedan - plastic tank) or 72L (wagon - pressed steel tank)...

  * The following table represents figures submitted by Ford in it's ED GLi brochure printed August 1993

Engine / Transmission / Body Style

City Cycle (L/100km)

Highway Cycle (L/100km)

4.0L manual     GLi sedan
4.0L automatic GLi sedan
4.0L manual     GLi wagon
4.0L automatic GLi wagon
5.0L automatic GLi sedan

12.0
12.5
12.0
12.5
14.5

7.6
7.6
7.6
8.0
9.0

  * FORUM: What fuel economy do you get?  Did Ford's figures represent real world data?  Discuss it here!

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  GEARBOX & DRIVELINE:   

  Gearbox:

  • 5 speed manual std on both sedan and wagon.
    • Cable actuated clutch.
    • Overdrive 5th gear (0.72:1 for the 6 cyl model, 0.73:1 for the V8)
    • 1200kg rated towing limit.
    • NOT available behind 5.0L V8 in GLi.
  • 4 speed automatic option including:
    • electronically controlled.
    • Lock up torque converter.
    • Normal & Economy modes with mode indicator light on dashboard.
    • Overdrive 4th gear.
    • Gearbox oil cooler recommended for towing.
    • 1200kg standard towing capacity - can be increased to 2300kg with the appropriate towing hitch, transmission oil cooler.
    • Standard 100,000km service intervals, OR 50,000km if towing regular or heavy loads (dependant on the condition of the transmission, this may be required more often than this.
    • Column shift four-speed auto available however only available when ordered in combination with front bench seat.

Right: Ford's own advertising brochures included this picture (being an auxiliary gearbox oil cooler) with these words printed directly underneath:  

"Transmission oil cooler.  Helps avoid overheating and possible transmission damage.  Essential for towing with auto transmissions."            You've been warned!

* FORUM: Had a good / bad experience with the Falcon's 4 speed auto? Share it here!
* FORUM: Thinking of converting from an auto to a manual?  Discuss it here!

   Driveshaft:

  • Rear Wheel Drive.
  • Single piece driveshaft.
  • Aluminium tubular construction.

 * FORUM: Had a good / bad experience with the Falcon's tail shaft? Share it here!

   Differential:

  • 3.27:1 diff ratio for 5 speed manual (both 6 and 8 cyl) and V8 Auto.
  • 3.08:1 diff ratio for 6 cylinder 4 speed automatic.
  • A Limited Slip Differential was available from new as an extra-cost option.

  * FORUM:  Considering a ratio change or been there, done that?  Which ratio works best for you? Discuss it here!
 
* FORUM:  How do you rate Ford's factory LSD?  Have you had any work done on yours & how much did it cost?  Discuss it here!

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BRAKES :  
  • Power assisted four-wheel disc brakes.
  • Front - 287mm dia ventilated discs.
             - cast iron single piston caliper (equalizing sliders).
  • Rear -  287 mm dia solid discs.
            -  aluminum single piston caliper with integral 
               hand brake mechanism.
  • Dash mounted hand brake pull (left side of steering wheel).
  • ABS brakes a $990 option when new.
  • Taking up the 2300kg rated tow-pack also saw heavy-duty brake pads fitted.

Right: image showing routing and circuits included when ABS is selected as a option.

* FORUM: How have the ED's standard brakes performed to your particular requirements?  Have you been able to make any improvements to them or looking for ideas to uprate them?  Discuss it here!
* FORUM: What do you find to be the best performing pads for your particular application? Discuss it here!

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  SUSPENSION:

 Front:

  • Double control arm with forward reaching tension rod.
  • Heavy guage pressed steel large upper control arm.
  • Drop forged lower control arm.
  • Short / Long Arm, Long Spindle (SLALS) component relationship.
  • Rubber control arm inner pivot bushes.
  • Single rate coil springs.
  • Twin tube telescopic shock absorbers with "coil over" spring / shock absorber mounting design.
  • Stabiliser bar.

* FORUM Have you been able to improve the ED's suspension in any way? Discuss it here!
* FORUM:  What is the most effective mod you've made to your ED Falcon's suspension? Discuss it here!
* FORUM:  Found a alignment expert who does wonders for your Falcon or have a particular set of non-factory alignment data that works particularly well?  Share it here!

Right: image shows ED front suspension fitted with ED Futura hubcap.

  Rear:

    Sedan:
  • Coil sprung live axil.
  • 4-link via trailing arms.
  • Watts Link.
  • Single rate coil springs.
  • Twin tube telescopic shock absorbers with "coil over" spring / shock absorber mounting design.
  • Stabilizer bar.
  • Rubber trailing arm pivot bushes.

    Station Wagon:
  • Leaf sprung live axil.
  • Twin tube telescopic shock absorbers.
  • Rubber shackle bushes.

 Options:

  • 'Heavy Duty' suspension consisting of heavy duty springs, heavy duty shock absorbers and increased rear ride height (approximately 20mm in sedans, 6mm in wagons).  As part of this package, the rear stabilizer bar was deleted from the sedan!!!
  • A 'Sports Suspension' option was available on ED Falcon sedans (not wagons) including stiffer lower front and rear springs, sports tuned shock absorbers and bushes as well as revised wheel alignment.
  • Air adjustable rear shock absorbers available as an option.

* FORUM: How do you rate the Falcon's load carrying ability & how have you improved yours?  Discuss it here!
* FORUM: Do your station wagon's leaf springs squeek? If so, what fix have you found for them?  Discuss it here!
* FORUM: What experiences have you had with different shock absorber brands &types - which are the best and which are the worst?

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  WHEELS & TYRES:
  • 14" x 6.0" wide steel wheels standard with styled wheel covers (same cover used from EA series II through EB, EB series II and onto ED)
  • P195/75 HR14 steel belt radial ply tyres recommended (standard).
  • 15" x 7" 'new generation' alloy wheels optional - aka XR6.
  • 16" x 7" alloy wheels originally fitted with Michelin P225/50 ZR16 tyres optional on ED Falcon sedans (available only in conjunction with sports suspension option) - NA on wagons due to unavailability of wagon sports suspension when new.

Above:  EB / ED optional 16" wheel - only available with sports suspension option.

Above:  ED optional 15" alloy wheel (aka XR6).
  

Above:  standard ED fitment 14" pressed steel wheel and plastic painted hubcaps.

* FORUM: What has been your experience in the best tyres for your Falcon?
* FORUM: If you have aftermarket wheels fitted, what offsets / widths did you use & how do you rate their functionality?

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  STEERING :
  • New look 'soft touch' steering wheel (cruise control option reverts back to previous steering wheel design).
  • Power assisted rack and pinion steering.
  • Steering column adjustable for rake & reach.
  • MOMO leather covered steering wheel available as an option when new.
  • Minimum turning circles - 11.0m (sedan) or 11.4m (wagon).

Right: Old style steering wheel fitted when cruise control optioned.

* FORUM: Have you ever had any problems with your Falcon's steering?  What was it & how did you fix it?  Discuss it here!

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  SAFETY:

  • Childproof rear door locks.
  • Front inertia reel seat belts with lockers.
  • Rear inertia reel seat belts for all passengers in sedans.
  • Rear outboard inertia seat belts for wagon passengers - with adjustable centre lap belt only.
  • Improved side impact protection - 30% ahead of ADR 29.
  • Plastic fuel tank in ED Falcon sedans (resistant to puncturing during an accident or due to metal fatigue - a common VN-VP Commodore fault)
  • Optional cabin fitted hand held fire-extinguisher - including mounting bracket.
  • Optional dual tone air horns.

Right:  Crash test dummies slacking off while demonstrating Falcon sedan's centre rear lap sash seat belt.

* FORUM: What has been your experience in the best tyres for your Falcon?  Discuss it here!
* FORUM: Ever had a serious 'out' in a EA, EB or ED Falcon?  How do you feel it performed in regards to occupant protection?  Add your comments here!

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  BODY:
  • Colours Available: Magenta, Polynesian Green, Reef Green, Quartz, Sandstone, Biscayne Blue, Cardinal Red, Platinum, Dynamic White, Le Mans Red.
  • Colours NOT available from the factory: Stark White, Black Pearl, Cobalt Blue.
  • Remote boot lid release.
  • Remote fuel filler door release
  • Improved side impact protection - 30% ahead of ADR 29 and partly responsible for the ED's overall weight increase.
  • Improved roof crush protection (carry over from EBII) via epoxy resin reinforcement of both A & B pilliars and thicker front and side glass - now able to withstand a 32 kN (over 3 tonnes) load.
  • Kerb weight (kg) - 1490 sedan & 1560 wagon (4.0L GLi / 5 speed manual) - up 45 & 53kg respectively
  • Body VIN codes permanently marked on major body components.
  • Optional body styling kit including side skirts, front and rear bibs attached to the lower extremities of the bumper bars as well as a raised deck lid spoiler - available on sedan only.
  • Optional low-line boot lid spoiler.  Independent of body kit.
  • Optional clear plastic bonnet leading edge protector to guard against stone chips.

* FORUM: What detail observations (other than the obvious styling related ones) have you made on the differences between the ED & EA, EB?  Ever bought something off of one of these models thinking 'it should be the same' but isn't?  Add your experience HERE!


Above: ED Falcon GLi was also available in station wagon formats.

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  EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS:   

 

Exterior (mm)

Overall length
Overall height
Overall width
Wheelbase
Front track
Rear track
Front overhang
Rear overhang

Sedan

4811
1399
1857
2794
1554
1533
878
1139

Wagon

5003
1483
1857
2923
1554
1533
878
1202

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IDENTIFICATION / APPEARANCE:
  • Gloss Black exterior door handles (body coloured on all other ED Falcon models)
  • 'Thunder Grey' sleeve in grill / centre bar, body coloured surround.
  • Body coloured front and rear bumpers with grey uppers and grey strip inserts.
  • Dark grey number plate / reversing light enclosure (vs. black for the EB)
  • Smooth vent-less C-pilliar cover in body colour (EA had slotted vent here)
  • Reversing lamps next to the rear number plate (incorporated in the tail lamps in the EA)
  • 'Falcon GLi' badges on tail light appliqué with red background on sedans - placed directly on painted panel with black background to badge on station wagons.
  • Body styling kit optional when new.

Above: Badge with red background as mounted on the tail light appliqué panel on ED Falcon GLi sedans.

   * FORUM: Did we miss anything?  Add it HERE!

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  VISION / WINDOWS: 
  • Fold-away (to avoid damage) electric remote operated exterior rear view mirrors on each side - gloss black 'as cast' shell.
  • Prismatic day/night interior rear view mirror.
  • Twin dual jet windscreen washers.
  • Two speed front windscreen wipers with intermittent setting (fixed delay period) and demand wipe feature giving one-touch control for single sweep wiping..
  • Rear intermittent wiper with demand wash/wipe and auto wiper, activated when in reverse gear with front wipers operating - wagon only.
  • Rear window demist with timed automatic off feature.
  • Rear window (sedan) 'ceramic' sunshade - painted bands at the top standard.
  • Vinyl covered sunvisors.
  • Tinted windscreen with dark tinted band at top.
  • Factory tinted side and rear glass.
  • A "German manufactured" sunroof was available as an extra cost option when new featuring tilt vent operation as well as full retraction slide away - also included was an automatic pop-up wind deflector. Sunroof N/A on Falcon wagon.
  • Optional "Aero Profile" rear sunshade constructed of dark grey translucent acrylic.
  • Aerodynamic front windscreen sunshade optional.
  • Exterior fitted rear windscreen louver optional.
  • Optional front side weather shields in clear acrylic.

* FORUM:  What tint level do you have, which company did you use & how satisfied have you been with it?  Add your experiences here!

 

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  LIGHTS: 
  • Glass fronted twin-element headlights - EA/ED headlights were always noted for their exceptional performance vs. both previous & later models - a very real strong point of these models.
  • High mounted auxiliary stop light on both sedan and wagon.
  • Reversing lamps next to the rear number plate (incorporated in the tail lamps in the EA)
  • NOTE Special 'towing' turn-signal flasher fitted to vehicles fitted with tow-bar.

  * FORUM How do you rate the ED Falcon's headlights, and what have you done to upgrade them?

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  SECURITY: 
  • Optional Car Alarm (dealer fitted option)
  • "Smart Lock" electronic immobilization and remote-keyless entry system.
  • Central locking including tailgate on wagon.
  • 'Tibbe' high security locking system on doors, ignition lock, and boot / tailgate.
  • Recessed door lock buttons.
  • 'Strengthened' steering column lock housing.
  • Lockable glove box (low security - as it is only as good as it's plastic lid)
  • Body VIN codes permanently marked on major body components.
  • Optional smart-lock integrated car alarm.

* FORUM: Have you ever had a late model Falcon, Fairlane or LTD broken into or stolen?  How did they gain entry, and what was broken / stolen?

Right:  Standard Falcon remote & Tibbe key.

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  INTERIOR HEATING & COOLING:
  • 4-speed fan boosted ventilation with front footwell ducts and rear seat ducts (incorporated into the back of the centre consol).
  • 2 air outlets each side of the dash.
  • 2 air outlets located centrally within the dash.
  • 2 air outlets located within the rear of the center consol in bucket-seat equipped models.
  • Ergonomically located easy-to-reach fan & climate adjust controls right next to steering wheel (LHS).
  • Standard tint in windows (albeit minimal).
  • Air Conditioning Optional (CFC free - change vs. EB) including increased performance vs. previous model

Right: The Falcon's conveniently mounted climate control centre included the important words "CFC free" for the first time in Falcon history!

* FORUM: What have you had fail on your ED Falcon's heating / cooling system, what did you do to fix it & how much did it cost?

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  AUDIO:
  • Electronic tuning, AM/FM stereo radio/cassette with with four speakers, auto reverse, auto scan memory storage, in-built digital clock & security code feature as standard equipment.
  • "Deluxe" AM/FM stereo inc radio/cassette with 8 individual speaker elements, auto scan memory storage and security code - OPTIONAL (standard on Futura).
  • Digital clock included in radio/cassette unit.
  • Optional electric aerial.

  * FORUM:  With such a large range of aftermarket options out there, what did you use in your ED Falcon & how do you rate it?
 
* FORUM:  How do you rate the Falcon's standard audio system against other vehicles you've driven or owned?
 

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  INSTRUMENTATION: 
  • Speedometer, odometer, tripmeter, fuel guage & water temperature guage standard.
  • High beam, rear window demist on, turn signal / hazard light, alternator fail, lights on, park-brake on and low oil pressure warning lights.
  • Optional Trip Computer featuring fuel consumption figures, distance to empty and average speed.

 

  * FORUM: Have you had any problems with your ED Falcon's instrument cluster & how did you overcome it?
  * FORUM: List your custom modifications here!  How did you do it & what did you do?
  * FORUM: How do you rate the accuracy of your Falcon's instrument cluster?

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  DRIVER CONTROLS     (those not already listed under instrumentation)
  • Cruise Control optional when new featuring steering wheel mounted operation buttons & disengagement whenever brake, clutch or "off" switch are activated.
  • Cruise Control featuring all of the above components was also available at the time for retro-fitting by your local Ford dealer.
  • Driver's left foot rest.

  * FORUM: Have you had an aftermarket cruise control unit fitted, and what is your overall opinion of it?
  * FORUM: How reliable has the Falcon's Cruise Control been for you, and what fixes have been required?

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  DOOR TRIMS, PARCEL SHELF & FLOOR COVERINGS: 
  • Doors trimmed in vinyl with matching cloth covered armrest insert.
  • Vinyl trim optional on ED Falcon sedan (N/A on ED Falcon wagon)
  • Vinyl covered sunvisors.
  • Moulded cloth covered headlining.
  • Carpeted passenger & luggage compartment floor.

  * FORUM: What pieces of your interior have you had wear first?

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SEATING
  • Vinyl trim optional on ED Falcon sedan (N/A on ED Falcon wagon)
  • Seats trimmed in 'Tivoli' cloth with 'Saville' cloth insert.
  • Seat backs & skirts in practical matching vinyl trim.
  • Driver and front passenger fore and aft seat adjustment & infinitely adjustable recline.
  • Driver's seat features manual lumbar support and seat base height adjustments.
  • Map pockets behind seat front seat uprights.
  • 60/40 split fold rear seat upright in both sedan and wagon.
  • Removable, adjustable front head rests.
  • Integrated entry-assist overhead grab handles.
  • Center-fold bench seat optional but only available on GLi with column-shifted 4 speed auto.  The bench seat option had no facility for lumbar support adjustment or seat cushion height adjustment.

Above Right: The centre fold bench seat was available in GLi only - and then only when selected along with a column shifted four speed auto and fixed steering column.  Despite these drawbacks, the Falcon's bench seat was surprisingly comfortable and allowed the Falcon to seat 6 or up to 8 if a wagon was chosen with the 3rd row rear seat option included.


Above:  The ED GLi interior was suprisingly comfy for what it was - note attractive base model steering wheel (used for non-cruise control models - including XG Falcon Ute & Van).

* FORUM: How do you rate the comfort & longevity factor of the standard Falcon's seats - front and rear?  Have you had to make any repairs, and if so, what and how much did it cost?

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  INTERIOR STORAGE:
  • Large centre consol with deep lidded storage bin (padded lid doubles as arm-rest) and two additional open storage pockets.
  • Map pockets behind seat front seat uprights.
  • 60/40 split fold rear seat upright allowing direct access to the boot in non-LPG fitted sedans.
  • Optional carpeted map pockets mounted on front doors only.
  • Door mounted rear ashtrays.
  • Illuminated front cigar lighter and ash-tray.
  • Overhead interior coat hooks standard.

* FORUM: What interior storage options do you wish your Falcon had that it does not currently?
* FORUM:
Rate the Falcon's interior storage against other cars you've owned...
* FORUM: What interior storage options have you managed to add to increase the functionality of your Falcon's interior?

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  INTERIOR LIGHTING:
  • Illuminated entry system.
  • Wagon luggage area overhead lamp.
  • Illuminated front cigar lighter and ash-tray.
  • Illuminated glove-box.

* FORUM: Interior lighting provides a great place for you to show your custom flair - what tricks have you used & how much did they cost?
* FORUM: Have you had one of those annoying interior lights that keeps on blowing globes?  Which one was it and how did you end up fixing it?

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  CARGO: 
  • Luggage capacity - sedan 453L / wagon 1466L (rear seats up) 2622L (rear seats folded down)
  • Sedan boot lamp.
  • Remote boot lid release on sedans, remote tailgate lock / unlock button on wagons.
  • 60/40 split fold rear seat upright in both sedan and wagon to allow large items to be fitted retaining use of part of the back seat.

* FORUM: What's the largest item you've managed to fit into your Falcon without damaging the interior or boot?
* FORUM: Cargo wish list - what do you wish your Falcon had that it currently doesn't?

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  TOWING

  Towing Options available when new:

  • 1200kg rated tow pack.
  • 2300kg rated tow pack.

  Each 'Tow Pack' consisted of the following:

  • Tow bar.
  • Hitch and / or ball mount.
  • Wiring harness with 'flat' 7-pin electrical connector.
  • Special 'towing' turn-signal flasher.
  • Supplementary transmission cooler (automatic transmissions only)
  • Heavy duty brake pads (where not fitted as standard).
  • Hayman Reese towbar & load distributing hitch for 2300kg kits.

  Other Towing related considerations:

  • Despite opinions to the contrary, Ford's own advertising brochures showed pictures of an automatic gearbox auxiliary oil cooler with these words printed directly underneath: "Transmission oil cooler.  Helps avoid overheating and possible transmission damage.  Essential for towing with auto transmissions."  You've been warned!

Above: Hayman Reece towbar & load spreader as optional on ED Falcon's 2300kg tow kit.


Above: Standard 1200kg tow pack 'tongue'.

* FORUM: What towing experiences have you had - good & bad?
* FORUM: How do you rate the Falcon's towing ability to other cars you've owned?
* FORUM: What sorts of things have you done to improve your Falcon's already impressive towing ability?

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