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Moneymaker
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posted 04-10-2003 09:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone remember what year and which engine had the smaller V-8 C-4 converter from the factory?
Was it a 64-65 260 or 64-65 289?
I put one in MM about a million years ago as it's first stall speed. I seem to recall that I took it out of a 260 wagon.
All those years of laying around in junk yard mud must have eaten up some brain cells.

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Tea'sGrabber
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posted 04-10-2003 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tea'sGrabber   Click Here to Email Tea'sGrabber     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
late,late 63's,64's and early 65, 260's. I had this very same conversation with Jim Paquet about 10 yeasrs ago when I was looking for a converter. Kinda the same as Vega converters for TH350's. Never used one or even found one.....Just saved my pennies and bought one from Jim. How's the season so far?

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Todd 71 Mav Grabber All orig 306 cu.in. Cast Iron heads. Carillo Rods.Best et. 10.71 @ 124 thru the mufflers.

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Moneymaker
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posted 04-10-2003 10:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's what I thought. I seem to recall that it was an 11 inch compared to the original Shelby 13 inch. Cost me $10 and I did all the labor. Picked up the stall to about 2500 and dropped the ET 3 tenths. I still had a ways to get back to the performance of the 4 speed. Initially I lost a full second when I did the automatic conversion.
I do remeber that it was a wood wagon with factory A/C and the jack kept on sinking into the mud.
The season has not started for us yet.
TOO MUCH FREAKING SNOW!

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
MCA member# 53321
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00,'01,'02,&'03
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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Tea'sGrabber
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posted 04-10-2003 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tea'sGrabber   Click Here to Email Tea'sGrabber     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought that Jim said they were 10"??? I don't know.. He said I'd get about 2-2200 out of them.. Weather out here isn't any better... RAIN!!!!!! I haven't even taken the car cover off.... Hey are you guys coming to Seattle for the Mustang show?

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Todd 71 Mav Grabber All orig 306 cu.in. Cast Iron heads. Carillo Rods.Best et. 10.71 @ 124 thru the mufflers.

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