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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by RICKY~RICARDO, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. ph8ed4life
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    Is that just some L bracket stock used in the mounting of the crossmember???

    Hopefully there are some plans to box that up some?

    Overall, car is making real solid progress! I am partial to seeing modern engines in old rides, so an LS transplant just makes so much sense!
     
  2. ph8ed4life
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    Nevermind, another pic of the frame showed the mounts and they are much more stout than I had though.

    Again, looking good! I'm in for pics when it comes back together!!!
     
  3. RICKY~RICARDO
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    Thanks i am also looking forward to progress lol
     
  4. Old Iron Nut
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    Looking good! I toyed with the idea of an LS based powerplant for mine, but decided to keep as much classic to it as I can. Going to hopefully start on my suspension in a few weeks, good motivation here!
     
  5. RICKY~RICARDO
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    Thanks you know i have nothing against the ol six bangers but ever since i was a kid i wanted this car with a bad ass powerplant look's like my dreams are coming true so far hehehe!
     
  6. JSanford1974
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    How's the clearance around the headers for the steering shaft looking with the Mustang II front?

    What engine are you using?
     
  7. RICKY~RICARDO
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    It is very tight, i already gave them a few dents here and there for clearance but the steering link is looking real tight.

    The engine is a 2008 6.0 "LY6"
     
  8. 1950heavymetal
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    Nice progress! The frame looks great all assembled. That motor looks killer and ready to burn-up some tires.
     
  9. Boones
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    ricky, I like your solution for the trans. I was just looking at how to raise mine up when I install the MII this winter (place the order last week). I am debating in my head between attempting to put my BBC in it or go with a 5.3 or 6.0L LS motor... in place of the 327 I ran last year (it was a fresh rebuild but the driver side is blowing smoke, especially when off idle so it has to come apart to check it out). plus a LS motor or BBC will have more power, which is better.
     
  10. RICKY~RICARDO
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    The only reason i chose to run the ls engine was due to the fact that i already had this engine it came out of my camaro build that i sold as a roller. http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?t=112512&highlight=ricardo1969

    I always wanted a BB427 but since i had this engine well i put her to good use.

    I still have to figure out my pedals,i bought a set of 73 camaro pedals for the firewall mount.
    I had to cut and modify the pedal mounting bracket so now it can attach to the firewall access plate, and bolts up above the column.
    Not sure if it will work yet but it is looking promising i will be using a power brake 4 wheel disc set up.
    For now my attention is going to focus on getting the bottom of the car done so i can slap the frame back under the body.
     
  11. RICKY~RICARDO
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    Today i finished the taillight repairs, i am still considering leading over the repair area to smooth things out? not sure i bet body filler could do the same.
    These were the holes i was left with thanks to the old's taillights the previous owner installed.
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  12. Boones
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    would trade you my 468 BBC for that LS motor if you were closer.
     
  13. RICKY~RICARDO
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    What is that engine worth? I have just over 5 grand invested in my engine.
     
  14. Boones
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    about the same I was told by the guy I got it from. It came out of a Camaro project. (the car got wrecked).
     
  15. radconjon
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    Tail lights are looking good.
     
  16. RICKY~RICARDO
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    No real updates yet i did score another 51 Hard Top :)
    Has a 30 thousand mile 70 nova 230 ci,and power glide along with a 55 Chev rearend.
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  17. davidbistolas
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    Ricky- whatcha planning to do with the new one? If you're going to part it out, I could REALLY use the front fenders...

    The repair you did on the tailights... awesome work, btw.

    Your transmission crossmember is slick too- with the K member gone, how does that affect the frame's strength? Any additional bracing needed?
     
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  18. Old Iron Nut
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    Nice snag there, even has the gazelle, would like to find a gazelle for a reasonable price for mine.
     
  19. merc-o-madness
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  20. RICKY~RICARDO
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    lol updated the description for the new 51 chevy :)
     
  21. Chrisbcritter
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    Good score! Surprised nobody's pointed out the turn signals; one '51 and one '52.
     
  22. KOTC
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    youre a sick man!! never read a thread where one guy snagged 3 friggin clean cars in a single car build thread!!
     
  23. RICKY~RICARDO
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    yea i noticed that rite away but that's ok this car was loaded with extra parts.

    ha actually only 2 are clean the other 52 i scored early in this thread was a rust bucket.
     
  24. radconjon
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    Here are a couple of pics of the panel I messaged you about. Drivers side is missing and the passenger side shows in black. Hope this is clear enough, if not I may have to jack it up and pull the wheels to get a good shot.
    Thanks for looking. Congrats on the nice car.

    Jon
     

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  25. RICKY~RICARDO
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    I don't know what im looking at your going to have to pull the wheel.
     
  26. BrerHair
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    Talk about late to the party . . . just found this thread. Love what you're doing Ricky. I also prefer reliability and hp to the idea that it must be done the way it would have in the '50s (or whatever). Good show!
     
  27. RICKY~RICARDO
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    Thanks BrerHair!
     
  28. davidbistolas
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    Looks like he's talking about the inner front fender, where it attaches to the firewall on the fender side?

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    ...viewed from the back...

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  29. RICKY~RICARDO
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    Wow talk about getting lucky today i went to the garage to grab some parts and in one of the boxes of parts that came with this car i found another gazelle :eek: it was like winning a lotto lol it was wrapped up in a sock and i overlooked it somehow the last time i went through the parts.:D
    Now i have 2 :p
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  30. radconjon
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    Thanks David - exactly what I need - Passenger side.
    Ricky, A gazelle on each fender???
     

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