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Old 02/13/2012, 06:13 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by dalorzo_f View Post
White smoke is "generally" coolant leaking into the combustion cycle, head gasket or cracks in the system. Not definative, but the most common cause.

As there were very few J codes made (only 200 w/4 speed, statistic courtesy Marti Auto Works and copyrighted), me, I'd try to find a period correct block, upgrade the internals, and keep the rest near stock. Keep it close to what it was, not just another restomod/stroker (dime a dozen and in a few years just another old incorrect engine). It would still be a fun car...

The Elenor mustangs were all the craze a few years back and now you hear little about them. I am sure they are fun to drive. In the end you have to do what is right for You not what we think. Marty 67-68 MCA concours judge (so what would you expect from me!)

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