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

posted 03-27-2003 01:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I`m not certain what drivetrain I`m gonna use in my 59 2 door sedan yet. I plan to keep the original 332 & FordOMatic for now, as they seem fairly decent. However, I could rebuild one of my 428 CJ`s, & put that in with a C6, or maybe a 390 I have. However, with our Canadian gas up near $4.00 a gallon, I may consider taking the 302 & T5 5 speed out of my street Fairmont. This would knock about 300 lbs off the nose, which would make the manual steering easier to live with. If I do this, does anybody know if any headers for a different application will work? Also, what about the manual clutch linkage? My car is an automatic now, but I have another 59 parts car, with a 6 cyl, stick, so I have the pedals & linkage for that car. My block is a 1978 model, so it does have the pivot ball hole in the block. Or has anybody converted a older Ford to a cable clutch set up?

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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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Bob Hopkins
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From: BRIDGEPORT NJ USA
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 03-28-2003 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob Hopkins   Click Here to Email Bob Hopkins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rory;
When I put the 427" in my 57 it was a 5/cylinder #1 rod was pushing the generator out of the way. the 6 cylinder linkage worked fine after I renforced it,and the 6holler throttle linkage is mich better than the monkey motion V-8 linkage

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