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Old 04/13/2017, 05:17 PM   #76
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Roller cam and lifters plus roller rockers. ABSOLUTELY! Better vacuum signal and more power. Downside is cost, but what the heck, you only live once!!

I would buy the heads only and shop for the rest. I would like to help!! I like to spend other peoples money. Especially after I burned through 15k last Fall!!

With the heads and the roller stuff, what exhaust enhancements are you thinking about? If you go to shorty's or long tubes, then go with the 2.02 intakes.

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I was thinking of initially keeping the stock exhaust manifolds but later changing to tri-Y headers (hey, they were good enough for Shelby) but I don't know if they would clear the z-bar for the T5... but all this is just thinking at this point. The next $s I spend (if any) would likely be on EFI. My car is running fine as is... I just get antsy to do something

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Old 04/14/2017, 09:38 AM   #77
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Call Stan Johnson of Ford Powertrain Applications. His headers are the best of the best.

http://www.fordpowertrain.com/FPAindex/Mustang1.htm

He has tri Y's and 4 tube step tube headers and they tuck up nice a tight. Do call him and talk to him a bit. He can tell you where you may have fitment issues, if any, and solutions if there are. the headers on my crate motor in the 67 Fastback are prototype for the new high port "Z" Ford head. He built them to custom fit this application and now he has a design for any Mustang wit the new series of Ford Crate motors based on the 351 Boss block.

Do call him as his web page does not contain all the designs he has.

Boy, the change over to a hydraulic clutch is so easy and nice:

http://transmission.moderndriveline....aulics-c25.htm

Bruce and I worked out a solution for the Fastback using the Tildon hydraulic throw out bearing. I love it!. It is clean, easy on the leg, and allows for elimination of that icky Z Bar that are so much fun to fit in with headers. Modern Driveline has a solution for any tranny you wish to use.

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Old 05/07/2017, 04:40 PM   #78
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Customer 1965 Mustang Coupe at the "clinic". Former customer that wanted the backup lights fixed and a shifter rebuild. Nice little coupe that runs a drives like new. Stock 2 barrel 289 and automatic. Cool Black paint the changes color in the sun to purples and such. Talked him into the GT exhaust that is one of my most favorite exhaust exits on a car in all the world. More on the Fastback on the lift later.

Lots of black cars in the "clinic" these days!

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Old 05/08/2017, 08:43 AM   #79
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Rob,

I agree with you on the GT dual exhaust. There's nothing better than those two exhaust tips sticking out of the valance. The black fastback needs some gold Lemans stripes. I also love your garage. Once I get my insurance settlement from my accident there will be a similar garage/shop in my back yard. I have had the spot picked out ever since I bought the place 13 years ago.

Cheers!

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Old 05/08/2017, 08:58 AM   #80
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Ron,
I would be lost without my garage! If I get up and there are no projects out there I am also lost. I love to tinker and the cars just keep coming in!!

You will love yours!!

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Old 05/13/2017, 04:11 PM   #81
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Latest visitor to the clinic is a 1966 Fastback that is a time capsule from the mid-1970's. It is an A code automatic car that someone hot-rodded way back when. It has been sitting for about 25 years and who-boy does the gas smell good in that tank!! It must be the dirtiest, greasiest, mold infested thing I have ever been near. I made the owner go in the interior and wipe it down with a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and water. And a Haz Mat suit!!

This car has the full fender flare treatment that Tim O'Brien has to love!! Chin spoiler and lowered to the deck. It has a true Hipo 289 with exhaust port work on the heads. A 9 inch rear end with a Detroit locker center section. And get this it has Shelby "override" traction bars and a rear seat delete like the 65 Shelby. Rear sway bar and large front sway bar with manual 4 piston caliper disc brakes. Monte Carlo Bar and Export Brace. Big leaf springs and it is on the deck!!

A period Mallory Unilte conversion into a stock Ford dizzy. Edelbrock Torker II with a Holley 4118-S 725 CFM service replacement for the old 715 unit. Nasty solid lifter cam at 294/294 duration with .544 lift on a 108 lobe centerline. 68 C4 auto with a bunch of trick parts.

This car must have been built in California back in the day when Maier Racing offered all of these pieces. Someone wanted to go road racing With Steve Wick in this bad boy.

All said it is getting a full engine rebuild. The automatic is going away and we just ordered a complete Modern Driveline 5 speed conversion. Brakes will be gone through and we will get this bad boy back on the road. Same nasty cam with Stan Johnson Ford Powertrain Applications 4 tube step headers that will replace the rusted out ones. This thing will be one bad ass small block ready for 7,000 rpm operation and yet a stamp in time from a long time ago.

More pictures as we go along!! I am loving this project!!









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Old 05/13/2017, 04:22 PM   #82
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Oh boy, would I love to do the cosmetic resto on that one.

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Old 05/13/2017, 09:07 PM   #83
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Looks like it has the racing belts as well. Someone was serious about their fun! I really like what they did with it, right up until it was parked and neglected.

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The wannabe formerly known as an owner.
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Old 05/14/2017, 09:20 AM   #84
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At least it sat in a garage...... The plug wires were covered in mold and even the "greaze" on the front of the motor had mold growing on it..... She will be a lot cleaner and meaner in about a month!!!

I told the owner he may want to consider trading off the Detroit Locker for a nice 4 pin Trac Lok. Man do the Detroit Lockers clank and clunk so to speak. We are going 5 speed and the current ratio is 3.25 which is a nice compromise for a 4 speed, but he should go to at least 3.70's in my mind with the .63 overdrive on the 5 speed.

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Old 05/16/2017, 09:19 AM   #85
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Check out the date codes on the heads. Both casted the same day! I have not seen this very often.

Bonus points to the engine guys what see the obvious builder error!!

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Old 05/16/2017, 09:28 AM   #86
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Push rod channels?

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Old 05/16/2017, 09:36 AM   #87
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Ron, you are close enough! Rail rockers in conjunction with push rod guided heads. And short valve stems with the rail rocker just starting to contact the retainer. He was one fast trip up an onramp from pushing a retainer off and dropping a valve!

This is the second time I have seen this in the last 4 months. The 1967 Fairlane I just did a rebuild on had the same thing. Many builders today are not up to speed on this stuff.

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Old 05/16/2017, 11:07 AM   #88
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Damn, those rails ARE close to the retainers!
What's the purpose of the tall adjusting nuts, is it so a wrench can be used?
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Old 05/16/2017, 04:31 PM   #89
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Arlie,
Those are positive locking rocker arms nuts by using a allyn in the middle to lock them down. Vice an interference locking nut. More common on solid lifter cams, but they work just as well for hydraulic lifters.

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Old 06/08/2017, 03:50 PM   #90
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A couple of recent visitors to the "clinic" for carb and tuning issues. First car is a 2 door 1965 Rambler with a 287 V8, 4 barrel, and dual exhaust. Owned a driven by a 91 year old world War II veteran! As you may have guessed all his work was free. I was honored to help him! He acts and looks like a young 50 year old. Just like Neil!! Cars keep you young!! Or in my case, I refuse to grow up!!

Second car is 1964 T-bird. Basic tuning and running issues. Dizzy vacuum hooked to the wrong port and some other minor issues. She runs like a top now!

The 1966 Fastback engine may be back in a couple of weeks. Old friend of mine that is getting most of it done for parts only! Just like my Dad Neil would do!

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