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    Upcoming tech day - 347 swap

    Hey all - In the next not-too-distant future I'll be receiving the 347 I ordered from Creb Engineering (in Rhode Island) who has started sending me pictures of the assembly work being done. He's shooting to finish it up in the next couple days.

    The tech day is being held at Gene Smith's (Smithkid) place in Puyallup at a date to be announced as soon as the motor arrives to Kenny (Redfalken) and Jeff (Jeff W) at their workplace (Starbucks, Seattle). If I were to set a tentative date, it would be Saturday the 22nd or 29th.

    Hopefully, due to parking limitations at Gene's, we can meet and I'll drive a lot of us there in my 7-passenger van, or we can meet outside his "gated community" ( ) and we'll all drive in in one vehicle. This will allow some to leave when they have to if I end up spending the night in his garage.

    If interested in helping, or even just watching to learn something you might not know, feel free to reply.
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    Roger Moore

    63 "Flarechero"
    powered by: 347ci | T5 | 8" TracLoc rear



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    For any newbies here not aware the back story, this motor is going into my '63 Ranchero, which currently has a 289/T5 in it. So it should be a pretty straight-forward swap.

    I've been collecting almost all the ancillary bits to make the best of our time; minimizing as much "pulling stuff off old motor to put on new motor" as possible. So I have a new intake, water pump, distributor, water outlet/thermostat here waiting already.
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    Roger Moore

    63 "Flarechero"
    powered by: 347ci | T5 | 8" TracLoc rear



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    Dang...this is going to be a good one. Iím trying to get a vision for what Geneís gated community is going to look like...
    Unfortunately, I just booked a work trip to China leaving on the 21st and returning on the 28th. The 29th Iíll be a bumbling zombie, but Iíll stop by if i can. Just donít let me touch anything if I do. Maybe I can do the pictures...
    Don Bartlett
    Federal Way, WA
    61 Four Door Sedan
    144-6, 3 on the tree



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    Speaking of pictures, here are a few more sent my way.
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    Roger Moore

    63 "Flarechero"
    powered by: 347ci | T5 | 8" TracLoc rear



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    It's done and shipping...

    on Monday to be received by Kenny and Jeff at their local coffee shop. I'm told, after a couple cups of their coffee, they'll be able to offload it by hand.

    It's not likely to make it for the weekend of the 22nd, so it's probably going to be the weekend of the 29th.
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    Roger Moore

    63 "Flarechero"
    powered by: 347ci | T5 | 8" TracLoc rear



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    We are ready. Send us tracking number and carrier when you get it. We will try not to drop this one.

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

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    Thanks Roger. I'm firming up my plans for it to take place the 29th & 30th. Would it be helpful for the pallet to come directly to my house from the coffee shop? Also, we could use my little truck if that would be a help.


    Gene Smith
    Fredrickson, WA
    '65 Ranchero Deluxe
    302, 4-Spd
    Granada Discs

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    Gene,

    Lets see what it is Kenny and Jeff receives, and when, and you and I can talk about it then.

    I got out there and got it out of the ghetto garage and cleaned it up, but of course the crappy ethanol carburetor disease had hit and I'm going to have to pull the carb and rebuild it so it's able to go to your place and run well on the new engine. I've been starting it every month, but ethanol is not friendly to carburetors at all.

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    Roger Moore

    63 "Flarechero"
    powered by: 347ci | T5 | 8" TracLoc rear



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    Roger, wow that looks like a lot of engine. Are you going to have to do anything to get the rear tires to stick to the ground?
    Don Bartlett
    Federal Way, WA
    61 Four Door Sedan
    144-6, 3 on the tree



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    Quote Originally Posted by Luva65wagon View Post
    Gene,

    Lets see what it is Kenny and Jeff receives, and when, and you and I can talk about it then.

    I got out there and got it out of the ghetto garage and cleaned it up, but of course the crappy ethanol carburetor disease had hit and I'm going to have to pull the carb and rebuild it so it's able to go to your place and run well on the new engine. I've been starting it every month, but ethanol is not friendly to carburetors at all.

    Font bowl:
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    Rear bowl:
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    Are there places over there that sell ethanol free gas? We have one in town. It's worth the extra cost in my mind.
    Scott Zimmerman


    '65 Falcon Futura 2 door hardtop, 289 V8

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    According to this website there are 314 places in Washington that sell ethanol free gas. I think I’ll try it next time.

    https://www.pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=WA
    Don Bartlett
    Federal Way, WA
    61 Four Door Sedan
    144-6, 3 on the tree



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    Kenny managed not to drop it!
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    Jeff Watson
    Seattle, WA
    '63 Tudor Wagon (170 - 3 spd.)

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    dhbfaster: According to this website there are 314 places in Washington that sell ethanol free gas. I think Iíll try it next time.
    I don't see one place close by. I'm going to be trying this stuff to see if it works well. Reviews are really good and it might be about the same cost (ethanol free is more costly) in the long run.

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    Jeff W: Kenny managed not to drop it!
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    Gene and I are heading over to see Jeff and Kenny at Starbucks Headquarters tomorrow to get it, and I'll follow Gene back to his place with the Ranchero and will begin the process of doing the swap. Haven't seen anyone here raising their hands to come out and participate (which looks to be this weekend, the 29th), so should be interesting if it's just Gene and I. But it's a direct swap for the most part, so should go pretty smoothly.
    Roger Moore

    63 "Flarechero"
    powered by: 347ci | T5 | 8" TracLoc rear



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    Whaaaaaaaaaaa?
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    Hilarious! must be an inside joke for the rebuilder.
    1965 Ranchero Deluxe
    factory 289 4 speed car

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