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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by unclechop, Jan 27, 2021.

  1. unclechop
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    Re starting my build of a baby thunderbolt,
    New rear tyres 245/60/r14s on the back
    Front wheels are 15x5.5 hipo galaxie rims or torq thrusts
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  2. AVater
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    Love that year and body style! Best wishes!
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  3. oldiron 440
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    What have you got for power?
     
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  4. caper
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    from Cape Cod

    I built three T-Bolt clones over the years: 1st one was tubbed with a 512ci 385 motor - ladder bars and C6. 2nd was a 5.0 injected with a T5. 3rd was a 482 ci FE hi-riser with a 4speed Jerico. If I built another I would power with a 460" small block and a 5 speed Gforce.
     
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  5. unclechop
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    Atm a stock 289, but will build a mild roller 302 and t5z that I already have

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  6. unclechop
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    Nice how easy was the t5 conversion I'm thinking hydraulic throw out brg will be the easiest
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    I don't know how similar the Fairlanes were to a first generation Mustang but I did a Mustang and used the cable from a Fox body and a Firewall adjuster.
     
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  8. southcross2631
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    I second the cable clutch set up . I am using it on my southeast gasser super stock 65 Comet wagon. I modified my stock pedal to accept the cable end and used a Ford motorsports cable and firewall adjuster. Had to build a simple spacer block to give the adjuster room to work. DSCF3771.JPG
     
  9. oldiron 440
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    I second the cable/ fox mustang setup as there is no provision for a clutch pivot point on the block and the hydraulic throwout bearing is expensive.
    The cable setup works nice.
     
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  10. caper
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    I used a six cylinder cross shaft, an aftermarket engine side ball that bolted to the bellhousing, and stock fairlane frame bracket. worked perfect. Also found the 6 cylinder throttle linkage worked with the efi. Stick shift headers cleared everything.
     
  11. unclechop
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    Unfortunately the plenum needs a fair chunk out of it on the fairlane for the cable setup from what I've read

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  12. unclechop
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    Cheers for that, Unfortunately there aren't any manual fairlane bits around in Australia, so piecing all the bits together is a challenge, I think I'll go the hydraulic route and it may be easier on my knee

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  13. oldiron 440
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    That's one thing about the hydraulic setup is how easy the clutch works.
     
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