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  • #61
    "Strange that when the engine temp went up the fuel gauge went down"

    No that's 8 miles to the gallon. HaHa

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    • #62
      Originally posted by stubbie View Post
      "Strange that when the engine temp went up the fuel gauge went down"

      No that's 8 miles to the gallon. HaHa
      Ha fair enough, but the only time I've drove it was the test drive lol


      Parts!

      Huge box for 1 belt



      Normal sized box




      Install




      I think I put it back together right lol



      2016 FORD F150 XLT 3.5 EB SPORT 302a - 2012 KAWASAKI ZX-6R - 2012 LEGEND DELUXE V-NOSE - 2008 KAWASAKI ZZR600 - 2008 FORD FOCUS SE - 2007 KAWASAKI ZX-6R - 2002 ARTIC CAT 500 - 1990 JOHN DEERE 265 - 1966 FORD THUNDERBIRD HARDTOP TOWN

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      • #63
        today was a good day! finally took her down the street to the mechanic to have it safetied, she passed!











        She really doesn't like the cold lol (video below)

        Last edited by Cwcb08; January 20th, 2017, 12:30 PM.
        2016 FORD F150 XLT 3.5 EB SPORT 302a - 2012 KAWASAKI ZX-6R - 2012 LEGEND DELUXE V-NOSE - 2008 KAWASAKI ZZR600 - 2008 FORD FOCUS SE - 2007 KAWASAKI ZX-6R - 2002 ARTIC CAT 500 - 1990 JOHN DEERE 265 - 1966 FORD THUNDERBIRD HARDTOP TOWN

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        • #64
          Latest purchase will look nicer than the beat up pen

          2016 FORD F150 XLT 3.5 EB SPORT 302a - 2012 KAWASAKI ZX-6R - 2012 LEGEND DELUXE V-NOSE - 2008 KAWASAKI ZZR600 - 2008 FORD FOCUS SE - 2007 KAWASAKI ZX-6R - 2002 ARTIC CAT 500 - 1990 JOHN DEERE 265 - 1966 FORD THUNDERBIRD HARDTOP TOWN

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          • #65
            Got the steering wheel installed, I had to adjust the horn button contacts for the button to work, it was initially stuck on




            And pulled the shift lever, beat up as I expected ( it would drop into reverse when I slid the column straight, came out pretty easy after I got annoyed and sprayed some wd-40 on the roll pin





            Going to go get plates and a sticker for it today!
            2016 FORD F150 XLT 3.5 EB SPORT 302a - 2012 KAWASAKI ZX-6R - 2012 LEGEND DELUXE V-NOSE - 2008 KAWASAKI ZZR600 - 2008 FORD FOCUS SE - 2007 KAWASAKI ZX-6R - 2002 ARTIC CAT 500 - 1990 JOHN DEERE 265 - 1966 FORD THUNDERBIRD HARDTOP TOWN

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            • #66
              Hey, that looks great, Cody.
              My latest project:
              CLICK HERE to see my custom hydraulic roller 390 FE build.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by simplyconnected View Post
                Hey, that looks great, Cody.
                Thanks Dave, i *think the next thing we will be tackling is the carpet, that should make the whole car look a lot nicer.
                2016 FORD F150 XLT 3.5 EB SPORT 302a - 2012 KAWASAKI ZX-6R - 2012 LEGEND DELUXE V-NOSE - 2008 KAWASAKI ZZR600 - 2008 FORD FOCUS SE - 2007 KAWASAKI ZX-6R - 2002 ARTIC CAT 500 - 1990 JOHN DEERE 265 - 1966 FORD THUNDERBIRD HARDTOP TOWN

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                • #68
                  Cody that steering wheel looks really cool installed.
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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Cwcb08 View Post
                    Thanks Dave, i *think the next thing we will be tackling is the carpet, that should make the whole car look a lot nicer.
                    I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you don't find a nightmare of rust under it like I did mine.

                    Do a complete inspection of the metal when you get the old carpet and padding out. Also consider what to use for your new matting and sound deadener. I used Dynamat under a Boom Mat and it made a huge difference in both heat and sound.

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Yadkin View Post
                      I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you don't find a nightmare of rust under it like I did mine.

                      Do a complete inspection of the metal when you get the old carpet and padding out. Also consider what to use for your new matting and sound deadener. I used Dynamat under a Boom Mat and it made a huge difference in both heat and sound.
                      im 90% confident there will be no shocks when i pull it up, the places i have removed already its been perfect. I'm not sure if i will bother to put down dynamat or something similar before i put the new carpet down.




                      in other good news its all legal now! plated and insured, just need some nice weather again.




                      i also picked up a rim to mount a spare to.


                      2016 FORD F150 XLT 3.5 EB SPORT 302a - 2012 KAWASAKI ZX-6R - 2012 LEGEND DELUXE V-NOSE - 2008 KAWASAKI ZZR600 - 2008 FORD FOCUS SE - 2007 KAWASAKI ZX-6R - 2002 ARTIC CAT 500 - 1990 JOHN DEERE 265 - 1966 FORD THUNDERBIRD HARDTOP TOWN

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                      • #71
                        steering wheel source

                        Sorry to trouble anybody but, could somebody tell us the steering part number and source so we can also look at getting that steering wheel.? Looks cool , also the other parts for it ...Couldn't find it in the Summit catalog...Thanks ! Great pic ! Congrats!

                        Faron here in Cherry Valley , Ca !

                        Thanks for all the insight ! Keep it coming especially all the the newbies like me ! LOL

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                        • #72
                          My '66 Hardtop Town Build

                          Faron, considering that in previous pix he posted, I see there are Grant Products boxes showing in the pic. If you look at their website, you will probably find the one he bought.

                          http://www.grantproducts.com/product...ls/automotive/

                          Look at Part #987, #967, and #967-0. He should be able to tell you which it was.

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by FARONZ 66 Q CODE View Post
                            Sorry to trouble anybody but, could somebody tell us the steering part number and source so we can also look at getting that steering wheel.? Looks cool , also the other parts for it ...Couldn't find it in the Summit catalog...Thanks ! Great pic ! Congrats!

                            Faron here in Cherry Valley , Ca !

                            Thanks for all the insight ! Keep it coming especially all the the newbies like me ! LOL
                            It's a grant #967 ( the 967-0 is a different shade of wood )

                            http://www.summitracing.com/parts/GRT-967

                            This is the puller

                            http://www.summitracing.com/parts/GRT-5891

                            The ford button

                            http://www.summitracing.com/parts/GRT-5685

                            And the install kit

                            http://www.summitracing.com/parts/GRT-3294




                            Took the car to get gas today the wheel feels great in my hands the wood felt silky smooth.

                            I'm still annoyed with the install kit the horn sticks on so I will need to mess with the contacts again, and the roll pins to cancel the signals were clicking against the signal mechanism so I will look at that again as well ( that could be because I need to re center the mount so the wheel is straight driving)
                            2016 FORD F150 XLT 3.5 EB SPORT 302a - 2012 KAWASAKI ZX-6R - 2012 LEGEND DELUXE V-NOSE - 2008 KAWASAKI ZZR600 - 2008 FORD FOCUS SE - 2007 KAWASAKI ZX-6R - 2002 ARTIC CAT 500 - 1990 JOHN DEERE 265 - 1966 FORD THUNDERBIRD HARDTOP TOWN

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                            • #74
                              Thanks for the info !

                              Faron

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                              • #75
                                have two low CFM compressors?
                                want to sandblast a few things?
                                build this!








                                i ran out of sand, ill get some more 2moro, almost made it all the way around



                                i have about 45-50 into it

                                5$ in the 2-1 manifold
                                20$ two 3' leads
                                18$ sand blast gun ( clearance )
                                4.50$ 4' hose 1/2" dia
                                ?$ misc fittings i had previously & a half bag of sand from when i tried to use the red compressor to sandblast last year

                                its not exactaly pretty but it will do the job for small projects and it didn't cost a lot to make
                                2016 FORD F150 XLT 3.5 EB SPORT 302a - 2012 KAWASAKI ZX-6R - 2012 LEGEND DELUXE V-NOSE - 2008 KAWASAKI ZZR600 - 2008 FORD FOCUS SE - 2007 KAWASAKI ZX-6R - 2002 ARTIC CAT 500 - 1990 JOHN DEERE 265 - 1966 FORD THUNDERBIRD HARDTOP TOWN

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