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post #16 of 85 (permalink) Old 01-15-2008, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the compliment, I used to be at least driving distance away in Vegas, now Virginia might be a little far to take a weekend cruise LOL

I like running plug wires, actually any wiring. I go slow and make sure they look decent

However on this one, I had one parked next to it to cheat off of. You can see below, that I am going for a loosely matched pair
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Got the headers on, all went well. Its sure nice working on a truck instead of the crowded FE Mustang for a change

Family stuff pulled me away, so if I can get back to it need to weld the new collectors on, put the PS pump back on, and run two lines

While I was in there I changed all the battery cables to new 0/1 cable.

The final bit remains waiting for Brown to redeliver a defective dual feed line. Then she'll run again
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Looking great Ross!
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Super duper ... great progress!

I can't wait til you put in storage ... maybe then I can catch up with you a bit
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Well I hope to have it pretty far along, you'd better get going!

Update for this weekend, true to form with CJ pony parts, after over a month of waiting for my backordered air cleaner and decal, they sent me the air cleaner with a 289 decal in the box instead of the 390 High Performance sticker

Check the pic, does it look like a 289 to you guys?

Anyway, still waiting on a dual feed line from another supplier, and going to start the 3 inch dual exhaust with an X here pretty soon, so no big hurry for a sticker.

Starting to look OK I think

Still looking for a fan shroud, and need to come up with a plan for the rear axle (Dana 60 versus 9 inch) but its getting there!

The move from Southern VA to DC in July, is keeping me hopping!
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Since the last update, I got the engine cleaned up and tuned, changed out the headers, dressed it up a little and added a 750 Holley.

Still need to do an exhaust, the one on it sounds good, but is nearly 20 yrs old and very crunchy LOL

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Starting to come around.

Bed is coming off soon for a walnut shell blast and paint the frame.
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Why Walnut shell? You gotta problem with Hazlenut's or Almonds bub?

Do show some pics
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I should use Pistachios, then I wouldnt have to repaint it

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Well, decided to jump on the old Ford this weekend, would have had the bed off but Michelle and I are celebrating our 500 and sumpthin year anniversary this weekend

Funny how despite our history with cars, she didnt want to celebrate by pulling the bed off

I did get it ready to come off, and I am on the fence again about getting it blasted, its still pretty nice, but it sure would save some sanding inside the bed!

I was very happy that all the bed bolts came out without spinning and no broken wire plugs, stripped screws, nothing.

This truck has always been easy on me, and as the THIRD time doing the truck, I expected no less.

Anyway, some pics of the old girl, more to come as I detail everything. Game plan is a good driver prep, should be at least as nice as the Mustang, but the goal is a low budget "restore most of the parts" partial frame-off LOL

Here is the new digs, 4500 sq ft home and the garage is the smallest I have had in a long time. At least the ceilings are high, but it sure is crowded



Got the bed unbolted and stripped and the bumper off today. The real shame here is, the truck was 90% ready for a quicky paint job in 1995 but the USAF wouldnt wait for me, so it sat for 13+ yrs. Its still good and solid, but its covered in Martin-Senior "Primeez" lacquer primer-filler, which has been sucking up water for all those years.



The bed is still looking good, no rust, but if I didnt get to it, it would have gotten ugly soon. The biggest issue is sanding the years of scratches, THE reason I plan to have it blasted. BTW, that black paint is the original 1968 black paint. I got the bed off an original truck, amazing how this one held up in the Massachusetts winters.



Some pics of the bed corners, they tend to get soft, this one just needs a little cleaning up, glad to see it hung in here all these years




More to come, the game plan is to get the bed blasted and sealed in a modern primer, then go back and make sure its straight.

While that's being done, it needs rear cab corners and I am going to strip and detail the frame and all of its components. I dont plan on pulling the cab off if I can help it, but I will pull the nose and do the same to the front of the frame and the cowl etc.

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How did I miss this thread?

Anyways nice to see the truck coming along, I have started again on the 79 at my place, the 460 only had 120k on it so im gonna fire it up and see what happens.

Anyways least your current garage is bigger then the one in vegas and you can keep both cars inside, the galaxie was a tight squeeze in there..

BTW seeing you type about the truck it would seem you are much more fond of it then you are your mustang.
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That is probably a true statement, although I do enjoy the Mustang

That truck has pulled 10 wheelers back to the shop, boats to the lake, brought me to college every day, and did everything a teenage boy would want to do inside and out

Of course before that it was owned by my grandfather who I was very close to.

The Mustang is a blast, but it doesnt have the heart and soul the truck does

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The rear is back in, took it for a run and everything drives nice.

Next step, pull the cab and nose and get the bed to the sandblaster.

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Got the nose off and the tank/seat out today, next is to rebuild the front axle and detail everything, fun fun fun!



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Unfortunately my new Droid doesn't do so well with pics or videos

Took off a crush bent 2.25 exhaust system from my 71 F100. I bought it from Cyclone in the mid 80's and it had been patched and repatched and ran glasspacks then turbo tubes. It was long past its useful life and didn't flow enough for a stock 352, never ind this motor

I built a full 3 inch mandrel bent out to the back of the bumper, overkill, but eventually it'll get a stroker, but for now it just runs too well.

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Here is a quick video of the required open header shot, didn't horse it too much, it was cold as you can see, wouldnt idle without the choke. Hope you can open them, they are Quicktime videos



The next one with the exhaust on, ran out of 45 degree bends, so the tailpipes will exit straight back under the bumper, but not until I get more pieces. Still on the fence on whether to use these Flowmasters or put a set of Borlas like the Mustang


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