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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:43 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:24 pm 
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 Post subject: Merry Christmas !
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:17 am 
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Merry Christmas and Happy New year to all my '54 Ford friends.

No snow when these pics were taken, but we've got some now.
The Woody is tucked away warm and cozy for the winter, while I work on other projects in the shop.

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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 10:10 pm 
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Took my wagon to the race track this past weekend,

My friends race with the Ontario Nostalgia Drag Racing Club and invited me to come along.

The wagon was a street car, a racecar, a tow truck and an RV this weekend.

Saturday I drove to the track with the car full of camping gear, unloaded and ran a 21.5s 1/4 mile
Next we used the wagon to tow my friend's car back to the pits with a rope when his waterpump broke at the end of the track.
Saturday night I folded all the seats down and slept in the back in a sleeping bag.
Overall a great weekend, the wagon got lots of attention, even though it was probably the slowest car there. Next year I'll be back with more cubic inches and see how much faster the car is with a 292.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:51 pm 
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Had some friends and my dad over saturday and replaced the 239 with the 292 I picked up last winter.
I found the engine online and it turned out the seller was a friend of my father-in-law. The engine was rebuilt about 10 years ago when the seller was restoring his '56 convertible. The engine came with a '57 intake and carb from a T-bird, and a aircooled fordomatic.

I cleaned up the engine and painted it, replaced all gaskets except head gaskets, the engine is extremely clean inside.

we had the 239 out in about 2 hours and the 292 installed an hour later. 2 more hours and we were ready to fire it.
She started up right away with alittle gas down the carb
Then the fan ate the radiator :( The guys put the rad in while I was picking up pizza for everyone, they didn't notice the waterpump is longer on the 292 than on the 239 and I didn't check either, so a new rad is on order. we also didn't get any fuel to the carb so either the pump is bad or it's possible I plumbed in in backwards.

Even with the rad issue it was a great day with some friends and I can button up the rest of the engine and hopefully get some test miles before the snow flies and they start salting our roads.


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