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Any adjustment needed to the PL roll cage?

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3 hours ago, yellowsportwagon said:

I don’t think so if I remember right

I'll build it as normal and check with the body!

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What would be a good match for Ford engine blue in Testors or Krylon paints?

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On 6/12/2020 at 6:57 PM, slusher said:

Really nice project!

Thanks!!

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Using these pix to detail my Boss 429. Are these accurate for the time period? Thanks for the help in advance!!

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1970-ford-torino-arca-nascar-boss-429-9.jpg

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Anyone know the battery location?

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On 6/17/2020 at 3:56 PM, gks1964 said:

Using these pix to detail my Boss 429. Are these accurate for the time period? Thanks for the help in advance!!

3-19-19____28.jpg

1970-ford-torino-arca-nascar-boss-429-9.jpg

AUT-30-RK6545-01P.jpg

It should be, the Holley 4500 Dominator was first used on the Boss 429 in NASCAR competition and that engine came 1969.

14 hours ago, gks1964 said:

Anyone know the battery location?

Not 100% sure but could be in a compartment in front of the left rear wheel as it is now.

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I can't keep from messing with things! I took Tim's (yellowsportswagen) advice and cast the Johan 429 Torino valve covers and detailed the Polar Lights intake. After I cast a set of valve covers I detailed them with bolt heads and pre-drilled the plug holes. I've already built the dry sump oil pan and oil reserve for this project.

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23 hours ago, gks1964 said:

By '72 were they using braided steel lines?

The answer in my research is probably not! I did however run across some good pix of the NASCAR Boss 429 to use.

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46 minutes ago, Radar43 said:

Gerald, the valve covers came out great. 

Howard, Thank you! And Thanks for your help!!

Gerald

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I don't know when aircraft style braided hoses with aluminum A/N fittings came into use, probably sometime in the mid 70's

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