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Post  johndickjr on April 15th 2015, 4:00 pm

since my my falcon is at the weld shop getting a full cage and mini tubed and new frame rails , i bought a straight 1979 mercury z7 zephyr to play with , it had a 302 in it, i added some heads a cam , some gears and converter to quickly find the weak link , it broke a rod, so i decided to use the motor and tranny -converter i had built for the falcon and use it for the zephyr, the car is going to the weld shop tomorrow for a 8 point roll bar, the rear is a 8.8 with 3.73 gears, built c4 tranny with brake and a 4800 9inch converter, motor is a 393ci with heads that flowed 306 intake and 246 exhaust , the was 200cc runners before ported, cam is a comp solid roller .691-692 Duration@.050 intake 261 exhaust 268, ross pistons , -eagle h beam rods compression is almost 13-1, fully ported super vic intake

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Post  larry552 on April 15th 2015, 11:40 pm

It b should be a stout ride
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Post  johndickjr on April 16th 2015, 11:20 am

like to see 6.90-7.0

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Post  maverick on April 16th 2015, 4:27 pm

Should do it. A buddy's Fox Mustang hatch with a 408" Windsor (probably not as snotty as your 393) ran pretty consistant 6.60's. Great bracket car, too.
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Post  johndickjr on April 20th 2015, 10:46 am

better side view pic


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Post  dfree383 on April 20th 2015, 11:39 am

Neat looking car
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Post  61coon on April 25th 2015, 10:16 pm

Don't see many of those old cars, cool ride!
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Post  johndickjr on May 1st 2015, 4:19 pm

got motor in, headers are on, what a pain in the ass,but was free


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Post  gmsmkr on May 1st 2015, 6:46 pm

Pics cyclops
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Post  whitefield on May 3rd 2015, 3:31 pm

^^^^ x2 you have anymore pics or update ?
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Post  johndickjr on May 3rd 2015, 5:44 pm

whitefield wrote:^^^^ x2  you have anymore pics or update ?
all bad, when i got this block and pistons rods..etc it was bored , new cam bearings ..etc..well i never checked the freeze plugs, i got motor in and put water in and it looked like ole faithful , all 6 of the plugs was rusted , my fault for not checking and catching it, so i had to pull the motor back out, just now got it back in, ill get some pic tomorrow

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Post  gmsmkr on May 3rd 2015, 10:34 pm

The problems we have as hot rodders Smile just makes it worth it more in the long run
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Post  johndickjr on May 4th 2015, 5:13 pm

fuel system is 1/2 inch stainless steel braided line, with a quick fuel 175 pump and a aeromotive billet aluminum regulator





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Post  whitefield on May 5th 2015, 12:10 am

Looking good Bud ! Cool
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Post  johndickjr on May 5th 2015, 3:07 pm

whitefield wrote:Looking good Bud ! Cool
this is the 393w that put put your cam and stuff in, close to 13-1 compression , with a ported super vic..should pop pretty good

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Post  jbozzelle on May 8th 2015, 11:03 am

Looks close to the 78 Futura I'm putting back together with parts I've bought from guys on here over the past few years.

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Post  johndickjr on May 31st 2015, 11:28 pm

went to track , had tranny -converter issues, can moved about 20 ft and rpm went threw the roof let off tried little more throttle..ran 8.54 in the 1/8 at 22 mph and coasted from about the 300 ft mark ended up running 14.21 in the 1/4 at a idle

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