Look What Followed Me Home

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Re: Look What Followed Me Home

Post by devildog » 06 Feb 2014, 20:45

Awesome find, who could turn down a cherry like that! Little old lady, church on Sunday, not a myth after all... I love it, I just love it!
Greg - 1967 A code Field Car (didn't even have the luxury of a barn)

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Re: Look What Followed Me Home

Post by 1967 S Code » 06 Feb 2014, 21:15

Al what's the plan for the T-Bird? Will it replace the Dart as a daily driver?
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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance

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Al Bundy
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Re: Look What Followed Me Home

Post by Al Bundy » 07 Feb 2014, 06:09

Daily driver no. It's going to be completely refurbished, brakes, fuel system, seals, gaskets, etc. Then it will be a weekend cruiser. I may even drive it to Carlisle this year.

I just realized, I have a black T-Bird and a black Cougar. If I keep going I could be like the poor man version of Team Sho Air!
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

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Re: Look What Followed Me Home

Post by 9F91H581221 » 04 Mar 2014, 21:15

Al Bundy wrote:390 4v. And some dumb ass has filled all that space with cars and parts. I don't save old newspapers and empty pizza boxes, but I may have a problem. :bloated:

HA! No problem. Throw it away, give it away, get rid of it cause I think you don't need it. If these hoarder experts came in and told me that I have a problem, I would tell them to empty out their savings account. Minimalists that hoard money----what hypocrits.

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Re: Look What Followed Me Home

Post by Al Bundy » 05 Mar 2014, 05:48

I wish I had a money hoard. I'd spend it on car and car parts! :buck:
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

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Re: Look What Followed Me Home

Post by 9F91H581221 » 05 Mar 2014, 06:56

Money has a nice intricate design, but I much prefer to convert that into cars and car parts. Or trucks, buses, equipment and glorious tools.

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Re: Look What Followed Me Home

Post by MercuryDon » 08 Mar 2014, 01:06

Nice Bird ! That happened to me awhile back.
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68 427 GTE-XR7 Dk Blue/Dk Blue(1 of 3 Color/trim) C6 3.50TL
68 390 4V XR7G Dk Blue/Dk Blue w/Sunroof C6 3.25TL
69 428SCJ 4spd XR7 Conv't.White/Aqua 12K miles(1 of 1 with 4.30DL)
69 428CJ 4Spd Cyclone CJ Maroon/Blk 29K miles 3.50TL
68 390 4V Cyclone GT. Madras/White C6 3.00 (Introductory Show unit)
69 390 4Spd XR7 Sunroof Med.Lime/Dark Ivy 3.00
68 390 4V Cyclone GT White/Red C6 3.25
04 Cobra Conv't.4.6 DOHC Supercharged Blk/Grey 3.50TL
70 390 Javelin SST Big Bad Grn/Blk 700R4 4.10 Dana 44
98 Dakota R/T 5.9 Std Cab Blue/Grey(1 of 32) 3.91SG
71 Thunderbird 429 w/suicide doors Copper/Drk.Brn 2.75
06 Dodge SRT10. 11k miles 488 cube Viper V10. 505hp. 6 spd. 4.10SG

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Re: Look What Followed Me Home

Post by Al Bundy » 08 Mar 2014, 05:51

A 429 and suicide doors. Gotta love that.
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

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Re: Look What Followed Me Home

Post by Art » 08 Mar 2014, 10:54

MercuryDon wrote:Nice Bird ! That happened to me awhile back.
My mom had a 70 black on black. Had the best factory stereo I've ever heard. Led Zeppelin has never sounded as good.
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Quick Update

Post by Al Bundy » 10 May 2014, 08:41

Just so everyone doesn't think I buy cars to park in my garage never to be seen again I thought I'd post some progress. I don't have any photo documentation since the whole idea of free time is kicking my butt. I consider myself lucky just to be able to get some work done.

Started by pulling the plugs and spraying some lubricant in the cylinders. The plugs were extremely tight and required a breaker bar to get them loose. Then I pulled the valve covers off, no surprise that they required a good bit of prying to break them loose. At this point there was a bit of concern since the oil was extremely runny and stunk like fuel. After putting in some fresh stuff and a new filter, hooked up a battery and crossed my fingers. I was afraid the cylinders might have been washed from all the fuel and locked everything up from sitting for so long. Probably should have just tried to turn it by hand, but I figured it would spin over or it wouldn't. And the top end looked pretty good so I wasn't really worried about anything there. Hit the key and it spun nice and easy.

Last night came new plugs and plug wires. I already new there was good spark since the coil wire was off the previous session. Originally I wasn't even going to try before the carb was rebuilt. The kit is on order but I don't have it yet. And patience is not one of my strong suits. So I figured why not. The fuel line was already unhooked by the yahoos that tried to get it running years ago. So I didn't have to worry about sucking up any 35 year old crap into the carb. I'm not sure exactly what they had done, but I knew the carb had been left dry. I filled the carb with fuel, oiled the top end again, just to be sure. It was oiling properly but a little slow. Gave my youngest the honor of turning the key. To my surprise it turned over twice and fired right up. Lifters were a little noisy but after 20-30 seconds they quieted down. Runs unbelievably smooth considering it sat for 35 years. Though I did discover that I'll be needing a new radiator.

Today's agenda includes testing the fuel pump and looking over the brakes to see what I need to do to get it to stop. The master cylinder looks pretty crusty on the outside. I had already planned on replacing everything, but I didn't think about the master. Going to get one ordered today. I'm pretty sure that's nothing NAPA will have in stock. I don't know why these places won't keep parts for 50 year old vehicles on the shelves.
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

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