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54 Ford Mainline Build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rustyfords, Sep 4, 2011.

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  2. Silhouettes 57
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 2,791

    Silhouettes 57

    Your garage is real neat, clean, and organized unlike mine which is a mess!!!LOL
  3. virgle36
    Joined: Sep 4, 2011
    Posts: 5


    Very nice I'm doing a 54 Crestline ans was thinking about doing the same, you said you used a differnt crossmember, your talking about the Trans cross member?

    Thanks for the info!!
  4. LostHope
    Joined: Jul 9, 2008
    Posts: 687


    Right on another 54 build!!! i like the color idea for the engine!!! looks like your doing a great job so far, will be waiting for more pics:D
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  5. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,764

    Jalopy Joker

    cool project-Thanks for post. what rearend/gear ratio running? type of shifter going to run? where did you get shorter water pump?
  6. JeffB2
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 7,747

    from Phoenix,AZ

  7. Don,,Keep on plugging at it pal,,someday soon we both will be back on the road! HRP
  8. Ole don
    Joined: Dec 16, 2005
    Posts: 2,915

    Ole don

    Please consider putting a half inch plastic spacer under the carb to insulate it from heat. The rest of the build is perfect in every way.
  9. lukey
    Joined: May 27, 2009
    Posts: 668


    Thats awesome how youve painted the engine, and the breather is just cool! Cant wait to see more of this one!
  10. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
    Posts: 3,417


    Very nice project. Looks like you are not far from driving. Please keep us updated.
  11. Nice work!!!
  12. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,014

    from Hawaii

    Thats a pretty cool idea and I really like the original color scheme and stickers. I'm sure some old fart (like me) will say, "Why did you put an oil bath filter on a new carburetor?" Subscribed.
  13. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,014

    from Hawaii

    No doubt that will happen.
  14. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
    Posts: 6,215

    general gow
    Staff Member

    neat ideas on the paint scheme of the 302.

    i also like what you've done with the air cleaner. i might try that myself, converting it to paper.
  15. VNTGE41
    Joined: Mar 4, 2007
    Posts: 732

    from l.a.

    love the way that 302 is looking!! great work!!
  16. Ralph Moore
    Joined: May 1, 2007
    Posts: 646

    Ralph Moore

    Nice build! I've been looking at a 52 coupe that's for sale, and this is getting me more interested. When you said the 302 just bolted in with mustang motor mounts, what do you mean? Pics of the mounts would be nice as well.

  17. may also want to contact HAMBer JeffB2.

    He knows a TON about this swap and can probably give you some good specifics on how it translates to a 52
  18. LostHope
    Joined: Jul 9, 2008
    Posts: 687


    Looking great!! i attempted to take a 54 steering box apart once but gave i also thought about making a oilbath in to a paper element airfilter didnt like the idea of oil sloshing around in there but never got past taking it off the shelf in the garage and doing looks like you beat me to it...looks like your making some great progress keep up the good work.
  19. Your high school car!.... That's cool.
    You do nice work. Are you still hammering away?
  20. cowboy1
    Joined: Feb 14, 2008
    Posts: 914

    from Austin TX

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  22. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,022


    Really a great build. The y-block looks fab. Thanx for sharing a sweet project. ~sololobo~
  23. Thanks sololobo!

    But...there's no y-block here. :D
  24. Your camoflauge job is working!
  25. sweet
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  27. That's some ingenuity right there BUT please reconsider the split pipe jackstand, they aren't very safe. I have a pair of split pipe style from the old days but since then welded them to a brake drum for stability and strength. I always throw a tire and rim (or two) under there for jackstand back-up.

    Step 7 is the best!
  28. Looking good Don,,I can relate to the crazy things we have to do when working alone in the garage.HRP
  29. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
    Posts: 6,660


    I love the direction of this build. So often I see things labeled “hot rodding” that are more like thinly disguised laziness. You’ve taken the opposite tact, making only well-thought-out improvements to an old car you already liked; and keeping it largely stock appearing. Very cool.

  30. RAY With
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,133

    RAY With

    Nice project and be sure to adjust the AOD right when you fire it up . Don't want to burn it up the first few minutes of run time. The 54 was a good car to work with and especially yours since it was a rust free car.

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