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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Challenge
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:40 am 
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Progress is being made on my engine upgrade!


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Challenge
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:50 am 
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Well, I accomplished my 2017 Challenge goal of "doing something to the car." I finished enough house and honey-do projects that I finally, after two years of inactivity, had time to touch the '54.

I started sanding down the doors and front end parts while I save up to buy a tank of gas for the MIG welder I bought, which I am very excited about. As usual, I'm finding more dents and filler than I expected, but nothing terrible yet except a really bad passenger front fender corner. Luckily, EMS makes a replacement panel for that, so I may be investing in one of those soon.

I also scrapped the idea of running stock-style wheels and DiamondBack whitewalls because I found a screamin' Craigslist deal on my absolute favorite wheels of all time, American Racing Torque-Thrust IIs, in the ideal size (17x7) and finish (polished). I was able sell my wheels locally and NascarDave bought my two sets of dog-dish hubcaps.

The heat has been brutal lately (105-110) so I haven't been in the garage much, but I expect to spend lots of upcoming weekends continuing to do bodywork and necessary fabrication to get the panels back on and aligned before moving on to more fun things (like making it go).

-Eric


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Challenge
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:45 pm 
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It's really looking great Eric. I like the wheels a lot.

It would be an ambitious goal, but you should consider shooting for the ability to run it to the 2018 Convention in September in Memphis.

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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Challenge
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:31 pm 
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Got the'54 back from my dad.

He put the front bumper and valance on it, made some door panels, had the two rear axles milled at a machine shop to make them perfect (and eliminate a slight wobble), tuned up the carburetor, installed rear axle seals, installed a pinion seal, fixed an ATF leak and a few other things.

My next focus will be getting a proper interior installed.

Here's a photo of where I met him to swap out my 66 for the 54. (I only have room for two cars in my garage and my Model T is taking up the other spot. I know....it's a good problem to have.)


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Looks good with the front bumper and I'm a sucker for a 66 Ford pickup,that's a good looking truck.

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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Challenge
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:41 pm 
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Thanks Danny

It's factory original paint and a rust free body. The engine is a 300 I6 with a cam, split exhaust, 4 barrel and an Offy intake.


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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Challenge
PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:22 pm 
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Got my engine swap done,
first test drives did not go as planned, came home on a hood due to a bad condenser.
if the weather clears and I get over the stomach flu I'll take the car out again before the snow falls.

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Rustyfords wrote:
Thanks Danny

It's factory original paint and a rust free body. The engine is a 300 I6 with a cam, split exhaust, 4 barrel and an Offy intake.
Did you do a video on this,curious what it sounds like with the split manifold and cam.

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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Challenge
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:39 am 
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Jeff B wrote:
Rustyfords wrote:
Thanks Danny

It's factory original paint and a rust free body. The engine is a 300 I6 with a cam, split exhaust, 4 barrel and an Offy intake.
Did you do a video on this,curious what it sounds like with the split manifold and cam.


Here you go Jeff. :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1P3cmV ... e=youtu.be

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 Post subject: Re: 2017 Challenge
PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:09 am 
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Nice sounds ! That 300 makes some nice Ford music.

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