View Full Version : 1964 Sprint

03-01-2009, 10:54 PM
I just accuired this little gem. its the same car i used to drive in high school. i will prob be here alot now looking for help and ideas.
Shes a little rough but i promise it will change soon.

Jeff W
03-01-2009, 11:00 PM
Looks like a nice solid foundation to start on. What is the little yellow car I can just see in the background?

Jerry Kirby
03-02-2009, 11:55 AM
I am having deja vu all over again. Looks like my '65 did 3 years ago. At least you have got some body work done. Keep us informed on how you are progressing. You will find this group very helpful.

Jerry Kirby

03-04-2009, 10:36 PM
Welcome and good luck on the project!![thumb]

03-04-2009, 11:03 PM
Ah... piece of cake! [thumb]

Wish I could find the car I drove in High-School, but no doubt it got crushed or something after I moved up here. Sold it (62 Futura) in '79.

Do yourself a favor and strip it of everything and clean-clean-clean, seal, prime, paint and then reassemble. Nothing worse than stepping over stuff already done to do something else later on. Good luck!

03-15-2009, 02:21 PM
Nice - a bucket seat 4speed car! Is it a Sprint? Wish I had my HS car too, but know it went into good hands. I agree with Roger - I'm doing the "fix things as you have time while you drive it" restoration, and can't count how many times I've had my interior and front end apart!

03-17-2009, 09:02 PM
I watched my friend stumble over his Mustang for almost 6 years and finally (out of sheer frustration) had to abscond of it and do exactly what I said. I did more in the 6 months I had it in my garage than he could have ever done doing it the other way. May seem daunting once you get it that far down, but sure makes assembly so much easier.

03-21-2009, 12:29 PM
Roger - please tell me he didn't sell it after you did all the work!

03-28-2009, 01:38 AM
302 30 over, KB flat tops, chevy 400 conecting rods shaved and balanced,
motor was built by a friends dad( he is a areospace macinest nor boeing)
the motor should rev high and get the job done
My heads are 1966 289 heads
Heads Have Been Cleaned, Magnafluxed, And Bead Blasted.
Machined For Bronze Valve Guide Liners.
All Valve Guides Machined For Positive Style Seals.
Exhaust Valve Seats Machined For Hardened Inserts.
Valve Seats Enlarged For 1.940" Intake And 1.600" Exhaust Valves.
Three Angle Valve Job Performed.
Valve Job Blended Into Port With 75 Degree Cutter.
Machined For Screw-In Studs And Guideplates.
Head Gasket Surface Milled .030".
Final Chamber Size Is 54.0 cc.

New Parts As Follows:
(8) 1.940" Stainless Steel, Swirl Polished, Single Groove Intake Valves.
(8) 1.600" Stainless Steel, Swirl Polished, Single Groove Exhaust Valves.
(16) Bronze Valve Guide Liners.
(16) Chrome Moly Spring Retainers.
(32) Hardened Valve Locks.
(16) Performance Valve Springs- These Have 110 Lbs. Seat Pressure And Are Good For Hydraulic And Many Mild Solid Lift Cams Up To .600" Lift.
(16) Positive Style Valve Seals.
(8) Hardened Exhaust Valve Seats. These Are Completely Compatible With Unleaded Or Leaded Fuel.
(16) 3/8" Screw-In Rocker Studs
(8) 5/16" Guideplates
Valves, Springs, Locks, Retainers, Seals, Guideplates, And Rocker Studs Are From PBM / Erson.

still on the fence about a cam, i have electric water pump billet small cap dist, 6al with timing controll, gear drive timing, air gap intake, still dont have a carb. I have a 4 speed munci an a 9 inch housing with 4.10 gears( i will prob change the gears)

first things first i need to go to state patroll. no title:doh:
after that i will start doing the work. if anyone out there knows about cams let me know a little info on what to look for. i want to go roller(block is a 91) what would be a good setup for street/strip app.?

03-28-2009, 11:29 PM
Roger - please tell me he didn't sell it after you did all the work!

Nope... though part of me wishes he would...

03-28-2009, 11:33 PM
Sounds like a lot of work there Jerry. Should be a nice runner. Personally I like the old-school method of building things. Make it as good as you can without making it look like you just bolted on a lot of new stuff. That's OK, mind you. Just like lifting the hood letting my mind go back into the 60's. Groovy like. :cool: