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    Thumbs up Long time lurker, new 68 Coupe 289

    Hi all,
    It was nice to see lots of you at Newlands Corner last week. I have been on here for 12 years digesting info and finally a few weeks ago I found a rolling restoration project at the bottom end of the classic Mustang price range. I fell in love with the engine & oily bits, the body and underneath is rock solid but paint is a 100 yard job and plenty of bits are missing, I like it that way round.
    I'm reverse engineering it to see what I can find, so far I think it's a 9" posi rear with 3.73 gears (a bit lively & thirsty), Edelbrock RPM kit + roller rockers, Holley 600, MSD, TriY headers, B&M Z shift. Have been fixing rockers, timing it properly (mechanical advance), adding a radiator hose spring, working indicators, dash parts and hope to do the trans selector seals asap (bit drippy) and weather seals so standby for questions.
    Also came with a spare 351W block, may be surplus to requirements later on since the 289 runs so well.
    cheers
    Dan







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    Very nice looking car Dan

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    Blimey that screams don't mess with me !

    Well done, I guess 12 years lurking turned out to be just enough

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    What a tuff looking coupe. Nice bits on it and if it's a solid as you say great purchase.
    The 100 yard paint job is fine on a classic IMHO.
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    Welcome to the forum Dan..

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    Looks alright that does ! I'd drop the Windsor in myself
    Classic pre 75 Ford and Chevy addict who Works in Software industry & also part owner of a small LTD Shop that imports Cool / custom pre 1970 American Cars / Trucks https://www.horsepwrkustoms.com

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    Oh yes - great, purposeful looking coupe.

    Black steelies are hard to beat.
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    Saw it the other week at Newlands and it certainly stands out, for the right reasons. Glad you can now stop lurking and join in with the fun!

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