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  1. Hi. New member here. A fellow forum member told me about this site, so I will be posting my project details here over the next months (years). My car is a "F" code 1970 convertible, originally a auto/AC car with power top. 2 years ago, I obtained the car from a storage building in Las Vegas, from a friend who had an older family member who had give up on the project. I loaded the car into a POD, and transported it back home to North Carolina. Over the past 2 years, I have been sorting and refinishing parts, and this week, had my friend at LatoRacing (forum member) come out and get the car to sort out the sheet metal work that needs to be done. I will post some pics of the find, the transport, and progress since I obtained the car, and once caught up with that, will have LatoRacing post pictures of the progress. Current plan is to build a Mach I style convertible, with a 393 stroker, C-6, 4 link rear, and rack and pinion/coil over front end. Engine, trans, and interior are done and ready to be installed. Look forward to documenting my project. Regards, Vic
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    Transmission coolers

    I intentionally used a radiator with no integral trans cooler, as I am running a Windsor based stroker, which will likely run hot, and also will be using the A/C in the summer. So, I wanted my transmission cooler to be totally separate from my engine cooling system. Fortunately, Fluidyne is located close to me in NASCAR country, and they used one of their standard sized cooler packages and slightly modified it so it would fit my car. I have two 5 inch fans that use a temperature sensor that is mounted directly in my transmission pan. I have a C-6, with a larger pan.
  3. As many of you have probably realized, the pictures I have posted, and many of you have posted over the years have been deleted. I have appealed to the site administrator for a resolution to this, with no real solution proposed. I ask you to check your own build/technical/other threads and see if you have suffered the same issue. I have spent countless hours posting pictures with my notes and ideas for other forum members to share. Now, all the words without the pictures are pretty much useless. Perhaps some of our members who are IT/computer/server/webpage savvy can help keep this forum alive. You can reply to me, but I can't fix the technology issues. Thanks Vic
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    1970 Convertible Restoration

    Mike, nice job on the compound radius...
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    The Bitch is Back!

    Yeah, thought that might be the case. Nice brake package for sure.
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    Transmission coolers

    Fluidyne 2 fan trans cooler at the bottom...
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    69 Mach 1 / 408W

    The holes in the hood for the hood scoop are very interesting.
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    The Bitch is Back!

    Why are the wheel spacers so thick? Are you using modern offset wheels?
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    69 Vert project

    Looking great! I can't believe the finish you have on the original brackets and pulley's.....is that powdercoat?
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    1970 Convertible Restoration

    Couldn't ditch the leaf springs, as I wanted to have a nice rear suspension, but also did not want to cut up the trunk floor/shock mount area of the car for a 4 link. These convertibles are not that common, so I am keeping it so it could be returned someday to OEM configuration. Yeah, Mike is the genius...I just think up the crazy idea (like a '70 with exhaust through the valence), and Mike somehow figures out how to do it.... Will be fun to see how it comes out...!
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    1970 Convertible Restoration

    Nice work. Now come the fun part....
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    Narrowed 8.8 rear end

    I have a 8.8 in my '68 and no need to narrow. I came out of a Ford Explorer with 3.73 gears, and disc brakes. Same width for the '69-'70
  13. I will send $100 for some more memory...
  14. I have the Saginaw pump on my 1968, and also installed on my 1970. I used the Borgeson supplied bracket on my '68, and CVF racing serpentine system on my '70. Details on my build thread.
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    1970 Convertible Restoration

    Mike, you were right, much nicer than the bent bar hanger...
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    1970 Convertible Restoration

    Way cool...
  17. I’ve had good luck with mine, but thanks for the feedback I’ll keep an eye on that seal Here is timing chain cover I used
  18. You are correct. This is why I did not use the Ford motor sport water pump, and went to an Edelbrock high flow pump. I ran the engine on the test stand in North Carolina in the summer and I appear to have plenty of cooling with 2-12” Maradyne NASCAR fans, PWM controller, and aluminum radiator
  19. See my post in the technical forum
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  24. See my post in the Technical Forum