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wrencher52

M –72
Desert Hot Springs, California
United States

 
 

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CorvairJim
Apr 2, 2009 at 2:29 pm
Very cool story! I don't think I'd buy my high school car's twin, though. I had a base model '65 Chevy II 4-door. On the other hand, I'd jump at my first Corvair's twin!
 
 
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coolgrammy
Apr 2, 2009 at 9:10 am
Trophy wife, trophy car, life is good, Elias.
 
 
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BigNuttyPaul
Apr 2, 2009 at 6:24 am
that is very cool that you found your high school ride. very cool car i can't wait to see more pictures of it.
 
 

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1959 Ford Custom 300 (The Beast)

Last updated Nov 5, 2009  

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I bought this car the other day -- when I first saw I was taken back as it was the identical car I had in high school. Everything is the same except the trans. The one I had was a 3 speed -- this one is a Fordamatic. 45k on the speedo -- a one owner car.

Specs

292ci -- 2 barrel carb.

Mods

As it turned out I had to pull the engine and have it rebuilt by a friend of mine, Chuck Willard WAM, a great machinist. He bored out it .040 and installed a 312 CAM. The heads are machined to accept unleaded gas and the compression was uped a little. Should be around 250 hp. I'm gonna look around for a 3x2 intake although the 2 barrel will actually be sufficient but 3 2s sure do look and sound cool. I am installing a T5 5 speed trans with an adapter from John Mummert (a Y-Block specialist (619) 596- 0312) I drove it around with the Fordamatic and it well left me wishing for a stick.

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