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post #31 of 157 (permalink) Old 06-20-2019, 09:43 PM
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I wanted a gear drive since the first time a timing set came apart in an engine of mine, the ads offered a "quiet" and "noisy" options, and I learned the ultra-durable International Harvester engines had em. Thought about putting one in my Wicked Windsor build, but after watching what you went through...
In the end, there was nothing wrong with the gear drive nor did it did cause any problems. As I had originally said, no need to check cam end play with a flat tappet hydraulic cam. If I had stuck to my guns and just gone that way all would have been fine, but I had to cave into the peer (forum) pressure, and that messed things up. But this is a discussion for another thread.

When I purchased it back in the 80's, it was the thing to have. Like the big yellow traction bars and those huge yellow Accel coils you had to bolt to your firewall they were so big. Air shocks to raise the back of the car way up in the air!

And yes, my 1st Mustang had Keystone Klassics!

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post #32 of 157 (permalink) Old 06-20-2019, 09:55 PM
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I wanted a gear drive since the first time a timing set came apart in an engine of mine, the ads offered a "quiet" and "noisy" options, and I learned the ultra-durable International Harvester engines had em. Thought about putting one in my Wicked Windsor build, but after watching what you went through...


Iím cracking up on this thread....
Hilarious!! And awesome....

: #1, Blake: I love your car.... itís freaking awesome! And beautiful.....love the flames.

#2: Iíve wanted a gear drive since i was 14. Iím now 48. Lmao!
I just bought one off eBay for my cleveland for no other reason just to have one... probably not going to use it. My engine builder looked at me like I had a third eyeball in my forehead when I mentioned I bought one.
Keep in mind I have a brand new rollmaster unit on hand. And I still want to use the used gear drive. More noise the better... I want to, but probably wonít.

3# to each their own, as in mustangs and life. I donít care what you do with yours, and I couldnt care less if you donít like what Iím doing with mine!! Lmao
I respect each and everyoneís taste. I love them alll.

4# this thread is about anything thatís not my taste:
A) Stock Motors in And stock Cars
B) original air cleaners
C) white wall tires
D) that stupid plaid mat in trunk
E) cars that sound like sewing machines
F) a car that sits lower in back.
G) that dumb sticker on air cleaners

My local resto place calls me ďRicky RacerĒ and my name is Mike! He is a cool guy and he is kind of poking fun at me in a nice way. I e joy the banter.

Iím so guilty on some of this stuff mentioned above... but ya know, I bought this car, and Iím building it like I want.
And that includes it being a hot rod...... is what it is.

But if you want a bone stocker.... I love your car too....


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I also think that silverblueBP 's car is pretty good looking
Who took that picture @2nd 66?

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I basically agree with almost everything you listed except I like clean silver blue cars and white if it is a GT350. Nick Cage Eleanors were played out the day after the movie released. Don't forget to add "murdered out" cars and halo headlights to the list. Sheesh....
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I like the Elenorís......
Almost built one....

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Not really sure Maybe @patrickstapler Or @silverblueBP would know


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Great thread...

I love all things Mustang...As some have said, to each their own.

Concourse cars are incredible if that is what you are into, but I want and have a couple of drivers.
Resto-mod, great. Mustangs have personalization written all over them.
Stock cars, again, they look great and really are driven history...
Bullitt, the ultimate car buff movie. Bar none. Nothing else comes close...Don't even try...

But I draw the line at "fart can exhaust" setups. Doesn't matter if it's a Mustang or a Honda. They sound like garbage...



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Not really sure Maybe @patrickstapler Or @silverblueBP would know
Would have to be Patrick then. I have some close to that but not that particular one. It was a great event btw...

Back to the thread...

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As far as thinking out side the box for wheels ,as far as I know I'm the only one rocking a set of these
My buddy is looking for a set just like those that went missing off his Ranger 4x4. Does that make your car a 4x4 want-to-be?
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We all know what they say about opinions and a$$holes - everyone's got one - so here's mine...

1. Wraps! Get a real paint job! A wrap is just a poor excuse for paint, and it's NOT the "never-wax damage proof" coating the purveyors claim it to be. The exception would be if it's printed with extreme or detailed graphics promoting your business. Otherwise, the first thought that comes to mind when I see a wrap is, "what kind of sins are they covering up?"

2. Flat paint! Again, get a paint job. If it's a work in progress or a track beater in primer, sweet! But don't treat your high-dollar restomod (or exotic or luxury car) to a dull flat paint job (or similarly bland wrap). Do it right and paint it!

3. Obscenely oversize wheels - we're talking diameter here. 18 inches and bigger don't belong on classic Mustangs. It doesn't matter how blingy they are or how cool they look on new Mustangs or other cars, they don't look good on a classic Mustang.

4. Extreme makeovers of bodywork and interiors! Yeah, there's a reason most of the people designing some of the atrocities committed on classic Mustangs don't get paid by Ford to do it professionally... Stick to your day jobs people, and stop pretending to be automotive designers. If you want flat panel touch screen controls, buy a new car! Nuff said!

Again, these are my opinions. I hope no one takes offense. And if your car falls into one or more of these categories, well, it's your car to do with as you please. I may not agree with your taste or style, but I always appreciate fine craftsmanship and attention to detail, even if the style is not something I would have done. So whatever you do, do it well!

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Wheels any larger than 16" on any 65-68 mustang...they are too big for the smaller mustangs...they look cartoonish...most people wont agree with that... but its what my eyes tell me.
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I agree 100% But I have 17's because I autocross.

17" and larger wheels (they are NOT rims) on a Vintage Mustang is my biggest pet peeve and I have never been ashamed to express that on this forum. It is all in the shape of the wheel well openings. The early Mustangs' are somewhat teardrop shaped and the late models' are inverted U shaped. The larger wheels and tires with no sidewalls look like crap on a Vintage Mustang.
And long live the TTD wheel! There is nothing else that looks that good on a Mustang.
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Wheels any larger than 16" on any 65-68 mustang...they are too big for the smaller mustangs...they look cartoonish...most people wont agree with that... but its what my eyes tell me. Like 22" dubs on a 90s caprice.
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My buddy is looking for a set just like those that went missing off his Ranger 4x4. Does that make your car a 4x4 want-to-be?
At my ride height 4x4 would only be good for more traction off roading on asphalt, beside all wheel drive isn't so bad

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Expressing opinions is not a problem. Everyone's got 'em! The only problem is, a lot of people these days seem to think that they can't be friends unless they agree on everything.



I don't mind a bit when someone has a different point of view. If they've got good reasons for it, sometimes I can learn a thing or two! Or, I can disagree. It's even possible I'll decide that person's an idiot. This process of discernment is something we're all supposed to develop as we grow up.


As opposed to walking around with a big gaggle of friends that all share the same tastes and opinions. That's called "girls in high school". *puts on flame-retardant underwear*





(I do TRY to be respectful, even when I disagree. Or think people are idiots. Sometimes I succeed.)
Yep. It ain't rocket science. I am more than pleased to read anything an automobile enthusiast enjoys regardless of their choices to include an LS based Mustang...
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1. Only an idiot argues with an idiot on the internet.

2. Vintage Mustangs are toys, nothing more. Dont spend money you dont have on one......you are cheating yourself, your family, your future.

3. Ginger or MaryAnn? Ginger is a high maintenence HiPo solid lifter, duel point, 4 speed, 4.11 locker tire burner that will throw you back in the seat. MaryAnn is a 200/C4/2.79 coupe, pedestrian, but will get the job done.
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