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Freddie's Transplant

Posted September 18th, 2009 at 03:22 PM by MacDee

Sept 18, 2009:
As stated in the Forum, my '63 hardtop is about to get a 200 plus C4 replacing its 170 and Ford-o-matic 2spd. The 200 will get Classic Inlines new aluminum head and intake with 390-cfm 4-barrel carb, 274-degree cam, headers and Pertonix Ignitor II ignition. The C4 is getting a full re-build with shift kit and 2600-rpm-stall torque converter.
My buddy Carter Burns is building the engine and I am doing my best at rebuilding the trans. All parts are acquired, and everything...
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170 Build

Posted September 18th, 2009 at 12:02 PM by Nathan289
Updated September 18th, 2009 at 02:02 PM by pbrown

I recieved a free 170 and another 2.77 trans amoung many other free parts.

The 1962 ranchero engine smokes a little and there is a knocking sound which might be rod knock or it could be fuel pump. Don't really care as this is the excuse for that new motor I've been looking for..

So the 170 is out of a 1964 falcon futura hardtop. the owner did a tune up shortly before pulling the engine for a v-8 swap. The engine ran great and didn't smoke nor making noise.
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New Fuel Pump

Posted September 16th, 2009 at 11:15 PM by pbrown

I didn't get much Falcon time today. This will be brief.

I'm working on installing a new Mallory Comp 110 electric fuel pump and a new Fram canister 10 micron filter.

Jeff was kind enough to weld my brackets for me. I drilled all my holes this evening and have the pump mocked up. I'll get some black paint on there in the morning. I'll get the pump mounted to the car tomorrow evening.

I hope to have the pump finished tomorrow evening or Friday at the latest...
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Electrical Part Two

Posted September 15th, 2009 at 10:36 PM by pbrown

I was able to complete some of the grounding project this evening. I bought some #10 wire and then didn't use it.

I extended the heavy black wire on my MSD 6AL to the new ground point on the engine block. The MSD ground was actually a 14G so I used the same.

I ran a #8 wire from the MTX amp to the battery. It is probably overkill. The possitive wire is also #8 so at least they match.

I extended the fuel pump ground with another length of 14 gauge black wire...
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A little electrical cleanup.

Posted September 14th, 2009 at 10:10 PM by pbrown

Like many, I've fallen into that habit of installing electrical goodies in my car and grounding them to the nearest bolt or bare sheet metal. This came back to haunt me when I finally got around to connecting the stereo.

I have one of the Custom Autosound head units that is connected to a small MTX amp. The amp is located in the trunk and is grounded to the vertical spare tire brace. The head unit is grounded to the dash. I had a big surprise when I turned it on. The radio station I...
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