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Old 03-16-2011, 04:31 PM   #1561
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Love the sign on the shop door!
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:37 PM   #1562
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Dorf Dude -

Great wheels (not original) but great!!!

Original engine or did you you make a swap? - I have a German technician friend in Stuttgart that likes Ford Mustangs and also restored an XK150S Jaguar and drove to and in Russia despite the horrible fuel and roads.

I am not going to show the photo to my wife (she had a red one) and she badger you with questions. She does not to travel or eat food she thinks is different, but could put her on a plane with me and she might even go the Hungarian Grand Prix once she sees how comfortable and interesting Europe is.

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Old 03-17-2011, 02:07 AM   #1563
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IIRC He did mention the engine was 302 but I will let him comfirm it but it will be wicked if he put in 351W in there The C or M is ok to me.

The last wicked car I have was 1972 Chrysler New Yorker with 440 CID engine now that is smoothie running car but don't have it anymore.

I know DD did mention outside shutter and it is common in France as well.

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It's a 64 1/2, 289, Toploader 4 speed.
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mine was a 1969 302 fastback, one of my first loves/children
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Here is a pic of the motor. I was priming the oil with my drill in this pic.
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What kind of rocker arms do you have on there Shu?
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:45 PM   #1568
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They are Harland Sharp. The cam is a Lunati Voodoo, mid range type. Heads are Edelbrock Performer with 2.02 intakes. With the price of gas so expensive here, over $8 a gallon, I will probably switch to fuel injection. It will pay for itself in short order. dorf dude...
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Eight bucks a gallon...hmmmm...it's already at six bucks here and of course the ever greedy oil companies are already advising us of our usual summer price increase.

I'm thinking of getting an LSA 376/430 for the '35 Chevy. Supposedly it gets well over 30 m.p.g. in a much heavier vehicle than the '35, so I won't be too concerned about the gas price...yet. Cruising at 35 m.p.g. would be decent on longer trips.

I suspect the Edelbrock will guzzle plenty of fuel. Looks good though!
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The $8 a gallon was in US currency. I've also looked at Gear Vendors overdrive unit to get the rpm's down while on the highway.
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The $8 a gallon was in US currency. I've also looked at Gear Vendors overdrive unit to get the rpm's down while on the highway.
Right...well, until a couple of days ago, the Canadian $ was higher than the US buck. So, it's pretty close now.

So, your tranny can have an O/D attached? Does it just replace the present tailshaft assembly or...?

I guess the other option would be to lower the rear end ratio.
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Right...well, until a couple of days ago, the Canadian $ was higher than the US buck. So, it's pretty close now.

So, your tranny can have an O/D attached? Does it just replace the present tailshaft assembly or...?

I guess the other option would be to lower the rear end ratio.
When did Canadian get higher than the US $? I'm not sure of the exact attachment to a Toploader. I'm still a long ways off until I cross that bridge. Here is a pic of the Epoxy primer after all the rust was taken care of.
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Some time last November the Cdn $ briefly went higher. Then from around February 1st I think.

Of course, our brilliant government doesn't like that because of the trade with the US, so they are forcing our $ down again.

Last time I got a US $ check earlier this month, the gal in the bank said I should open a US $ a/c so as not to lose any money.
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Dorf Dude -

I had a feeling your car restoration/rebuild would be in detail, correct and also be done as well as possible considering what you you started with.

I guess the 3.9-4.0L VW V8 (244 ci) with twin turbos would be a little over the top and far too pricy. The only way you can get one into the U.S. legally is in a twin turbo Porsche Cayenne (sp?) SUV (+$????) - 190 mph that is qieter than a Mercedes in town, better cornering than a Audi and better off road than a Rover according to some of the reviews. - there is another way, but it requires a U.S. $240,000 cash deposit for delivery of a Bugatti Veyron (268 mph) with 2 twin turbos in about 2 years. The VW/Porsche group does a great job on the dramatic possiblities and minimize the availability because they lose money on every one.

There is great to improve/restore a classic car that fools everyone. - The 1964 1/2 or 1965 Mustang convertible is one (my wife keeps reminding me of her convertible). Carroll Shelby has made a lot of money and fun by racing and producing Fords/Mustangs/Cobras in many configurations.

I look forward to more of your progress and photos of the home and car.
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I left no section alone. I went crazy with the inside of the frame rails. No way rust will come back. I went way above and beyond with urethane gas tank sealer in locations it was not intended for. Mustangs have a few unique locations that collect water and gunk. The first pic is at the front suspension location. The 2nd is the front window cowl, I sealed it completely. The 3rd is the undercarriage after Epoxy Primer and the finished paint.The 4 bullet holes are from the seat belt mounts. No corner or crevice left untouched. dorf dude...
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