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Ralph Rebandt

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From: Farmington Hills, MI
Registered: Feb 2000

posted 12-19-2001 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Thanks so much for all your effort to get my car running. You have been such a great help!

Here were the problems with my swap...

1. rubbing flywheel was due to the drain plugs not properly placed in the holes on the flywheel.... this bent the flywheel and ruined the starter.

2. valves were too tight

3. electrical problem... well my friend had the fireing order mixed up

4. Trans problem with the crossover bar... well we added a new piece. The linkage from the floor shifter to the trans also had to be legnthened.

I wish you all could hear it. Maybe you will. Well off to work on the body. Again, thanks and Merry Christmas to you all.


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From: Reno Nv
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 12-19-2001 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Its great when it all works out.I'm sure you'll enjoy it.


65 coupe,351w,RPM intake,Carter625,shorty headers,2.5 exhaust, Flowmasters,C4,open 8" 2:80,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,Crager SS,Black Suede.

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Dave Gibson

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From: Pensacola, Florida, USA M&M#166 MCA#47921
Registered: Aug 99

posted 12-19-2001 06:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Way Ralph! Enjoy the ride!!!

Dave & Terri

Poison Ivy (Dave's)
'65 Fastback Modified 289 4V, C-4, dual exhaust, styled steel wheels, rally pac, A/C
Blue Belle (Terri's)
'66 Coupe, Silver Blue Metallic, 351W 2-V, 4 speed, A/C, future sleeper.

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From: Prospect, Ct. M&M Member No. 31 MCA Member 49299
Registered: Jun 99

posted 12-19-2001 07:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations Ralph !!! Don't you just love it when an idea works out . Enjoy that 8 cylinder buddy ?!?!?

Conciousness - that annoying time between naps.

1965 Springtime Yellow Coupe
Edlebrock RPM Air Gap
670cfm Holley Street Avenger
and much, much MORE !!!

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From: Saco, Maine USA
Registered: May 99

posted 12-19-2001 09:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey, great job, Ralph! I bet you're one happy camper!


'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 12-20-2001 12:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You need to make an entry in the Technical Archives on "Things Not to Do in a V-8 Swap"

Have fun with it you earned it.


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From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 12-20-2001 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
YAY Ralph!

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From: Middlebury, IN USA
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 12-21-2001 05:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ekbeanctr   Click Here to Email ekbeanctr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great job Ralph. It took a lot of perseverance to work through all the things you had to change to make it run and drive. You are a role model for the rest of us that are still working on our cars.

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From: Antelope, CA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 12-21-2001 05:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cool Ralph! Leaving the ranks of the I6's I see . Lol, dont tell anyone but I am tossing around the idea of putting a 393W (351 stroked) into the '65 .


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1965 Mustang coupe, 200 I6, Holley 2300, Clifford header, true duals w/ 26" Smithys
1988 Mustang GT AOD vert, 15.810 @ 88.871 mph 100% stock w/ no traction
1976 Silverline Comoro 18' trihull ski boat, 188 hp 302 I/O, another toy

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R Rainwater

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From: Puxico,MO. USA
Registered: Jul 99

posted 12-21-2001 09:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for R Rainwater   Click Here to Email R Rainwater     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Way to go, Ralph.
Bob R.

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