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#1 Jairus

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:50 AM

Been playing with real stuff lately. On my coffee break while installing a 4bbl manifold to the old "Surf Rat" and snapped this pic. Have a great Saturday guys.
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 09:44 AM

I don't what the "Surf Rat" is but that looks like an old Y-block. And I see a hood latch at the rear of the engine compartment.......

'57-'59 Ford?

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 10:01 AM

It's a 58 Ford Wagon.....Totally Cool !!!

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#4 Jairus

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 05:20 PM

Yup, it's a '58 Ford wagon and the engine is a 390 FE motor. Got her all buttoned up again this afternoon including the new 4bbl manifold and Edelbrock 650 carb but the water neck leaks and got the timing off by one tooth. Runs but my back hurts and time for some wine and then bed. Back at the salt mine tomorrow!

Incidentally, here is the wagon at Salem Speed Shop on Friday afternoon where I had to pick up a 1" riser from Glenn.
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 05:06 AM

I can't wait for this........

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 08:15 AM

Wood is coming soon as I get the basics working like heat and wipers, wet carpet and... etc.

Here is a quick proposal for the wood siding that I like.
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 02:28 PM

That engine looks like it's in great shape, J. I like it blue and with the wood panels, whenever you get around to doing it. Drink more coffee! LOL!

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:11 PM

I think the wood paneling in the original drawing looks better.....