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Post  Brian_Eyler on August 8th 2010, 9:50 pm

The valve covers are from Jeff Johnston Billet Fabrication (http://www.billetfab.com/index1.htm) - very nice pieces. But they have a wide rail on them and are offset towards the intake side of the head, so they won't clear an SCJ/P-51 head.

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Post  TravisRice on August 14th 2010, 11:34 am

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Post  TravisRice on October 25th 2010, 8:36 pm

Bump for my buddy in Austrailia. Nice talking to you. There is a good bit more done, pictures are a little behind the progress. If you need more pictures, let me know what of and I will borrow a camera and get them.

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Post  John G on October 25th 2010, 9:40 pm

Your Galaxy is looking incredibily awesome. Nice work!

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Post  mico on November 9th 2010, 9:47 pm

Travis,
Hey its been a while since Ive been on the board. How are things with you? and hows the car coming?

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Post  bbf-falcon on November 10th 2010, 3:23 pm

Travis,what ever happened to Brian Booze's Pale Rider? He had the engine FS at the Columbus all Ford swap a few years back.

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Post  Mark Miller on November 11th 2010, 1:23 am

Rick,

I could be wrong but i think Brian still has the Galaxie.

Later Mark.

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Post  TravisRice on November 11th 2010, 2:19 am

mico wrote:Travis,
Hey its been a while since Ive been on the board. How are things with you? and hows the car coming?

Hey Mike. I've been great and just when work looks to be slowing up we get swamped with something else. 19hours of OT this week so far. Car is kind of on the back burner for now. Hope to get it back in the garage once I get about 3 more projects finished up for other people.

bbf-falcon wrote:Travis,what ever happened to Brian Booze's Pale Rider? He had the engine FS at the Columbus all Ford swap a few years back.

Rick,
Brian sold the engine. As far as the car he still has it to the best of my knowledge. Last I heard it was in thier showroom down at BBR. Charlies Redliner is still tore apart. I talked to him around New Years and he said he would love to get the car back out and race it again but the combination is outdated and the competition has gotten a good bit faster than when they were dominating the class. So he would basically be starting over to get to be where he needed.

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Post  512Fairlane on November 26th 2010, 5:58 pm

Get busy on those other projects Travis. I really want to see your Galaxie at the Ford bash next year! That thing is sweet.
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Post  TravisRice on November 26th 2010, 8:48 pm

You may have to swing by Maryland to see it this year. Was shooting for a first of the year fire up, but i got sidetracked with everyone elses stuff. We are on mandatory OT on my project at work with a completion date of Dec 23. Going to be close at that so getting mine in the garage by the end of Jan. looks more like it. The 63 Tempest of my buddies is so close he can taste it, and I have him on the books to do some finishing touches as soon as he is ready. We are on the tradeoff deal, I need the interior completed, headliner and rear seat padded and covered and his daughter is pretty damn good at the upolstery stuff. Two more mild steel cages, and then I have a local guy who has saw the Galaxie that now wants his Dodge cut apart and ALL Chromemoly put back in. As well as changed from a ladder bar set up to a 4 link setup. Mad They did it thierselves a few years ago and it has never been right, so hes playing the old buddy , old pal card on me. Gonna get me a Jesse James palm tatoo ......... Pay Up $uckas ..... Laughing . He's gonna have to wait a while, Gonna get mine in and fifnsh the headers, Exhaust, and Clutch linkage so I can send it off to the paint shop. Was really banking on being the first MR February ( Razz ) But somone beat me to it............

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Post  TravisRice on March 23rd 2011, 2:20 pm

Well I have finally made some room to get some things done on my car. I was originally going to build a 100% racecar but that has now changed. I never thought I would ever hear myself say this but I am going to detune what I have and run it on the street some. The NHRA to me has made racing a hassle for the little guy who wants to go fast. I have nothing against any safety items just the stupid recerts, SFI , Roll Cages, License , driver suits, window nets, seat belts, bellhousings, the newly mandated diaper system and not to mention the price tag to just be a NHRA member. Fuel cost and job market uncertainty also are playing a factor in my decision.

Any how. Got started back on the 62. Ditched the factory steering in favor of a Omni Rack and pinion. Made the front crossmember completely removable to be able to take the oil pan off if need be with the engine in the car. After ditching the factory steering box and assembly I was able to make use of the factory Z-bar setup and now have tons of room for the new headers I am about to start on. Had to do some fab work to make the Z bar pivot at the block and ended up ditching the mid plate in favor of some moly tubing with rod ends and tabs attached to the bell housing. Again, more room for everything. Also got the clutch setup ordered yesterday. Went with a RAM sintered iron disc and fully adjustable pressure plate with counterweights on the RAM 184 tooth Aluminum flywheel. Schmitty sent me a starter for a manual trans so thats taken care of also. New Dynotech Driveshaft is in place. Sent the glass bumpers out to be prepped to be chromed so thats underway also. After some research I am going to get a small dish put in my pistons and .005 off the top to get the compression down to a more pump gas friendly deal too. Thoughts for now are a nitrous assisted pump gas engine that I can still have fun with if I decide to want to run Hot Rod Dragweek or any IHRA or Nostalgia stuff that are not as strict with the current rules. I've been selling stuff off right and left to get the project moving in a forward state. I'll be posting some pictures in the next few days.

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Post  '65 T-BOLT on March 23rd 2011, 10:33 pm

So glad to hear you are back on it!....We are going to Drag week this year with a Falcon, next year with my Fairlane! Looking forward to some pictures! I bought my chromoly tubing from Dillsburg, now I need a welder. What for welder are you using? I was looking at the Miller Diversion 180
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Post  res0rli9 on March 24th 2011, 12:22 am

Glad you are back on it Cool

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Post  TravisRice on March 24th 2011, 2:00 pm

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Post  56Tbird on March 24th 2011, 2:21 pm

Your a bad man Travis!! Looks Awesome!! cheers king
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Post  '65 T-BOLT on March 24th 2011, 2:58 pm

SUPERB WORK!
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Post  512Fairlane on March 27th 2011, 4:50 pm

Thanks for the rack pics Travis. We are doing a similar change on my Fairlane. We bought an Escort rack and plan to mount it to the bolt in crossmember very similar to what you did. Looks good. Keep up the good work. I'm not going to make it to the bash this year so now you have another year to finish it. Very Happy
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Post  Wayne Pearce on March 27th 2011, 8:52 pm

Hey, Travis:
I've watched your 62 Galaxie build from the beginning, and your workmanship is "over the edge" beautiful. The crossmember modification is nice as well, but I think you should re do it a little bit. I say this because of a "Fatman Fabrications" front clip that I installed in a Studebaker a few years ago. It too had a drop out crossmember which made it real easy to drop the oilpan. After the car had been on the road for a while the customer had oil pressure problems which made me have to drop the pan - what I saw was cause for concern, the mounting tabs were much like yours. When I first installed the front end, the crossmember fit very snugly, but now the bolt tabs were "dog eared", and the crossmember fell out when I unbolted it! I redid the crossmember with heavier flanges, and I triagulated them, and since has held up very well. I coudn't believe how much twist there must have been there.

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Post  bigjohn2007 on March 28th 2011, 4:38 pm

Travis that is some great work and detail keep it up and you might be my HeRo Smile
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Post  Mike R on March 28th 2011, 9:25 pm

Beautiful work Travis. You are a true craftsman.

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Post  quick 52 on March 29th 2011, 9:14 am

like the drop out crossmenber that would make things easier. the build is very nice and clean

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