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  1. Thanks for all the kind comments and encouragement. I took her out for some air time today and she posed for a few pics at an old gas station. Check out the gas delivery truck. Price on the pumps was $.25.9 and $.27.9 for premium.
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  2. I think you need a Boss 351 Convertible, with the Frank Cone option. There are a few listed around here...
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  3. Would it be going too far if I pulled the Marti report and tracked down the guy who did the spot welds on the floor pan? He deserves a good hard slap across the face. Took me hrs to pull the driver side pan, not to mention the cuts and burns. Passenger side was very easy to remove.
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  4. Took a day off work today and spent some time in the garage working on the 65. Got it pretty much all put back together. Still have the exhaust to finish up, some interior work, and it needs a good bath and cleaning. It fit back together pretty decent. I would of aligned stuff a little better if I was painting it but there’s only so much you can do without hurting the paint. Hopefully get it lined up next week and she will be back on the road.
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  5. My swap about to happen, delayed by some stubborn Lincoln Explorer that refuse to let my friend's lift free. So got plenty time to prep it: Mine is a 351/fmx, so basically exactly the same. The cross member will need some rework, and the holes moved +- 2inches further back I have seen the aftermarket supports and frankly... well lets just say, i'll adapt the original using good stuff. a few details you may need to think about: - the speedometer gear should fit right into it. But you could keep the electric sensor, as there are some special adapters for the speedometer. - you need make sure the shifter linkage is facing upwards may you want to keep the original linkage While it's easy, make sure you do set the TV valve back into the groove and test it with the return spring before close it back. Do change the o-rings. You will need also to pull gently the locking pen out and push it back it leveled to the casing flat surface, not deeper! Unless you want the future you be mad at past you, may you'd need reopen the trans again! - Unless you have reinforced the middle shaft or added a ring to prevent it to bang the direct clutch and ruin that clutch by closing an oil passage ( 87 trans are with soft metal cast drums and not the steel ones of 91 and younger), I suggest you buy a lock converter. May you'd go for a non lock, add an extra cooler if you want your trans to make more than 20k miles. - Unless you can reuse a 28 splines yoke, for t5 or c4, I bought a Sonax and I must say it was refreshing to see some real quality. Truly a nice piece and affordable too. - Make sure you have longer bolts ready, because the AOD casing will not allow you to reuse them. Do not use the advertised ARP kit for AOD bell housing, they are 3/4 inch too short. The originals will not even reach the engine block. - I've bought a set of waterproof connectors for the light switch and will install the other side once I know whats doing what on location. You'll need special pliers may you go that way. - the TV cable is important for this trans so you will need a Lockar cable kit or similar, but keep in mind (in Lockar case) that you will be able to use only the cable and the return spring. The rest of their kit is total garbage and there is some fab involved if you want your cable tension to be perfectly sync with your throttle. - you will need to fab an anchor for the tv cable that is aligned to the throttle bracket. My application being with an Holley Sniper, the bracket was already modified to go 3.5 cm sideways to be in line, so made instead a new stronger one piece bracket for both cables vs modifying again the bracket. There are more details, but its late so I forgot :D Hope that helps
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  6. That's what I ended up doing. Cut it back to good metal and welded in new. It ain't pretty... but it's strong.https://ibb.co/vXgpn1g
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  7. USN 1984 to 1995. Jet engine mechanic "Aviation Machinist Mate First Class" Worked on E2C Hawkeyes and C2 aircraft.
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  8. 2 tours in the USAF with the ARIA fleet. Picture below from Edwards AFB back in the 90s; I'm in the flight suit next to the guy wearing a maroon shirt. Fun fact - the Aircraft I logged the most hours on is now in the USAF Museum at Wright Patterson AFB Ohio. A good "official" history of the fleet is here: https://afspacemuseum.org/facilities/advanced-range-instrumentation-aircraft-aria/
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