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Very nice work, as usual. So, you have a Ford, a Mopar, an AMC, and GM brakes. That covers the Big Four!
 

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Hi everybody.....Just wanted to do an update......I got to drive my AMX for the first time this weekend. Its a fantastic car,if you like 71-73 Mustangs then a Javelin is a natural fit. Javelin interior plastic is the stuff of nitemares though,nothing is available new and we all know what 50 year old plastic is like.......... The Mustang even donated its old wiper motor and tail light attaching hardware to the cause.Its been a 8 month thrash to get the car into solid rust free and safe state,I rebuilt a rear frame rail ,made and replaced the rear section of trunk and rebuilt the entire filler neck cover,among a million other things. It is a blast to drive,so now I can bring out my inner Mark Donahue.I'm gearing up to start work again on the TA car and am really looking forward to it. So I bring ya'll a new family photo. I still have some tinkering to do with the AMC,but I know exactly what I have now. So stay tuned for Mustang updates in the very near future. pictures were from today.
 

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Hi all, so here is the latest. I blame my AMX.......partly. This is the plan moving forward. We all know that B9s are full of rare expensive parts,even new stuff. So I'm still going to put together 429,but in the mean time, I put together a mock up Boss 302 and put it in the car. Just a 68 302 block with a very nice set of 70 4V Cleveland,closed chamber,heads with a Comp Cams adjustable roller rocker kit.....I'm going to use those. A couple things......I can install a B2 without taking off the hood or the export braces,winning. The front suspension only is 3/16" higher than it was before and my drive line angles are all still the same. So swapping from big block to small block is a one for one deal....I can build two sets of exhaust and change the gears and have two completely different engines for the car.......but for now the B2 is going to happen...With this drivetrain I can now run the car in vintage TA classes and continue to look for B9 parts to put together a crazy engine with no compromises............or......or..........I could look for another 71,2 or 3 Mustangs and build a copy of my car for the other engine.........This never stops....does it.......
 

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It's good to see you back on this project. I look forward to seeing what's next.
Thanks.Focusing on a totally new to me, brand of car was really fun and a ton of hard work at the same time,but I do love the AMX dearly.It also sparked the ''how would a Boss 302 look in my Mustang thought''.Since Javelins have Trans Am history and mine being a 4 speed,it just took me there,ya know........
 

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Just a quickie..........I just put down a deposit on a brand new 4.125''x 3.25'',11.6 compression 347 Boss short block from FordStrokers.Yes it will look exactly like a Boss 302,except a blue Dart block aaannd I have a full roller clutch linkage kit coming from Opentracker. He dosen't have ready made parts,because no demand for our cars,but he has done them so he is sending me all the parts,heims,bearings and such and I can do the install and modifications.
 
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