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dark7068
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posted 05-25-2002 12:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just thought I'd say HI, and introduce myself. Name is Rick, Im a FORDOHOLIC, and I own a 68 Fairlane 500 Fastback, and a 70 Cougar, and a few more Fords. Im almost done her up, and have extra parts available. Im also thinking of putting a 390 in it, so have a dual 4 low riser intake for a 289/302 for sale Here's a link for the parts for sale,

http://communities.msn.ca/MyFordandMercury/partsforsale1.msnw

Im also interested in trading for other parts, so try your offer if interested, and we'll try and come to an arragement. One thing I am looking for is a console for a 68. I live in BC, Canada.

Rick

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-25-2002 02:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M, Rick!

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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dark7068
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posted 05-25-2002 03:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's some pictures of my car, just thought you all would like to see.

http://communities.msn.ca/MyFordandMercury/mycars.msnw?Page=1

Rick

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-26-2002 06:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice '68, Rick! My dad used to have a nice '69 Torino, bought it new. Great car!

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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Bloose
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posted 05-27-2002 10:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very Nice. The only thing better than a 68/69 Fairlane/Torino FB is two of them! Very cool.

You say you may pull the 289 for an FE? What about a stroked 351W, would that be an easier fit?

Here is a link to my F-lane page, check out the up date for pics of the motor. I will have to get another page together as the motor is in and running.

http://www.geocities.com/bloose2/Fairlane.html

B-loose

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dark7068
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posted 05-28-2002 04:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Im sure a Windsor is an easier swap, but I dont know about you, but when people walk up and ask if its a 390 car, I say no, a 289, they look dis appointed. Im tired of it, and want to say YES,it's a 390, smile and walk away,lol. I guess the hood scoop throw's it off. Plus it floats on open roads (cross winds) and a 390 will be heavier. I have leads on 390 stuff and a motor, and a rebuilt C6 in my shed already, so might as well use it right. We'll see.

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bfxcomet
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posted 05-28-2002 07:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bfxcomet   Click Here to Email bfxcomet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a complete 390 and C6 on my shop floor that I was thinking about putting in my 65 comet.If your interested let me know and I'll send you more info.

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dark7068
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posted 05-28-2002 09:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, info is good.

Rick

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MLariviere
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posted 05-28-2002 09:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You guys do have nice cars! I almost bought one like those in high school. Kinda wish I did.

There's a 69 Fairlane 500 2 door down the road. It was hit in the right rear,and looks like it had a hard life. I hope he doesn't scrap it. He's pulled the plates...

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bfxcomet
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posted 05-29-2002 01:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bfxcomet   Click Here to Email bfxcomet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rick, I'll uncover the 390 and get the perticulars and pass them on.
I wish I never sold my 69 2dr coupe.It was a plain jane ex-rental car, metalic copper with a all black interior and 351W 4V/FMX back by a 9in rearend.
Roger

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dark7068
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posted 05-29-2002 03:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool, thanx Roger.

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Bloose
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posted 05-29-2002 06:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have never really been a big fan of the FE's. Then again I was never really a SB fan either I liked the Cleavlands and the 429/460's. But the SBF has lots of support and some great heads on the market.

With a strocked Windsor you could be at 400cid. When someone asks if it is a 390 car say hell no, this is a fast car, with a car engine not a truck engine .

B-loose

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TomP
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posted 05-29-2002 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bloose:
I have never really been a big fan of the FE's.... When someone asks if it is a 390 car say hell no, this is a fast car, with a car engine not a truck engine .

B-loose


Mr Bloose step outside!

(locks door)

The 390 is a huge improvement over the small block and will handily outrun the 351W too. They are inexpensive and reliable and look much more impressive than some little girlieman small block!

(opens door and runs)

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TomP
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posted 05-29-2002 09:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
oh and...

Hi to Rick

I thought i posted that a few days ago, but i don't see it.

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dark7068
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posted 05-30-2002 12:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi TomP, always on my side, cool. I went down to Vancouver a few weeks ago and meet Tom and a few other guys. What a blast, anyways.... We drove the Fairlane down, and it handled awesome going down the canyon road, until we hit open fields, then the crosswinds were like, hang on, were sailing across the road. I need lots of weight in the front, and a 390 seems the logical choise,lol. Plus the cool factor when you open the hood, or getting gas and some guy says what size motr, and you say 390, and his eyes bug out. Plus its a 3600 pound car, and a 289 isnt strong enough to pull the car with ease, it has to work alot just to get it moving. I have 3.55 gears in there, alot better then the old 2.79's, but way to small motor I think.

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bfxcomet
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posted 05-30-2002 01:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bfxcomet   Click Here to Email bfxcomet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rick, sorry I didn't get to the 390 today. I sold the 3.8L in my T-bird so I spent all afternoon and tonight pulling the motor and trans.
My friend Craig had a 390 in his 69 Torino fastback and I had a 351W/4V in my 69 Fairlane 2drht and his was definately faster.
As for your car moving around in crosswinds I don't think the extra 200lbs will make that much difference.I'd check the alignment to see if the car has to much toe in making the car will wander at highway speeds. I could be wrong but I chased this problem before and think that was the problem.
Roger

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dark7068
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posted 05-30-2002 02:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanx Roger, but the front end is all new. It handles great canyon carving at high speeds, just not on open roads. if there's no wind, it handles great. I lowered the upper arms 1 in. new springs, shocks, new lower arms, new spring saddles, upper ball joints, brakes, wheels bearings, etc. and new rear springs and shocks, and steering set up, so its not the front end. I even got the frame checked out at a frame shop. Ive spent over 2 grand on the front end alone. So... only thing left is more weight, i.e. 390,lol.

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bfxcomet
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posted 05-30-2002 11:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bfxcomet   Click Here to Email bfxcomet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rick you've done a ton of front end work, a 390 would work great to help weigh down new springs. I'm going out to my shop now to load the 3.8L then I'll look at the 390.
Roger

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70spoiler
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posted 05-30-2002 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70spoiler   Click Here to Email 70spoiler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
next time you want to spend $2k on a front end...spend the extra $600 and do what i did. Makes it handle like a late model car and is adjustable. I couldn't believe i was driving a 30 year old car.
pics are at...
http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/sdf250mn/lst?.dir=/Cyclone+pr oject&.src=ph&.order=&.view=t&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/

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dark7068
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posted 05-30-2002 05:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh yeah, Im doing something like that with the cougar. My prices were Canadian funds, that's probably 1600.US. The reason it's cost alot was cuz of alot of alignment visits, frame shop checks, tires, plus the parts replaced. If I was a competent welder/fabricator, I would do a rack and pinion set up on the car, but Im not, and I cant afford to pay anyone. Maybe one day I will.
Rick

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Bloose
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posted 05-30-2002 07:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TomP:
Mr Bloose step outside!

(locks door)

The 390 is a huge improvement over the small block and will handily outrun the 351W too. They are inexpensive and reliable and look much more impressive than some little girlieman small block!

(opens door and runs)


I thought I would get a response for more than one person . I really did put that in just to get a rise.

A 289 is pretty small for a '68 FB and I should have probably done something bigger. But I think with parts availability a 393 Windsor would have been the motor for me to do. I was not looking for a full race car so I stayed with the 289 and geared the heck out of it (4.62:1). I need to get the carb straightned out and get it to run cooler. Then I will take it to the strip, I am hoping to get in the 13's with it.

B-loose

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dark7068
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posted 05-30-2002 08:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Im just wandering how much you'd have to spend to get a stroker Windsor to out cid a FE. When you can put a FE in there and be done with it, and have the cool factor, not my idea of money well spent. But that's just me.

Rick


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70spoiler
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posted 05-30-2002 08:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70spoiler   Click Here to Email 70spoiler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
FE=fricken extinct
oh wait i have a couple of those around here still
made by Ford?...works for me

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dark7068
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posted 05-30-2002 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok, Im going to put my dual 4 on the 289 for the summer, then put a fe in in the fall.

Rick

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MLariviere
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posted 05-30-2002 09:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If I do an engine change,I'm gonna cube it out. I've got an eye on a 70 429 in a Tbird.

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70spoiler
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posted 05-30-2002 09:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70spoiler   Click Here to Email 70spoiler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think next year Im going to take my 'spare' 429 and turn it into a 650HP 545CID for the cyclone. I will then throw out the 360 thats in the 70 crewcab and put in the 429CJ thats now in the cyclone. Then probably an AOD for the CJ in the truck and a 6sp for the cyclone.

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dark7068
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posted 05-30-2002 09:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ive got a 70 Cougar as well. It has a stroked Boss 351 Cleveland in it (wont be doing that again), 4 speed, etc. Its on my web site. Im getting the motor finished up right now, and doing some body work. It should be finished in the next month or so, then Ill drive that down and show TomP.


http://communities.msn.ca/MyFordandMercury/mycars.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=626

Rick

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gttorinofan
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posted 06-03-2002 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gttorinofan   Click Here to Email gttorinofan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yo Rick! Welcome!

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dark7068
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posted 06-03-2002 03:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey, I get to see alot of people here I know, cool.

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bluetech
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posted 06-08-2002 07:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluetech   Click Here to Email bluetech     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dark7068:
Hey, I get to see alot of people here I know, cool.

Do I know you? Welcome aboard Rick! I know sooner or later I'm going to bump into you.

Ed

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posted 06-08-2002 10:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M Rick

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