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  1. I don't go to the movies much, but just saw the Ford vs Ferrari movie. Long overdue tribute to Ken Miles, who worked for Carroll Shelby, and drove the GT-40. Suggest seeing it in the theatre, the impact will be lost if you do Netflix or something at home. Highly recommended.
  2. Top one is the Buick, middle one is blow up of E Bird Base, bottom one is top of E Bird air cleaner.
  3. You could try and use an "E" Bird Air cleaner base. These are found on the '57 T-Birds with Dual Quads, and the Fairlane Police Interceptors. They are for the old 312 Y Block. I had an old Buick with dual quads. Each of the mid-60's GM mid size cars with dual quads used this style air cleaner. Pics attached.
  4. Nice Carbs Aka a Holley 2652, was used on 1963 and 1964 Ford/Mercury 406 and 427 engines, both in single and dual carb setups.
  5. MTF....nice Edmund Burke Quote.....
  6. Hudson Hornets actually had a really cool hood. Twin-H-Power!!
  7. I can't find any specs on runout. I always buy a SFI certified flex plate. The test specs are attached. There is no runout specified, but there is a high RPM test. A quick test is to place the flexplate on a flat surface, like a stainless steel workbench, crank side down. Mark the flexplate every 30 degrees around the outside, that will give you 12 measurement points. Measure the distance from the top of the flexplate surface to the workbench to see if they are within maybe ten thousandths. If not, consider a new flex plate. Once you torque it down, it will get worse. Hope this helps. Spec_29.1_082616.pdf
  8. Yeah, that was the big decision for me, I don't want the look to be all wheel, like a Gangster ride.... I think anything larger than 18" will have that look, unless you run a much taller tire in the rear. I wanted to keep the height of the tire around 25-1/2 inches.
  9. No, don't use a ballast resistor, or any original "resistor" wire. It needs the full 12 volts. See attached. frm33565_ready_to_run_add.pdf
  10. Here is the site where Peleton meets Mustang https://www.facebook.com/babesnstangs/
  11. Guns and Stangs…. gotta love it. Peleton...is that like a Mustang Mach E?
  12. Also suggest an idle adjustment. That looks like an old school Holley. Barnett has the right advice. If the engine is still idling after you back out the curb idle screw, then the primary transfer plates are exposed and you need to adjust the idle mixture screws. Plenty of YouTube and other Holley resources on how to do that. I use a Vacuum gauge.
  13. I used Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, I am very happy with them. Lot's of other stuff to consider, though, as others will point out. Engine's are essentially air pumps, so if you free up the heads, then intake manifold, exhaust/headers, and cam should be matched to make a happy engine package. There are lot's of heads out there that will work, and a lot of really good cast iron heads that may perform as well and fit your budget. Good luck.
  14. These are good heads, I have used them on the past on a 289, they were modified by an old drag racer who chain smoked and spent about a week at night grinding on them. Here is an old Ford Muscle article with a decent comparison on a couple options with the '69 heads. 1969 mach 1 had the right idea with the larger valves, makes a difference.... https://www.fordmuscle.com/archives/2000/05/heads/index1.php On my '68 302, I used a set of cast Iron GT-40 heads from a Ford Lightning. Cheap and great performance. Has O-ring head and gaskets to accommodate future supercharger......
  15. I am pretty sure they will fit. What size tire are you using? I am using Foose Knuckle wheels I am running 17" x 8" in the front with a 4.5" backspace and 245/45-17 I am running 18 x 9.5" in the back with a 5.5" backspace and 275/40-18 I also cut the axle bump stop off and did a gentle fender edge roll. I have plenty of room. I also have tubular front control arms (Global West +3) The control arms unequal length, and set back. This will allow you to dial in a lot of Caster without the typical front suspension tire interference when running fat tires. Good luck! Send some pics of those Ridlers...
  16. Ridge, check out some home-build aircraft stuff on YouTube. A lot of these small aircraft have carbon fiber parts.
  17. Wow...incredible. Cuomo is an asshole, just like his Dad and his brother. One of the many reasons I moved from the NJ/NY area to North Carolina. Lots of Christmas items here at the Concord Mills Mall by the Charlotte Motor Speedway: https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/SearchDisplay?categoryId=&storeId=715838534&catalogId=3074457345616676768&langId=-1&sType=SimpleSearch&resultCatEntryType=2&showResultsPage=true&searchSource=Q&pageView=&beginIndex=0&pageSize=24&searchTerm=ammunition#facet:&productBeginIndex:0&facetLimit:&orderBy:&pageView:grid&minPrice:&maxPrice:&pageSize:&
  18. Ridge, we should stop glorifying the idiot and recognize the outstanding job with the hood. It is awesome, and for sure, your creation. Thanks for documenting the process. I never realized how much work it was to produce high quality fiberglass products. Great job!
  19. Vicfreg

    Mustang Mach E

    Yeah, they can drive the electric car to the government grocery store (no food), on the way to drop their kids off at the government school (no education), and the go to work at the government labor camp where they can plug their car in for "free". Nice
  20. The C4 was in '64, the C5 in '82
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