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Not another falcon "GASSER"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BrickTopp, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. BrickTopp
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    First time on its wheels in over a year.
    Ive gotten a few questions on how the brakes will be done and thats all coming together right now. The next post will have better details on the subject.
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  2. Oh man!, Now final assembly. Take your time,the result is in the detail & this build has the Hallmarks of an outstanding Car. :)
     
  3. BrickTopp
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    Zot, thanks man! Im with ya on the details but at the same time its been 3 years since the first wrench was turned on it so its time to get it done.
     
  4. sololobo
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    Cool! do your thing, screw the nay sayers! ~sololobo~
     
  5. fitzee
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    man that is nice work.. trying hard to stay away from my falcon and seeing this is not helping..lol
     
  6. TooManyFords
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    Saw you car at the open house. It is going to be great.
     
  7. BrickTopp
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    Tomanyfords ya shoulda told me you were going to be there, I would have introduced myself.

    Fitzee that's the problem. We always have one in the oven and one on the back burner
     
  8. BrickTopp
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    Tomanyfords ya shoulda told me you were going to be there, I would have introduced myself.

    Fitzee that's the problem. We always have one in the oven and one on the back burner.
     
  9. langy
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    Looks pretty damn good to me !!!
     
  10. TooManyFords
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    I had no idea your car was there. We got there late and got parked by the dumpster. Lots of nice rides there. I took several photos of yours. Going to try to make some of your car mine. Just need to get out to the garage and start!
     
  11. Veach
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    Very cool nice build can't Waite till I get my back fixed on the 20th December so I can get back in the shop and finish mine.I'm just so close I can smell it
     
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  12. Fantastic job! Lookin killer! Enjoy the heck out of it when its finished.
     
  13. 1971BB427
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    You're really building a first class gasser! Very nice, and inspiring to anyone contemplating a build!
     
  14. BrickTopp
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    Happy new year!!

    I got around to building the clutch pedal assembly. The original plan was to use the stock clutch pedal but 2 problems came with that. The quadrant mounting point was on the inside of the pedal and I needed it on the outside for cable clearence on the firewall and there wasnt enough room for the clutch quadrant to swing and pull the cable. I should note im using a latemodel mustang adjustable clutch cable and quadrant. So to make life easy i got a mustang pedal assembly and just reversed engineered it. I did have to drop the clutch pedal down a little to clear the brake pedal bump stop but theres still plenty of geometrey left for pushing. The only reason I didnt weld the pedal to the rod was for easy instalation purposes.
     

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  15. BrickTopp
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    Engine and trans almost ready. The trans is a before and after pic. Used a product called alumabrite. For what condition the trans was in and how it turned out I give it thumbs up.
     

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  16. Jacksmith
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    Lookin' good, Derek! Are you doing the paint work, too?
     
  17. BrickTopp
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    Na thats all Dan. Hes the paint master.
     
  18. 1971BB427
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    Don't remember if you mentioned it earlier, but what is the trans? Is it a WC T5?
     
  19. BrickTopp
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    Yeah it is a WC, ...I know it's my weak link but my thinking is a trans is a bolt on and there's room for which ever way we go. I've blown a tail shaft apart on a t-5 and know its capabilities. There is a company Astro Performance that has parts to build up the t-5 but if funds were a little more I would love to have a liberty 5 speed. So well see. It's kinda at the bottom of the list.
     
  20. BrickTopp
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    Ok I HATE thumbnails and have been having some trouble with the hosting site I use. So I'm done with them and moved on to a new site. Hopefully here's some decent photo updates. Sorry if there's repeats.

    Clutch pedal mock up
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    This is the adjuster for the clutch
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  21. BrickTopp
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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/93139387@N08/8460713598/" title="Untitled by Dsmunt, on Flickr">[​IMG]</a>

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  22. That looks FANTASTIC BrickTopp ! Nice attention to detail man.
     
  23. Ray C's son
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    Wow. Beautiful. Damn nice work.

    Kevin
     
  24. Dude, I've been quietly followin' this thread but I gotta' say yer' ride is SHIT-HOT!

    What kinda' quadrant is that on the clutch pedal?

    BTW- ya' might wanna' try http://tinypic.com/ fer' photo-hostin'; works okay for me.
     
  25. 64falconsix
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    from Daphne Al.

  26. Keep up the good work and keep the photos coming. I've always had a sweet spot for Falcons.
     
  27. BrickTopp
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    The quadrant is an aftermarket one for fox mustangs. I like to use a lot of that particular car for parts because there a dime a dozen and have a huge support in aftermarket and parts stores.

    And thanx to all who are enjoying the build as much as I am. More to come....
     
  28. BrickTopp
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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/93139387@N08/8488190441/" title="Untitled by Dsmunt, on Flickr">[​IMG]</a>

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    Thought this is a better idea than just a piece of cardboard hiding the back seat
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    Used a 57 t-bird lock cylinder for the decklid
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    Final detail on the engine
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  29. tobyflh
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    from Peru il

    this is just artwork. keep up the great work.
     
  30. langy
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    Looks excellent, loving the rear shelf trim.
     

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