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steve'66
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posted 04-26-2003 04:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's breathing again!

Now to set the valves, put the montecarlo bar and hood back on. Fingers crossed that it lives a long and happy life.

SteveW

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ekbeanctr
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posted 04-26-2003 05:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ekbeanctr   Click Here to Email ekbeanctr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations, You gotta love it when the motor comes to life and you can go play again. Of Course, if it lives to long a life, then you probably weren't haven't enough fun hitting the gas !!

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Have a Wonderful Day
CandyApple 65 Fastback
351W, Hooker Super Comps,4 Speed
Versaille 9" Rear End
Global West Front End
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Fastymz
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posted 04-26-2003 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great news Steve,glad to hear all went well,but what did you expect.
I talked to Glen for a short time,he's a real nice guy.He was trying to give me some tips on stagging and launch but we were real busy at work.

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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 04-26-2003 11:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's great Steve. When are we gonna see some new times?

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

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steve'66
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posted 04-27-2003 12:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
May 4th, if the sun shines.

SteveW

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Moneymaker
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posted 04-27-2003 12:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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jsracingbbf
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posted 04-27-2003 12:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
allright Steve! May 4th is only 7 days!
JS

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kid vishus
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posted 04-27-2003 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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I65Stang
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posted 04-27-2003 01:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cool Steve! Can I drive it?

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Tim

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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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steve'66
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posted 04-27-2003 06:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've got metallic copper oil and it hasn't been out of the garage yet.

Not sure whether to run it or do it over. Anyone ever have this with a freshen up? It's soo much work, but I want it to be right. The only thing that wasn't checked was the block. Anyone have a fresh 351w block for sale?

SteveW

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steve'66
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posted 04-28-2003 05:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well I dropped the pan and checked the mains, and everything looks great! So it must have been residual crap let behind. Got to go button it back up and fire that mutha up. Again

SteveW

Thanks Alex!

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Fastymz
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posted 04-28-2003 06:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve thats great news glad to hear all is ok.I was talking to Erik today we were hoping you'd make with the Mustang on Sunday.Erik said he knows he can take you.

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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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rockafellz
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posted 04-28-2003 07:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
I was talking to Erik today we were hoping you'd make with the Mustang on Sunday.Erik said he knows he can take you.


You are somethin' else!! We'll be lucky to pull off a 16 second run.

Ron always trying to start fires!!

Erik

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1966 Ford Mustang 2+2
Mine - Restomod in Progress

1966 Ford Mustang Coupe
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Fastymz
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posted 04-28-2003 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was talking about Steve's Truck.
It was Glens Mustang you were talking about.

But if I bring my car I'd love to race SteveW and Mel's Mustang.It would be ok to lose to such a BAD ASS car.Besides maybe my big SCOOP would distract them.

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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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steve'66
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posted 04-28-2003 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My little girl can all ya'alls butts! LOL

SteveW

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Fastymz
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posted 04-28-2003 07:49 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:
My little girl can all ya'alls butts! LOL

SteveW


No question about that.Heck I'm sure she could set a new record for my car too.
And I hope my little girl grows up the same way.Nothing better then to see a guys face after a GIRL beats him.

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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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kid vishus
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posted 04-28-2003 07:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve'66:
So it must have been residual crap let behind.


Several years back, a buddy of mine bought a 393W from RDI for their dirt track car. They hurt the bearings in it and sent it back to RDI to get it fixed. RDI told them, it usually takes 3 or 4 oil changes before they get all the bearing material out of the passages from the initial damage. Not sure how accurate that is, but it's what he was told.

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steve'66
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posted 04-28-2003 08:28 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 kid vishus:

Several years back, a buddy of mine bought a 393W from RDI for their dirt track car. They hurt the bearings in it and sent it back to RDI to get it fixed. RDI told them, it usually takes 3 or 4 oil changes before they get all the bearing material out of the passages from the initial damage. Not sure how accurate that is, but it's what he was told.

Thanks Rob,

I have to agree! Even though I scrubbed this thing and even blew out the oil passages with the galley plugs removed. I'm sure there were some nooks and crannys with copper in them.

SteveW

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I65Stang
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posted 04-28-2003 11:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
But if I bring my car I'd love to race SteveW and Mel's Mustang.It would be ok to lose to such a BAD ASS car.Besides maybe my big SCOOP would distract them.


Hey Scoop, I was looking at your mph and noticed that it would be a good race between my aod pig of a vert and your '65 (my best 60' was a 2.6 something) . Thats if I ever get the time to get the damn totally apart and back together .

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Tim

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1965 Mustang coupe, 200 I6, Holley 2300, Clifford header, true duals w/ 26" Smithys
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steve'66
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posted 04-29-2003 12:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You single guys! I remember when I chased tail all night long and didn't have time to do anything too.
But that was a long time ago. Now I go to work and think about what I should/could be doing to the cars. It got so bad this morning that I took the afternoon off. LOL

SteveW

p.s. Tell the young lady that you'll be busy for the next week or so and finish the stang! (in my best "father knows best" voice)

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rockafellz
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posted 04-29-2003 12:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve'66:
It got so bad this morning that I took the afternoon off. LOL

SteveW

p.s. Tell the young lady that you'll be busy for the next week or so and finish the stang! (in my best "father knows best" voice)


Steve, talking with you this morning probably didn't help huh? I chatted with Ron for a bit and researched tires too. It's hard when you can't get your hobby out of your head.

Erik

p.s. I'm lucky my girl is in her senior year in college so while she's studying i'm wrenching!!

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Mine - Restomod in Progress

1966 Ford Mustang Coupe
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Big D
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posted 04-29-2003 01:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve,,

Where are you running your Mustang.. Is it a sanctioned event or just Test & Tune..

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Don
'66 Fastback
302 with 5 speed
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steve'66
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posted 04-29-2003 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don,

Here's some info on the event,

http://www.fordlovers.com/specialevents.htm

But with a new engine and rear suspension to figure out, we'll probably be using it to tune the car.

SteveW

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Fastymz
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posted 04-29-2003 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don see if you can make it down to Sac on the 4th.

SteveW I know what your talking about.There are days I bring small projects to work with me.I have rebuilt a few carbs at work already.Only on the boss's days off,and only if we are slow.Thats the best part of having your brother as your only other co-worker for now.I spend every day thinking about the things I need to get done.But I still don't seem to find enough time to do them.

Tim if I bring the car your on.If not my dad is bringing his stock 88GT 5spd he runs about the same times as you.That would be a good race too.I love to race any one win or lose it's fun,ok so it's more fun to win.

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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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Moneymaker
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Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
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I65Stang
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posted 04-29-2003 08:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rockafellz:
p.s. I'm lucky my girl is in her senior year in college so while she's studying i'm wrenching!!

See, thats my problem. I'm in my last semester (full time) and working full time and trying to keep the woman happy .

Ron, the 5.0 wont be there this weekend but I will be in the '65 (no, I wont be running it ).

I want to get the 5.0 totally apart and as long as I didnt take out a piston too I want to have it back up by May 16th.

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Tim

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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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steve'66
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posted 04-30-2003 12:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ran the engine again tonight, even stalled it up against the t-brake. It idles at 60 cold and drops to 35 hot w/10-40 oil and a hv oil pump .003 Main bearing clearances .002 rod bearing clearances. The oil is clearing up very well! Wheeew

Does this sound good to you all?

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Glens67
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posted 05-01-2003 03:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glens67   Click Here to Email Glens67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steeve Nancy says that Mels is louder. We may have to have an open header test

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Glen
67 GT 390
65 Galaxie 500 XL 4 Speed
It was not a Red Light they gave me a Slow Tree
I WAS NOT LATE the Tree was Fast

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