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Buster
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posted 03-04-2003 11:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What should I do with my 68 Mustang...

I've been thinking about installing a 350 or SB 400 cid chevy with a TH350 or TH400. I will keep the 9"

What would be a good cam and trans kit? I was thinking about running 13.5:1 or 14:1CR.

Whats the deal with the Dubble hump heads, are they any good?

Are headers hard to get for this combo?

Steve, I was also thinking about using the mustangandmore on the side of this for the next year or two. Just a little advertizing for the forum... as long as its ok with you.

Also, I would give credit to Alex for tuning it and his endorcement to the driveline change..

Suggestions?

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steve'66
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posted 03-04-2003 11:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Buster,

Have you been smoking the "patio plants" again?

SteveW

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stock69
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posted 03-05-2003 12:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stock69   Click Here to Email stock69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i concurr with steve.

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Fastymz
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posted 03-05-2003 12:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WHY ?

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-05-2003 12:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Buster:
What should I do with my 68 Mustang...

I've been thinking about installing a 350 or SB 400 cid chevy with a TH350 or TH400. I will keep the 9"

What would be a good cam and trans kit? I was thinking about running 13.5:1 or 14:1CR.

Whats the deal with the Dubble hump heads, are they any good?

Are headers hard to get for this combo?

Steve, I was also thinking about using the mustangandmore on the side of this for the next year or two. Just a little advertizing for the forum... as long as its ok with you.

Also, I would give credit to Alex for tuning it and his endorcement to the driveline change..

Suggestions?



Yeah right.


heh heh heh

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Buster
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posted 03-05-2003 08:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That was my CAPTAIN CLAMHEAD impression

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james306
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posted 03-05-2003 01:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for james306   Click Here to Email james306     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
oh man you had me there for a minute!!! i thought you were serious. i was red in the face mad writing a reply to make you reconsider. that was a good one!! hahahahaha!!

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clevelandstyle
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posted 03-05-2003 05:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And It's not even April 1 yet!

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Buster
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posted 03-05-2003 09:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would like to thank everyone that replied to this thread...

I have decided to take your advice and keep a Ford engine in the 68.

I hope I haven't caused anyone any sleepless nights thinking that anyone would install a Cheby engine in a Ford Mustang.

I wouldn't ever do something like that... not even if someone paid me lots of money, its just not right.

However, I have concidered installing a Ford engine into a Cheby just to piss off the Cheby guys.

One day I had the racecar out in the driveway and one of my sons friends father stopped buy to pick her up.

He said "nice care, too bad it doesn't have a cheby engine in it."

I said, "But why would I want to slow it down?"

hehe, he said "nice reply"

I told him "well thats just the way it is, anyone can build a Cheby, but it takes a REAL man to build a Ford"

The only problem Ford guys have is not being able to buy parts at 7-11....

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Buster
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posted 03-05-2003 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Whoops dubble post

[This message has been edited by Buster (edited 03-06-2003).]

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steve'66
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posted 03-05-2003 11:24 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 Buster:
The only problem Ford guys have is not being able to buy parts at 7-11....

Doesn't that just pi$$ you off? It does with me when I look through any catalog and find most everything is for BBC or SBC.

The only thing harder to find good parts for is a Mopar. You can find them, but they are rarer and even more spendy than Fords. My moto is ABC, Anything But Chebbie.

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Buster
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posted 03-06-2003 12:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, YES it does piss me off.... Look at a Jeg's or Summitt book and all you will see is sbc or bbc. It's like there is nothing else but chebys, what BS.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-06-2003 07:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw a '65 Mustang with a sbc in it at a car show once. The guy was getting no love from Ford OR chevy fans, and he left very early.

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indyphil
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posted 03-06-2003 06:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For while I got miffed about the proliferation of chevy parts in the catalogues and parts stores, until you think about the quality of these cheaper parts. There are some really nasty parts out there that sell for nickles and dimes.

I know there are more chevys and the volume they sell means some discounts, but if a pair of valve covers is only $20 chances are the chrome plating wont last long enough to warm the engine up.

You see them at every car show too, they LOOK cheap. Ill stick with good quality parts.

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Fastymz
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posted 03-06-2003 06:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve'66:
Doesn't that just pi$$ you off? It does with me when I look through any catalog and find most everything is for BBC or SBC.

The only thing harder to find good parts for is a Mopar. You can find them, but they are rarer and even more spendy than Fords. My moto is ABC, Anything But Chebbie.

SteveW


Steve I agree with you,it kills me to se what my brother inlaw pays for his chevy stuff.And what I pay for Ford parts.But hings are getting better,then they were.I can hope to see the day when all parts are the same price.

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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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mustangboy
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posted 03-06-2003 06:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm glad you were only kidding.You really didn't want to hear my suggestion.

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Fordwiser
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posted 03-06-2003 11:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fordwiser   Click Here to Email Fordwiser     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just turned the big 40 last month and my wife threw a surprize birthday party for me. One of my diehard Ford buddies present to me was a chevy performance magazine, with a note on it that read now that you are getting up there in years maybe you should think about slowing down! LOL!
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steve'66
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posted 03-07-2003 12:11 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 Fordwiser:
I just turned the big 40 last month and my wife threw a surprize birthday party for me. One of my diehard Ford buddies present to me was a chevy performance magazine, with a note on it that read now that you are getting up there in years maybe you should think about slowing down! LOL!
Roger

When I turned 40, eight years ago, I got Black bunting and over the hill everything. Yours was much better. hehehe

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Buster
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posted 03-07-2003 12:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fordwiser:
One of my diehard Ford buddies present to me was a chevy performance magazine, with a note on it that read now that you are getting up there in years maybe you should think about slowing down! LOL!
Roger

Now thats GREAT!

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fordfan
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posted 03-07-2003 01:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordfan   Click Here to Email fordfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Buster:
The only problem Ford guys have is not being able to buy parts at 7-11....

Heck, The Chevy guys have so many parts that they just give them away!!!

A Guy I know gave us a Crap load of Chevy (and some Ford parts):

327/350 Block (Low Mileage from PAW)
-steel Crank from above engine
-3 or 4 other chevy sb cranks (one may be a
ford.)
-396 crank
-BBC Clutch and flywheel
-2 SBC Clutches and Flywheels
-3 or 4 Flexplates
-Lots of pushrods and pistons, rods, etc a few cams
-New melling double roller timing set (sbc)
-New High Volume BBC oil pump
-about 10 Harmonic balancers
-Numerous pulleys and motor mounts
-a Chitload of Gaskets (Ford and Chev)
-a Ford Duraspark Distributor and Module
-a Ford 3/4 ton rear Axle with a extra axles and a new 4:11 gearset.
-an Olds TH400
-a Powerglide
-a New Auto Meter in-dash White Tach
-4 heater Blowermotors for my truck
-2 electric waterpump drive motors.
-several Ford thermostat housings
-A quadrajet carb
-another double roller timing chain

Plus a bunch of stuff I can't remember.

A couple more blocks and some heads and I could build some engines


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Too many cars for one person to Own!:

'68 Ford Mustang Coupe
'64 Mercury Comet 202
'62 Ford Falcon 2dr Wagon
'70 Chevrolet C-10 Stepside
'41 Chevrolet Stepside
'43 Dodge WC-53 (WWII Powerwagon)
'74 Chevrolet Caprice 454 (Motor Doner for the '70 pickup) .

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