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Today 05:37 PM
1971BB427 Had our monthly hotrod breakfast get together this morning. Then came home and finally did the transmission service on my wife's dreaded Mazda. As I expected you have to disassemble half the car to get to the trans pan! At least it's done, and we'll probably dump it before it needs another trans service!
Today 05:36 PM
1971BB427 Even I could keep those flowers! I kill anything else in my wife's garden if she leaves them for me to care for!
Today 05:22 PM
123pugsy Nice restoration Brian.
They look great.
Today 05:09 PM
MARTINSR I finished my project. I have to tell you a little about this. These flowers were made by a wonderful man about 40 years ago. He was my next door neighbor who was born in 1902 in Ireland. He came to America in 1922 and got a job with Southern Pacific retiring in 1966. He and his wife were both 92 years old having been married 70 years when I moved into this house. They passed away at 94 in 1997 a few months apart.

Mr. Henderson made these flowers and gave them to the lady who lived in my house along with some he made for his yard. I removed them from the yard some years ago when they were looking pretty funky and they were in a box in the back yard me planning on restoring them and it finally happened. I had to make a few new wood pieces but used as many of his as I could even if they were pretty rotted. But they are back out in front of my house and I love it.

Brian
Today 03:55 PM
123pugsy Got all the framing for the closet under the stairs done and other drywall blocking that was req'd when staircases are dropped in place..

Cleaned out the whole house in hopes of insulators showing up tomorrow.
Kind of like a kid waiting on Santa.......
Today 03:25 PM
idrivejunk Figured out the MAF sensor croaked on my GP GT I have a spare at work
Today 03:11 PM
Fasto44 Completed the 2700 mile trip to the new house in Savannah. Spent the first couple of days unpacking the motor home and trailer. I was suprised this Saturday with a car show a couple of mile from the house. I just had to go and check it out. It was a great opportunity to find a local body and paint guy for my project truck. The show had a mixed bag of about 30 or so cars. Mostly newer muscle cars with a some older iron and a couple of rat rods for good measure.

BTW I did find a possible lead on a local paint guy.
Today 03:01 PM
AirwolfPJ Got the 23T in paint last Monday. Did a quick cut to get rid of the dust nibs, compounded and polished. Spent the day today laying out the flames on the driver side and rear fenders. Still have the passenger side and the air cleaner to lay out. Should be in paint on Tuesday if I have any energy left.

Decided to ditch the old black interior and redo it in red in the same style. Got a 2nd row seat out of an 80's minivan. Need to narrow it 1.5 inches. Got tired of sitting on 3-4 inches of foam padding over plywood. Hard on the butt. At least now I'll have some decent padding and springs.

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Today 02:30 PM
MARTINSR Note to self:

The motor will make less noise if you have the proper amount of oil in it.

Brian
Today 03:38 AM
123pugsy I got all 4 flights of stairs installed.
Just need to finish the rough in for drywall on 3 flights.

Insulation dudes are supposed to show up Monday but no calls came in Friday to confirm.
Yesterday 11:36 PM
MARTINSR We did a little measuring for tire size and rim offset on the Falcon tonight, he is going to be making a few more changes and looking forward to it.

Today I took a little girl who is the daughter of a friend of my wife's for a ride in the Gran Sport. She is staying with us because her mom is in the Hosptial. Say a pray for Cindy would you.

He little girl is a sweetie and this was the first time in a convertible, she was wild with excitement waving at people and crazy smiling the whole time. It was really cute, Nick drove us through a nearby Canyon for a beautiful drive.

Brian
Yesterday 09:13 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
One thing to consider is all Explorers ran OD Transmissions. Your available axle ratios will be numerically higher. I suspect 3:50 or 3:73. That may be fine for a performane car but might hit Nick's wallet with less fuel mileage.

John
I did see quite a few 3.56 and 3.73 units in positraction, but in open axles I saw higher gears like 3.23 too. I wanted 4.10, as they also offered those, but couldn't find any.
But I believe the 6 cyl. Falcons often had lower gear rear axles to allow for better take off with less HP.
Yesterday 08:44 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
LOL, That is perfect. Nick needs rhe 3:73 for his 5 speed and you can ship me the 3:08 for my 4 speed. I actually would not have expected them to make a 3:08 in the newer rear. I may keep my eye peeled.

I have a Lincoln Versaille but with the funky brakes and a 2:50 gear, the narrow width is it's only real attribute.



Oh man, That does suck. Do they at least repop it?

John
I don't believe so.

Brian
Yesterday 08:34 PM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
But then the plan is a five speed. I found one with 3:73 and one with 3:08.


Brian
LOL, That is perfect. Nick needs rhe 3:73 for his 5 speed and you can ship me the 3:08 for my 4 speed. I actually would not have expected them to make a 3:08 in the newer rear. I may keep my eye peeled.

I have a Lincoln Versaille but with the funky brakes and a 2:50 gear, the narrow width is it's only real attribute.

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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
John, you won't believe what my brother did. He towed the bike to a show today. When he got back home he found that his original Indian dashboard was gone. The dummy had left it on the gas tank where he has sat it for the show as it wasn't screwed on! So somewhere along the trip home out in the road is a vintage Indian dashboard.

This getting old sucks.

Brian
Oh man, That does suck. Do they at least repop it?

John
Yesterday 08:33 PM
MARTINSR And a side cover off my '73 Yamaha TX650 along highway 80 around Reno.

Brian
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