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1972 Darrell Waltrip Mercury


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On 7/24/2020 at 7:41 AM, yellowsportwagon said:

The Polar Lights wheels will work but PPP wheels are nicer detailed

Broke out a set of PPP wheels today. You guy's are right. The PPP wheels are much nicer and deeper! Thanks!!

 

On 7/23/2020 at 4:26 PM, Radar43 said:

Gerald, I would use period correct PPP tires and wheels.  I think they look and scale to the car just a bit nicer.

 

 

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13 minutes ago, yellowsportwagon said:

Never trust a restored car to be accurate. Things are commonly wrong on restos. Find a good period pic for reference.

Will do!! Here's the chassis so far.2038762670_DSCN0015(2).JPG.1f8afbc65c147a0ba3bed37f6bae5b37.JPG

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If anyone can shed some light on this car that would be great.  Darrell Waltrip in a Late Model car at Daytona or a Cup car owned by James Hylton and DW brought his sponsor to the car for that race.  Questions that need answers.......

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Most Older Ford V8's like the small block 260-302, the FE series 332-428 and the 385 series 429-460 has this 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8 firing order.
The 351 Windsor and the 335 series 351 Cleveland, 351M and 400 has a different firing order, 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8.
And finally the Flatheads and Y-block has 1-5-4-8-6-3-7-2...and Ford has the cylinders numbered 1234 on the passenger side and 5678 och the drivers side on all of their V8's.

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15 hours ago, Force said:

Most Older Ford V8's like the small block 260-302, the FE series 332-428 and the 385 series 429-460 has this 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8 firing order.
The 351 Windsor and the 335 series 351 Cleveland, 351M and 400 has a different firing order, 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8.
And finally the Flatheads and Y-block has 1-5-4-8-6-3-7-2...and Ford has the cylinders numbered 1234 on the passenger side and 5678 och the drivers side on all of their V8's.

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On 7/26/2020 at 9:16 PM, Radar43 said:

More research this evening revealed to me this was a car Darrell drove in the 1974 Permatex 300 at Daytona.  Not a Cup car.

I’m going to make an uneducated guess that this is the same car. It aged out of cup in 73. So it probably went down to the Permetex series. This was common.

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