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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote stanman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-January-2017 at 6:22AM
Okay. About 3.5 hours from me. In Shubenacadie, between Truro and Halifax.
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Originally posted by stanman stanman wrote:

Okay. About 3.5 hours from me. In Shubenacadie, between Truro and Halifax.
Do you own that 72 4 door? seen one at south shore in motion car show 2 years ago.

Not much to report today, but my custom circuit board showed up for my taillights, now I'm just waiting on a few more components before I can assemble it. I'm converting the taillights to LED, and making them sequential like a cougar. The outer ring will be taillights, inner 3 will be turn and brake. with a nice bright reverse. Still lots to do to make it workable.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RAPTOR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-January-2017 at 4:37AM
Man killer job so far , Its so wilded how that CV frame was so dead on in the centering in the wheel wells.
Now you gonna use the Coyote motor with the CV  harness ? It has the same sensor hook ups ? Dont you need a dyno computer tune when done to get everything to run correct ? 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote stanman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-January-2017 at 6:38AM
Originally posted by sj_mr2 sj_mr2 wrote:

[QUOTE=stanman]Okay. About 3.5 hours from me. In Shubenacadie, between Truro and Halifax.

Do you own that 72 4 door? seen one at south shore in motion car show 2 years ago.


Nope
Don't have one right now. Sold my project to a guy in Moncton.
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Thanks so much for vindicating what I said years ago on this message board....that the Crown Vic and Grand Marquis were modern updates of the Torino and Montego.

Beautiful job!

How about doing a 73 4 door next? I hate what they did to that one in the movie 'Hooper'. Everybody knows I am a big 4 door fan.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-January-2017 at 1:47PM
I found a site with blueprints/drawings of both frames years ago. Except for the area below the trunk, frames are very close. Mount locations, well they need some adjustment to fit.
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
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Originally posted by Big Bird Big Bird wrote:

I found a site with blueprints/drawings of both frames years ago. Except for the area below the trunk, frames are very close. Mount locations, well they need some adjustment to fit.
Yes, I wish my original frame would have been in good enough condition to verify, but the very rear mounts in the trunk area are different and the rails are wider apart at the rear. The biggest downfall is the front frame horns are quite a bit different and need quite a bit of modification to work with the rad support. All other mounts appear to be in the same locations, but again that's just eyeballing it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-January-2017 at 7:35AM
When I looked at this it seemed like the easy way for the front would be to splice the two core supports.
At the rear, maybe swap trunk floors. This would also move the gas tank into the more desirable "Blow up on rear impact" position if I ever got rear ended by a locomotive doing approximately warp factor 4 or faster.
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I wouldn't even go through that much work. just cut off the torino frame past the rear tires and weld it to the cvpi frame. In my case I have to scratch build the trunk supports anyways so no big deal. In the front I will probably graft on part of the torino frame which I kept, because the bumper also has to mount to it. I have no real plan for that part yet though, so that may change.
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that's what i would do... just graft the ends if they are solid enough to use Wink
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Cool!

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Itching for some better weather so i can get back to fabrication on this thing. In the mean time I've got a few more things done to the engine. BOSS 302 coil covers arrived:
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Looking great!Thumbs Up
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Thumbs Up those really improve the looks of those plastic valve covers!
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Motor looks great Clayton. I am planning to do the same theme, going for an old school look with a modern touch, so it's nice to see a preview of what it might look like. Not sure if I'm going to do the blue valve cover plates though.
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Originally posted by Power Surge Power Surge wrote:

Motor looks great Clayton. I am planning to do the same theme, going for an old school look with a modern touch, so it's nice to see a preview of what it might look like. Not sure if I'm going to do the blue valve cover plates though.
Hey thanks. I got the covers second hand(new in package) for a great deal over buying new, so I couldn't turn it down. I'm planning on buying the boss 302 intake manifold as well and the blue valve covers were original equipment on the boss 302 from the factory.
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any updates?
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Originally posted by sj_mr2 sj_mr2 wrote:

Originally posted by Power Surge Power Surge wrote:

Motor looks great Clayton. I am planning to do the same theme, going for an old school look with a modern touch, so it's nice to see a preview of what it might look like. Not sure if I'm going to do the blue valve cover plates though.
Hey thanks. I got the covers second hand(new in package) for a great deal over buying new, so I couldn't turn it down. I'm planning on buying the boss 302 intake manifold as well and the blue valve covers were original equipment on the boss 302 from the factory.
Looks great just like it is, I wouldn't change a thing.
 
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Not much to report for now, just small engine things: 
First I replaced the thermostat housing with a much more compact one:



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