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Old 12/12/2017, 07:18 PM   #106
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That is some big block carb porn...righ there!

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Old 12/13/2017, 10:25 AM   #107
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Rob spaced on Eric's carb and the transfer tube is now fixed! The minor difference between the two carbs is in the front on shot. Eric's carb has the correct 50 CC acceleration pump housing. I have the correct housing for Dan's carb, but I am looking for the longer spring.

Dan's carb has the later, smaller acceleration pump. We will fix that another time!! It runs awesome!!

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Old 12/13/2017, 10:33 AM   #108
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Rare shot of handsome Dan at my GT/HCS barbeque at Haven lake. No tire smoking yet as he was on my neighbors driveway!!

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Old 12/13/2017, 05:44 PM   #109
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Picked up the beast today from Robs garage. It runs great and stops now! The new (correct) carb is working great and the detailing on the engine block looks much better. Going to take it out tomorrow and put her through the paces before the rain hits on Friday.

Thanks for doing your magic doctor Rob!

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Old 12/13/2017, 07:05 PM   #110
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Another pic of Dan at the BBQ!! Dan, is that your beautiful wife I hope?? The Brunette?

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Old 12/14/2017, 04:15 PM   #111
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Ha, found a pic of Dan's wife Karen. Bonus points to identify the fine young man on her left!!


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Old 12/14/2017, 05:43 PM   #112
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Rob is a great guy to deal with. Wish my car was a little closer to his shop!
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Old 12/14/2017, 07:23 PM   #113
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Cool

I absolutely agree and I wish that I was closer too. I'm restoring a 69 Cougar Eliminator and could use Rob's expertise when it is time to dial in the 351 Windsor. I may just say screw it and put her on a trailer and haul her up to see the master :-)

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Old 12/14/2017, 07:33 PM   #114
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Who IS that handsome devil?? I notice he has his caretaker with him...

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Old 12/15/2017, 08:55 AM   #115
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That is my better half! That was a great event to meet face to face with folks here on the forum and enjoy some fine Brisket!

BTW, took a run yesterday with the beast. It was like driving a different car!
Thanks for dialing her in Rob!

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Old 12/15/2017, 09:12 AM   #116
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Great to see the Acapulco 390 photos.

Those 225 tires look good. They are ok in the front at the stock suspension height, or is it a little elevated in the front to clear?
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Old 12/15/2017, 04:17 PM   #117
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Who IS that handsome devil?? I notice he has his caretaker with him...

Neil
Yes, Dad does have his better half!! Caught you with your mouth full!! I may need to do another gathering! I have expanded my Brisket routine to include Kansas City Style Burnt Ends from the Brisket fat cap end!!! They are to die for!! Called barbeque "candy" by some!!

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Old 12/15/2017, 04:19 PM   #118
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That is my better half! That was a great event to meet face to face with folks here on the forum and enjoy some fine Brisket!

BTW, took a run yesterday with the beast. It was like driving a different car!
Thanks for dialing her in Rob!
Dan, it was my honor to work on such a nice, powerful GT/CS. Wow, is your better half a lot prettier than you!!

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Old 12/17/2017, 09:13 AM   #119
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Eric, these cars always seem to ride high in the front and squat in the rear. The rear suspension has been replaced. When I tear into the front suspension this winter, 1" lowering springs will be on the parts list!

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Old 12/18/2017, 01:34 PM   #120
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Ok, back to my current reality after the big block show! Six shooter mocked up for installation in my customers 68 Mustang coupe. Carb and valve cover will come off for lifting. Old spark plugs for foreign material exclusion. Vibration damper is on, but had to turn down the hardened washer. Need to chase the crank threads, and Valla! Read to drop in!

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