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    Cleaning up Vikingblu

    I dont have many pics. Soon, maybe after the weekend.
    Dad never installed the outside rear view mirror, due to the misplaced gasket. I find driving on the freeway difficult without the mirror.
    So I made a gasket for the long base mirror and rummaged through 3 cans of chrome screws. Found two that fit well, and installed the rear view.
    Next the inside rear view mirror is floppy and sags after a few minutes. So thinking about a day night for the inside.
    Going to machine polish, glaze and maybe wax the hood. May just use the meguiars final inspection rather than wax. Its super easy and gives a nice luster.
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    Dave M
    1963 Ford Falcon Futura convertible 170ci auto.
    Arlington Wa

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    Polished and ready to go!
    Last edited by Vikingblu; August 3rd, 2013 at 02:27 AM. Reason: add photo
    Dave M
    1963 Ford Falcon Futura convertible 170ci auto.
    Arlington Wa

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    What a head turner, beautiful!
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    Thanks Gina. You have all set the bar very high,,, just tryIng to follow suit.
    Last edited by Vikingblu; August 3rd, 2013 at 09:19 AM. Reason: Spelling
    Dave M
    1963 Ford Falcon Futura convertible 170ci auto.
    Arlington Wa

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    Nice!

    Great looking round body you have there
    Bill Proctor .. 1963 Falcon Sprint. Looking forward to learning new things.

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    Very nice.

    Luigi says: "Black-wall tires, they blend into the pavement, but these white-wall tires, they say look at me, here I am, LOVE me."

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    Thanks for the likes.
    w/w had yellowed slightly over time. Scrubbed them twice.
    Dave M
    1963 Ford Falcon Futura convertible 170ci auto.
    Arlington Wa

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    Quote Originally Posted by ew1usnr View Post
    Luigi says: "Black-wall tires, they blend into the pavement, but these white-wall tires, they say look at me, here I am, LOVE me."
    Sorry Gina...
    Roger Moore

    63 "Flarechero"
    powered by: 347ci stroker | Tremec T5 | 8" 3:45 TracLoc rear



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    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by Luva65wagon View Post
    Sorry Gina...
    It's all good, black on the outside has always been my preference!
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    Radiator repair/replace.

    I am looking to repair or replace my 1963 Futura 6cyl auto, radiator. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
    Dave M
    1963 Ford Falcon Futura convertible 170ci auto.
    Arlington Wa

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    Replace it with what? V-8 swap or a bigger six or stock? Many ways you can go. I put a EFI 5.0 in mine. Patrick has a built 302 with EFI , and I think Kenny has a bigger 200 six in his. Let us know what your thinking and we can give you some tips.

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    Doghows,

    Repair/replace radiator... though i think adding a v8 would be better too
    Nathan and Jen Cooper
    63 Sprint Hardtop "Dollora"
    63 Super deluxe squire wagon "Mayble"
    * this spot is vacant for future project*

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    My bad, that's what I get for not waking up before I read this stuff...

    You could go stock but I upgraded to an aluminum champion radiator. Very affordable and works great...

    This is probably a more appropriate response..

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    I had a leaky 2-row radiator in my 6-cyl, so I went on-line and found a radiator supplier in Lynnwood, I believe (can't remember the name), that offered shipping. I ordered a "stock replacement" radiator and received a spanking new 3-row radiator. It was a tight fit between fan and bulkhead, but it went in! As I recall it was $100~ish.
    It had a crappy pet-cock that eventually needed to be replaced... at a cost of about $65.
    Gary MacDonald
    ROGER's...
    EX... '63 Hardtop
    Had...
    Scarebird front discs
    200 w/ CI alum head
    C4

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    I'm looking too...

    ...but after seeing a second Champion on Gene's spring a leak at the mini-regional I'm a bit skeptical of them (this was his second from them). So I'm in shopping mode at the moment too.
    Roger Moore

    63 "Flarechero"
    powered by: 347ci stroker | Tremec T5 | 8" 3:45 TracLoc rear



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