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A modern radio for a '64?

Posted 02-02-2010 at 12:22 AM by Jim Petropulos

Need some advice.......I've been thinking of getting a modern AM-FM radio, for my '64. I've heard I would have to cut the dash to fit one in the original location.
I don't think that's a good idea if it means cutting the actual metal dash as well as the radio's plastic face plate ????
If it is just the plastic face plate that needs cut I don't mind doing that. Mine has a crack in it anyway.
I'd like to put a stock looking radio in the dash rather then a hidden one located somewhere...
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my first blog

Posted 02-01-2010 at 08:32 PM by tylers_62

hey guys. just thought i would try this out. my names tyler. planning on becoming a paid chapter member. ill be getting a 62 ranchero with a brand spanking new rebuilt 200 straight 6, speaking of which the break in oil change is approaching. tranny is going to the shop tomorrow, and hopefully it will be back in before my 18th birthday when i officially get the car. a little about me, i love cars. i love ford. i spend half of my day at sno isle technical school in a welding and fabrication shop so...
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Project Postponed - but Back In Business

Posted 10-04-2009 at 09:06 AM by MacDee
Updated 01-04-2010 at 06:16 AM by MacDee (Update)

Well, we had a setback....
The engine was all ready to go back together. We'd finished all the block machine work, did the final cleaning, applied rust inhibitor in the cylinders and deck in preparation for subsequent final assembly when the block fell off of the cart it was sitting on and hit the floor. At first it looked like there was no damage, but later while gapping the rings, it became apparent the #1 cylinder had been distorted by the blow.
We don't know yet if it is repairable....
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Worry List - Freddie's Transplant

Posted 09-28-2009 at 02:59 PM by MacDee
Updated 04-30-2010 at 11:51 AM by MacDee (Updated)

As I look through the steps required to swap Freddie's engine and trans, several make me very anxious. Those especially that include some sort of nebulous “beat to fit, paint to match” wording. The following are my worries, thoughts and progress reports on SOME of the steps. I will update this blog as progress continues.
Comments, suggestions and wisdom will be GREATLY APPRECIATED! (Gotta share my worry....)
21. Clean and detail engine bay and underside of hood. Pat has offered the...
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Task List - Freddie's Transplant

Posted 09-28-2009 at 02:30 PM by MacDee
Updated 04-30-2010 at 11:39 AM by MacDee

First Rule of Project Management: Define all tasks.
Took that to heart and did my best to think of everything that will need to be done to swap Freddie’s engine and tranny.

1. Drain/remove radiator
2. Remove hood
3. Disconnect battery
4. [delete "Remove regulator"]
5. Disconnect ignition
6. Disconnect throttle linkage
7. Disconnect fuel line
8. Disconnect speedometer cable at transmission
9. Disconnect transmission linkage...
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