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(Not really) Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name...

I am Bill Ballinger from Bonne Terre, MO, about an hour out of St Louis, and a little less than that from Dave McClain's shop in Cuba, MO for those who are familiar with the area.

I have been a Ford freak all my life, at age 45 I feel very fortunate to have seen the Fords go from red headed stepchildren to real contenders. I have run the FE for many of my years, building the combination cheap enough that I can afford to split them open. I am a little on the cheap side. I am turning on to the 385 series, especially after seeing Trace's car
run so good.

I have a '65 LTD 2dr ht w/ tired 352 Cruiso that I have decided will be getting a 466 and likely a 'Glide. We have an 1/8the mile down south and I'd like to see it run mid 7s. The frame was completely rusted out, so I, my son, and a fellow named Nathan Drake swapped another one in in one day. That was a killer. It has a presentable paint job on it now, and we've been through the body and all the suspension and brakes. Very tight car now.

I also have a '65 F250 4X4 with the original geartrain and a heated up 390 that I absolutely love. It is one of the most fun things you can ride


Anyway, I like this forum and thank you to the folks who have already extended a welcome to me.







<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: BillBallinger on 4/2/06 10:01am ]</font>
 

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Welcome aboard Bill!

I have seen your name over on the FE Forum. I do alot of reading, but not much posting over there...

Jim
 

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Welcome Bill! There are alot of good and helpful people around here.

Just like the one above me.
 

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Hey Bill, it's good to see another Missourian on here. I'm in O'Fallon.
 

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Hi Bill! Glad to see ya over on FM. Pretty cool crowd here.
 

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Bill aint no new guy
Between the elder and younger, Ballngers have been contributing to the FE forum since our "wild west" days, be sure to listen to the man
 

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Welcome Bill, I am a Bill and new to this great forum as well. I have received a ton of help and info from these friendly and knowlegable folks. Take care Bill,
Bill Bailey

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Welcome Bill - If I have remembered properly (remembering your answers in the FE board) we are going to be glad to have you around....
 

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Welcome Bill, glad to hear from you again. I remember you from years ago on the old FTE boards. ( and see you occasionally on the FE forum) You'll sure feel welcome, and BE a welcome visitor here. These guys are crazy over big Fords.


Good luck


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Thanks everyone! Glad to be around. I have been reading back on the posts and there are a great many folks here who enjoy bloodying their knuckles on these old cars, and that's what its all about. I wish I had known about this forum while I was stumbling around like a blind pig putting my hantavirus special back together. That thing was a real mess, but Ford has a way of running wiring that sort of leads you to the solution if the harness is still there
 
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