The RESTORATION of Q5 - The Bill Goode Golden Fleece Falcon Special
Restored by Brian Darby over a period of two years. Bought off VSA member Rob Smith in 1995 as a load of junk for $ 7200.
Goode and Falcon Q5 - Sydney Royale - took 3rd. place in 1962 Australian Grand Prix.
Goode and Falcon Q5 lead the pack at The Royale.
Goode runs Q5 with Standard headed Grey Holden engine.
Gus McClure runs Q5 as Q27 in Maroon paint and with REPCO Holden engine.
Old Q5 / Q27 bought off McClure by Alex Walker and run at Carina Speedway Bundaberg Qld. as the Carina Special # 1 with Holden engine.
As I found Q5 and bought it off Rob Smith in 1995.
Panel preparation and paintwork:
Fairford Autos Smash Repairs, Padstow NSW.
Thanks : Gordon Smee
Panel fabrication and repairs: Mark Natoli. Menai , NSW
Trim work: Steve Busuttil
Engine rebuild: Peak Rebores, Peakhurst NSW.
Signwriting: Allan Bongers
Thank you to:
ACL Engine Components for sponsoring all the new engine parts.
Crow Cams.(Thanks Ron Spencer) Camshaft and Springs.
Austral Distributors for the adjustable timing gear and chain set.
Top Gun Ignition Leads
Don Brake Linings
Allan Bonner- Smith of ABS Fibreglass
Allen King of Morton and May Wheels
Stainless & Alloy Steels (NSW) P/L (Thanks Chris).
A Falcon 6 engine fitted to the chassis.
A grey Holden water pump fitted to the side.
Front crash bar - bent around a flower pot in the yard.
The hand made exhaust extractor made to go under the carbs and over the chassis rail - not much room.
Paintwork in the original Golden Fleece colours by Gordon Smee.
A 2v head- triple 1/3-4" SUs - 30/70 Crow cam - flat top pistons +.040"
Sign writing by Alan Bongers.
Finished in October 1997 .
Double trophy winner at the inaugural Vintage / Classic
Brisbane Ekka - 1998.
Maiden Speedway meeting outing - Brisbane Ekka - 1998 .
Q5 and I with Graham Gallagher in the #USA35 Tattersall Offy.
The restored Q5's public debut a 1997 Christmas Picnic Day.