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Post by T.Hadley on February 28th 2011, 8:33 am

It's looking real good. Are you going to race it still.?
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Post by 78StangII on February 28th 2011, 5:43 pm

T.Hadley wrote:It's looking real good. Are you going to race it still.?
Yea, myself and a good friend of mine that has a 72 Grabber Maverick go down to Silver Dollar Raceway for test and tune nights. Here is Mikes car.



Believe it or that is a 302 sitting in there. Currently he has a nicely built 347 he is putting in as we speak. He is using the same intake and heads off of the 302 on the 347. His Maverick will be a beast with that motor.
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Post by nhmercracer on February 28th 2011, 7:20 pm

78StangII wrote:
Yea, myself and a good friend of mine that has a 72 Grabber Maverick go down to Silver Dollar Raceway for test and tune nights. Here is Mikes car.



Believe it or that is a 302 sitting in there. Currently he has a nicely built 347 he is putting in as we speak. He is using the same intake and heads off of the 302 on the 347. His Maverick will be a beast with that motor.

I LIKE that car!
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Post by 78StangII on February 28th 2011, 10:19 pm

Thanks nhmercracer, Mike would really appreciate that. He has done a lot work on his car. The Maverick has a roll cage, rear mounted battery, a fuel cell and a bunch of other goodies. It's a solid running car that has no problems with blowing the tires off. It's a lot of fun to drive.
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Post by Roadking41a on March 1st 2011, 12:48 pm

That is one sweet Mav
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on March 2nd 2011, 4:56 am

Is that a Zephyr Z7 on the other side of the Mav? thumbs up
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Post by T.Hadley on March 2nd 2011, 2:06 pm

That Maverick is very nice, what did it run in the 1/4 with the 302 and the double trouble on top.

And what did your car run.?



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Post by 78StangII on March 2nd 2011, 5:55 pm

@Tommy Hillbilly, That is Mike's wife's toy. It's a 1979 Fairmont Futura. It has a 302 with a nice thumpy cam. Not much of a runner but it sounds good.
@T.Hadley, I think his car runs in the low 12's. I seem to remember it running 12.2. I can't remember what mph was. It's been a while since we were at the track. I've only had the Mustang for a year now so I haven't had a chance to run it yet. The Duster runs in the high 13's. It wasn't built for Drag racing but it's fun to take it every now and then.
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Post by 78StangII on March 6th 2011, 12:44 am

Well, the weather was to bad today to do any painting. So, I just spent today working the body making sure everything is okay and fixing places that were not or could do better on. The hardest ares for me to fix are the outer fender lips on the rear quarter panels. The passenger side was dented a little in several place along the lip. Not matter how many times I fill and sand it. I always have to add more filler and sand it again. Frustrating!
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Post by 78StangII on March 6th 2011, 10:51 am

T.Hadley wrote:That Maverick is very nice, what did it run in the 1/4 with the 302 and the double trouble on top.

And what did your car run.?



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Hey, he did run a 12.20 @ 112.3 mph 1/4 mile and 7.79 @ 89mph 1/8 mile.
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Post by T.Hadley on March 6th 2011, 3:34 pm

Nice!
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Post by 78StangII on March 13th 2011, 12:06 am

I am so sick of doing body work on this car! Every time I think I'm ready to paint this car I see something that needs attention. I'm having one problem area around the rear passenger quarter panel lip above the wheel. That lip was dent up all the way down. I got most of it fixed. But, there is one area towards the front that I'm just not happy with and it is driving me crazy. I had hoped to get the body painted tomorrow but it will not happen. I should however have the hood, trunk and nose piece painted. I am so ready to have this car done. After this I'll start the 77' F-100 rustoleum project.
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Post by T.Hadley on March 13th 2011, 3:14 am

I feel your pain, Been there Done that....
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Post by 78StangII on March 14th 2011, 6:31 pm

Well, I got the Hood, Trunk lid and nose clip done this weekend. I was hoping to get the car sprayed but I'm still trying the get the rear quarter panel right. If I can't get it by this coming weekend...the heck with it. It's getting sprayed come hell or high water. lol




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Post by retired plumber on March 14th 2011, 8:28 pm

Hurry up and get this done so you can start on the 77 Ford truck. That is my all time favorite body style truck. I have owned all of them from 73-79 except a 74. What are your plans for it?
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Post by 78StangII on March 14th 2011, 8:47 pm

retired plumber wrote:Hurry up and get this done so you can start on the 77 Ford truck. That is my all time favorite body style truck. I have owned all of them from 73-79 except a 74. What are your plans for it?
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It's my sons truck. It was given to him by his grandfather, my dad. It's a short bed that has an Interceptor 351 with an AOD trans and factory AC. He is still trying to decide what color to paint it. I was thinking about Sunburst yellow with some type of mag wheels. 70's era wheels of course. Like I said, still trying to decide.
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Post by austin26372 on March 14th 2011, 9:10 pm

[quote="78StangII"]
retired plumber wrote:It's a short bed that has an Interceptor 351

Interceptor? What was it swapped out of?
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Post by 78StangII on March 14th 2011, 9:35 pm

[quote="austin26372"]
78StangII wrote:
retired plumber wrote:It's a short bed that has an Interceptor 351

Interceptor? What was it swapped out of?
A retired patrol car. My dad works for the Sheriffs department.
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Post by austin26372 on March 14th 2011, 9:37 pm

[quote="78StangII"][quote="austin26372"]
78StangII wrote:A retired patrol car. My dad works for the Sheriffs department.

Cool! I had a 78 F-150... got rid of it because it got 12 mpg. Funny thing is the new truck gets 9mpg!

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Post by 78StangII on March 14th 2011, 9:37 pm

[quote="austin26372"]
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retired plumber wrote:It's a short bed that has an Interceptor 351

Interceptor? What was it swapped out of?
There's really nothing special about the motor. Interceptor just sounds cool.
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Post by 78StangII on March 14th 2011, 9:41 pm

[quote="austin26372"][quote="78StangII"]
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78StangII wrote:A retired patrol car. My dad works for the Sheriffs department.

Cool! I had a 78 F-150... got rid of it because it got 12 mpg. Funny thing is the new truck gets 9mpg!

That's a nice looking truck. My dad had a 1976 that he bought new. I wanted it to rebuild but he had it crushed. I couldn't believe it.
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[quote="78StangII"][quote="austin26372"]
78StangII wrote:That's a nice looking truck. My dad had a 1976 that he bought new. I wanted it to rebuild but he had it crushed. I couldn't believe it.

I'm in the process of saving a trailer special from the crusher... the guy wanted to part it out. Even has a factory bed top!!! cheers
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Post by nhmercracer on March 14th 2011, 10:51 pm

78StangII wrote:I am so sick of doing body work on this car! Every time I think I'm ready to paint this car I see something that needs attention. I'm having one problem area around the rear passenger quarter panel lip above the wheel. That lip was dent up all the way down. I got most of it fixed. But, there is one area towards the front that I'm just not happy with and it is driving me crazy. I had hoped to get the body painted tomorrow but it will not happen. I should however have the hood, trunk and nose piece painted. I am so ready to have this car done. After this I'll start the 77' F-100 rustoleum project.

I know exactly how you feel. Keep plugging along on it. That's what I tell myself. And I work on it every day, even if for just an hour or so.
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Post by 78StangII on March 19th 2011, 8:45 pm

Ok, I got her all wet sanded today and hope to spray tomorrow afternoon. I ready to get this project over with. I thought about doing the F100 next but I might wait. I have a 89' Bronco II that I need to change the clutch out in so I can start driving it. My dad gave me this SUV and it is mint condition. I've always like these little Bronco's.
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Post by 78StangII on March 25th 2011, 9:29 pm

Alright! I finally got this thing painted this afternoon. I have some OP that I'll have to wet sand later. I do have some runs and a problem on the driver door where the air hose hit it. That pissed me off cause the hose was stuck on the jack stand and I yanked on it. My fault. Anyway, I need to learn to slow down and not rush. That seems to be my biggest problem. I'm not letting the paint tack long enough. But, I have a lot more projects to do so I'll eventually get the hang of it.

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