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won­dered how rare your Fal­con GT is, which Ford deal­er­ship it was sold new from, or which op­tions it was or­dered with? Find out all this and more, with an ACCHS re­port (pro­nounced ‘axe’ – short for Aus­tralian Clas­sic Car His­tory Ser­vices Pty Ltd). ACCHS pro­vides a de­tailed cer­tifi­cate out­lin­ing a Fal­con GT’s pro­duc­tion spec­i­fi­ca­tions sourced from the of­fi­cial fac­tory pro­duc­tion records sim­i­lar to the Marti Re­ports avail­able for the Ford Mus­tang in the USA. It’s like a birth cer­tifi­cate for your Fal­con GT. A Deluxe ACCHS re­port is $99. Visit www.acchs.com.au The he Di­a­mondFIRE 6CDI Dig­i­tal Ig­ni­tion pre­cisely de­liv­ers mul­ti­ple sparks up to 3000rpm for faster ac­cel­er­a­tion and im­proved throt­tle re­sponse. The 6CDI de­liv­ers 525 volts and up to 130mJ of spark en­ergy with a sin­gle-stage dig­i­tal rev lim­iter which can be set in 100rpm in­cre­ments up to 9900rpm, se­quen­tial-fire start-mode for eas­ier/faster start­ing and draws only 0.7 amps per 1000rpm of en­gine speed. Com­pat­i­ble with breaker points, elec­tronic mag­netic dis­trib­u­tor, and crank trig­ger pick­ups on all even-fire 4-, 6-, and 8-cylin­der en­gines and 12-volt neg­a­tive ground elec­tri­cal sys­tems. A wiring-har­ness and mount­ing hard­ware are in­cluded. Avail­able from Sum­mit Rac­ing Equip­ment www.sum­mi­trac­ing.com Sea­soned ea­soned car hunter Ross Vasse has launched a new book, Car Hunters: The Best Trade Se­crets Re­vealed. Vasse shares his knowl­edge to help en­thu­si­asts find clas­sic cars, buy them and sell them for a profit… that is, of course, un­less they want to keep these trea­sures for them­selves! The book con­tains a sim­ple step-by-step guide. As Vasse puts it, “Learn how to trade up from a peb­ble to a di­a­mond, keep­ing the clas­sics you like the most along the way.” The new book is avail­able at all good newsagents or by vis­it­ing www. ross­vasse.com.au The

Fal­con Files is a lim­ited edi­tion col­lec­tor’s mag­a­zine pro­duced by Aaron Noo­nan and the V8 Sleuth team. It fea­tures 240 pages de­tail­ing the rac­ing his­to­ries of over 150 Fal­con race­cars over the last 25 years from 1992 to 2017 – from the de­but of the EB Fal­con in 1992 right through to cur­rent cars. This spe­cial edi­tion delves into the his­to­ries of some of Aus­tralia’s most suc­cess­ful and fa­mous Fal­con race­cars. $25 plus postage, or­der now from www.store.v8sleuth.com. au or call 03 9585 1981. The

ideal so­lu­tion for al­most any re­pair, Go­rilla Clear Re­pair fea­tures the strength of Go­rilla Tape in a weath­er­proof, air­tight, crys­tal clear tape. Fix, patch, seal, hold and pro­tect al­most any sur­face with a crys­tal clear ap­pear­ance for a per­fect fix ev­ery time. Wa­ter, UV and tem­per­a­ture re­sis­tant so won’t yel­low out­doors. It’s easy to tear by hand with a notched-edge de­sign. For thou­sands of uses in­clud­ing leather/seat cush­ions, au­to­mo­tive, plas­tic in­flat­a­bles, tarps/awnings/ cov­ers, plas­tic re­pair/la­belling, camp­ing; even cracked smart­phones. Avail­able at all Bun­nings stores na­tion­ally or check out www. go­ril­laglue.com.au for your near­est stock­ist. RRP$16.80. The

Larry Ormsby’s Scrap­book: The Ford Years is a lim­ited edi­tion re­lease from the Aussie drag rac­ing leg­end, de­tail­ing his ca­reer’s early years and cov­er­ing in-depth all three of the Big O’s fa­mous GT Fal­cons – his orig­i­nal XR GT, his Na­tion­als-win­ning XW GT-HO and the full fac­tory-sup­ported XY GT-HO ‘Braker III’, which won the in­au­gu­ral Na­tion­als Pro Stock ti­tle. The 285-page qual­ity pub­li­ca­tion in­clude rac­ing re­sults, ex­tracts of race re­ports, scores of rare pho­tos and never-seen-be­fore doc­u­ments, such as Ormsby’s ground-break­ing Ford con­tract and cor­re­spon­dence re­lat­ing to the for­ma­tion of ANDRA. It is ini­tially re­leased in a 351-run, lim­ited edi­tion com­mem­o­ra­tive rigid box with a signed and num­bered cer­tifi­cate for $351 plus postage and han­dling. The stan­dard edi­tion is planned for re­lease in early 2018. Visit lar­ry­ormsby.com

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