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There are parts I will swap from Penelope's 352, when it arrives in Australia. - Dave
Ami to take from this you planning a trip here?
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Dave, we have a real FE builder in our back yard, give Barry R a call or even drop by. This dude knows FE's, and is widely respected. http://www.survivalmotorsports.com/
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Hi Bill, What kind of a budget are we looking at from start to finish. If it's not personal that is?


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Bob, there's always room for another speed shop in my book. Thanks for the heads-up, but my man is John Vermeersch, at Total Performance. He has done more work over a longer time for Ford Motor Co., than anyone I know (including Jack Roush in Livonia). I love being in the Metro Detroit Area because the real hot rod guys are still here.

Survival wants more money than Summit for Edelbrock heads (and they charge tax). I will save as much money for Penelope as I can. Time is on my side so there's no sense in rushing with orders (yet). My machinist is great, his shop is three miles away, and he does classic engines (even straight-8 Model J Duesenbergs).

Chris, this engine isn't going to be cheap. We have over two grand in aluminum and roller cam alone.

Richard, I'd love to visit Australia at least once in my life, but I seriously doubt if Robin & I will make it this year. - Dave
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Sounds good Dave, Barry and John are well acquainted, you can't go wrong either way. Have fun, Bob C
does this guy look familiar?

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Hi Bill, What kind of a budget are we looking at from start to finish. If it's not personal that is?


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Hi Chris, I dont really have a budget per se for the build. No matter what it costs, I will still be getting a much better motor than I could organise over here in Oz. The first motor in this car lasted nearly 52 years, so I reckon this one will see me well and truly out and will provide great motoring for my kids / grandkids long after I am gone!

Another bonus is when I ship it over, there will be a lot of space in the part container I use, so I may have to do some other shopping....

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This is great Dave. I have 2 FE's that need done. I would like to do these myself. Can't wait to see this "how to".

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Dave has started the work on separating the engine from the C6. If you want to see more pix and comments click on this link and push the F5 button on your keyboard to refresh it. Dave said to push the F5 button to refresh each page so you see what is new that he has added. He has pages for Teardown, Teardown, Intake & Heads, and Transmission Separation now.

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Dave tells me that there are more pictures and commentary of the tear down of the engine that he has posted. Engine parts and the tranny are being shipped out for rebuilding, so he probably will not have any new pix up for a week or so. But if you have not checked the web pages in the last few days, check again. Remember to push F5 to refresh the pages. Click on the link I posted below this.
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