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Old 08-02-2014, 07:18 AM
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long story short the headlight doors stopped working and the engine started to have a hesitation to it...well i found the culprit here...cracked vac line and came off the port on the manifold...cut out the bad section and re attached it and all is good now


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Old 04-12-2015, 10:35 AM
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small update today...pulled the fan and all the accesory drive off the engine and gave it a good coat of paint..it was bad

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update...ditched the flowmasters and put on a set of cherry bombs(period correct). you could not get flowmasters back in the late 60s and they really didnt fit the car well



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This was really good stuff. New to the forum so first time I had seen it. Made me want to start searching for an ivy yellow '66 town landau with the overhead console like my godfather had (429 too). To this day I would kill for one of those. (Second choice was his 396 Chevelle SS. I am not a Chevy guy but that was one sweet ride that I would take any day. He was a pretty cool godfather. 😉. Do you still do the Ford Nationals? I have done Corvettes at Carlisle a couple of times and always thought about doing the Fords. Just never found the day to sacrifice I guess. I live in the NE corner of MD so it is about 2 hours out anyway. Hope you are still tweeking your bird. 😉
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66 would have been a 428 option. The 429 did not come out until 68

And yea i do ford Carlisle every year
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Been a super long time since I last updated this(and a super long time since I got to work on it), but this past weekend I finally was able to get the intake manifold coolant leak fixed. I was really really pleased how clean the inside of the motor was. The picture is right after I pulled the intake off. No wear or build up at all


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as of yesterday 8/5/2021. car is sold
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as of yesterday 8/5/2021. car is sold
Wow! I even broke my own rule of not posting on the garbage, shit moderated forum to respond.
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Wow! I even broke my own rule of not posting on the garbage, shit moderated forum to respond.
yea, having a house now the car just sat and sat. time to let it go and focus on the house, can always get another classic car down the road
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