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Old 05-18-2022, 12:16 PM
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Keep up the good work, ZZ.
When I was younger and 'hillbillyer' I put an FE motor with a manual clutch in a seventies something truck. When I put the headers on the throwout bearing linkage caught on the collector flange, just like yours did, so I strapped a kitchen knife on the collector end over the flange to guide the linkage past the flange without making much noise.
I think the headers were Blackjacks, and not high quality.
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Old 05-18-2022, 01:10 PM
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Moving right along on this one!!!! Love it!!
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Old 05-18-2022, 07:25 PM
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A full day of fab and the trans tunnel is done, covering up the big 'ol truck tranny, trying to keep it as close to the housing as possible so I can have room to put the gas pedal in there and get my clodhopper on it

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Old 05-18-2022, 09:37 PM
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Keep up the good work, ZZ.
When I was younger and 'hillbillyer' I put an FE motor with a manual clutch in a seventies something truck. When I put the headers on the throwout bearing linkage caught on the collector flange, just like yours did, so I strapped a kitchen knife on the collector end over the flange to guide the linkage past the flange without making much noise.
I think the headers were Blackjacks, and not high quality.
Ha, ha, good bush fix
These headers are Flowtech (Holley), obviously nothing was learned in the years between...
I put a set of headers on the 460 in my 79 F250 years ago, though it had a C6, same thing, both collectors were touching the bellhousing, one pipe even touched the starter, had to put some heat wrap between so it didn't cook...
I think its a conspiracy against Fords....
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Old 05-19-2022, 07:29 AM
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I done a LS swap on a big '93 Blazer and put a set of mid length headers on it, had to cut the ears off the transmission for them to work. Must not be just a Ford conspiracy
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Old 05-19-2022, 07:34 AM
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Looks great.
You are making record time on this one.
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Old 05-19-2022, 07:59 AM
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Old 05-19-2022, 07:30 PM
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More recycled parts mounted, F100 gas pedal, old school with a rod to the carb instead of one of them newfangled cables.. Grafted the 34 Caddy stick to the Ford stub, managed to put a curve in the top end without damaging the 88 year old chrome . E brake handle of unknown origin mounted, looks right at home



Got the rear cab skin tacked on, the back is not totally flat, gave it a slight curve to fight the 'oil can effect', it will get caulked to the inner structure to further tighten it up. Working on the quarter window shape and placement...

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Old 05-20-2022, 07:22 PM
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Got one of the quarter windows framed in. For the frame, I made buck from the cutout piece, wrapped it with a 1" sheet metal strip and formed a piece of 1/8 x 3/4 angle iron around it with the torch.

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Old 05-20-2022, 09:22 PM
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