Yet another winter/summer/winter project...SOLD

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Yet another winter/summer/winter project...SOLD

Postby codguy » August 23rd 2015, 12:15pm

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Putting a modern engine/steering/brake system in my '51 Victoria. Started in December and will finish it in a few months give or take (yeah right, sure I will).

Pics are of the car in my shop with front end/suspension complete and a mock up engine installed. It will end up with a mild/stockish fuel injected 347ci small block Ford stroker motor and a Ford slushbox.

Wanted to go this route with the Victoria for longer distance travel (Reno, Vegas, etc., etc.) and to free up the flathead block to build a supercharged FH engine for my Tudor Deluxe (thus allowing me to drive it with the original flathead in the mean time).






My '51 siblings together:
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The front body work pulled (can remove in one piece like my Comp Eliminator):


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Damn I still have a bunch to do (note to self, get the GF to clean this fucking place up):



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Will keep those that actually gives a shit updated with this project .





To bore the members even more..... Here is my winter/summer/winter/summer/winter/summer/winter/summer/winter/summer project car;

Second owner '67 Fairlane, completely stock when I bought it from a close friend, lots of mods now to both body and chassis.
Four link rear suspension, Mustang 2 front, extensive body mods (those that know can see), etc, etc.
I built a twin turbo 347 Ford small block for it that will push over 900RWHP (just because) and it will be coupled to a Tremec 6 speed gearbox.

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And I suppose I should get rid of this pile of dust which I think I'll name Cecil...


A 2009 Spitzer in its cannibalized state, two dragsters removed from my current one.

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I apologize in advance for the obvious waste of band width.




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Re: Yet another winter/summer/winter project

Postby spanky1 » August 23rd 2015, 12:32pm

Well Done; You're a talented guy.
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Re: Yet another winter/summer/winter project

Postby Nuvolari » August 23rd 2015, 12:46pm

Awesome post! I love every damn one of them! Power steering... And then just power. Love it.

Victoria - waaay cool! Small chassis + large motor = perfection, particularly with disc brakes. (Next up, might I suggest 428C/J into a mid-50s Consul)

Fairlane - boi-oi-oi-oi-oiiiing!

How do you get to the 347ci displacement? 302 block/heads & Windsor/Cleveland crank?

Definitely keep the updates coming, damn it!

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Re: Yet another winter/summer/winter project

Postby fatman » August 23rd 2015, 1:15pm

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Re: Yet another winter/summer/winter project

Postby catnap » August 23rd 2015, 1:28pm

^^that^^
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Re: Yet another winter/summer/winter project

Postby smellody » August 23rd 2015, 1:51pm

Cool stuff!
   
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Re: Yet another winter/summer/winter project

Postby TemerityB » August 23rd 2015, 1:59pm

That duo is as gorgeous as your avatar - and that's saying something.

And Spanky's right; we have some really varied talents here. Gotta be impressed.
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Re: Yet another winter/summer/winter project

Postby Mark1 » August 23rd 2015, 2:02pm

A friend of mine in high school had a 67 Fairlane with a 390, the same red color it looks like yours started out in. If you hang Cecil on the wall you'll free up some floor space for your current projects-just saying.
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Re: Yet another winter/summer/winter project

Postby jb182 » August 23rd 2015, 3:03pm

I don't know a damn thing about cars, other than how to drive and fill then with gas and I am very impressed. I love reading posts about things other than watches about which people are passionate.
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Re: Yet another winter/summer/winter project

Postby hcharles » August 24th 2015, 11:15am

Great cars. The shoebox fords are fantastic. The Vicky is awesome, first year model. Keep us posted. Love the blue ovals.
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Re: Yet another winter/summer/winter project

Postby jason_recliner » August 24th 2015, 12:46pm

Dibs on the Fairlane.
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Re: Yet another winter/summer/winter project

Postby svaglic » August 25th 2015, 10:01am

I love seeing the talents of making something new again. I don't have that talent, but I am impressed when I see it happening. I would enjoy seeing updates. I don't understand the mechanics of things, so picture heavy to add to your descriptions would be great. If you have a talent, flaunt it.
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Re: Yet another winter/summer/winter project

Postby codguy » August 25th 2015, 10:35am

Thanks all, will try to do some additional documentation as I progress (though I would rather be wrenching when I make the time).


Nuvolari wrote: How do you get to the 347ci displacement? 302 block/heads & Windsor/Cleveland crank?

Yep, base 302 engine.
The early 347ci stroker motors use to use ground Cleveland cranks. Not the case anymore because all serious crankshaft manufacturers now offer their own cast and billet varieties for this popular displacement.
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Re: Yet another winter/summer/winter project

Postby gerdson » August 25th 2015, 12:51pm

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Re: Yet another winter/summer/winter project

Postby codguy » February 20th 2016, 6:06pm

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No in between pics from the original post (rather wrench than photogragh), here is Miss Vicky with her new 347ci engine and front body work reinstalled.



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Lowered the stance by 2 or so inches, still contemplating which route I want to go with for wheels and tires.



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For the youngsters here, that thing on top is called a carburetor, I used it to run the engine on a stand before installation here.
My original plan was to run fuel injection but might simply swap out this carb for a larger one and call it good.

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And I still need to get the GF to clean this place up!
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Re: Yet another winter/summer/winter project

Postby biglove » February 20th 2016, 6:38pm

I, too, am not a mechanical sort. Replacing a battery is about as far as I can get without doing damage.

Respect for the talent, patience and dedication that work like this requires.

Do you do body, engine builds, everything?
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Re: Yet another winter/summer/winter project

Postby tiktok » February 20th 2016, 7:21pm

Big respect...excellent skills and hard labor.
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Re: Yet another winter/summer/winter project

Postby conjurer » February 20th 2016, 7:42pm

That's mighty fucking impressive, cod. This is why you're the wheel man when we have to make a deposit in the Barrens.
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Re: Yet another winter/summer/winter project

Postby 3Flushes » February 20th 2016, 10:20pm

Those Dagmars are looking mighty perky in their new stance. She's beautiful; you're an animal, man.
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Re: Yet another winter/summer/winter project

Postby fatman » February 20th 2016, 10:20pm

Those valve covers are right in so many ways.
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Re: Yet another winter/summer/winter project

Postby Wasp » February 21st 2016, 9:21am

Brings to mind Morts Dance Card.
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Very nice build.

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Re: Yet another winter/summer/winter project

Postby Racer-X » February 21st 2016, 9:30am

Amazing project. Really like that car too much less coming to own two of them.
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Re: Yet another winter/summer/winter project

Postby Falstaff » February 21st 2016, 11:13am

That black'un would look sharp in vintage Highway Patrol livery - Big fishin' pole radio antenna curved back over to the front - spotlights on the doors....
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Re: Yet another winter/summer/winter project...SOLD

Postby codguy » August 15th 2017, 4:23am

So long Miss Victoria....

Was a fun build but someone needed it more than me and opened up their large wallet.
Car is staying in Washington State so I'll still see her from time to time. Now to get a blower on the flathead of my two door deluxe.........

and perhaps a fishing pole antenna.
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Re: Yet another winter/summer/winter project...SOLD

Postby biglove » August 15th 2017, 4:38am

codguy wrote:So long Miss Victoria....

Was a fun build but someone needed it more than me and opened up their large wallet.
Car is staying in Washington State so I'll still see her from time to time. Now to get a blower on the flathead of my two door deluxe.........

and perhaps a fishing pole antenna.


Takes a lot of talent and dedication to undertake such a project.

Kudos to you for the sale.
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