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charlie libby 1965 mustang dragcar

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thanks you all for the nice feedback.thanks for the info i will look at that also. here is a little engine update.stock block and oil pan.its realy hard to find any drawings and dimentions for ford engines.chevy engines there are blueprints and drawings all over the internet.working on the heads and valve covers now.

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Nice look Charlie..........and you're oh so right on dimensions (the lack of Ford)  can't machine it if you don't have something sound to go by.  I wish I had Dave's (comp1839) ability to draw accurate dimensions to work from.  His look like something DaVinci would draw.  Keep up the great work.  Tim

 

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i have a close friend that work on the wood brothers nascar team and he is trying to find out if there is any way to get drawings thru ford.if i have a really good picture and one dimension i can get pretty close.here is a few pictures of my valve covers so far. going to require a lot of filing and sanding. got to finish the front side of the heads and the exh. and intake ports. i have not decided on which intacke and carbs. fender well headers of course.

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It's a very good job Charlie!  The engine parts are absolutely beautiful. It's always fun to watch someone make an engine out of real metal and you do it right my friend! I love these BOSS valve covers!  ?

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hi francis a little sanding and detail work i think they will look fine.got to finish the heads but am still looking at pictures and i think i have what i need.the timing cover and water pump is going to be tricky. if its half as nice as tims i will be excited. plug wire holders are going to be tough to hold on to to file and finish.i have some small diameter delrin on order to make the spark plug boots.i am going to a music store on thursday to check out some steel strings,thanks again. 

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havent been on the forum for a couple of weeks.hope everybody had a good thanksgiving and i hope everyone is well. i have been working on the mustang some .still havent taken finished photos of the corvette.got a few new pictures of the mustang engine i would like to share and see what you think.the carbs are very time consuming.i have a good start on a fabricated tunnel ram.i went to the gasser drag races last weekend in holt fla. it was great. the southeast gasser association put on a great show.

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WOW Charlie, this is serious work my friend!  I love these carburetors and the tunnel ram looks very promising too!   What did you used for the bellhousing, it looks like some Renshape or it's because the part has been painted?

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thank you trevor and francis.a few small details left on the cards and they will be done. the bell housing is aluminum francis and i sand blasted it .

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More fantastic work from your desk Charlie.  Like it all but most assuredly your carbs are stunning.  You're one skilled machinist to boot. cheers, tim

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still working on the engine. alot of little detail parts .havent got much done in the last month.been out of comission alot.i think its looking pretty good i hope you all like it so far. if you have any suggestion please feel free to do so.i am also working on the chassis .i  will have pictures to show this week. got a good start on the transmission a ford top loader ofcourse. the shifter next.hope you are all being safe and healthy out there.

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thank you marcos.much appreciated.hi francis working .it is looking like an engine.i am working on the shifter,and finally made carb linkage.i am pretty happy with it so far.your truck is looking awesome.thank you for looking.

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Some really great update pics Charles.  REALLY nice!    Look forward to your next post as always.  cheers, tim

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thanks tim i am a little behind in my work and my posts. i have been working on it some. pretty happy with most of it. i did not like the front axle so i let be until i decided to re machine a new one.so new spindles and axle.much happier with it.

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Great update Charlie!  I really love the new parts you've made.  Did you used some Delrin for the gas tank?   It also looks like you did some embossing on the aluminum foil, did you heat the part to do it, looks like 0.016" thick aluminum?   Your new axle is fantastic by the way!

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Just stumbled on to this.  Bigger scales are tough to get right but you have done it so far!! 

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hi francis.sorry i havent been on more often. the tank is delrin. for the aluminum panel i machined a male female stamping to emboss the panel.ill take a couple of pictures of it and put them up this week.i have some 1 inch thick plexiglass that was scrap at work before i retired. has come in handy for many things.

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