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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv M&M #1240
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posted 03-11-2004 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
My dad's 23T is coming along nice. He did a lot work to get the front done. It's now a roller we just put the engine and trans in yesterday. Next brakes lines
I can't wait to get this car out on the road.

I noticed after we put the engine and trans together. His motor did not a have a motor plate like my 69-351w did. His is an 80's truck 351w with a truck AOD trans.
Does he need a motor plate ?

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Rory McNeil
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posted 03-12-2004 02:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil        Reply w/Quote
Scoop, I`m pretty sure it should have the block plate sandwiched between the engine & transmission. The hole in the plate locates the starter in the correct posistion.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-12-2004 09:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Yes, you want a plate. I think Alex said he has some.

I'd love to see pics of your dad's T, do you have any handy?

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Fastymz
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posted 03-12-2004 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
Thanks I'll email Alex and see if he has any and what he thinks.

Steve I'll see if I can get some pictures. Keep in mind this a low buck father/son's project.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-12-2004 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
That's what's cool about it!

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Fastymz
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posted 03-12-2004 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
That's what's cool about it!


Thanks I think so too.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-15-2004 02:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
What kind of wheels are you going to be running in the front, spoke type?

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Fastymz
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posted 03-15-2004 02:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
No the front rims and tires came with the pile parts.

They kinda look like the Drag Lite's with the little holes all round the outter rim.They are the Enki(sp) brand rims.

They have 4.5" x 15" tires on them we wanted alittle wider tire for the mountian roads around here.

The rears are M/T 29"x18.5"x15" on Centerlines rims.

I'll get some pictures when I can.

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fastford34
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posted 03-15-2004 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastford34        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:


I'll get some pictures when I can.

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RON, i cant wait to see it!!!!

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Fastymz
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posted 03-15-2004 06:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
keith when your here for Hot August Nights I'll take you for a ride in it. Heck my pops might even let you drive it. He's always wanted a 34 but he felt we should work our way up to it.

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fastford34
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posted 03-16-2004 04:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastford34        Reply w/Quote
OKAY!
when i get to drive the "T", you & your DAD can follow in my coupe!!!!!

: : :

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Fastymz
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posted 03-16-2004 05:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
Now thats

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-30-2004 04:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Here's pictures of the T Bucket project:

http://mustangsandmore.50megs.com/MembersPics/Scoop_T.html

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-30-2004 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Looks like a cool father-son-grandson project!

Junior seems to like it!

Fastymz
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posted 03-30-2004 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
Thanks Steve, my son and I are real into it.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-30-2004 04:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I bet a T bucket is a real trip to drive, especially when you are broiling those tires 24 inches from your head!

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Fastymz
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posted 03-30-2004 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
I can't wait to take it for a spin.
It has a stock 351w / AOD and 4.11 limited slip 9" rear "all Ford".

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fastford34
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posted 03-30-2004 06:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastford34        Reply w/Quote

thats awesome Ron!!!!!!!!!

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Fastymz
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posted 03-30-2004 06:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
Thanks it's been real fun and we've learned a lot already.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-30-2004 07:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
I can't wait to take it for a spin.
It has a stock 351w / AOD and 4.11 limited slip 9" rear "all Ford".


The way it should be!

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Fastymz
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posted 03-30-2004 07:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
Do like my dad's lavender garage, the guy loves purple. But at his size not many people say anything about it.
The body is going to be purple and the rear doesn't show in the pictures is powered coated dark purple.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-31-2004 08:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I didn't even notice the color, I thought it was the lighting. Nothing's wrong with purple, it beats the hell outta pink.

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Fastymz
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posted 03-10-2005 01:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
Very slow progress is being made. This thing takes a lot of time. Most of it we are having to fab up our selfs. I know me fabbing anything is alittle scary.
We hope to have it done this summer. But then again we said that last summer too.
BTW my son is about an inch taller then me now.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-10-2005 12:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Slow progress is still progress. Just slower.

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Fastymz
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posted 03-23-2005 02:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
More head aches we keep having to redone items over again. To bad that neither one of us know what the heck were doing.
One day this car will be done. And it'll be the only all Ford car in the Reno T-bucket club.

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[email protected]
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posted 03-23-2005 10:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work        Reply w/Quote
Just consider the redo's as education. When you get done you will be knowledgable about car fabrication. That's how we learned in the old days. We had to make everything because it wasn't available otherwise.

Enjoy the time you are working, you are making priceless memories along with that car.

John

Fastymz
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posted 03-24-2005 02:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by [email protected]:
Just consider the redo's as education. When you get done you will be knowledgable about car fabrication. That's how we learned in the old days. We had to make everything because it wasn't available otherwise.

Enjoy the time you are working, you are making priceless memories along with that car.

John


John my dad I have learned a lot already. I now have a better understanding of why some people just pay someone to bluid them a car.
I wouldn't trade the time with my dad and son for anything.
This is a project that my dad and I have talked about doing for the last 30 years.

It does make me more then ever want to do something this for a living. I love wrenching,and customizing parts.

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Fastymz
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posted 11-19-2005 07:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
I can now understand why it takes some people YEARS to build a car. We have made very little progress this year.
I really can't wait to drive this car, or better yet go for a ride with my dad. It's been a project we dreamed of doing for over 30 years now. So many little things to do,from wiring to cables etc.

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fastford34
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posted 11-20-2005 08:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastford34        Reply w/Quote
i know what you mean Ron. those little things add up & seem to take forever to finish. i have 6 small projects waiting to be done on my coupe, i cant find the time to do any of them!

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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 11-20-2005 12:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker        Reply w/Quote
I've been wondering how this car is coming along. Great job. I have a 1956 F-100 panel that has now resided in three garages and I still can't drive it!

Tracy

Fastymz
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posted 11-20-2005 01:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
My dad and I are learning as we go. That makes it go even slower. I need to get some updated pictures with the new rims and tires. We are reallyhoping to take it to Hot August Nights this summer. He already signed up and payed to be in it. So thats alittle more motivation.
Working full time,having my honey do's and many of my own projects on my 65 to get done. I don't know where to find the time.

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Fastymz
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posted 07-25-2006 09:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
Yet another summer and it's still not done.
My poor dad just can't wait to take it for a spin. We have all the brakes in,fuel system,and all the suspension is done. We still need to do the wiring,interior,and few small steering items.

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fastford34
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posted 07-26-2006 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastford34        Reply w/Quote
keep at it! you will be cruising before winter.

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Fastymz
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posted 07-27-2006 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by fastford34:
keep at it! you will be cruising before winter.


Either that or I'll let you know how it does int he snow. Because once it's done we are taking it out no matter what!

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