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Hot Rods Engine Going back into an Old Station Wagon

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Oldmics, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. drtrcrV-8
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  2. Atwater Mike
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    Encouraging to see interest in the fabulous 'sleeping giants' of the Y-block family.
    I had a bored 312 Y in a '54 Ford Coupe, 335 C.I.; '57 dual 4 intake, Isky cam...lived in Sacramento at the time, Chevy interest was dominant thereabouts, so more than a few Chev guys got surprised by that rapid Ford. (1969)
    Gotta love those "T-Bird engines"...(everybody called 'em that)
     
  3. drtrcrV-8
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    Hello Oldmics : Do you have an intended date to show us the 'build' that goes with that 'M335' engine??
     
  4. Whaduya wanna see? The car as is now or what?

    I"m stumbling thru the clutch horror for the moment and its my busy season at work for the next two weeks.Not much time for car stuff unfortunately till this run is over.

    Oldmics
     
  5. drtrcrV-8
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    Oldmic: I thank you for saving this car & the history that goes with it! I'm not trying to frustrate you : I fully understand that work comes first before projects ; Just trying to insure that the thread doesn't 'die'! I'm waiting anxiously ( baited breath?) to see this rare piece, as most of us were unaware of it's existance! The survival of this unit borders on being a miracle : It does raise the possibility that even though originally they were few in number, there might be another similar 'piece' out there waiting to be discovered, even though I realise station wagons from that era did not often lead pampered lives : they were usually treated as enclosed pick-up trucks ("ridden hard & put away wet") & tended to die young (& those that weren't worked to death were often favorites of the 'destruction derby' crowd as being nearly indestructable.)
     
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  7. Eagerly awaiting further updates...........and hopefully some pictures.:D
     
  8. Got past the clutch horror and boy was it EXPENSIVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Trannys in,3 on the tree linkage is all calibrated and hooked up,driveshafts mounted and the starter is in.
    Going to work on the topside and hope to get the engine fired Sunday.
    Pics coming soon. Its still somewhat disassembled.

    Some really cool Stroppe markings on a few of the parts.

    Oldmics
     
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    Can't wait to hear this one run!
     
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    I hope you're having so much fun driving it that you've had no time to get back to us!! When you stop to breathe, could we get a drive report, or a video?
     
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  16. Had some problems. Engine had to come back out. Its now back in AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!
    Plan to fire it this weekend.
    I"ll do a full report soon.

    Oldmics
     
  17. UPDATE and FINAL

    It runs - Pretty Damn Good too

    Solid lifter racket has definatly fooled some Ford experts

    Time to CRUISE now! DSCF0084.JPG DSCF0084.JPG DSCF0083.JPG DSCF0086.JPG DSCF0084.JPG DSCF0083.JPG DSCF0085.JPG DSCF0086.JPG
     
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    That is a friggin' amazing car.
     
  19. J. A. Miller
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    That is one sweet sleeper. Nice job.
     
  20. drtrcrV-8
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    Thank you for sharing a rare & beautiful car with a very "special" engine with the rest of us!!! Feel free to update at anytime : we'd welcome any news!!!
     
  21. Wow,that wagon looks great. HRP
     
  22. 55Brodie
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    Outstanding, Mics!
     
  23. WOW!! I am not usually a late 50's Mercury fan, but that thing is sweeeet! The lines from front to rear are great. Thanks for sharing.
     

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