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Post  Frank Merkl on December 13th 2017, 9:14 pm

I'm 429-460Fords Newest Millionarie!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sold a 1/4 section of land ( I had 4, still have 3) 160 acres @ $8500 an Acre = $1.36 Million !!! at 62 years of age I want to slow down a a bit on my farm work load and enjoy life a bit !!! Rented 2 Quarter sections out to the neighbors and I'm only going to farm 1 quarter . Bought the wife a 1920 sq/ft house already to be done by Sept with full basement be About $450k fully furnished !
Now for my Race Budget = There's No STINKING BUDGET ie No Dollar limit !! if I think we need it were buying it !!! How fast are we going to go ? I want 6.80's @ 210mph out of are old "93 Mustang ! The New Shelby Pro Mod that's been sitting in the shop for 3 years ! 5.50's -5.60's @ 275mph +
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Post  68formalGT on December 13th 2017, 9:24 pm

Congratulations Frank!! Now your wife won't have to sleep on the snowy side of the bed Laughing Laughing Laughing

Are you still going to make Trans brake valve bodys?
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Post  Dave De on December 13th 2017, 9:59 pm

You were land rich and you sold a fraction and now you are cash flush and still land rich. Congrats, you are living your life your way. Most of us should follow your prescription for life.
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Post  stanger68 on December 13th 2017, 10:15 pm

I WANNA BE JUST LIKE FRANK WHEN I GROW UP!!!!!!!!!! bounce CONGRATULATIONS.

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Post  FalconEh on December 13th 2017, 11:14 pm

Congratulations Frank! Cool ,
You have worked hard for everything you have, and to enjoy the fruits of you labour is well deserved. May I suggest a pea field on the FM active 1/4 as them big boomer bucks like em. Wink
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Post  old blue on December 13th 2017, 11:28 pm

That's awesome, sounds like a sweet life well deserved an earned, time to enjoy life to the fullest, an faster 60's.
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Post  knrclark on December 14th 2017, 12:08 am

Good for you Frank, good to see one of the good guys enjoy some success.

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Post  Frank Merkl on December 14th 2017, 12:12 am

Yes I will be still be building transbrake vb's ! my son wants to learn how and also the tricks of trans build as he has helped freshon ours ! He wants to carry on the touch for the FORD C6. He's the one that abuses ours and cann't believe the beating a C6 will take without breaking !
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PS this post was suppose to be in General Discussion but I goofed! if some one can more it go ahead!
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Post  whitefield on December 14th 2017, 12:51 am

Congrats ! Frank . Enjoy life my friend !
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Post  BBFTorino on December 14th 2017, 2:07 am

Frank Merkl wrote:I'm 429-460Fords Newest Millionarie!!!!!!!!!!!!!                                                                                                                                                        Sold a 1/4 section of land ( I had 4, still have 3) 160 acres @ $8500 an Acre = $1.36 Million !!!  at 62 years of age I want to slow down a a bit on my farm work load and enjoy life a bit !!! Rented 2 Quarter sections out to the neighbors and I'm only going to farm 1 quarter .  Bought the wife a 1920 sq/ft house already to be done by Sept with full basement be  About $450k fully furnished !
Now for my Race Budget = There's No STINKING BUDGET ie No Dollar limit !! if I think we need it were buying it !!!  How fast are we going to go ? I want 6.80's @ 210mph out of are old "93 Mustang ! The New Shelby Pro Mod that's been sitting in the shop for 3 years !  5.50's -5.60's @ 275mph +
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That sounds cool!!...like a winning Lotto ticket!! Cool
Now, imagine having the fastest street car in the world!!...faster than all those "Street Outlaw" guys, and imagine its a Ford!!
Imagine having the fastest car on Drag Week!!.....and its a Ford!!

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Post  Frank Merkl on December 14th 2017, 2:13 am

We have plans for drag week ! My son has done it the last 2 years ! I have "86 Lincoln Mark VII that would fit the bill nicely !!
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Post  Frank Merkl on December 14th 2017, 2:20 am

I have 2 boy's and they have seen how hard I've worked ! neither of them want to work 12-16hr days and I cann't blame them ! I told them I'm going to spend some of their inheritance and they both said go for it dad you deserve it !
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Post  Gregaust on December 14th 2017, 6:03 am

Frank Merkl wrote:Yes I will be still be building transbrake vb's ! my son wants to learn how and also the tricks of  trans build as he has helped freshon ours ! He wants to carry on the touch for the FORD C6. He's the one that abuses ours and cann't believe the beating a C6 will take without breaking !
Frank
PS this post was suppose to be in General Discussion but I goofed! if some one can more it go ahead!

Congatulations Frank Smile   Good to hear the C6's will still be going passed on the generations ..
Life is temporary and you're enjoying it Cool Cool Cool Keep it up Smile

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Post  manofmerc on December 14th 2017, 6:41 am

Good for you Frank maybe with some more free time you can develop your two speed c6 valve body and some more c6 parts for us old hard heads .Have the two valve bodies arrived yet ? rendeer Doug

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Post  dfree383 on December 14th 2017, 8:37 am

Congrats!

Now you going to start manufacturing valvebody castings? Or CNC Them out of a billet?
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Post  jasonf on December 14th 2017, 8:41 am

Way to go Frank. It is amazing how much land prices have increased in Alberta. I had almost doubled the price of my house when I left and it doubled again after that but it's only good if you are leaving or retiring. Not so good if you are buying. lol..
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Post  68formalGT on December 14th 2017, 10:13 am

dfree383 wrote:Congrats!

Now you going to start manufacturing valvebody castings? Or CNC Them out of a billet?

Yeah, this!! And make a SFI C6 case with a removable bell housing like a reed case to go along with your billet drums!
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Post  SandHillsHillbilly on December 14th 2017, 11:41 am

Congratulations on your land deal. See sometimes it is a good thing to be dirt poor. I know where some fresh Pro Boost motors are. Not Fords but would fit nicely in the Shelby.
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Post  dr's wife racing on December 15th 2017, 9:46 am

That's a cool deal Frank. Keep us posted!
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Post  Moodyblues on December 28th 2017, 9:42 pm

Happy for you. Congrats.
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Post  cletus66 on January 3rd 2018, 9:33 am

I love it when a plan comes together... Cool
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Post  bruno on January 3rd 2018, 10:26 am

Congratulations Frank !!! Cant wait to see the Shelby finished up !!!
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Post  Frank Merkl on January 3rd 2018, 8:35 pm

Life will be good now!!!
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