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DidgeyTrucker
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From: Greenbrier, TN USA
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posted 09-25-2000 01:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was offerd the chance to buy a 63-1/2 390 car and was told that near the end of 63 production Ford couldn't sell 406 cars (insurance or something like that - nobody wanted them). So Ford put 406's in cars with 390 VIN's. This car supposedly has 406 head and intake casting #'s. I haven't seen it yet. Does this story sound familiar to anybody?

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-25-2000 02:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not true. FoMoCo installed 406's into big cars through early 1964 and vin'd them as such. They had to push the 406's as the supply of 427's was short. Many dealers got 406 cars for stock when they ordered 427's. It was a "take it or get nothing deal" during the "Total Performance" years. Alex

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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 10-23-2000 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This guy is asking $1200 for the car.

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tedster
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posted 11-06-2000 11:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tedster   Click Here to Email tedster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do you know if this car is still available?

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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 11-07-2000 09:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ted, I should have an answer by this weekend.

Tracy

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tedster
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posted 11-08-2000 06:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tedster   Click Here to Email tedster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have you seen this vehicle? What condition is it in if you have?


There is a 2 door 631/2 390, Auto Galaxie here for sale...$2800.00. Ac, bench seats straight body, all trim is there.. I will go look at it tomorrow if work permits.

I really want an XL if possible.. Actually it's for my wife.

Please keep me posted on this car.

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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 11-08-2000 11:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I haven't seen it. A friend of a friend owns it now. He found it in a barn where it has been for about 15 years. He has repainted it Wimbledon white. Original color was turquise. Interior is turquise I think.

Oh, welcome to M&M!

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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 11-09-2000 11:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ted, the car was traded about a week and a half ago. BTW the motor was out and disassembled.

Tracy

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tedster
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posted 11-10-2000 05:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tedster   Click Here to Email tedster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Arghhhh..... I'm always late!!!
I lost out to a 63 1/2 XL 390 4 speed car yesterday. New black paint. new brakes, top loader, new interior for $2700 and with Torque Thrust wheels...

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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 11-11-2000 12:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That sounds like a good candidate for deal of the year!

Tracy

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