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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Jake's 65 B'cuda
« on: September 19, 2012, 03:51:43 AM »
Thanks Dana...  I do appreciate the input... Yes - adjustable rockers in the 273....   With the early 273, the intake bolts go in a a different angle than the later 273/318's...   makes after market intakes hard to fit and finding an original 4bbl intake is costly as well...  Supposedly I can run a drill thru a newer intake at the appropriate i've heard anyway.
If I understand it correctly, If I go with 318 rockers on the 273, just use the 318 push rods and a hydrallic cam/lifter package?
ragtopfury2012-09-19 12:13:44

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Jake's 65 B'cuda
« on: September 18, 2012, 04:44:04 AM »
I'll get ya all caught up on pics soon...  But we have the "big" body work done... need to start picking at the little stuff on the body now...  Front suspension is in and done, new brake lines fabbed, dual pot master cylinder conversion, rear brakes done and Scarebird front disc brake conversion,  Fuel tank is coated and in place, all floors from the firewall to the rear bumper have been coated on the inside.....  Haven't decided if we do the window frames then the dash and get the front/rear windshields in next - or start on the engine and trans....
We can go 1 of 3 ways on the engine - keeping in mind we're not building a street/strip car, just a daily driver....
--Try to save the frozen 273 that came out of it (sounds like a lot of machining depending on why it's froze) = exspensive
--  rebuild a known good 90k mile 318 from my 69 wanna bee project - theoretically less machining = less expensive
-- pull the already rebuild 23 years ago and never installed 318 from an 83 something from under the workbench = least expensive - especially since i didn't pay for it 23 years ago....

General Tech / any interest in a 73 Fury 4dr parts car?
« on: July 26, 2012, 05:07:26 PM »
That and it's only 15 minutes from home....   except I'm in Cape May thru Sunday...If he still has it Tuesday, I'm offering him $250 for it..... Word is the county is on his butt to get rid of it or pay fines - so it HAS to go....ragtopfury2012-07-26 22:08:42

General Tech / any interest in a 73 Fury 4dr parts car?
« on: July 26, 2012, 04:47:55 PM »
Quote from: POLARACO
Why make it a parts car then?

No title for it and the interior is trashed.......   I have a pair of 318's i can choose one of for his B'cuda, so really the 360 in this 73 would just be a bonus for us....   Figured if I part it out, we may make some dough to contribute to his know - offset some expense and tell the wife "I told ya it was a money maker"  (even if we only net $100 on

General Tech / any interest in a 73 Fury 4dr parts car?
« on: July 26, 2012, 08:29:12 AM »
I may be able to pick up a running 73 Fury 4dr, 360 for just a couple hundred bucks...  Thinking 360 donor for Jake's 65 B'cuda, disc brake swap donor if there is an interest, and the body and all trim seems really straight....   My question is, other than the discs and the 360, is there enough demand for the rest of it in pieces to aggrevate the wife with it in the driveway for a month or so while we take it apart???

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Jake's 65 B'cuda
« on: July 15, 2012, 03:49:00 PM »
Madea little progress today.... after a nearly 3week vacationand all the prep that went into that, we got the patch test fitted this afternoon on the lower right 1/ when I finally get it tacked in place.....

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Jake's 65 B'cuda
« on: May 22, 2012, 05:48:29 PM »
  I'm laying claim back to my thread again, you pirates!!!!!
Made a little progress tonight...   got the rear valance/trunk panel trimmed and test fitted...  ready to tack in place after we get the metal prepped behind it....

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Jake's 65 B'cuda
« on: May 14, 2012, 10:52:33 AM »
Quote from: POLARACO
Rob  Yer scarin me...... 

Rob?   I haven't been called "Rob" since Mom was mad at us kids and got our names confused when she yelled at us....
ragtopfury2012-05-14 15:54:03

General BS and Laughs / Carroll Shelby has passed away
« on: May 11, 2012, 05:45:51 PM »
Apparently he died last night....
A great loss to the Automotive world, for sure.....

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Jake's 65 B'cuda
« on: May 10, 2012, 07:14:42 AM »
Some progress was made Tues eve...  I have the front end kit ordered, the disc brake conversion is here, and we did the initial test fit of the right 1/4...  Did some more trimming and fitting - it is ready to be welded in place. It will need a lower patch, but that was expected.

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Jake's 65 B'cuda
« on: April 27, 2012, 04:21:00 AM »
As life happens, we have slowed down again - Spring sports/school -  but will still give a little update.....   Almost have the replacement 1/4 ready for it's first test fit (pics will be posted when we get there).  Depending on how smooth the new back door for the kitchen goes, will depend if we get to the test fit stage of the 1/4 or not this weekend....That and we HAVE to go ride Thomas the Tank Engine at the B&O RR on Sunday for Jake's lil bro...been 10 yrs since we've done  In the meantime, we are beginning to collect brake/suspension parts for when the major metal work is done so we'll have parts on hand to keep us moving. So far we have picked up Scarebird's disc brake conversion brackets, new calipers/rotors/pads/front hoses and rear shoes. Still need to pick up the dual master cylinder, steel lines all around and rear brake hardware. we also just recently (this week - like yeaterday) found a rust/dent free front valance, all the "Plymouth" letters for the trunk and the elusive reverse light lenses that were actually worth paying for.  I also want to have the front suspension kit on hand so we can do the whole front end at one time. Our shopping list for Carlisle in July is getting shorter........
We have a plan of attack - just need the time to execute said plan.

General Tech- - BRAKES / 73 New Yorker spindles will fit ??
« on: April 21, 2012, 04:12:09 PM »
So....  I can get the spindles and usable rotors for $125...  Are the caliper brackets part of the spidle, or are the bolt ons?  I ask because I have not seen them yet.
and to answer the "replace the ball joints while you are there" issue.... I only have ~6500 miles on the entire front end.......I should be good there.

General Tech- - BRAKES / 73 New Yorker spindles will fit ??
« on: April 10, 2012, 01:09:12 AM »
cool.. thanks!

General Tech- - BRAKES / 73 New Yorker spindles will fit ??
« on: April 09, 2012, 05:11:34 PM »
Can't remember the years of interchange....  will 73 NewYorker spindles/rotors/calipers be a direct bolt-on in place of my 69 Fury drum spindles????  Will they mount ot my ccurrent lower ball joints?

...edit....i just found my post from 2008 in relation to ding a disc conversion....  
ragtopfury2012-04-09 22:24:50

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Jake's 65 B'cuda
« on: March 26, 2012, 04:31:05 PM »
Also the past couple of days.... dropped it back on the ground, slid it to the left on a floor jack - amazing how easy they move when just an empty carcass - jacked back up on the stands, and removed the right 1/4. Still have some trimming to do, but progress is good......

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