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DRASTiK last won the day on December 29 2015

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  1. NPD - 1st choice CJP - 2nd choice (or if I'm only ordering a single inexpensive item, since shipping is free) I've received dozens of orders from both of these vendors over the past few years.
  2. Definitely some proud moments for your both, and some unforgettable memories. When you get a chance - check your PM please.
  3. I swapped from 2.79 to 3.25 gears (top loader). It's a great compromise between cruise-ability and acceleration on demand.
  4. I had a few that were too tight to install without 'extreme' force. I filed down the pegs a bit and that resolved the issue for me.
  5. I'd call Dan Williams. I recently went through him for a rebuild kit back in December. He's very knowledgeable and helpful. He's not much of an 'internet' guy though, so a phone call is best. His work hours are typically from noon until midnight..ish Eastern time.
  6. I'm running Hooker Aerochambers. Love em. They aren't so loud that you can't carry on a conversation in the car at idle or at cruise. When you stand on it though, they wake up and sound great.
  7. I went this route. My advice - steer clear, unless you're interested in spending many days/hours untwisting, shaving, and filling fiberglass to make it fit half decent. I probably have 50 hours in the trunk lid alone. I had to shave over a quarter of an inch off of each end cap to keep them from impacting the trunk lid. I had to slice up the trunk lid itself in several places, untwist it, and then re-glass it back together. It was a learning experience, that's for sure, but with the cost of the parts themselves on top of it - it makes for a very expensive and time consuming project. Not my pics below.
  8. Are you using a timing light with an adjustable dial? If so, make sure the dial wasn't accidentally moved. It may be worth trying a second light just to make sure yours isn't giving erratic readings. I have one you can borrow, if needed. I also have a new set of points out of a stock distributor for a 69 302. Not sure offhand if they are the same as a 351, but you're welcome to them if you want to toss them in the distributor to remove the pertronix from the equation. They've never been ran. I pulled them out of the new dizzy and put in a pertronix III.
  9. That bracket works fine with my double pumper.
  10. It's definitely breathing better now, but it may not be a huge improvement from the driver's seat feel. If you want to get the most out of your new parts, look into a cam swap and some good flowing heads to compliment your new pieces, and you'll see a huge difference. The stock heads may be acting as a bottleneck.
  11. Sounds like a pretty good buy. How does the underside of the car look?
  12. Congrats! Now to begin the debugging stage - ugh.... I'm in that stage myself, and it's not my favorite part. You finally get the vehicle on the road, and take it for a drive, only to find some (hopefully just a few) little things that need to be tweaked, or adjusted, or some odd noise you need to track down, or some odd electrical issue. You two seem to have done an excellent job so far, so I'm sure there won't be too much 'backtracking' to do after you enjoy that first ride. There's already salt all over the roads, and the snow is coming tomorrow. Schools are closed today, and maybe they will be on Monday too. Sounds like a good time to fire up the heater, grab your son, and get the car road-worthy :-).
  13. The stainless pieces that surround the door/windows for a coupe.
  14. I just installed a ford trac lok, 3.25, and 31 spline axles a couple of weeks ago. I originally had a 2.79 open diff. Big difference, and I'm very happy with it. I originally was going to go with 3.50, but like you - I want to be able to take it on the highway sometimes, and 3.25 was a good compromise. So far, I have no regrets. I'm running a 347, Trick flow heads, custom grind cam, ProSystems carb, etc. with a top loader. I may see the drag strip once or twice a year, but my priority is to enjoy driving it.
  15. Does your AC system have an option for recirc, or fresh air? If it's on the fresh air setting, that will allow flow through the vents at speed.
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