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clevelandstyle
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From: Connersville, IN
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posted 12-27-2002 12:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My winter project is a switch to a C4 from a C6. That was done a couple weeks ago. Next, I am going to work on the rear suspension. I'm going to box the rear control arms and put in stiffer bushings. It still has factory rubber, now. I'm also getting adjustable shocks.
I just want to know what everyone else is doing for next season. What are your goals? I'm shooting for 10s.

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68F100
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posted 12-27-2002 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hehe...I'm shooting for running and roadworthy for right now.

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68DARKHORSE
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posted 12-27-2002 01:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68DARKHORSE   Click Here to Email 68DARKHORSE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Building 408 stroker as soon as parts arrive.
Replaced 68 drums with 70 discs, spindles, and tie rods.
Building AOD to replace C4.

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jsracingbbf
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posted 12-27-2002 03:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mounting my front cap, the radiator, & fuel cell then painting my car and putting in new Lexan. GOING RACING before I go stir crazy.

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Fastymz
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posted 12-27-2002 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
STICKY rear tires,new tie rods and other steering parts and maybe balljoints too.Change to a dual master cylinder.

Ben I'm hoping for the 10's too.
But I'd be happy to see 14.5 and make it into the 100mph mark.

SCOOP

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stang106
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posted 12-27-2002 03:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm getting new rims/tires for the street and dot slicks for the track. I'm going to duct in fresh cool air from the grill, also some looser springs and 90/10 shocks for the front. I will run mid 12's.
dave

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-27-2002 03:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Survival.

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kid vishus
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posted 12-27-2002 03:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I reckon I should change the oil and run valve lash.

Seriously, it needs new front rotors. And thats about all I'm going to do to the racecar. Although, I would really love to get a motor and trans back into my 70 before racing season starts again.

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Dad Vishus
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posted 12-27-2002 04:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dad Vishus   Click Here to Email Dad Vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My goal is to have a Prevost motor home pulling a stacker trailer.

I reality, I hope to survive the winter so I can go racing next summer. I also have to pull the carrier and re seal it to the housing. It leaks now.

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clevelandstyle
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posted 12-27-2002 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kid vishus:
Although, I would really love to get a motor and trans back into my 70 before racing season starts again.

Yeah, I know what you mean. Since I got my Fairmont, I have been neglecting my Mach I. It needs the engine rebuilt now for about 2 years. I should do that after the Fairmont is ready.

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69 Sportsroof
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posted 12-27-2002 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, if this guy at work buys my truck for his son, I'll have $3500 to get the paint done, get tires and rims, and rebuild the front and rear suspension. Want to make sure its good and stable before I start on the engine mods.

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-27-2002 08:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
10.50's in SS/LA and 10.80's in SS/MA which should not be a problem.
Main goal is to run over 125 MPH in SS/LA.
I want to see sombody else try that in a 3000 lb automatic shoebox with a 400 CFM carb LOL

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steve'66
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posted 12-27-2002 08:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My goal is to build/buy a SuperGas car (9.90 index). Probably won't happen in 2003 though. But maybe 2004.

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-27-2002 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You mean SewerGas don't ya Steve? LOL

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steve'66
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posted 12-27-2002 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
You mean SewerGas don't ya Steve? LOL


YUP

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Hemikiller
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posted 12-28-2002 08:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hemikiller   Click Here to Email Hemikiller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Uh, where do I start:

On the 71 Mach: bodywork and paint, all new w-stripping, all new interior, replace every wearable suspension component, new front brake hoses, paint and detail engine compartment, reinstall engine etc etc etc..

On the Dually: assemble the new motor, new clutch, repair passenger side of bed, repair d/s glass wheel well, fix rot in radiator support, apply something that resembles paint, new carpet and seatcovers, oh and 6 new tires.....

On the Torino: keep looking for a pass side NOS quarter panel and accumulate parts.

On the Suburban: repair as necessary..LOL

Hmmmm, I know I've forgotten something here........

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svt522
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posted 12-28-2002 09:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for svt522   Click Here to Email svt522     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Collecting all the parts to restore my 1982 Kawasaki KZ750R-1, better known as a GPz750. The one and only year of the "twin shock" GPz750 and it was the world's quickest 750 in it's day. Then as soon as it warms up it's time to start paint prep on my 1973 Mach1.

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stroker man
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posted 12-28-2002 03:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stroker man   Click Here to Email stroker man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
dont know yet.

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Fastymz
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posted 12-28-2002 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
New water pump,and timing house gasket.Have my damper rebuilt too.
While I'm there could I put in a comp 280 or 270 cam in it.And not have to do anything to the heads yet.I'm just looking at maybe picking up alittle power.But I cant change the heads yet.Or is it a bad idea,or is there a better cam to use.

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SCOOP
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

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V8 Thumper
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posted 12-28-2002 10:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
270 cam... or is there a better cam to use.


With stock heads, I'd say there's no better cam

That of course is the cam I run... with really good heads, intake, exhaust, and a BIG carburetor . I could sacrafice a little bottom end for some more 7000+ rpm power (282S), but that's too much cam if you're going to stick with stock heads, and you probably don't want to wind your motor that high anyway.

I'd like to do the swap... I'll have to wait to see how my tax man does this year


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kcode
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posted 12-28-2002 10:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Swapping out the T-5 for a T-5Z and adding sub-frame connectors. But most of all is to finish Becks 66 convertible before she makes me a soprano.

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-28-2002 11:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
270S or 270H (for girlymen)
None better!
No brag, just fact!

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clevelandstyle
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posted 12-28-2002 11:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scoop is no girly man! Is he?

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steve'66
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posted 12-29-2002 12:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by clevelandstyle:
Scoop is no girly man! Is he?


I wouldn't waste good adjustable rockers & screw in studs on those stock heads, so he probably is.

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Fastymz
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posted 12-29-2002 02:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by clevelandstyle:
Scoop is no girly man! Is he?


Ben&Steve,
Them be fighting words

Alex,I dont want to change my push rods or rockers valve springs ect,just a cam and lifters only.Or is it even worth doing on an old motor with stocker heads.

Steve, what cam can I just plug in without going to screw in studs in the heads or adjustable rockers.

What could I expect to pick in power from it if anything?


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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.

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fordfan
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posted 12-29-2002 03:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I got the 454 up and running in my Truck, now I just got to figure out how to get traction (it has the solid swing arms and coil over springs.)

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posted 12-29-2002 03:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What do you guys think about the summit racing cam and lifters kit.
Here are the specs on the cam,
Specifications:
* Advertised duration: 262 intake/272 exhaust
* Duration at .050 in. cam lift: 204 intake/214 exhaust
* Gross valve lift: .448 in. intake/.472 in. exhaust
* Lobe separation: 112 degrees
* RPM range: 1,500 to 4,000

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itlbrnmoff
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posted 12-29-2002 09:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That cam is probably a dog off the line scoop...I haven't changed cams at all in my Stang since I built the motor...but you might want to look at something with a more narrow LSA...110 or 108...the idle will be shaky with lower vacuum,but it will have stronger mid-range power. If you're running an automatic tranny with a higher stall converter,whatever the stall speed is should put you into the power range of the 110 or 108 LSA cam right off the line...shouldn't it? Racers please correct me if I'm wrong..
BTW Scoop, dump those shorty headers...no different than stock manifolds...you can get a cheap set of 1 5/8" 3" collector full length headers for under $150.00...and dump the 2.80 rear gear for something like a 3.73 or 4.11...you will notice a difference in power and take off.. And also,if you're running a 351W, look for a bigger cam from the 302 line...all you have to do is re-wire the firing order on the distributor cap...
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
What do you guys think about the summit racing cam and lifters kit.
Here are the specs on the cam,
Specifications:
* Advertised duration: 262 intake/272 exhaust
* Duration at .050 in. cam lift: 204 intake/214 exhaust
* Gross valve lift: .448 in. intake/.472 in. exhaust
* Lobe separation: 112 degrees
* RPM range: 1,500 to 4,000


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V8 Thumper
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posted 12-29-2002 11:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Scoop... if you compare the specs of that Summit cam to the Edelbrock 'Performer' grind (NOT the 'rpm' grind), I think you'll find them identical. That's a 'smog legal' cam... a little improvment over what you've got now, but not by much (you'd probably be disapointed). I'd lean tward the 270 grind

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Rory McNeil
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posted 12-29-2002 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scoop, that Summit cam is sold by several different companies, I have that exact same cam in my 302 Fairmont, only it was a "Blue Racer" piece. In my 302, with stock 69 351W heads it pulls good to 5500 rpm, but I would likely go a bit bigger with 351 cubes. With my 3.55 gears, this cam actually ran slower until I put in a 2500 convertor, it hurt the low end quite a bit with my then original 1978 69cc 302 heads, the 60 foots were worse but almost 1 1/2 tenths. But with the extra compression of the 69 351W heads, & the convertor, it worked fine. Of course, with the 5 speed, it works even finer.

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posted 12-29-2002 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For my winter projects:
On the 428 Fairmont, I want to install my FINALLY arived Edelbrock Victor FE intake (8 months on back order :mad , a see if there may be a 9 second ET in the car, retaining the stock iron CJ heads, solid lifter cam, & single Holley 780 Vac. carb, & no "power adders"
For the 85 Mustang Stocker, I`d really like to have it ready for the 2nd NHRA Div.6 points meet at Mission Raceway, but theres still lots to do!
As for the 1959 Meteor, I`d like to work out some minor issues so I can race it at the local "Oldies drags", most likely with the original 332 V8 & FordOMatic 2 speed (fon now at least)
The 78 302 5 speed Fairmont likely won`t see much activity this years, although it may need to "donate" a few pieces for the 85 Mustang
And finally, my old reliable F350, will get it`s annual oil change, & maybe, just maybe, a new set of spark plugs!I not cruel, but I only use it for going to the races, & normally only put on about 3000 miles a year with it.

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posted 12-29-2002 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for all the help,once again.
All I need to now is put it all on paper.And see what I can afford to do before summer.
So far I need,

New sticky tires
Long tube headers
Cam,lifters,timing chain
new steering parts
dual master cyl
starter
water pump

Dam these things sure do add up fast.I dont have the money to all of them before summer.

So what order would you guys put these in.

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SCOOP
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.

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clevelandstyle
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posted 12-29-2002 01:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1.Long tube headers
starter
2.Cam,lifters,timing chain
water pump

3.New sticky tires

4.new steering parts
dual master cyl

I'm lumping some of these together because it will make the install easier. That's how I would do it.


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posted 12-29-2002 01:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's the order I'd do it in:

1.dual master cyl (safety first)
2.Long tube headers (simple, cheap, and good power for the $)
3.Cam,lifters,timing chain (now we're getting serious )
4.New sticky tires
5.new steering parts

starter & water pump... necessary? If so, those might need to go first

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posted 12-29-2002 02:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Little late here but,

Winter projects for sure,

1) 1.7 Roller rockers
2) New valve springs and 1 pc retainers
3) 3000rpm Stall
4) MSD 6TN
5) MSD Soft Touch Rev Limiter
6) install 02 sensor
7) Install NOS system Santa brought
8) New brake hoses front and rear

Possible

1) MSD curve computer
2) Slicks
3) Rear Springs
4) install headliner
5) install stereo
6) wait for winter to subside so I can go to the track!

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posted 12-29-2002 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry I forgot to add relocate battery to the list.


SCOOP

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SCOOP
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.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-29-2002 04:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scoop, I wouldn't swap cam and lifters without using the recommended valve springs. You won't be getting your money's worth out of the cam and you might damage something floating your valves.

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CJR
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posted 12-29-2002 04:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CJR   Click Here to Email CJR     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My winter project: Dad and I are trying to build a semi poor peoples toy. '90 Mazda B2200 with a 289, c-4 with a 9" behind. Believe it or not, the baby ford fit right in the mazda mounts. (go figure) Looking at roush 200 heads or something in that price range. have a c-4 with a 3500 stall, 4:11 gear for now. Who knows, this is my first time playing with drag toys but I'm hoping for mid 7 second 1/8's out of the box but we'll see what happens. We welcome anyone with ideas or advice on engine head/intake/cam setup. Enjoy and good luck to all

Chuck

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posted 12-29-2002 05:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Scoop, I wouldn't swap cam and lifters without using the recommended valve springs. You won't be getting your money's worth out of the cam and you might damage something floating your valves.


Steve I know your right,my timing cover is just starting.To leak alittle coolant but it could be the pump too.So I was thinking if I'm going to pull the pump anyways.And I've been wanting to replace the damper anyways.So I might as well replace the timing housing gasket.Well heck I might as well add a cam.
I know it never ends.

So this what I will try and do.

1.New water pump (ordered it already).
2.relocate battery to rear.I hope this helps with traction.
3.dual master cylinder
If there still money then,
4.new or rebuilt harmonic damper
5.long tube headers
6.starter

The rest will have to wait,maybe after taxes I can do them too.

Thanks for the help and info.I really have to hold myself back from breaking out my visa and ordering away.

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SCOOP
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 12-29-2002 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chuck that sounds like a cool project.It will be fast for sure,all you'll need is traction.
I think TomP has about the same set up in his ranger p/u.

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SCOOP
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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bfxcomet
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From: Port Alberni, B.C. , Canada
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 12-29-2002 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bfxcomet   Click Here to Email bfxcomet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I plan to change the rearend in my T-bird to a 8.8,and lighten the car some more.
Roger

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84 T-bird 302/C4 14sec street/strip
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futurattraction
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From: Iowa City, IA
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 12-29-2002 06:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for futurattraction   Click Here to Email futurattraction     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My winter projects:

Continue building my Fairmont ground effects
Order/install heavier springs on the front of the car
Install larger volume MC and bleed brakes
Wire battery disconnect switch to kill alternator
Continue to collect pieces for my stroker Cleveland

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1979 Fairmont Futura, 351C w/Aussie heads, Comp Magnum 280, ProMustang headers, 3" exhaust w/Flowmasters
C6 w/10" converter
9-inch, 31 spl w/3.70s & trac-lok
suspension changes coming.

http://www.avalon.net/~spopham/futurattraction.htm

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Just Strokin
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From: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 12-29-2002 07:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The main project is the same as last spring, summer and fall, getting the rust bucket (64 Tbolt clone) ready for the trip to Washington state.

The other project while I get the body ready is completing the 502 motor. This all happens between house work [single guy here, no naggers around to want time also and work work].

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clevelandstyle
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posted 12-29-2002 10:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Just Strokin:
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[single guy here, no naggers around to want time also and work work].



OHHHHH! I envy you!

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Grabber Green '70 Mach I 351C 4V
Robbin Egg Blue '79 Fairmont 351C 4V

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