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During the severe economic downturn of the late '50s and early '60s, many manufacturers built low-cost compact cars that sipped gas by the teaspoon, not the gallon. The '61 Ford Falcon was one of those cars. As a featherweight, these cars make excellent hot rodding fodder, and Larry Crisler (Decatur, Illinois) recognized that by stuffing a 408ci Windsor stroker 'neath the hood of his. To keep it from completely twisting into a pretzel, it's got a Total Control suspension.