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What is this disease I have ??????
#1
I am not just a couple months out from completing a 5 year concourse restoration on my 72 when I turn my attention to the 67. I am broke from spending my savings on the 72 and now I am embarking on making performance improvements to my 67. I believe this disease is terminal as my wife will KILL me once she finds out what I am plannng to do and buy. Is there a clinical diagnosis for this condition? Can I file for disability because of it? Can I use FMLA time at work to get more time at home to work on the car? All of these questions, yet I do not think any of them will get me closer to a cure or better yet the money to pay for it.

I ended up pulling the motor out of the 67 this weekend and spent many hours joining new FE forums and researching performance improvements to the big block. Thus far I have comprised the following list:

Performer RPM Intake - $350
FPA Tri-Y headers ceramic coated - $800+
Comp Cam Kit - $350
Edelbrock - 700 - 750 carb - $400'ish
3:50 ring and pinion - $200 + install price??
Tremec TKO - I won't live to get a price on this once my wife sees the other parts get delivered

Well, the upside is after she kills me and makes it look like from natural causes she could use the life insurance proceeds to pay off the bills. Angel

   
   

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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#2
It's called Mustangities. No cure

drive it like you stole it
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#3
And given the input from around the world, it is a global affliction!
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#4
But honey, I'm building this one for you! Worked for me. Wink

Ron
Rusty, a 1973 Mach 1, needs a lot of work.
Billy, a 1976 Ford Bronco, also needs a lot of work.
El Guapo, a 1986 F150, frame-off Resto-Mod.
Bubba, my 1994 F150, daily driver
Formerly, a 1973 Ford Mustang Coupe - a work in progress, then a car-b-qued banana.
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#5
73MustangCoupe;188353 Wrote:But honey, I'm building this one for you! Worked for me. Wink

goodone

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#6
73MustangCoupe;188353 Wrote:But honey, I'm building this one for you! Worked for me. Wink

Burnt that one on the last one! I hope this doesn't mean I have to get a second wife.

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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bkdunha;188358 Wrote:
73MustangCoupe;188353 Wrote:But honey, I'm building this one for you! Worked for me. Wink

Burnt that one on the last one! I hope this doesn't mean I have to get a second wife.

Any kids or grand kids. they are good for at least one build as well!
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#8
Daughter going off to college this year. 13 year old son, but no way in heck could we afford the insurance to have him put his hands on it before 21.

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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#9
You might try this; calculate the cost of weekly therapy and meds for 5 years to rid yourself of this addiction/illness. The cost of your car parts will seem to be a pittance in comparison. Then explain that you are actually saving money.Smile

PS Consider spending some money on improving head flow before you settle on a camshaft. And consider a performance carburetor. Chuck
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bkdunha;188358 Wrote:
73MustangCoupe;188353 Wrote:But honey, I'm building this one for you! Worked for me. Wink

Burnt that one on the last one! I hope this doesn't mean I have to get a second wife.

Yeah - figure out what that will cost. See it's all relative! Keep the one (wife) you have and spend that 'second wife' money on the '67.

Wow that was easy! Smile

Good luck!

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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