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After work, hobbies & life after the logs are loaded!

Discussion in 'Forestry Operations' started by Hallback, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. Hallback

    Hallback Senior Member

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    Thank You! It was my first attempt at making one.
     
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    Finally got the 427 back in my 68..No excuses now.Time to get the car back on the road after a very lengthy rebuild (rotisserie) and some major changes..I have owned this car since I graduated in 1977....

    I have yet to perfect the art of taking pics in my shop with my lighting... the 68 003 (21).JPG the 68 007 (8).JPG the 68 008 (7).JPG the 68 009 (6).JPG
     
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    DT is that a iron block 427 SO or a Dove?
     
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    Its a original Ford (1965) with some modern aluminum heads.I have owned this one(I have had 3) since the mid 80's.Must have had a quiet early life.I had to bore it out .017 but other wise its all still std.
    Its always been a happy engine...
     
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    Those factory 427 blocks had allot of nickle in them, years ago I bored two of them and a freshly bored 427 the bores would really shine.
     
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    Car has a functional scoop (Cougar Eliminator) . It likes air..

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    DT, what heads did you use? Medium Riser and which brand of cylinder head. I ask because I have always been a FE fan. Too bad I didn't know you when I cleaned out my FE and
    Cleveland stash. I had 16 sets of 14 and 16 bolt GT heads and 11 428 blocks and 10 428 cranks. And 1 1967 427 SO short block. Three 1 3/8 input top loaders.
     
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    That would have made one hell of a combo for a 63 and a half Galaxy!
     
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    .....

    Wow....I would have been your best buddy...
    My heads are Edelbrock 427's that I had 2.19 and 1.75 valves pit in...Probably more than my cam needs but I wanted the OEM size valves..I redrilled them for 16 bolt exhaust pattern and have FPA tri-y headers on them.
    Intake is a two pc design (similar to the old PSE stuff) that uses a 351C 4V manifold..
    I am actually a big fan of 351C's.
    Here is a 351C 4V that I did a couple years ago.Trick Flow aluminum heads ,Eagle rods,hyd roller cam from Howards down the coast and a host of other goodies.I did the sheetmetal resto on the car,built the engine and built those fancy shock tower braces.Car is a 69 Falcon.I did the original 351C for it 30 years ago..
    roller 351 (2).JPG 351 Cleavland 004 (2).JPG
     
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    How many complete Cleveland's and parts did I have? 3 two barrel engines complete, 5 open chamber 1972 4 barrel's, 6 closed chamber 1970/71 4 barrel's, 3 short blocks, multiple cranks,
    and 3 sets of complete closed chamber heads. When I worked for the towing company years ago, I would bid on any abandoned Ford with FE or Cleveland power. Many of those I bought
    for starting bid of $40.00 bucks. I sold the whole lot to three guys from Seattle, including all my 66 and 67 Fairlane parts and sheet metal. Three full pickup loads and a full size U Haul truck
    it took for them to move it away. I just got tired of the stuff and decided I was never going to use any of it.
     
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    This 318 in my 84 Dodge 150 was a real sleeper, I didn't build it for speed but rather for torque. I bought a 85 roller cam engine and installed a 390 stroker kit with a mild
    262 cam and a aluminum intake with a real Carter that I had been saving for years with some old/early aluminum valve covers and a Summit ready to run ignition. And a
    Hooker mandrel bent dual exhaust system. It wasn't a real hot dog but it pulled real hard and was very reliable. The nice thing about it was it just looked like a dressed up
    318 with a four barrel that idled smooth. I would never tell anyone it was more than a 318 and they would just think {dog}.

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    My friend took these pics with his phone....makes me wonder why I have a digital camera...I still have a flip phone...

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    Getting the 396 buttoned up for the 55. It's been a long time since I did much work with stockish parts and I must say that it has been relaxing. Cleaning & painting every factory bolt, ect.
    I still have to pinstripe the intake & valve covers. 20200321_195434.jpg
     

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    It took me way to long to make my dining room table but I'm finally done!

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