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Postby Caveman » Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:37 pm

You guys are too funny!
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Postby RichFox » Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:09 pm

That thing is comming along real good. The dash is neat and something I would never think of. You need to update your avitar picture.
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Postby Caveman » Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:30 pm

Thanks

I will as soon as it is done.

Lots of work to do!!!

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Postby spyder_xlch » Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:02 pm

Any new progress?
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Postby Caveman » Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:14 am

We are doing a lot of little things on the car now and there is not much to tell. I only work on that project one day a week so, progress is slow. Should have some new pictures in the next week or two. I am also working on a big block Ford, SORRY everyone, and that is taking some of my time off the Vega. We should have the final dash pictures soon.
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Postby Caveman » Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:57 pm

This is what is taking some of our time off of the Vega project. I thought that you would appreciate this project.
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Postby spyder_xlch » Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:36 pm

Icky blue oval! I wouldn't own a Ford let alone take time off an H-body project to work on the Ford. But that's just me. Don't be offended
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Postby Caveman » Sun Jul 29, 2007 4:46 pm

No, I am not offended. I like them all, Chevy, Ford, Dodge, Toyota, Honda, etcetera, etcetera. I can appreciate your opinion. We have all been in the argument Chevy VS Ford, Import VS domestic and so on. This is what makes the car hobby fun.
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Postby spyder_xlch » Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:24 pm

I don't know why but I never ever liked Fords. I like the bodies on the older Mustangs, Cougars, etc but never liked Ford in general. I hated imports til recently I had a 88 Acura Integra given to me. Peppy little sucker and handles great. It was gonna be for my girlfriend to drive until she got something else but I drive it and let her drive my 97 Sunfire, and I loved that. Atleast it's an old Ford though. I don't care for any of the newer cars really.
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Postby Sirshredalot » Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:32 pm

Fords are a good foundation to make some big power.
I have never liked a convertable car, but i like the big fords.

Its a good looking car....what is that?...a Fairlane?
I have always been a chevy guy as far as domestic power goes, VW for the import world, but recently i have been working on some fords...Ive built a couple but I have some questions for you if youknow very much aboutford stuff.

Lemme know if I can ask,

God bless
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Postby Caveman » Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:33 pm

1973 or older for me. The California smog laws kill me. This is a 1971 LTD conv. And only one of 267 with the center console, And that motor is a 521 cid stroker plus they only made less then 7000 total LTD convertibles in 1971 and 1972.
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Postby Caveman » Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:35 pm

Sure, ask, and I will see if I can answer them for you.
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Postby spyder_xlch » Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:12 pm

It is a nice project, the car and the engine. I'd much rather have a 572 BBC in a 55-60's Chevy, 63 Vette, 65 Chevy pick up........wake me up.
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Postby Caveman » Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:58 pm

I love the 572 if I had my way, I would cut the he-- out of the Vega and, drop a big block in it. The 572 is too pricey for me at 14 to 15 thousand dollars. I have all the parts and I am building the 521 my self. It should come in at just under 600 hp and, at under 10 dollars a horse power.
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Postby Caveman » Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:37 pm

Ok, some progress on the dash, There is more progress that I will post in a week or so. The instrument panel and glove box door are finished, and waiting to be installed. I have all the controls and, the heater control has been refurbished. The color is Maui blue and it looks green due to a green shade tarp. The paint is a semi gloss finish and, it was intentional to have some orange peel to defuse the sunshine. Hope you like it.
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