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jww_289
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Posts: 71
From: Victoria Australia
Registered: Feb 2006

posted 06-13-2006 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jww_289        Reply w/Quote
Just thought I would share this little (rusty) gem I picked up, hoping for some opinions / suggestions. The plan is to rod it old school, pull it apart, drop the roof line some, strengthen the chassis for a future flat head v8 but in the mean time get it registered with the 4 banger in it, dressed up with some speed options (I know, I know - side valve 4 banger and speed )

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1966 fastback
- 4v 289
- T10 4 speed
- Pony interior

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fastford34
Gearhead

Posts: 1299
From: penna
Registered: May 2002

posted 06-13-2006 07:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastford34        Reply w/Quote
if you need parts this companies are good to deal with:

www.macsautoparts.com
www.cwmoss.com
www.bobdrake.com
www.dickspadaro.com

these cars are really neat,easy to rod. congratulations on your purchase & good luck

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34 coupe powered by 351 c 4v
keith
it`s nice to be important but more IMPORTANT to be nice.

jww_289
Journeyman

Posts: 71
From: Victoria Australia
Registered: Feb 2006

posted 06-13-2006 07:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jww_289        Reply w/Quote
Thanks Keith - I will check the links out, I hope it will be easier than getting the image to display in the above post

I hope it will look as good as your '34 one day

SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 06-13-2006 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Very cool!

I have no suggestions, but I look forward to watching your progress.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

fastford34
Gearhead

Posts: 1299
From: penna
Registered: May 2002

posted 06-13-2006 09:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastford34        Reply w/Quote
hey JWW, are there many reproduction companies down under?
i`m sure it would be easier & cheaper to get your parts locally.
there are some places in the states you can get steel repo fenders if you need them.
i`m sure it will look great when your done just by knowing you have a STANG!!!

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34 coupe powered by 351 c 4v
keith
it`s nice to be important but more IMPORTANT to be nice.

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jww_289
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From: Victoria Australia
Registered: Feb 2006

posted 06-14-2006 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jww_289        Reply w/Quote
There are a few places that make repo stuff however the guy I got the car from's buisness is model A parts (oldTin), he is in the States at the moment getting some Brookville go fast parts (he holds the salt race record over here for vintage 4 bangers) - he is a really nice guy and imports all the sheet metal bits himself so I will compare prices.

Between you and me, the mustang is looking a bit sad, a bit fast around a corner, hit some ice on the road and then the local school fence ... it will be off the road for a month or 2 - however you have to look on the bright side, it has given me room in the shed, I got the A home last night and started going over it, it might sound like a crazy idea but I was thinking of finding a running motor, putting it in just to drive up and down the road before it comes apart, I found myself sitting in it last night making vroom sounds ........ it is soo cool, I think this might be my 5th childhood, nah, lost count

The progress will be slow but I will keep you all updated.

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1966 fastback
- 4v 289
- T10 4 speed
- Pony interior
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fastford34
Gearhead

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From: penna
Registered: May 2002

posted 06-15-2006 03:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastford34        Reply w/Quote

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34 coupe powered by 351 c 4v
keith
it`s nice to be important but more IMPORTANT to be nice.

mellowyellow
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Posts: 8198
From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 06-16-2006 06:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
Way more years than I care to think about, four of us drove into Wisconsin, visiting old tin yards. On the way home, one of the guys yelled, Turn around, turn around!! On the Ill-Wisc border, a town called Richmond, passed a golf course, spotted a 29 roadster PU with no doors. It had been a golf course truck. Swear to GOD!! $15!!! Came back for it and new owner played around with it for a day, got it running, fixed the brakes, scored some doors, drove it to Beloit College in Wisc and back!! All within a week! Sadly it ended up with a Olds V-8, 39 trans and it was a death trap. Later, the body shop owner got it, put a flathead in, same 39 trans, hydraulic brakes and drove it to work and back! Still have pics of it. That A of yours has/had a rumble seat Probably be a blast to drive it for a time to take a trip into yesteryear. Enjoy your ride. The body looks good!

TomP
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From: Delta BC Canada
Registered: Dec 99

posted 07-03-2006 10:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jww_289:
...a bit fast around a corner, hit some ice on the road and then the local school fence ...

ICE???? We are talking the cold slippery water-based stuff that is known as ice in northern climates aren't we? Like the little squares you put in beverages? Like Eskimos build dwellings from?

But in Australia? I thought it was always hot with kangaroos bouncing around.
Guess i need to visit there.

jww_289
Journeyman

Posts: 71
From: Victoria Australia
Registered: Feb 2006

posted 07-05-2006 04:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jww_289        Reply w/Quote
Yep, that's the stuff Tom ..... I live down south in the foot hills out of Melbourne and the weather swings between all extremes through out the year ..... don't get me wrong, we don't get ice or snow like you guys do, it is just that during winter in the forest there appears the odd slippery bit and although I have been driving around these hills all my life this kinda took me by surprise

I work for a company that is based in Bellville Canada and while talking to a colleague one night I complained about the cold and stormy conditions here, well she said it was minus 17 deg outside ....

And if ya do ever get down here drop in to say hi !!!

John......

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