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FE Technical Forum / Re: Show us your garage/shop.
« on: October 12, 2018, 06:21:12 PM »
thanks everyone for the kind words. 

BruceS the office is 16' X 14'

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FE Technical Forum / Re: Show us your garage/shop.
« on: October 12, 2018, 10:48:53 AM »
Twenty years ago I moved to the country to have space to construct a decent size shop.  Mine was nothing fancy....40' X 50' , no heat or A/C but it served me well while I was racing.  In 2011 I decided to modify it into a faux Texaco station.  Probably to relive my 20's when all the drag racers/ hot rodders hung out at Dewey's Shell on Main in Grand Prairie, Tx.  I began with the help of my former son-in-law and his 18 year old son.  That lasted two days.  After the three of us put up the main I beams.....they deserted me. No more help.  But with some ingenuity and my John Deere I was able to finish all the metal construction by myself.  I did pay someone to pour the concrete for the gas pump island but other than that....it was only me.  I was 67 when I started and 70 when I finished.  Three years....but hey....I'm retired, it was an enjoyable project.  Originally I had intended to only do the outside/ canopy and pumps, but my two sons insisted I construct an office to make the station more realistic.  I agreed if they would help with the inside framing.  So both of them, plus one of my grandsons did the framing / ceiling, but since they live two plus hours away guess who had to finish the office by himself?  I did all the wiring, which included relocating the electrical panel, putting in the insulation, wallboard/ painting, hang the interior door / interior window etc.  My oldest son did return to help me install the tin ceiling....that was the hardest part of the entire project.  I was glad my sons talked me into doing the office....it makes the project complete and give my car buddies a place to come and hang out.  I was striving for a late 40's - 50's look and I'm pleased with how it all turned out. Altogether it took 2-3 years to finish.  Cost?  I've kept all receipts, but haven't had the courage to add them up.

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Member Projects / Re: 66 LTD questions
« on: September 10, 2018, 08:54:12 AM »
Stuart if I remember correctly the plugs in the ball joints are threaded, not just a push in plug.  Back in the '66 time period I heard different theories from Ford line mechanics for the factory using threaded plugs.  One was Ford reasoned that more dirt / contamination could be kept out of the ball joint if you removed the zerk fitting after lubrication and reinstalled the plug.  Second theory (probably most correct) is Ford saved money by not having to buy zerk fittings.

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FE Technical Forum / Re: Poll: What would you rather see R&D on?
« on: August 20, 2018, 06:40:40 AM »
X2......

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FE Technical Forum / Re: New Build and Part Compatability
« on: July 31, 2018, 10:30:00 AM »
I solved the fear of breaking in a new cam by using a service offered by Cam Research in Colorado.  Send them any brand new cam and they'll break it in for you.  Install it and start the engine.  No problems.  I don't know why more guys don't do this.  I've done two cams with their service in two of my FE's and one of my sons did a cam for his 408 stroker small block.  We've had no problems in years of driving my cars and  his is a strip only Thunderbird.  Cost at the time was $60 per cam plus shipping.  No brainer for me.  I think Scott Main owns Cam Research and he's a Ford guy.  I have NO connection to Cam Research....it's in Colorado and I live in Texas.

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MSD 6Al-2 ignition box.  I built the engine for these MSD components in Nov. 2015.  I've since driven the car only 1,003 miles in that time (other projects, etc.) and as is so often the case with MSD quality/reliability these days the two step in the ignition box malfunctioned.  I'm done with MSD products after having used them for decades.  Selling the distributor for $200 (no problems with it) and you can have the ignition box for free.  It can probably be repaired/replaced by MSD but I don't have any confidence in them anymore.  I have the original instructions and the springs and weights to re-curve the dist.  First person to contact me at my email (I'm not often here) 6061ford@att.net will get first opportunity to purchase.  $200 plus shipping.  I take PayPal and U.S. Postal money orders only.
 Marc

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Thanks Alan for sending pictures that are sensibly sized!

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I agree with Drew.  I've had a variety of FE's in Fairlanes, Mustangs and Galaxies some with headers, some without.  Never needed a heat shield or wrap.

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FE Technical Forum / Re: Holley question....
« on: March 31, 2018, 05:03:33 PM »
Thanks TorinoBP88, that's what I was planning on doing as it is a secondary carb.  But I was asking if it would be OK to use this metering block...or buy another and block it, since the channels are different.

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FE Technical Forum / Re: Holley question....
« on: March 30, 2018, 02:13:00 PM »
thanks for the info babybolt.....your effort is much appreciated

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FE Technical Forum / Re: Holley question....
« on: March 30, 2018, 08:43:59 AM »
Thanks for the information RJP.  While I was curious about the original application of the #2085 metering block, since I don't know reason for the extra channels the main purpose of the post was to get some advice/knowledge about there being any problems if I continued to use it (with a PV block off) considering it has the extra channels.

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FE Technical Forum / Holley question....
« on: March 29, 2018, 04:59:23 PM »
I bought a complete factory 6V setup....original manifold, carbs, linkage, fuel log and air cleaner.  Upon disassembling the 2 barrel carbs I found one of the secondary carbs had a metering block numbered 2085 instead of the correct #3434. Does anyone know what the #2085 came on originally?  Compared to a normal metering block...at least the ones I'm familiar with.... it has a California shaped channel located on the lower left and there are two channels at 5:00 and 7:00 in relation to the power valve.  Of course the original secondary metering blocks had no power valve.  Should I block the power valve and just use this metering block?  or find another?  Really curious what the#2085 came on....I've searched the internet and found nothing.  Maybe I just didn't look in the right place....

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FE Technical Forum / Re: Adding power to a 390 help
« on: February 06, 2018, 01:00:35 PM »
Contact Brent for choosing the correct cam for your combo.

http://www.lykinsmotorsports.com/

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Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: New '66 Fairlane Repro Grille
« on: February 02, 2018, 03:33:22 PM »
Actually the grille emblem bezel is also available.......http://dennis-carpenter.com/grille-emblem-bezel/p/C60Z-8213/

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Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Since 1962.....
« on: January 16, 2018, 06:04:27 PM »
It seems incomprehensible that Darrell Alderman would confess to the sons of one of his biggest competitors that he was using NOS.  Bob did say his sons built a second Pro Stock car, probably the Winnebago car, to prove to him that NOS could be hidden without NHRA finding it.  Bob couldn't find it either, then his sons showed them where it was and Bob then went to NHRA.

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