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#1 FASTBACK340

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 08:16 AM

`50 Pontiac Starchief drop-top. Big block Chevy, air ride, Billet Specialties Billet wheels

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Pro Street `61 Falcon. This is one of the owners toys he's trying to get done for this summer.

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1969 Mercury Cougar drop-top undergoing a full ground-up resto.

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And the last one is a legit V-code 440-6Bbl. Barracuda done to concours standard.

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#2 1930fordpickup

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:00 AM

What is under the Falcon for front suspension ? My brother has a 61 and is looking for ideas for what to use. He is going to run a 5 liter out of an 92 GT . 



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:02 AM

so, let me see if I understand "concours standard" , this would be a factory optioned car that has been "blueprinted" rather than a car as you could get it off the showroom floor... correct?



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:06 AM

What is under the Falcon for front suspension ? My brother has a 61 and is looking for ideas for what to use. He is going to run a 5 liter out of an 92 GT . 

maybe he could find a way to just use the whole front subframe... if the length of the car is close enough he wouldn't have to mess with the steering geometry, just figure a way to connect the Falcon steering wheel to the rack-n-pinion.



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:22 AM

He only has the engine and trans from the GT .



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:42 AM

The Barracuda just had a date-coded turn signal switch installed. I joked about having a case of date-coded washer solvent I'd sell him.   :rolleyes: 

 

The Falcon is I think a Mustang II front suspension clip. I can get details if you need it. I know the rear axles fit in a shoebox it's so narrowed.

Here's a link to the shop's projects page:

 

http://paulsrestos.c...to/1961-falcon/



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 01:01 PM

Thanks John. My brother has talked to a few suspension people and when they hear 61 they stop talking . I think it has to do with the fact these were super six only cars and made a bit lighter than the V8 cars. His Budget is the biggest problem. LOL



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 03:19 PM

John nice work place. That 440 +6 looks like a good candidate for the new Revell Cuda release that's after you get your Cuda finished.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:07 AM

Un-disclosed displacement, but it's a Sonny Bryant fuel injected big-block running a Lenco. Roll cage is molded into the interior body structure. The interior along would cost you a new Honda…. big-dollar build. When it runs it sounds like a pro-stock when using the exhaust cut-out's. This will be our flag-ship build for this season.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 06:30 AM

whoa

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:11 AM

Nice!

 

No, that's very nice!!


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 04:35 PM

Yeah, this is some serious hardware. This just returned from the interior shop Thursday. Obviously it was started long before I joined the staff, but wow…. what a car. It was out for over 3 months getting stitched together. 

 

 

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This is no run-of-the-mill (no pun intended) engine.

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The TIG welded custom headers were done in-house. We just opened a header/exhaust fabrication shop. The gentleman whom did all the R & D work for Kooks Headers is our fabricator.

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Aside from the Olds' engine compartment, in the background is another neat car we built & service now. It's a `64 Impala SS with a LS3 fuel injected small block and 4 spd. overdrive automatic with air ride.

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I still can't believe the stuff we build. I'm having a blast.



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Posted 08 June 2014 - 02:59 PM

Looks very nice. 



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Posted 08 June 2014 - 03:11 PM

u need to built that nasty olds or that pro street 56 chevy that car is going to be nice too



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 02:02 PM

Here's some of what we're building at the moment:

 

1970 440-6Bbl. Road Runner. Completely re-painted inside & out, chalk-mark/crayon resto. I just started dressing and assembling the engine this afternoon.

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Besides the `50 Olds, we have a `49 Chevy almost done, just waiting on the upholstery shop. This started out as a bone-stock grandma special. Straight 6, 3 speed on the column, drum brakes, etc… Now it has a GM performance crate engine w/ 700R automatic, disc brakes, and a 4 link rear w/ Mustang II suspension up front.

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This guy had his car-port collapse and damage the roof & quarter panels of this nice `67 Chevelle 327/4 spd. Freshly painted and going back together.

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347 small block Ford pushes this around. One of the owners MANY projects going together. This Pro Street Falcon is killer in person.

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How about a primered, scalloped, supercharged small block Chevy pick up?

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We'll finish up with a 1984 Caddy Coupe DeVille getting a 454 Chevy crate engine & overdrive/auto trans. Four wheel discs, lowered suspension, and a host of other goodies planned. 

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 02:46 PM

Nice stuff in the shop. 



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 03:51 PM

Nice stuff John! B)



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 02:49 PM

Update: The `70 440-6Bbl. `Bird is coming along nicely. We hung the doors just after I snapped this shot. The fenders go on in the morning, should be driving it by Wed.

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Think model building is detail oriented? This car is a numbers-matching, crayon-mark, date coded build. I'm having an absolute blast building this stuff.

 

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No buckets; it's a bench seat. With the Pistol grip. Sexy…..  :wub:



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 07:39 PM

Looks like  a 69 steering wheel on the runner.Notice how it fits on the column..Too much space between the wheel and column



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 07:26 AM

It's on the list. He wants it together ASAP. The wheel (and a few other things) will go on later.