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Old 04-17-2011, 01:18 AM   #1
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Default Gasser Gasser!! The Adventures of the "Strange Bird" Blown INJECTED Nailhead Falcon.

Previous build threads: PART 1 and PART 2

UPDATE! Video on page 2! Magazine Features on page 7!



The Strange bird had been in hibernation at home for the winter, and its time to get back to work on it. I'm getting it ready for the special gasser display at Viva Las Vegas 14, and then off to Eagle Field in May for it's first trip down the strip.

I have wanted to put injection on the car for some time now, and the recent sale of my Tudor made that possible. Can you say Hilborn 4 port kids? I knew you could.

Parts ready to go on:



Timing cover needs a makeover:



Polished and painted between the fins:



Pump installed along with 6" extension.



4 Port on top with scoop. The Hilborn scoop is on backorder, so I made the old one work for now:



Just waiting for the AN fittings to come in the mail now:



I've been busy with other tidbits too.....

Upgraded the radiator to a triple pass unit. There are twin fans under the shroud pulling air downward. The bird runs nice and cool now



Transbrake button on the wheel:



Belts finally installed. I'm not happy with the looks of them, but it's better than being dead.



Manifold pressure gauge on the dash.....gotta know how much air is getting crammed in:



Made some stencils and brushed on some lettering on the fenders and trunk. I plan on doing a full on paint/lettering job later, but this will have to do for now. Jeff Norwell is currently working on the designs for the final version when its painted all shiny.



Last, but definitely not least, Rod Powell stopped in for a visit. Awesome.



That's all for now....I should have some video of the car running the 4 port in a few days.



VIVA LA HAMB!

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Old 04-17-2011, 01:24 AM   #2
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Default Re: Gasser Gasser!! The Adventures of the "Strange Bird" Blown INJECTED Nailhead Falc

WICKED !!!!
I love it !!
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:52 AM   #3
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I thought we're not allowed Porn on the H.A.M.B.
Very very cool.

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Old 04-17-2011, 02:59 AM   #4
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Way way way cool.
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:06 AM   #5
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Man, the Eagle Field crowd is gonna LOVE it!!! Rocky
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:03 AM   #6
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can't wait to see it run.....
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:32 AM   #7
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Totally bitchin!! Can't wait to see the 60' times...

-rick
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:47 AM   #8
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Love the line Ford Makes It... Buick Shakes It... instant classic!
You can't go wrong with Nailheads... a very under appreciated motor!
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:57 AM   #9
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By far one of my favorite cars! Done Right! Done Mean! People should take note's! See you at Viva!
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:10 PM   #10
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Totally bitchin!! Can't wait to see the 60' times...

-rick
Hahaha....I doubt they will be very good.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:59 PM   #11
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Hahaha....I doubt they will be very good.
tune that suspension, lol! I'm sure you got me covered with that set back and lung -I've only got 462hp at the crank and on the Paxton or bottle i'm limited by my rods at around 600 crank hp, max- that's why i went 4 link- since mine was originally a raced gasser, i wanted to go funcional instead of retro (although i'm sure there were a few gassers with four links instead of ladder bars) ((and vintage eye candy is way outa my price/talent range))

If i can get her dialed in, i just may have a chance to give you a good run before you come blowin' by me like a freight train- cant wait to try it!!! We're hoping to have her on the road in August, but that may be optimistic...

If we do get a chance to meet up for a run- i'll wager a burger, fries and a coke on the race-deal?

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Old 04-19-2011, 01:07 AM   #12
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tune that suspension, lol! I'm sure you got me covered with that set back and lung -I've only got 462hp at the crank and on the Paxton or bottle i'm limited by my rods at around 600 crank hp, max- that's why i went 4 link- since mine was originally a raced gasser, i wanted to go funcional instead of retro (although i'm sure there were a few gassers with four links instead of ladder bars) ((and vintage eye candy is way outa my price/talent range))

If i can get her dialed in, i just may have a chance to give you a good run before you come blowin' by me like a freight train- cant wait to try it!!! We're hoping to have her on the road in August, but that may be optimistic...

If we do get a chance to meet up for a run- i'll wager a burger, fries and a coke on the race-deal?

-rick
There's a little bit of tweeking I can do with the suspenders, but not much. I don't want to do anything modern to it so I'm gonna have to deal with what I've got.

I have a rough idea what the car makes, but take 401 cubes, 10.5:1 compression, 15lbs of boost, and 117 octane race fuel and you get ALOT. hahaha...the bottom end is pretty stout with forged I beam rods and steel crank....so I hope it holds up. We will see soon enough. When I do finally run the Bird, I'm not trying to win any HERO awards right away.....this thing is going to be more than a handfull, and I'm gonna take it pretty easy til it's dialed in.

I'm game for burger, fries and a MILKSHAKE. Coke makes me burp.
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:59 AM   #13
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killer i love it.
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:08 AM   #14
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looks awsome!!cant wait to hear it run.
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:40 AM   #15
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Such a neat and different car !
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:46 AM   #16
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that is a sick lil ride
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:47 AM   #17
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Very cool! Just keeps getting better!
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Old 04-17-2011, 11:44 AM   #18
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Thanks for the good words.....this car is by far my favorite of everything I have built. I can't wait to run it!
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Old 04-17-2011, 01:05 PM   #19
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Been following this build from the beginning. Love it. I'm curious to see how the rear radiator all works out. I want to do the same but I don't want to cut the holes in the trunk lid. So I'm trying to figure out other different ways to do it. I thought of opening up the floor and draw from the bottom of the car but that will probably be hot air. I also thought of running a lot of louvers in the trunk lid but with the openings facing forward to get air in. Still working on that. Living here in Phoenix the area, the cooling system really has to work. What did you use again for moving the coolant form the rad to the engine/and back? I can't remember. Mark L
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:32 PM   #20
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Been following this build from the beginning. Love it. I'm curious to see how the rear radiator all works out. I want to do the same but I don't want to cut the holes in the trunk lid. So I'm trying to figure out other different ways to do it. I thought of opening up the floor and draw from the bottom of the car but that will probably be hot air. I also thought of running a lot of louvers in the trunk lid but with the openings facing forward to get air in. Still working on that. Living here in Phoenix the area, the cooling system really has to work. What did you use again for moving the coolant form the rad to the engine/and back? I can't remember. Mark L
The radiator works pretty well. This thing makes ALOT of heat, and the combination of a good electric pump, a nearly airtight shroud/ dual fan combo and a triple pass radiator keep it cool. Without the fan controller it idles at 140 (fan always on) and with the fan controller setup it keeps it right in the 180-190 range. I haven't tried it in hot weather, but if it makes a couple passes before it gets hot I'm happy.
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