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PostPosted: November 2, 2017, 9:24 pm 
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Just read this thread from the beginning....
You've done a great job!

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PostPosted: November 9, 2017, 9:38 pm 
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JOSHF100 wrote:
Just read this thread from the beginning....
You've done a great job!

Randall


Thanks!

I just got back from an awesome Elk hunting trip in Colorado.

When we were driving through Denver, I saw this guy going for a ride with his dog. Anyone know him from the forum?

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I picked up a freezer at Lowes today to hold the meat.

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PostPosted: February 10, 2018, 12:08 pm 
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Thanks for all the positive comments!

I've put about 600 miles on the truck since the rebuild. There are still a bunch of small things that I need to finish, but it's been a lot of fun to drive. The amount of power for the weight of the truck is just ridiculous, and it drives, stops and handles like a modern car.

I'm likely going to put a mustang gas tank in the rear and go to fitech fuel injection as soon as it warms up.

It took me about a year, but I finally have a full set of OEM exterior trim to install.

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PostPosted: February 10, 2018, 1:12 pm 
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ryanjay11 wrote:
I'm likely going to put a mustang gas tank in the rear and go to fitech fuel injection as soon as it warms up.


Hey Ryan,

Be sure to post back in the forum if you install a FiTech injection system, we have been looking at them and the Holley Sniper to put on our Camaro, I've been through 2 different carbs (Holley and Edelbrock) on the car and while it runs great it hates to "hot start" with this ethanol fuel we have at the pumps now-a-days, we won't even mention E85.

I see a lot of mixed reviews on both systems and there are more manufactures getting into the market every day which is bringing the price down, I saw the other day the basic FiTech (600hp) for $795 wholesale price so they are coming down slowly.

Great job on your truck...looks fantastic!

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PostPosted: February 12, 2018, 9:29 pm 
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Blanger wrote:
I saw the other day the basic FiTech (600hp) for $795 wholesale price so they are coming down slowly.

Tell me about this wholesale price.... I might do it sooner than later.

I'm looking at this https://www.summitracing.com/parts/fif-30002 and this https://www.lsxceleration.com/fitech-efi-fuel-tank-for-1969-70-mustang-cougar/

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Great job on your truck...looks fantastic!



Thanks!


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PostPosted: February 13, 2018, 7:29 am 
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Ryan...

It was in a flyer the other day from this place.... http://www.nickelsperformance.com/

Problem is you need a account to see the pricing and buy from them, but my only point is the price is falling on all of these units, as you have probably seen the pricing is all over the map as is the level of the kits as far as all the needed parts, I absolutely do not want to use their "command center" and would rather use a hi pressure frame mounted pump, pull the fuel tank and install a return line instead. The clincher is that to get full advantage or performance it really needs to control the timing which is yet again a added cost. You or me could easily drop $2k converting a carb to EFI and for me that makes doing something like a LS swap more cost effective in a lot of ways.

But like you we are just looking and doing the research....

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PostPosted: February 15, 2018, 9:49 pm 
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I suppose everyone has their own idea of what should and shouldn't be done with these old vehicles. I pretty much tore mine down and completely rebuilt it using non-original parts. The 429 was out of a Lincoln, transmission out of a F-250, the front suspension was out of a Crown Vic, the rear end is Crown Vic/custom 4 link.

So with all that said, this following part probably makes me seem pretty hypocritical. I would never, ever, put a Chevy motor in a Ford. Like I said, it probably makes zero sense to hear this coming from me, given that I've altered my truck in hundreds of ways from original. I didn't build my truck myself because I was trying to cut corners or save money, I did it because I wanted to learn and know every part that was on it. I'm going to have this the rest of my life, then pass it on to my son. I'll be able to tell him what all I did to it someday.

I'm not going to knock the guys that build their trucks the way they want. I've seen some pretty awesome work that is just completely different than the way I would have done it. It's getting them back on the road, and that is a good thing.

Anyways, back to the comment that put me on this tangent. I'm going to to install the Fitech parts I linked above. I still have a couple grand in parts left to get this to where I want it to be, but it's already roadworthy, so it might be a few months down the road before I make many changes.


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PostPosted: February 16, 2018, 7:17 am 
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Blanger wrote:
we have been looking at them and the Holley Sniper to put on our Camaro,


ryanjay11 wrote:
I would never, ever, put a Chevy motor in a Ford.


Ryan

Just for clarification I was talking about putting a Fitech on our Camaro not any of our Ford trucks....although the current '65 build is on a Roadmaster chassis with a Chevy LT1 but that is how GM built them originally.

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PostPosted: February 17, 2018, 3:43 am 
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Wow Ryan! I'm so glad I took the time to read that whole thread. Awesome build! That truck is a real beauty!
I will definitely be following along to see where you take that thing from here.
Thanks for sharing.


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