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67Fastback
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posted 12-27-2002 12:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67Fastback     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey All,


I am putting my 67 Fastback Pro-Streeter in the Calvalcade of Customs here in Cincinnati on January 3-5, so I need help fast. I wanted to get some input from the forum on ways to Chrome and dress up the engine bay a little more.

I'm going to add a Chrome alternator and brackets, along with Chrome Fuel Regulator, Spectra Hose Kit. I;ve added a Chrome Coil and covered all the wires in Chrome colored wire protectors.

Where can I get a chrome stabalizer bar, with the V look that I've seen on a couple of the cars in the member pics section? I am looking for any dress up suggestions so please let me know what you have doen with your car to make it show winning quality.

You can see an older picture of the engine bay in the member forum under http://mustangsandmore.50megs.com/MembersPics/67Fastback.html


Thanks in advance,

67Fastback

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67Fastback
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posted 12-27-2002 01:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67Fastback     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A more recent picture. Don't know if this will work though.

http://briefcase.yahoo.com/bc/jeremys_1/vwp?.dir=/My+Folder&.dnm=67+Fastback+Engine+Bay.jpg&.src=bc&.view=l&.done=http%3a//briefcase.yahoo.com/bc/jeremys_1/lst%3f%26.dir=/My%2bFold er%26.src=bc%26.view=l

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-27-2002 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can't tell in the pic, but do you have nice bolts? I bought some ARP 12 point stainless bolts and they look killer.

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67Fastback
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posted 12-27-2002 05:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67Fastback     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok, this is what I ordered:

-Tuff Stuff Chrome Waterpump $132
-100 amp Chrome Alternator $140
-Chrome Alternator Brackets $19
-March Aluminum Performance Pulleys, Crank, Waterpump, Alt. $240
-Polished Fuel Regulator $35
-Divorce Lawyer $TBD

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Fastymz
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posted 12-27-2002 06:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by 67Fastback:

-Divorce Lawyer $TBD

Now thats funny,

The march pullys look great.
I've been looking at your engine for some time.I think you need to play off the red wires.I'd add alittle red paint here and there.To me to much chrome can make the engine bay look dull.Just my .02
But you've already started with a little red color here and there.SO now mix it up alittle more.

SCOOP

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67Fastback
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posted 12-27-2002 06:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67Fastback     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I'm trying to ignore the fact that she will find out eventually and then it will be my *** . Oh, well.

Where would you recommend the red paint? Not sure where else I could add some red, other than the wires. The Red Alt's look ugly to me, so that's out. Any suggestions are welcome.

Thanks,

67Fastback

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Fastymz
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posted 12-27-2002 06:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not sure about were,I know thats no help at all.
How about some red wire looms.And maybe a few of those red bolt caps.How about your dip stick handles if they are not chrome I'd paint them red too.
My color on my monitor is real bad,so it's hard for me to see all the chrome.Just a few suggestions,not like my car looks anywhere near as nice as yours.

I do want to say that your car is just BAD *** as is.

SCOOP

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oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

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67Fastback
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posted 12-27-2002 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67Fastback     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm glad someone thinks so. My wife is making me sell it. Not that she's in charge, just a lot more pratical than me. Economics.

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67Fastback
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posted 12-27-2002 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67Fastback     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So, after 35 years and more than the 42k invested in just the last 15, it goes on the block again for 24k or BO. I'm sure the best offer won't be going north of that! I'm ready to weep.

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Fastymz
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posted 12-27-2002 07:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now that really sucks no other then to sale it.
Thats a real sweet ride to part with.

SCOOP

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oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-27-2002 07:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do you think it's wise to dump money into it just before you sell it?

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67Fastback
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posted 12-27-2002 07:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67Fastback     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Be happy you only have a few thousand into yours. At least that way it stays a keeper. It hard to justify getting rid of something that you don't have much money into. I'm sure you could get more than what you've put into it back out if you sold. Not the same when you go pro-street show. I'd rather be in your situation. I have a small hope that no one will want to buy it. :-) Then I get new parts and a little more shine.

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johnmustang
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posted 12-27-2002 07:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is a real shame that you have to sell it, but, unfortunately reality rears it`s ugly head and we have to sell our toys to take care of the family, mortgage, heat, water, and all the other bills that people want us to pay, they just don,t realize what these cars mean to all of us. I hope you get top dollar and the purchaser treats your car with respect and kid gloves.

JOHN

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67Fastback
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posted 12-27-2002 07:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67Fastback     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The shwo will have some pretty tricked out customs. I want to stay competitive at the same time appealing. There will be cars there that will make mine look dull in comparision. I figure this way I might have a shot at selling it for what I would need to get out of it to let it go and my wife will still have to wrench the keys out of my clenched hands after the new owner tackels me during my escape.

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67Fastback
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posted 12-27-2002 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67Fastback     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Johnmustang. The cars paint job is now 20 years old and still looks awesome cause the car is pampered. Only a few nicks and small dings. You are ABSOLUTELY right about not understanding!!! When I was just a baby my dad was building hotrods, dunbuggys, and muscle cars. It's embedded in my soul. It crushes me to think that I have this beautiful peice of American BADA$$ and the wife thinks it the most worthless thing we own.

Know any expert hypnotists?

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ekbeanctr
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posted 12-27-2002 08:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ekbeanctr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I added some color to my 351W by powder coating the manifold Red and also powder coating the top of the valve covers with translucent red. Really brightens it up, you can see pics of it at my members picture.
https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/ekbeanctr.html

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351W, 4 Speed
Versaille 9" Rear End
Global West Front End
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67Fastback
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posted 12-27-2002 08:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67Fastback     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our paint jobs are almost identical. Did you paint yours yourself? The engine work on your Fastback is what inspired me to want to dress mine up. Did you do the work yourself or farm it out? The car looks incredible!!!

More details please!!! (where is the smilie for panting?)

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posted 12-27-2002 08:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 67Fastback:
Be happy you only have a few thousand into yours.

Who only has a few thousand?

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posted 12-27-2002 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67Fastback     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scoops member photo's say he's got like $2,400 into his. I figured by now he probably has close to at lease $4k intot he car. I'm sure he could sell it for probably twice that, if not more. I (and my wife) could live with a go fast project car in that price range.

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posted 12-27-2002 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scoop is a smart man!

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kid vishus
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posted 12-27-2002 08:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 67Fastback:
So, after 35 years and more than the 42k invested in just the last 15,


Something doesnt add up here. You say you have had the car 35 yrs, but your photo page says you bought it in July of '89. Not only is that not 35 yrs, its not even the 15 yrs you say you spent all that money on it.

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posted 12-27-2002 08:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Right now I have just under $4000 into my car.But remember it still needs ALOT of work.
I have a goal of NO more then $8000 total.It's kinda of alittle deal I have with my pops and my WIFE to see if it can be done or not.
And I cant afford any more then that.

And who hasn't ekbeanctr inspired his car is movable work of ART.

SCOOP


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oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

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posted 12-27-2002 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SMART MAN no

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oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

[This message has been edited by Fastymz (edited 12-27-2002).]

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67Fastback
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posted 12-27-2002 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67Fastback     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Come on Ernie. I'm sure everyone would like more details on the "work of art". Tell us about the detail work. I know I'd like more details on costs. Is it cheaper to do it yourself or farm it out?

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ekbeanctr
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posted 12-28-2002 09:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ekbeanctr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
:0 :0 Now your just making me blush. I did the work myself and it really wasn't hard. My kids bought me an Eastwood powder coating kit for Christmas 2 years ago ($199.00) It's fantastic. They have a powder called Translucent Red that comes out just wonderful over polished aluminum or chrome. They also make glitter that you add to the powder (1 to 60) that adds a little extra kick. I bought an electric oven for $25 Salvage and away I went. If it's regular metal I either sandblast or use a wire wheel to get perfectly clean. I also found that if you run the part through the diswasher before coating "Perfect". Wife's still not sure about that. If I can get it in the oven, I coat it rather than paint it. Powder is like $10-15 a can plus shipping (Join the Eastwood club, Frt is Free) and it goes a long way. Really appreciate the comments, Personally after looking at the pics of 67Fastback I just hope when I'm finished the whole car looks as good as his.

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mustangs68
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posted 12-28-2002 10:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Calvalcade of Customs,isn't that the "travling custom show"..if it is been here several time..Local boys have never won even though they have some nice stuff..

What's the return (prize money)and will it offset any investment..who's doing the judging,what automotive group are they with.

Hers a link to 2001 show.
http://www.streetrodstuff.com/Studio/Cavalcade_of_Customs_Slideshow/

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