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12-27-2010, 09:47 PM
Here's my blue one. The engine is tired but running, and she's pretty
rust free. A much better place to start.





BillP 98201
12-28-2010, 08:28 AM
Tell us how u picked it up. What drive train? Nice bird Ed!

12-28-2010, 01:13 PM
I got it from a guy who's main business seems to be old Ford interiors. ( Lucky me. ) I probably paid more than it's worth, but I was looking at 6 or 7 months of work already done for me, so... He got it from someone in Federal
Way who brought it up from California ( where it was built ) as a project car.

It's a factory-built 260 / 4-speed Futura. Both are running, but not well.
Looks like factory suspension, with some maintenance done recently. At some point, someone bought the Sprint tach and installed it. Needs paint
badly, but no serious dents and no rust anywhere. I've been driving it to work this week, and everything works but the radio.

The foot wiper switch is operational, but I can't figure out where the washer bag fits in this engine compartment.

Jeff W
12-29-2010, 09:36 PM
It looks very nice. Solid base to build as you want.

12-31-2010, 07:34 PM
My evil plan is to keep driving it, and upgrade as I go. I suppose that's not going to work during powertrain teardowns and suspension renewal, but that's what I'm telling myself now.

Jeff W
01-01-2011, 12:18 PM
I think that's what many of us do. Drive and enjoy, but upgrade as money and time permits.

I'm sure you didn't overpay. In the end you will have just as much money in it as if you bought a heap and corrected the problems yourself.

I hope you can make it to this side of the water so we can se it in person... or we can meet you at eth summer cruise we are planning for a tour of Steve's ship in Sequim.

01-03-2011, 02:08 PM
Where are you at Ed??? Are you over here in no mans land as well??
I hope you guys do come over this summer for a visit.. Might sneak in some coating or maybe a sanding party????? Did I mention that body work sucks....?:doh:
By the way nice car. Like the ones that are in the almost done stage...

01-04-2011, 03:41 AM
I'm in Port Townsend, when I'm not in Seattle or travelling somewhere else. Work is still interfering with my life these days. I'll have to run over and see your shop - maybe we can schedule something with all the folks on the forum.

01-04-2011, 09:26 AM
Sounds good. Any of you are welcome any time...

01-05-2011, 07:31 PM
I got it from a guy who's main business seems to be old Ford interiors.

Sounds like Ed has met our friend Jake at Falcon Interiors..

Nice hardtop. And I can assure you, if you bought from Jake, you got a great price on it! :rolleyes: