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V8 Thumper
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posted 05-25-2004 08:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A new buddy, actually.

A fellow I met at the Knott's show has a '62 Ranchero. Originally a 6-cyl car, he bought it from the original owner who'd transplanted a '66 289/C4 into it. Headers, Edelbrock intake, Holley 750 DP fairly healthy Crane hydro cam. The thing kept breaking valvepsrings

He's an enthusiast, but not a mechanic. First we (I) leaked it down, and determined a blown head gasket too. So off came the heads, I sent him to my machinist. In two weeks' time, we got the heads all done up, put it all back together last Saturday, and his wounded hotrod is back on the road after being down for three three months

Turns out he's a golf pro. I'm gonna be taking free golf lessons

P.S. SCOOP:

See post in Racing about a BIG Holley DP carb... it's the carb on this guy's 289. I've got an old Edelbrock 600 that he wants, so I'm going to build him a carb better suited for what he wants (turn key-drive car). Depending on if this mechanical secondary carb is worth playing with, are you interested?

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Fastymz
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posted 05-25-2004 08:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very thats what keeps this hobbie alive.

Yesterday this young guy comes into the store. Asking who's 65 that was in the parking lot. I jumped up and said mine. He said he has a 66 Mustang and a 1974 rebuilt 351w but was told the two will not go together. After an hour of talking with him. He left with a big'ol smile.And the knowing it will work just fine. I gave him my number and told him to call anytime he needs help. He does not have a computer yet, but he's getting one soon.

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Fastymz
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posted 05-25-2004 08:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by V8 Thumper:

P.S. [b]SCOOP:

See post in Racing about a BIG Holley DP carb... it's the carb on this guy's 289. I've got an old Edelbrock 600 that he wants, so I'm going to build him a carb better suited for what he wants (turn key-drive car). Depending on if this mechanical secondary carb is worth playing with, are you interested?

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Let me know how it looks

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mustangs68
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posted 05-25-2004 08:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ya didn't talk him into a Big Old Scoop too did ya??

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V8 Thumper
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posted 05-25-2004 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:

Let me know how it looks



It looks great, I just don't know what it is. I seem to remember Alex talking about a Holley carb matching this description, but I don't remember what he had to say about it. If it turns out worth messing with, interested in trading for a water pump?

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V8 Thumper
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posted 05-25-2004 08:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mustangs68:
ya didn't talk him into a Big Old Scoop too did ya??

I'll leave that up to Ron

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posted 05-25-2004 08:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by V8 Thumper:
I'll leave that up to Ron


Only if he wants to make some real power.

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