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steve'66
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Posts: 5701
From: Sonoma,CA,USA
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 04-07-2003 11:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Seems kinda slow in here, maybe it's the war ot maybe you're all busy working on your cars like me?

I got the rear glass monoleafs and caltracs done on the '66 and will assemble the new 408w next weekend. Also installed the engine and tranny in the Dart and even help a buddy install a 454 in a '68 camaro. Lots more work to be done on the dart, just a couple more weeks before the '66 is ripping up the track again. Meanwhile I/we'll be bracket racing the '92 F-250 tow truck.

So what are you all up to?

SteveW

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I65Stang
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Posts: 5832
From: Antelope, CA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 04-07-2003 11:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hope to get the 5.0 back up and running next week as its spring break so all I have to do is work and write papers including my senior thesis. I took the valve cover off the passenger side the other weekend and no bent pushrods. Going to do a compression check before I pull the heads off. If it all goes good I'll be able to run at the all Fords in May .

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Tim

M&M Member #35
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
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70spoiler
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Posts: 64
From: Cottage Grove, MN
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 04-07-2003 11:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70spoiler   Click Here to Email 70spoiler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My 545 should be done in about 3-4 weeks...woohoo
we just did a 408 that did 608hp...I believe it is going in a '67/8 car

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70 cyclone spoiler 429CJ
99 F250SD 4X4 PSD
89 SHO 3.0L
95 SHO 3.2L
70 F250 crewcab 360 4sp
80 Mustang 302
79 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
94 Firebird Formula V8(LT1)

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jsracingbbf
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Posts: 1267
From: Batesville,MS. , U.S.A.
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 04-07-2003 11:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, the list looks like this.

Re wire under the enclosed, my Dog, Petey chewed up the brake wires
finish Dzus fastening the hood to front cap
finish installing new rear shocks;
Install the brake proportioning valve;
torque the new rear yoke & put in new driveshaft and weld new safety loop;
install the new belts from RCI; set the barrell valve on the hat;
spot putty a couple places on the front cap;
Paint the car with some NASSON blue.
I just got through installing the deep pan for the powerglide and trans cooler.


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Jerry
69 Mustang Pro ET Drag
70 Mustang retired former footbrake car
Jimmy: ( S-10 driver/friend ) Hey Jer how do you like my flames I painted on the old Bowtie?
Jerry: Nice but you didn't have to do that, if you ever get it going fast enough at the strip it'll catch fire.

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clevelandstyle
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Posts: 504
From: Connersville, IN
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 04-07-2003 11:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Over the winter I installed a C4 and adjustable coil overs and new control arms on the rear of the car. I went the the track for the first time last Saturday and my ignition puked! I didn't get any good runs and had no time to adjust on the new suspension. Bummer!

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

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BarrysGrrl
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Posts: 1166
From: Illinois/Indiana & parts inbetween
Registered: Jan 2002

posted 04-07-2003 11:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BarrysGrrl   Click Here to Email BarrysGrrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On a sortarelated note:
I am busily sewing away on new uniforms for Team Moneymaker! Here is a shot of it in progress:

The flames on the shirt will actually be hand-dyed fabric to match the flames on the cars (see below), but I was just putting them on to create the pattern for them. This is in "work-up" stage. We will be winning "BEST APPEARING CREW" all over the place with these!

That's MY Ford Racing project for the time being!

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Beth
Head Cheerleader for Moneymaker Racing!

"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me." - Henry Ford (for Alex)
Alex & Beth's Homepage
MoneymakerRacing.com

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BarrysGrrl
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Posts: 1166
From: Illinois/Indiana & parts inbetween
Registered: Jan 2002

posted 04-08-2003 12:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BarrysGrrl   Click Here to Email BarrysGrrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You guys are the first and only ones to see the shirts! So, SSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHH, k?

Thanks!

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Beth
Head Cheerleader for Moneymaker Racing!

"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me." - Henry Ford (for Alex)
Alex & Beth's Homepage
MoneymakerRacing.com

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johnmustang
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Posts: 3475
From: Vancouver Island , British Columbia , Canada
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 04-08-2003 12:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just finished painting the complete floor of my 65 fastback with POR-15, dyed the visors and stripped the windshield to dash molding and the speaker cover grate. I will paint them in a couple of days, will also bead blast and paint the grille in the next few days. The car is coming along very nice and will be finished by mid may at the very latest. Taking longer than I expected, but then what doesn`t when working on our cars.

JOHN

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65 2+2 FASTBACK
87 TAURUS WAGON
98 F150 XLT TRITON V8 4.6, 4 WHEEL DRIVE
Member:Vancouver Island Mustang Association
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Fastymz
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Posts: 9355
From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 04-08-2003 01:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ben,that really sucks sorry to hear you didn't even a run in.

Steve I can't wait to hear what the updated version of that Badass powered Mustang runs now.
It's cool that you race the truck.Do you leave the radio and use cruise control too.

70spoiler,That 545 is going to make amazing amounts of power.

Tim I sure you get the 5.0 back together.And you can make it to Sac in May.

Beth wow he is one lucky man.The shirts look to cool.

John your right things always take alot more longer then you think they will.

Jerry your getting close,hang in there.I'm sure it'll all be worth it after that 1st pass.

As for me well you all know what I've doing.Because I post way to much and tell you guys everything.Today was a great day because I got to take my car to work.It's running better then it did.But I still think theres more hidding in there.
I hope to new front seats that will finish the interior.And I need to solve my battery kill switch delay.And hope to find some sticky tires.But mostly I can't wait to get to the track.I'd like to see if the car runs any fast at all.

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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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3F05Q
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Posts: 29
From: Stockton, CA, US of A
Registered: Feb 2003

posted 04-08-2003 01:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 3F05Q     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As for the 73 Mach....Sanding, Sanding,,,and more Sanding. THEN, fix the headliner that fell down on my while driving it home from the body shop (odd, I had installed it no more than a few months earlier, and it just came on a tumblin down), tranny, engine, and then FI w/ Supercharger! Woo Hoo Yay for me. "Project Super-Awesome 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Multi-Port Fuel Injection Supercharger Plan" will officially be back underway this summer. I gotta think of a shorter name. Details to come in the far future.

Aahhhh...and the 65 coupe. "Project Super-Spiffy Track-Hugging 1965 Mustang Road Racer Plan" is currently a daily driver, but it will get some lighter wheels, rollcage, and a fuel cell. (Not in order of importance.)

Check 'em out on my webpage if you so please.

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Tire squeal. It's just the tires screaming "Yay."

THE coolest muscle car site....Okay fine. Yeah it is pretty cool, but maybe not THE coolest. Umm...yeah...good Mustang Pics. Haven't figured out how to make a guestbook, or a small forum so that people can ask questions. I'm lazy like that.


http://myhome.spu.edu/dowdea

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johnmustang
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Posts: 3475
From: Vancouver Island , British Columbia , Canada
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 04-08-2003 01:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 3F05Q:
THEN, fix the headliner that fell down on my while driving it home from the body shop (odd, I had installed it no more than a few months earlier, and it just came on a tumblin down)


Did you pull the windows before putting in the headliner? That is a very important aspect of the headliner installation, it stops the headliner from falling on your head.

JOHN

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65 2+2 FASTBACK
87 TAURUS WAGON
98 F150 XLT TRITON V8 4.6, 4 WHEEL DRIVE
Member:Vancouver Island Mustang Association
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MyPhotoPage
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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 04-08-2003 02:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice looking Red 65 you have,and a cool site too.

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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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Butch Jennings
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Posts: 535
From: California
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 04-08-2003 02:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Butch Jennings   Click Here to Email Butch Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I've been making pretty good progress with mine, but I'm running short on money so I won't be making the May race at Sac...I should be able to have it out over the summer though.

I bought a welder and fixed the floor up and have the interior back together.

I've got the engine done and in the car, it's all fresh and has got a set of SCJ iron heads and a roller cam now.

I've got the trans all done and installed, also had the converter freshened up.

I still need to finish plumbing and wiring it, but the rear end and driveshaft are the biggest money obstacles right now. I got a deal on a set of MW 35 spline axles and just got my MW spool. I won an HRW 3.250" bore nodular housing on Ebay today, so I need to have a housing built and I need to buy a pair of Pro Star wheels for the back and then have a driveshaft built.

I started doing a set of Cal-Trac type bars a couple of years ago and have got them almost done now too.

I doubt that the car will be any faster than it was, but I doubt it will break again like it did last time....that was BULL****!!!!!

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Butch
460 powered 1967 Comet Cyclone (Broken)
10.271 @ 130.231
Butcher's Home Page
"Friends don't let friends drive Chevys"

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3F05Q
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From: Stockton, CA, US of A
Registered: Feb 2003

posted 04-08-2003 02:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 3F05Q     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Fastymz, I appreciate it. You have a very nice scoop. Must keep the engine bay nice and cool, all that ventilation.

Oh...actually...the spring rods somehow just flipped down...the headliner is still quite secure all around, just hangs down in the middle now. And yes, i did have those little clips in place that go from the roof to the last rod to hold it in place. It's just something silly that happened. Now I need to spend more money...yippy...more money down the drain. For donations send a self addressed stamped envelope to...

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Tire squeal. It's just the tires screaming "Yay."

THE coolest muscle car site....Okay fine. Yeah it is pretty cool, but maybe not THE coolest. Umm...yeah...good Mustang Pics. Haven't figured out how to make a guestbook, or a small forum so that people can ask questions. I'm lazy like that.


http://myhome.spu.edu/dowdea

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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 04-08-2003 02:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Butch good to hear from you.
Glad your car is almost done to bad you can't make to Sac in May.I love to watch your car run.It kinda stands out on the track.
It stinks when the money runs out before the work is done.
I sure hope I can see that bad a$$ car run again this year.

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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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Rory McNeil
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Posts: 1126
From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 04-08-2003 03:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Up here in the "frozen North" (actually, I doubt we had more than about 1" total snow fall near Vancouver BC )I`ve been concentrating on trying to get my 85 Mustang NHRA Stocker ready for our local divisional points meet in early May. So far this year, the subframe connectors, roll bar, & "battle box" torque box reinforcments are all welded in. The new 8.8" rearend (31 spline spool, axles & C clip eliminators) is in, one T5 is fresh, although I have a Nash 5 speed I hope to try later in the year. The short block is all assembled, with any luck the heads will be ready soon. I recently redid all the new brakes, & installed the line lock (after several trips to the parts store for brass fittings!)The fuel system is almost finished. Still lots to do, but even though our local dragstrip has ran it`s first two Summit series races already, I`ve been able to resist going out there, so far. Still more parts to buy, & pickup, plus much more work ahead, but I`m still hoping for some "jackrabbit starts" in the Mustang within the next month. Crap, I just checked our race schedule, it looks like our first Super Shifter race is only a few weeks away (double header, no less!), so I guess I`ll either have to dust off the 428 Fairmont, which has seen NOTHING other than airing up the slicks a couple of times since the last race in Oct.), or bring the 302 Fairmont out of hibrenation, it hasn`t gone down track in a year. It looks like I won`t be able to fritter away all this time I`ve been wasting by sleeping!! I mean, really, every night is a little much, no?

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78 Fairmont 428 4 speed [email protected]
80 Fairmont 302 5 speed [email protected]
85 Mustang NHRA Stocker under construction, 302 5 speed
59 Meteor (Canadian Ford) 2 dr sedan 332, auto
74 F350 ramp truck 390 4spd

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Dubz
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From: Manitoba Canada
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 04-08-2003 04:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
horrible, my car is still covered in snow!!

Canadian weather sucks, i wanna work on my car allready!!

but hey, i have some new parts to toss on as soon as the snow is gone

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