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BattlestarOne
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posted 12-28-2004 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BattlestarOne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another FordMuscle deserter...........

My earliest Ford memory is the day I went with my Dad to pick up the new '55 Ford Convertible in late 1954. At the age of 4 I already liked Fords even though no one in the family had one. Dad traded a '53 Plymouth on the Ford, Uncle had a 54 Chevy, and Gramps had a 50 Olds..........

So why did a 4 year old like Fords????

Can't really say, but what is is and I don't worry about it!

Anyway, I've a had bunch of Fords over the years, some very nice/very desireable, some not so nice.

The current fleet is a 63 Galaxie, a 66 Fairlane, a 60 Edsel (no rude comments,please), wife's 97 Thunderbird, a 2000 SuperDuty Diesel, and a 2004 F150 Heritage.

I restore old cars for a living at my home shop.

Not much more, so I just thought I'd stop over and see what was up.

I'll try to post a pic of the 63. See if this works.........


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adragon8u
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posted 12-28-2004 09:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for adragon8u   Click Here to Email adragon8u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No rude comments here, I think the Edsel got a bum rap myself.

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7DMACH1
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posted 12-28-2004 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh no!!! Another guy from PA. Well at least he's not from Phila. LOL Welcome to the site. Ray

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65460
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posted 12-28-2004 09:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65460   Click Here to Email 65460     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW is that all the higher you can get the front wheels up on that thing ;-)(I know Im going to regret saying that)Good to see you! Just not enough Big Iron around here, although all these Mustang guys have been really great. Now can we get Travis to stop in too?

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fxcomet
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posted 12-28-2004 09:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fxcomet   Click Here to Email fxcomet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, lookee who came to da par-tay...Nice seeing ya at the 'puter again, Greg!!

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65460
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posted 12-28-2004 09:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65460   Click Here to Email 65460     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Post a pic of the Ed Sled, that car is something alot of FORD guys (mostly younger ones) never saw. All people think of when they here Edsel is the 58-59 horse collar ones.

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BattlestarOne
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posted 12-28-2004 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BattlestarOne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 65460:
WOW is that all the higher you can get the front wheels up on that thing


Yeah, that's then best I can do on that awful South Mountain track. 60 foots stink, but I though the angle was kinda cool....

You might want to keep the wise cracks to a minimum or I'll have to tell the truth and let everyone know that you really drive a Volvo........

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7DMACH1
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posted 12-28-2004 09:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We have other cars too. Welcome all you new guys. Ray

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fxcomet
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posted 12-28-2004 09:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fxcomet   Click Here to Email fxcomet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chuckie, how could you? And a swede at that...

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BattlestarOne
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posted 12-28-2004 09:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BattlestarOne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 65460:
Post a pic of the Ed Sled, that car is something alot of FORD guys (mostly younger ones) never saw. All people think of when they here Edsel is the 58-59 horse collar ones.


60 Edsel.......


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65460
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posted 12-28-2004 09:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65460   Click Here to Email 65460     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That cant be you in the Edsel, you aint that purdy

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mustangs68
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posted 12-28-2004 09:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey welcome to M&M
Now thats one sweet Edsel,looks great,I like that photo.


I think it the glare on the windshield that makes he look better
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fxcomet
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posted 12-28-2004 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fxcomet   Click Here to Email fxcomet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Either that or it's his daughter driving it...

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cracing
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posted 12-28-2004 09:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cracing   Click Here to Email cracing     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like em, Galaxies, Edsels, Mercurys, now those were automobiles not just a car. The Edsel & the 60 Starliner featured elsewhere reminded me of something I read somewhere that there was a supposed limit as to the width a car could be and the 1960 Ford & the 1960 Edsel were the only cars to ever actually exceed this limit. Anybody know for sure???

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65460
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posted 12-28-2004 09:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65460   Click Here to Email 65460     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by fxcomet:
Either that or it's his daughter driving it...

Good launch, must be his daughter ;-)

Hey Doug, what can he do to me, he already threatened to tell people that I drive a Volvo, and by the time WOODWARD rolls around he"ll forget all about this post!

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fxcomet
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posted 12-28-2004 10:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fxcomet   Click Here to Email fxcomet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe that's correct. Me and Greg's cars are step-sisters, er, cousins, or sumthin'...

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kid vishus
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posted 12-28-2004 10:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M Greg!

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-28-2004 10:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M !

A 60 Edsel Starliner?

That's one on me.


then again, I never was much of an Edsel fan

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Dave Gibson
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posted 12-28-2004 10:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to Mustangsandmore.com! Great pictures and a nice collection of Fords! Great to see a lot of early Ford Muscle Cars/lead sleds. Check out all the Forum's, have fun and enjoy.

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65460
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posted 12-28-2004 10:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65460   Click Here to Email 65460     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When Greg says he restores old cars hes being modest. We were lucky enough that every once and a while he would post pic of a restoration on FM. There was one of a Chrysler Town & Country (woody) convertible. I think around mid to late (46 or 47?)40s that was unreal.

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drag79stang
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posted 12-28-2004 10:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for drag79stang   Click Here to Email drag79stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WElcome, young skywalker, (a.k.a. Greg).
Glad to see you're putting your fingers back to work, instead of up your.............oh, well, nevermind.

Glad to see you're back online. :>)

(have Greg post the pictures of the rest of his fleet) :>)

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BattlestarOne
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posted 12-28-2004 10:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BattlestarOne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by drag79stang:


Glad to see you're putting your fingers back to work, instead of up your...........



It's always nice to come to friendly place....

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BattlestarOne
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posted 12-28-2004 10:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BattlestarOne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cracing:
I like em, Galaxies, Edsels, Mercurys, now those were automobiles not just a car. The Edsel & the 60 Starliner featured elsewhere reminded me of something I read somewhere that there was a supposed limit as to the width a car could be and the 1960 Ford & the 1960 Edsel were the only cars to ever actually exceed this limit. Anybody know for sure???

Yes, both the 60 Ford and Edsel (shared bodies) were over the legal width limit of 80". Big brother said okay, but just one year only! The 61's were back witin parameters.

I've been told 60 Impalas were also overwidth, but I can't say for sure.....

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Dyers69vert
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posted 12-28-2004 11:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dyers69vert   Click Here to Email Dyers69vert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Norm! I mean Greg! Good to have you out . . .

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Rory McNeil
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posted 12-29-2004 02:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BattlestarOne:

I've been told 60 Impalas were also overwidth, but I can't say for sure.....



That may be, but the 60 Chevs were defineatly overUGLY!! I love the 63 & your 60 Edsel. (fingers crossed)PULEEEZE tell me they are both FE powered!! Automatic or sticks??
PS. Welcome, maybe we can have a little more action in the "Oldies" section now!!

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posted 12-29-2004 03:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Greg,,

Welcome to M&M.. As you can see,, it's a good bunch around here..

That's a big front end to be lifting off the ground.. What engine combo are you running..

Nice '63,, you don't see many of them these days..

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posted 12-29-2004 07:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome

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BattlestarOne
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posted 12-29-2004 07:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BattlestarOne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rory McNeil:
I love the 63 & your 60 Edsel. (fingers crossed)PULEEEZE tell me they are both FE powered!! Automatic or sticks??
PS. Welcome, maybe we can have a little more action in the "Oldies" section now!!



Well, I'll only break half of your heart....

The Edsel is a FE....63 390 with a mild warm up. It's a 396 with Edelbrock Performer Kit; Cam, Intake, and a 750 Carb. 63 427 Exhaust Manifolds into a repro 2 1/2" system. Stock convertor in the original Cruise-O (FM3/FMX, whatever....)4.11 Traction Lock.

The old car doesn't run bad. On 255/70-15 BFG Radial T/As it will pull a 2.0 60 foot and go 9.40 in the 1/8 mile. The chassis is stone stock. No trick shocks, no traction bars.

The 63 is a 460 based 557. Performance Automatics C-4. 4.30 31 Spline Detroit. Best 60' was 1.38 and best ET on the motor was 9.98. It went a 9.89 with a 100HP shot. Weighs 3600 lbs.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-29-2004 08:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M!

Maybe now with all these big bruisers around people will stop picking on my 'big bodied' Mustangs.

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BattlestarOne
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posted 12-29-2004 08:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BattlestarOne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Welcome to M&M!

Maybe now with all these big bruisers around people will stop picking on my 'big bodied' Mustangs.


Haha! Yeah, when somebody gives me a hard time about my "big" Galaxie I try to find a 59 Caddy and park next to it. ;-)

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posted 12-29-2004 08:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These guys call my '72 Mustang a tank. My guess is not many of them were around in the sixties.

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welcome to M&M!!

i love big-mobiles..... they have soooooooo much character and personality!! great pics!!

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posted 12-29-2004 08:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for STEVEB   Click Here to Email STEVEB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome,I'm kinda new here myself,I went to the all ford event in Carlisle this year,Was that your 63 Galaxie I saw at the track on Friday night?awesome car!! it was yanking the wheels on every launch,you were running against a 65 galaxie if I'm correct.

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posted 12-29-2004 12:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BattlestarOne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That would be the one. In fact that picture was taken at that Carlisle event. The "MR" on the windshield was for "Match Race". I was match racing Travis Rice in a 65 Galaxie set up similar to mine. He has a bit more motor and will cream me in the 1/4 mile, but on that slippery 1/8 mile I can hold my own.

We'll be back at Carlisle for another match race in June.

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posted 12-29-2004 12:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
'63 Galaxies are one of the many Fords I lust after.

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posted 12-29-2004 02:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65460   Click Here to Email 65460     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Greg, I know your car has a full interior, what about Travis' ? In the one picture of Travis' car it looked like he had a pretty good amount of engine setback but Im not sure, (I couldnt tell from the angle the pic was taken) does he? And whats he running now, didnt he build a 557, or larger?

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welcome to M&M....

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posted 12-29-2004 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for STEVEB   Click Here to Email STEVEB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I look forward to seeing you and the car again this year,I'll come over and introduce myself.

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Hey Greg, I'm glad to see you came over here. I was about to call you and see what was up. I still don't know what the reason is for you leaving. ???? BTW Greg, how did you post those pictures?

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posted 12-29-2004 06:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BattlestarOne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 65460:
Greg, I know your car has a full interior, what about Travis' ? In the one picture of Travis' car it looked like he had a pretty good amount of engine setback but Im not sure, (I couldnt tell from the angle the pic was taken) does he? And whats he running now, didnt he build a 557, or larger?


Travis' car has a full interior but it has racing buckets in front. It is a 557 with some good heads. I don't remember which ones but I know they're way better than my CJs. He's gonna clean my clock if we ever do it on the 1/4..... I will post some pics of my 63 and Travis' 65 soon.

I just wanted to hang around a few days to see if I get kicked out of here before I clutter up the place with a bunch of pics!

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posted 12-29-2004 06:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BattlestarOne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I look forward to seeing you and the car again this year,I'll come over and introduce myself.

Steve


Cool! Be sure to stop by. We'll be there Friday night!

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posted 12-29-2004 07:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good to hear that some of the New Members will be at Carlisle this June. Some of us from M&M are already talking about meeting up at Carlisle for the June Show. Now that would be cool to meet some new members there.

Dave & Terri

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We have enough youth, how about a fountain of smart?
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posted 12-30-2004 07:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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'63 Galaxies are one of the many Fords I lust after.

Like Michelle's former Galaxie...

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posted 12-30-2004 07:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by BattlestarOne:
I just wanted to hang around a few days to see if I get kicked out of here before I clutter up the place with a bunch of pics!


Nah, Steve wont kick ya out for that. Well, if you started posting pics of chebbies he might.

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posted 12-30-2004 08:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tim1859   Click Here to Email tim1859     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Greg

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posted 12-30-2004 11:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BattlestarOne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by kid vishus:
Nah, Steve wont kick ya out for that. Well, if you started posting pics of chebbies he might.

Uh-oh......I do get a lot of "other brand" cars in the restoration shop and thought I might put some up one day, but I'll definitely stay away from Da Shebbies! Olds/Buick/Pontiac okay???

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posted 12-30-2004 11:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Welcome to M&M!

Maybe now with all these big bruisers around people will stop picking on my 'big bodied' Mustangs.


Nice try, Steve!!

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BattlestarOne
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posted 12-30-2004 11:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BattlestarOne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Big Mustang!!!! Hahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaa! Right!

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Welcome to M&M Greg! I'll never make a comment about the Edsels, as I really like them too!

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posted 12-31-2004 10:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for qtrmiler   Click Here to Email qtrmiler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I figured you'd be draggin' da bumper by now

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posted 12-31-2004 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sunliner62     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Howdy folks, just checkin in to see what lies are bein' swapped ;-)

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Howdy folks, just checkin in to see what lies are bein' swapped ;-)

As on all automotive websites, especially FORD websites, only the absolute truth is spoken here!

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Originally posted by BattlestarOne:
That would be the one. In fact that picture was taken at that Carlisle event. The "MR" on the windshield was for "Match Race". I was match racing Travis Rice in a 65 Galaxie set up similar to mine. He has a bit more motor and will cream me in the 1/4 mile, but on that slippery 1/8 mile I can hold my own.

We'll be back at Carlisle for another match race in June.



Cool.As usual I guess you will take care of the necessary arrangements?? Only other arrangement I can think that needs taken care of is for a certain Chilly460 and a Capri that he says he has

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Cool.As usual I guess you will take care of the necessary arrangements??

Yeah, I talked to the powers that be at the end of the season. They said cool..........

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posted 01-01-2005 06:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastbigblockford   Click Here to Email fastbigblockford     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
good to see you greg, and all your big bad cars!!! so is woodward still on?? just wondering. good to see all the guys from FM are starting to make there way here. maybe the 'stang will actually make it to Carlisle this year(yeah right).
later
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Yeah, Woodward is still on! No doubt about it. Actually FordMuscle had nothing to do with that at all. I was just giving them a plug by displaying the banner and stuff. Last summer when I posted a pic of the "hospitality" tent with the big FordMuscle banner hanging on it they asked me not to use it and suggested we call it the Cook's Restorations Meet. Liability issues................

But anyway, same time same place, as always.....

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Originally posted by fastbigblockford:
good to see you greg, and all your big bad cars!!! so is woodward still on?? just wondering. good to see all the guys from FM are starting to make there way here. maybe the 'stang will actually make it to Carlisle this year(yeah right).
later
Dan



Hey Dan, even if ya dont bring the Mustang, if you make it to the Arbys someone will be there and you'll get your "Woodward Lap" in. It wouldnt have happened if it wasnt for Greg, and Coolfalcon and Billy. Like Greg said, never really was FM, it just happened because of good people that hung out on the same website. Maybe this year some of the M&M guys will stop by.

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Woodward IS what woodward is. An experience that has to be 'experienced' to believe.
What (like everyone said), IS the great people that make it so cool. Now ADD all the thousands of REALLY cool cars/trucks/vehicles, and you get double your pleasure.

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posted 01-02-2005 10:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Johnny Ray   Click Here to Email Johnny Ray     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M Greg!

I hope you enjoy your stay here my friend!

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posted 01-03-2005 12:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 85mikejesse   Click Here to Email 85mikejesse     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So this is where some of the FM'ers hang out now?

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Gotta hang somewhere.....looks good so far....

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posted 01-03-2005 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for qtrmiler   Click Here to Email qtrmiler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Woodward... WOOHOO! Made my reservations at the Red Roof last night, asked to be placed close to my hero, Greg Cook

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posted 01-03-2005 06:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordcity   Click Here to Email fordcity     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hi greg looks like a nice place here.

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Woodward... WOOHOO! Made my reservations at the Red Roof last night, asked to be placed close to my hero, Greg Cook


I WORSHIP NO MAN! But there are a few women Id get down on my knees for

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posted 01-03-2005 07:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fxcomet   Click Here to Email fxcomet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yea, yer wife when she has you scrubbing the toilet, and the bathroom floor, and the kitchen floor, and the....

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Yea, yer wife when she has you scrubbing the toilet, and the bathroom floor, and the kitchen floor, and the....


OUCH!

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greg, fx, chuck, rick, its great to have you all over here!!! hope to see the gang at woodward this year, even if im on foot, missed it last year and was miserable all week. the video from greg just made me wanna go more!
later
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Yea, yer wife when she has you scrubbing the toilet, and the bathroom floor, and the kitchen floor, and the....

Me too but I'm not ashamed to admit it I got a good one

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Welcome BattlestarOne sorry being late with the welcome.

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