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Posts: 103
From: Plano,TX
Registered: Jul 2004

posted 11-26-2006 12:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for planomustang        Reply w/Quote
Howdy All,

I thought it was time to contribute to this part of the forum. My car is definitely a restomod, with ambitions of open track time. I have made many changes, and here are a couple that folks may be interested in.

The first is Autometer Phantom guages in the stock dash console, with a dash insert for oil and temp gauges, and a rocker switch panel.

The second is a picture of my side exit exhaust. It is FPA Long tube headers (1 3/4" primaries), through 3" Dr. Gas X-pipe, then through 3" Borla XS Mufflers. I used a 3" j-pipe to bring the exhuaust in front of the wheels, and I had to use 2 1/2" ovalized tubing for the last 20 inches, in order to clear the sub-frame connectors.

Finally, here is a pic of my stroker motor. Still have to get a smaller air-cleaner, in order to install the hood.


'69 Fastback modified for open track.
Holley 830HP with annular downlegs
Manual trans (3.55 gears)
Vic Jr. Intake
AFR 205 heads
Solid roller cam
Gross Valve Lift 1.60 Ratio: .608" .608"
Duration @ .050" Tappet Lift: 234* 240*
LSA: 112*

69 Sportsroof

Posts: 2814
From: Valley, Alabama, USA
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 11-26-2006 02:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof        Reply w/Quote
Nice looking dash. I've got a panel from Year One that I'm hoping to get installed this winter. I like the paint color too.


Posts: 437
From: littleton,co
Registered: Mar 2005

posted 11-26-2006 03:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for prostreeter        Reply w/Quote
Cool pics Randy.
One question though.In the center of your dash you have the water and oil gauge mounted very nice and neat and it looks great.I have my water/oil gauge there too but does not look as professional as yours.What kind of mounting pod did you use?
Did you fabricate it yourself or did you buy it somewhere?


Posts: 103
From: Plano,TX
Registered: Jul 2004

posted 11-26-2006 10:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for planomustang        Reply w/Quote
prostreeter - I used an off-the-shelf, two-gauge mounting bezel. I think it was a Moroso brand, but I can check. The bezel was designed to mount under the dash. It is L-shaped, and I had to cut a little off the short side of the L, in order to get the angle right.

The real trick was to add aluminum bars, behind the dashpad, so that I had something solid to mount the bezel to. That part of the dashpad is mostly foam. With the bars in place, I could cinch the bezel down to the angle I wanted.

I really need to take pictures of the back of the dash. That is where the tricks come in. I will be taking the dash out, to put in a roll cage. I will try to take pictures, then.

Hey, I could still use your hood, if it is available


[This message has been edited by planomustang (edited 11-26-2006).]

68 Coop

Posts: 5847
From: Mesquite, NV. 89027
Registered: Oct 2004

posted 11-26-2006 10:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 Coop        Reply w/Quote
Very nice Randy, I like those white face guages, and they look like a factory install.

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