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Post  jasonf on September 11th 2012, 5:55 pm

I have had this 56 Ford for the past 7 or so years. It is a plain jane bottom of the line car. Six cyl, three on the tree, no radio or anything. I initially replaced the 223-6 cyl with an 89 5.0l/C4 I had from my Pinto. I've slowly been working on odds and ends over the years and now I am getting ready to do a 460 swap so I figured I would start a build thread here.

Here it is right after I brought it home from Rice Texas.
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Out with the old.
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In with the new.
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Last year I upgraded the cooling system and added an A/C condenser for future improvements. I moved the rad ahead to make room for the future big block as well.

Before.
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After.
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Recently I picked up a 460 from Ward. It has TFS heads, solid roller cam, forged pistons. It was in his 66 Mustang when he bought it. It came with the C6 in the background.
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Post  56Tbird on September 11th 2012, 6:16 pm

when are you gonna paint it? Razz Laughing king
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Post  jasonf on September 11th 2012, 6:25 pm

56Tbird wrote:when are you gonna paint it? Razz Laughing king

LMAO, when am I going to get my sticker? Laughing
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Post  jasonf on September 11th 2012, 6:39 pm

I ordered swap mounts and headers from Crites.

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When I did the 302 swap I built a 2 1/2" mandrel exhaust system with Magnaflow mufflers and a Mac ProChamber. As you can see it was a few years ago.
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So now I have a pile of 3" U and J bends for the BB system. I am also going to try the new DynoMax VT mufflers. I like the sound of the Magnaflows but they have a terrible drone. You can also see my Borgeson Power Steering box I scooped at Summit on their scratch and dent tables.
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Post  512Fairlane on September 23rd 2012, 9:35 pm

Neat build. Keep us posted. We are doing a 57. But staying with a 5.0.
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