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  1. #586
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    I think you son was out jumping some curbs!

    I guess they just don’t make rubber the way they used to.

    At least it happened in your garage and not on the way to/from a show.

    Speaking of repairs, are you willing to lend out the spring compressor you picked up for your front end rebuild?

    Jeff Watson
    Seattle, WA
    '63 Tudor Wagon (170 - 3 spd.)

  2. #587
    Maybe the rubber was dry rotted and one broke while you were driving last and then the other just let go to be cooperative.

    Jeff, if you need a spring compressor sooner than Don can supply it - I have a couple. I've got the typical internal (I've shortened/modified for Falcons) and an external type I've yet to ever use, but would probably be the easier to use, but would maybe require removing the spring shield under the fender.
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    Roger Moore

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



  3. #588
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    Thanks Roger and I will take you up on it. Maybe the internal one you had luck with in the past. Can you bring to our September meeting?

    Jeff Watson
    Seattle, WA
    '63 Tudor Wagon (170 - 3 spd.)

  4. #589

    Jeff's muffler

    Hello, Don.

    Comment: Wow! Your car is clean underneath.

    Question: What is the piece of tape on the right side of the gas tank? Is it a heat shield? Where did you get that?

    Thanks, Dennis.

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    Last edited by ew1usnr; September 9th, 2018 at 04:59 AM.
    Dennis Pierson
    Tampa, FL
    "The Wonder Falcon"

    '63 Futura Hardtop (260, Ford-O-Matic, bench seat)

  5. #590
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    Hi Dennis!
    Sorry to take so long to reply...life has been crazy lately with a funeral and work- I helped sell my employer...but the good news is I should be back home and to the falcon this fall.
    Yes, itís a heat barrier tape. Iím pretty sure I bought it at Autozone. The original gas tank had an indentation for the muffler but it was around $250 more to buy one with that indentation. So, I went with the cheaper tank only to find out the muffler didnít fit. So, the muffler is also smaller- and I put the heat tape on there as an added measure.
    Don Bartlett
    Federal Way, WA
    61 Four Door Sedan
    144-6, 3 on the tree



  6. #591
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    Got the muffler hangers done today. The picture doesnít do it justice- makes it look a bit warped, but the guy did a great job. Nice rubber bushings up top and strong enough to hang on- and itís not going to bump the gas tank any more.
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    Don Bartlett
    Federal Way, WA
    61 Four Door Sedan
    144-6, 3 on the tree



  7. #592
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    Moving home

    Got my tickets back home guys...Iím going to have to visit back and forth now and then for the next few month but it sure will be nice to be home.
    Anyone know where to find the summer show schedule??
    It would be nice to tidy up the last few things and show off all the work we did at least once or twice.
    Where is our falcon regional this year?
    Don Bartlett
    Federal Way, WA
    61 Four Door Sedan
    144-6, 3 on the tree



  8. #593
    I'm sure it'll be good to be home. Hopefully we have decent enough weather soon to drive our cars around a bit.

    I use this schedule, which is pretty complete:

    http://www.cruzinmag.com/calendar.html

    We'll have a meeting on March 20 and maybe we can do an early spring cruise somewhere after that. I've not heard anything about a mini this year, but it's probably coming back round to us again... should we decide to.
    Roger Moore

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



  9. #594
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    Wow, that’s a huge list! Any thoughts on the best local shows for mine other than our falcon specific shows?
    Definitely looking forward to a little club cruise to catch up with you guys again...weather permitting of course.
    Last edited by dhbfaster; February 9th, 2019 at 03:24 AM.
    Don Bartlett
    Federal Way, WA
    61 Four Door Sedan
    144-6, 3 on the tree



  10. #595
    We ought to go have a little snow cruise. That would be fun.

    Cruzin's list is long, but not so bad if you weed out the non-local events.
    Roger Moore

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



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