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Out of hibernation...
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(05-10-2019, 10:50 PM)secluff Wrote: A sleeping giant awakens!  I know for the past couple of years it's been a lot of heartache, money, paint problems (hood), money, endless period correct part searches, did I mention $$Money$$....?  I know  there were times when you probably  wondered if you would ever get to the finish line. Plus you have been such a good sport when  I've mentioned  (a couple of times)  about the four Q/Jet and intakes I pitched.  whistling

Understand thoroughly about not wanting to drive a car of that caliber very often. With all the inattentive drivers checking E-Mails, texting, dressing, eating Big Macs etc, they don't really have time to see who they are fixing to nail at a traffic light while still running 60 MPH!    
Friend of mine owns a 68 GT500KR Shelby with approx 26K miles. Too many close calls while driving has caused him to park it and only take to Shelby meets. I know he misses driving it daily, but doesnt want to risk it in today's type of traffic. 

As far as the video while driving....enjoyed the ride but someone would have to put a shock collar on me to keep from pressing the pedal down at least just once. Those 385's do make a wonderful sound at WOT!!

Great job Ken. Thanks for sharing with us.
Steve, you were a great help at times with my restoration with your Ford parts search knowledge... Much appreciated. Sometimes you have to laugh or you might cry... As for stomping on her... The engine really does have very low hours and I want to break it in more before any fun stuff. Cheers
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#12
Water mouthing.
One day I might experience that feeling too! One day...

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
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#13
Very well done. Hope to see your car at one of the shows around Ontario this summer

Special K
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(05-11-2019, 03:00 PM)Fabrice Wrote: Water mouthing.
One day I might experience that feeling too! One day...

I follow your restoration with interest. As you go from component to component, smallest item to the largest, it brings back fond memories of my day’s and nights working on mine. I wish I had your plating skills at the time, very hard to find these day’s. But, before you know, all the hard work will payoff and you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labour. You’ll get there.
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(05-11-2019, 03:35 PM)Kellogg Wrote: Very well done. Hope to see your car at one of the shows around Ontario this summer

I’m considering my options... It has yet to be seen in any manner by the public. Burlington? Close. My parents live in Oakville. I grew up in New Toronto on the Lakeshore...
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#16
That car is just so nice!  thumb

- Mike
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#17
Its great you got to enjoy your first drive after the resto Big Grin

Steve
1971 Grandé
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#18
Stunning Ken. Thanks for sharing.

Bookend 71 b1, scj convertible.
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#19
Fantastic video showing the phenomenal job you did on the restoration. Love the sound and seeing the car with some of the details.

I have yet to get mine out of the garage -- let's face it the good days have been few and far between - but also in the middle of moving 90 yr mother into Senior living apt and cleaning out / getting realtor listing of home she's been in since 1954. I'm looking forward to seeing the real thing sometime over the summer after your move.
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(05-15-2019, 06:41 AM)Bill73Ragtop Wrote: Fantastic video showing the phenomenal job you did on the restoration.  Love the sound and seeing the car with some of the details.  

I have yet to get mine out of the garage -- let's face it the good days have been few and far between - but also in the middle of moving 90 yr mother into Senior living apt and cleaning out / getting realtor listing of home she's been in since 1954.  I'm looking forward to seeing the real thing sometime over the summer after your move.

Definitely Bill... I’ll be even closer to you as I will be right in Niagara Falls, Ontario. I know the issues with aging parent’s... Dealing with this also. We do our best to make them comfortable. Yeah, the weather has been sad this Spring. Cheers
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