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Old 12-28-2013, 05:33 PM
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Been busy the last couple days changing out the front of my '63 Falcon. Did a grille swap to get rid of my bent up '63 grille, and put in the spare '61 that came with the car. Took 5-6 hrs. of fiddling and making brackets, but finally got it in. Had to use the '63 headlight trim, as the front sheet metal is much different than they look! I removed the turnsignal housings, and just installed the lenses so they'd fill the recesses. Put a flat bar across the back to screw the lens to.
Relocated my "moon" tank from in the grille to center of the front pan I built. Used some angle aluminum to mount it, but I don't like it, so I'll redo that with flat bar aluminum to get rid of the bulky look. Also pulled my fenderwell headers and finally sanded the original paint off and repainted with VHT.




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How much is too much ,,or is too much just enough,
Too much can't be too much if it is backups to your backups. Now if your talking much too much one can have too much of too much.

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Too much can't be too much if it is backups to your backups. Now if your talking much too much one can have too much of too much.

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Unless it's just right.
The Weiand is set for 4 lb boost with these pulleys and the B&M is set for 3.5 I will need a larger pulley to lower the boost to around 2 psi run it like I have it on my Big Block ;or find a 292,
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Been busy the last couple days changing out the front of my '63 Falcon. Did a grille swap to get rid of my bent up '63 grille, and put in the spare '61 that came with the car. Took 5-6 hrs. of fiddling and making brackets, but finally got it in. Had to use the '63 headlight trim, as the front sheet metal is much different than they look! I removed the turnsignal housings, and just installed the lenses so they'd fill the recesses. Put a flat bar across the back to screw the lens to.
Relocated my "moon" tank from in the grille to center of the front pan I built. Used some angle aluminum to mount it, but I don't like it, so I'll redo that with flat bar aluminum to get rid of the bulky look. Also pulled my fenderwell headers and finally sanded the original paint off and repainted with VHT.



I personally like the 61 grill better,i guess because I had a 61 with a 260 ,4 speed some one installed before I bought it, Same color blue
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That would indeed be cool and probably very "drivable". An old 292 already has a good deal of torque.

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I'm having a 292 built for my '52 flatbed. It will retain the original pistons. The taper in the block is less than .020, so he ball honed it and installed new rings. Turned the crank .010-.010, new bearings. New cam bearings and a performance cam with .489 lift. Head was milled .060 with larger valves too. Clifford 4 barrel intake, Holley 390 cfm carb and Hedman long tube split headers. Intake and headers are cermacoated. Should be done in a couple weeks. Estimate 300+ ft pounds torque...

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I have been thinking about it all day,i have the FRESH Original engine ,Babbitt rods so I would be afraid of that , but if I run across a 292 reasonable and a 5 speed I probably will go that route and leave the straight axle and just ad power sterring. still in the planning stages.
I have a '66 vintage 292 long block and head here, but shipping would be spendy. Got $450 in it, if you are interested.
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Got out to the garage today, yahoo!
I have a 2-4 month wait for my variance to go through before I can apply for a building permit. Let's see if I can get my trunk done in this time. I don't think John's Angels will be able to drop one at my door, lol.

I braced the trunk opening first....




Then I cut out a bunch of spare inner wheel house.






Fit some cardboard templates for the new trunk sides.





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Got out to the garage today, yahoo!
I have a 2-4 month wait for my variance to go through before I can apply for a building permit. Let's see if I can get my trunk done in this time. I don't think John's Angels will be able to drop one at my door, lol.

I braced the trunk opening first....




Then I cut out a bunch of spare inner wheel house.






Fit some cardboard templates for the new trunk sides.





Great to see you back at it...
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I'm having a 292 built for my '52 flatbed. It will retain the original pistons. The taper in the block is less than .020, so he ball honed it and installed new rings. Turned the crank .010-.010, new bearings. New cam bearings and a performance cam with .489 lift. Head was milled .060 with larger valves too. Clifford 4 barrel intake, Holley 390 cfm carb and Hedman long tube split headers. Intake and headers are cermacoated. Should be done in a couple weeks. Estimate 300+ ft pounds torque...



I have a '66 vintage 292 long block and head here, but shipping would be spendy. Got $450 in it, if you are interested.

Thanks for thinking of me ,but as you said the freight would make it out of reason at the prices I have ben paying for small items ,Thanks anyway.
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Got out to the garage today, yahoo!
I have a 2-4 month wait for my variance to go through before I can apply for a building permit. Let's see if I can get my trunk done in this time. I don't think John's Angels will be able to drop one at my door, lol.
I guarentee no one makes one like you need.

Great to see you out there in the garage. Keep the pictures coming!

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I personally like the 61 grill better,i guess because I had a 61 with a 260 ,4 speed some one installed before I bought it, Same color blue
Thanks David! I like the '61 grille better too!
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Got out to the garage today, yahoo!
I have a 2-4 month wait for my variance to go through before I can apply for a building permit. Let's see if I can get my trunk done in this time. I don't think John's Angels will be able to drop one at my door, lol.
SOOOOO great to see you back at it. That car is an absolute work of art! It deserves to be worked on.

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I am so ashamed of myself. I borrowed the skinning hammer today but when I got home my lovely bride of 45 years had this really nice fire going in the fire place. I kept telling her I was going to the basement but somehow I never got around to standing up.

Been sitting here on my butt for 7 hours now. Actually it has been a really nice day even if it hasn't been productive.

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I did the same thing, been watching SNL all day long! LOL Damn yes we are lucky men to be able to waste the day on the couch with our lovelies.
I did take off for lunch at a diner in town with my friend Steve. I was feeling kinda funky in the legs after hiking the Peak yesterday. Not five minutes with Steve and I feel like a million bucks. And he isn't complaining a second. Takes him forever to get into his chair and out of his van, we are talking maybe 5-10 minutes, all the while never complaining just laughing and chatting with me as I stand outside. What a great example he has been for me and my attitude on life.

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You guys are lucky.

When my "Lovely" wants to snuggle, I run for the nearest exit.
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I did the same thing, been watching SNL all day long! LOL Damn yes we are lucky men to be able to waste the day on the couch with our lovelies.
I did take off for lunch at a diner in town with my friend Steve. I was feeling kinda funky in the legs after hiking the Peak yesterday. Not five minutes with Steve and I feel like a million bucks. And he isn't complaining a second. Takes him forever to get into his chair and out of his van, we are talking maybe 5-10 minutes, all the while never complaining just laughing and chatting with me as I stand outside. What a great example he has been for me and my attitude on life.

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You are lucky to have each other as a friend.
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