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1 hour ago, 392heminut said:

That's a beautiful car! Column shift is kinda rare for that particular setup!:thumbup:

Thanks! The column shift and no console is unusual on a GTX and this is the only one I’ve seen with dual sport mirrors (no joystick on the driver’s side door to adjust the mirror). The fender tag is coded for the mirrors, Air Grabber, AM/8 Track, tach, power steering and the red lower body stripe. I added the Performance Hood Paint because it looks so badass on a black car. 
 

In August I’ll have owned it for 39 years

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Working on my 1965 Ford Custom.  For those who are not old Ford guys - the "Custom" was the most basic trim package on the Galaxie body style.  They got sold as delivery vehicles, cop cars, cabs, etc.   Mine is a 2 door post car that was my best friend's first car.   We spent lots of time wrenching on it when we were teenagers and later in life when I was looking for a pre '67 car (pre-emissions) he sold it to me.  The same ZZ Top keychain and fuzzy dice are hanging from the rear-view mirror.  It is getting a gen 2 coyote 5.0 (the new mustang engines) and a couple of small turbos.  It should be a handful when it runs. 

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2 hours ago, BigNate said:

Working on my 1965 Ford Custom.  For those who are not old Ford guys - the "Custom" was the most basic trim package on the Galaxie body style.  They got sold as delivery vehicles, cop cars, cabs, etc.   Mine is a 2 door post car that was my best friend's first car.   We spent lots of time wrenching on it when we were teenagers and later in life when I was looking for a pre '67 car (pre-emissions) he sold it to me.  The same ZZ Top keychain and fuzzy dice are hanging from the rear-view mirror.  It is getting a gen 2 coyote 5.0 (the new mustang engines) and a couple of small turbos.  It should be a handful when it runs. 

Nice! If you haven’t bought the engine yet try to get a Gen three motor, it has a third injector in the direct injection that cleans the valves. That deserves a build thread!

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31 minutes ago, edgecrusher said:

Nice! If you haven’t bought the engine yet try to get a Gen three motor, it has a third injector in the direct injection that cleans the valves. That deserves a build thread!

I've got the engine already...   Truck Gen 2 with mustang cams, Boundary OPG and sprocket, etc...    Turbos are little 57mm units with maps that run out to about 500HP of air each - with 400HP of air in the high efficiency area of the map.  Planning to tune to about 700 initially and then creep towards 800 whp and end there... until that stops terrifying me and I decide to build a forged internals coyote.   I "MIGHT" go gen 3 at that point - although I'm not sure that the headache of the direct injection is worth what I'd get out of it at that point.   Lots and lots of work to do before I'm even considering the next engine.   The coyote is HUGE up top - bigger / wider than the FE (352) that came out of the car so I'm hacking away at the frame rails (in front of the suspension) and working on fabbing in rack and pinion.  The 6R80 is big too - likely going to have to cut the transmission tunnel as well.  After that header fab and then the big suck of wiring and other non-mechanical stuff. 

For now - I'm mostly stalled because cutting and welding in a non-air-conditioned garage in Phoenix in the summer is somewhere between "this sucks a lot" and "you're gonna die..."   I'll get after it again in October... 🙂

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10 hours ago, DNP said:

This sucks a lot and you’re gonna die…isn’t that the phrase on the Welcome to Phoenix sign?

Only in the summer, once all the Snowbirds are gone.  They hide that sign again in the fall, to get the Snowbirds to come back.

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