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V8 Thumper
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posted 01-05-2002 04:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey guys. My '65 GT has a symetrical dent on the front-facing side of the right (passanger) side shock tower. Dosen't look like damage, in that it's so uniform in its concave-ness (is that right?). Does that 'indentation' belong there, or is it in fact an ooops from a motor-stab? I'm prepping the engine compartment for paint, wanted to know if I need to repair it or not.

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ekbeanctr
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posted 01-05-2002 10:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ekbeanctr   Click Here to Email ekbeanctr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you would like I can take a picture of mine tomorrow and e-mail it to you. Just email me with the email address you want the pic sent to. I don't have a motor in mine so I can get a good pic. [email protected]

Ernie Knepp

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pthornton
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posted 01-06-2002 12:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for pthornton   Click Here to Email pthornton     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Somebody did a little massaging for headers?

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V8 Thumper
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posted 01-06-2002 12:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nope, it's a factory stock un-restored original, right down to the windshield wiper fluid bag and FoMoCo wire wheels(not for long... but I am keeping EVERYTHING). To the best of my research, I'm the first to have the motor out since June 1965, dosen't make it fact though. Besides, it (the dent) is perpindicular to the cylinder bank, wouldn't help any for header clearance.

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Ken
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posted 01-06-2002 12:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just sent you a picture of that part of my engine compartment before I refinished it. That crease your talking about is supposed to be there !!! Hope the pic helps ???

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V8 Thumper
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posted 01-06-2002 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Ken, I did get your e-mail; shows clear as day allright, it does belong there.

Thanks much for your help, especially for such a fast response. Glad I asked before pounding it out!

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Ken
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posted 01-06-2002 02:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad to be of help for a change .

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Ken
1965 Springtime Yellow Coupe
302GT40-4spd
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670cfm Holley Street Avenger
and much, much MORE !!!
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TomP
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posted 01-06-2002 05:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Its clearance for a generator on the 64 1/2 cars, its there on all Mustangs to 66 .

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V8 Thumper
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posted 01-06-2002 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I'll be dipped. That would explain alot... thanks! (there's another feather in my cap)

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