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I'm building a 63 Mel Burns Ford Custom 300 drag car, and pics are pretty scarce. If someone has any additional pics of this car, I would like to, at the very least, get a look under the hood. I was under the impression that it had a 427. But now I've read somewhere that it was raced in D/Stock, and had a 352. If anyone could post additional pics, maybe from a show, it would be a great help. Theses are the only two I can find.

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Any way you can enlarge the bird emblem on the front fender? could be a clue, but not a postive as to what it has under the hood, could be a 406. never know.. if it was running D/Stock, it most likely was not a 427. check out a rule book for the year, it could help..

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1 hour ago, Mark said:

A D/Stock Ford wouldn't have that hood teardrop.

That’s what I was thinking. Anyone can put misinformation on the internet. I was kind of skeptical when I read “it was raced in D/Stock with a 352”.

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1 hour ago, Painted Black said:

Any way you can enlarge the bird emblem on the front fender? could be a clue, but not a postive as to what it has under the hood, could be a 406. never know.. if it was running D/Stock, it most likely was not a 427. check out a rule book for the year, it could help..

Thanks. A few years ago, someone did post an engine pic, and iirc, it had a similar air induction just like the Thunderbolts, and it had a 427 gold bird emblem on the front of the carburetor or carburetors cover. 

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The lettering on the front fender, under the (possibly painted on) "bird" emblem, reads "Glasswork by Fibrecraft", which would indicate some fiberglass on the car.  Hood: highly likely, possibly fenders, maybe doors.  Any of those take the car out of Stock class.  Maybe the car started out in Stock and evolved into a Super Stock or Modified Production car over time.

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1 minute ago, Mark said:

The lettering on the front fender, under the (possibly painted on) "bird" emblem, reads "Glasswork by Fibrecraft", which would indicate some fiberglass on the car.  Hood: highly likely, possibly fenders, maybe doors.  Any of those take the car out of Stock class.  Maybe the car started out in Stock and evolved into a Super Stock or Modified Production car over time.

I looked on the decal I have and unfortunately the bird emblems are missing. Thanks. I couldn’t make out the Glasswork By Fibrecraft. 
 

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Also read the heading to an article that the 352 and 3 speed was used when it was new. But was changed to a 427 with a low rise intake and a top loader 4 speed, and Halibrand wheels. But if I click  ON the article, it mentions five other cars, except the Custom 300. Go figure. 

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12 minutes ago, Mark said:

If I remember right, the bird emblem decals are in the last couple of issues of the Revell Thunderbolt kit.

Thanks Mark. Yea, I have more than enough bird decals from various suppliers. I just wish they were supplied on my sheet with the Glassworks lettering, like the 1:1 car has. Modified Production fits the bill on this one. I appreciate your help. 

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When dressed the same telling a 352 from a 427 is diffucult unless you know what to look for, and since I don't know off any kits with a 427 that has the cross bolts molded in. I guess it all depends on just how accurate you want. I would build it with the 352 myself just to be different!! Look forward to the finished build.

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5 minutes ago, Painted Black said:

When dressed the same telling a 352 from a 427 is diffucult unless you know what to look for, and since I don't know off any kits with a 427 that has the cross bolts molded in. I guess it all depends on just how accurate you want. I would build it with the 352 myself just to be different!! Look forward to the finished build.

Thanks Robert. I’ve used the 60 Starliner engine as a 427 in many builds. I was planning the 427 all along, as I did see a pic or two in the past. That 352 heading of an article threw me off a bit. But it all makes sense now. Thanks for your help. 

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