Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Re: Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Post by Allen68 » 14 Mar 2017, 12:33

Is it a manual shift? Those are a blast to drive!

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Post by Gyrhead » 14 Mar 2017, 14:08

It is an auto - which is why it sold so cheaply.

5 speed conversion is step 2, and a days work.
1971 Cougar XR-7 Convertible 351C 4V, 4 speed (medium well done 😥)
1970 Torino Cobra J-Code 429CJ Shaker 4 Speed -1 of 22 black/red
2016 Mustang GT350 Chassis #2710
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Post by 93RGTE » 15 Mar 2017, 09:02

Those are a blast to drive!
+1

Very cool car, and a great project for you and your son!
Gary

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Post by Gyrhead » 15 Mar 2017, 09:08

Thanks Gary! My boy seems pretty psyched about it. Initially he wanted an import, which I'm not opposed to - but first he needs a cheaper, simpler platform on which to gain experience. The 5.0 checks the right boxes on that front!
1971 Cougar XR-7 Convertible 351C 4V, 4 speed (medium well done 😥)
1970 Torino Cobra J-Code 429CJ Shaker 4 Speed -1 of 22 black/red
2016 Mustang GT350 Chassis #2710
1988 Mustang 5.0 LX Coupe
2002 Porsche 911 3.6 Carrera
2017 Honda Civic Si
2017 VW Jetta GLI
2013 VW GTI (Unitronic Stage 1+ tune 260 HP / 295 ft/lbs - second fastest car in the fleet)

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Re: Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Post by R Code » 15 Mar 2017, 14:06

Gyrhead wrote:
15 Mar 2017, 09:08
Thanks Gary! My boy seems pretty psyched about it. Initially he wanted an import, which I'm not opposed to - but first he needs a cheaper, simpler platform on which to gain experience. The 5.0 checks the right boxes on that front!
That looks like a great project for you and your son Tom!
- Chris

1967 Std 4 speed conversion
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Post by Gyrhead » 15 Mar 2017, 15:42

Chris, we shall see. Talk is cheap when it comes to project cars. Whether he's willing to learn the ropes and put in the work effort remains to be seen. So far, he seems committed - but if this turns into a Father-Father project, then I'll just take it under imminent domain....😀
1971 Cougar XR-7 Convertible 351C 4V, 4 speed (medium well done 😥)
1970 Torino Cobra J-Code 429CJ Shaker 4 Speed -1 of 22 black/red
2016 Mustang GT350 Chassis #2710
1988 Mustang 5.0 LX Coupe
2002 Porsche 911 3.6 Carrera
2017 Honda Civic Si
2017 VW Jetta GLI
2013 VW GTI (Unitronic Stage 1+ tune 260 HP / 295 ft/lbs - second fastest car in the fleet)

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Re: Time to come clean / spill the beans

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Post by guitar74 » 16 Mar 2017, 09:07

Gyrhead wrote:
15 Mar 2017, 15:42
Chris, we shall see. Talk is cheap when it comes to project cars. Whether he's willing to learn the ropes and put in the work effort remains to be seen. So far, he seems committed - but if this turns into a Father-Father project, then I'll just take it under imminent domain....😀
Hear! Hear!

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Post by Local Hero » 16 Mar 2017, 11:25

Gyrhead wrote:
15 Mar 2017, 15:42
Chris, we shall see. Talk is cheap when it comes to project cars. Whether he's willing to learn the ropes and put in the work effort remains to be seen. So far, he seems committed - but if this turns into a Father-Father project, then I'll just take it under imminent domain....😀
That's how I ended up with my Wagon project. The Dad was building it for his son. Son agreed to help and either get a job or go to school. He chose to do neither so the Dad took it back and onto Craigslist it went. Then it went home with me. :thumbup:

Good luck on the Mustang project.
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Post by R Code » 17 Mar 2017, 09:05

My oldest would LOSE HIS MIND if I brought home a project like that. He'd probably even hug me (and he's far too cool for anything but a bro hug these days).

Instead, in Dec. I brought home an '04 MDX (175k, 2 owners) that needed a PS pump & a lot of detailing. He provided the labor, & I sprung for a set of Blizzaks, LOL.

Tonight, he's driving me & his brother to VT for a guys ski weekend. Seems like just yesterday we were building Pinewood Derby cars together...
- Chris

1967 Std 4 speed conversion
1969 XR-7 "R Code" Convertible
1989 Merkur XR4Ti

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Post by Gyrhead » 17 Mar 2017, 16:22

R Code wrote:
17 Mar 2017, 09:05
My oldest would LOSE HIS MIND if I brought home a project like that. He'd probably even hug me (and he's far too cool for anything but a bro hug these days).

Instead, in Dec. I brought home an '04 MDX (175k, 2 owners) that needed a PS pump & a lot of detailing. He provided the labor, & I sprung for a set of Blizzaks, LOL.

Tonight, he's driving me & his brother to VT for a guys ski weekend. Seems like just yesterday we were building Pinewood Derby cars together...
Man I know THAT feeling. My boys were born, I blinked and suddenly they were grown. Bittersweet.
1971 Cougar XR-7 Convertible 351C 4V, 4 speed (medium well done 😥)
1970 Torino Cobra J-Code 429CJ Shaker 4 Speed -1 of 22 black/red
2016 Mustang GT350 Chassis #2710
1988 Mustang 5.0 LX Coupe
2002 Porsche 911 3.6 Carrera
2017 Honda Civic Si
2017 VW Jetta GLI
2013 VW GTI (Unitronic Stage 1+ tune 260 HP / 295 ft/lbs - second fastest car in the fleet)

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