Finishing up '79

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  3. reman

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    Thats a real beauty ! Love the interior, what is the origin of the seats and console? Ron
     
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    The seats and console are from a '72 Torino GT. The motor is a 429 CJ but without CJ heads, instead I used DOVE-C heads.
    Thanks for compliment, wish lighting/sun was better.
     
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    I may have missed something there but it looks like you have a clutch pedal but your floor shifter is for an automatic.
     
  8. Dan the ranchero man

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    Wow!!!

    What a beautiful job you have done to that ranchero. Like some of the others have said really love the interior. The paint and the hood look great too! Bigblock (way to go!!) looks great. You will be cruisin the beaches in style with that beast for sure!!!

    (NOTE: I was wondering as well auto shifter??? with clutch pedals???)what's up??
     
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    Very Nice!!
     
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    Very nice. Good looking engine. Love the intake.
     
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    Very nice, very clean, you should be proud of all the hard work, nicely done. I have to ask one ? though. I see you installed, what looks like a 3G alternator, if so why keep the voltage regulator? (sorry, it was killing me not to ask) Once again, very nice. Todd
     
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    Thanks for the compliments, thought you folks would get a laugh with the clutch pedal...I was actually planning to make it a 4 speed, especially to be different. I have a Toploader, bell housing, flywheel and clutch ready to go...will use a cable set up from a '96 Cobra, all supplied from Modern Driveline. But I decided to finish it as an automatic, which is a B&M C6 right now. Could also use a TKO 5 speed in there.
    The pedal set up is a perfect transplant from the '72 Torino, along with a bearing set up for the pivot from Steves Mustang....his kit is a perfect repair when pot-metal bushings break, so this repair kit provides bearing support where there were no bushing to begin with....comes out great.
    Will probably reinstall the automatic brake pedal.
     
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    Sorry missed your question.
    It is a 3g from PA Performance, it looks like a regulator but is actually an adapter for the wiring, as I understand it. I put it in per instructions from PA.
    Looks kinda busy with the wiring over there, but with the 50amp fuse, then sound system cables, battery etc....I kinda modified some wiring. At first I did not have the solenoid, but starter was getting a weak signal from start wire, so I put it back in...starter is the PMGR from PA performance also.
     
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    The extra brake pedal for the wife is a good touch..:)
    Your restoration came out sweet. Nice work.
     
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    OK, I guess it was required to keep most if not all of the factory wiring. I know when I did my 3G conversion I only re-used the light green/red stripe wire, which excites the alternator to charge. As long as everything works correctly there is no need to change it, just had to ask. Don't you just love the increased amperage the 3G puts out even @ idle, compared to the 1G alternator. Again, congratulations on your project. Todd
     
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    Thanks Todd, yes, I really like the 3G alternator...have one in my Montego also.
     
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    VERY nice, lots like a lot of work has gone into that one.....
     
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    I am only 20 and just had my first heart attack. DAMN that thing is mean lookin.:D
     
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    damn thats sweet..especially the interior...it looks so elegant and not clotted together like mine!
     
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    WOW!! Very Nice. Great job on the details. Interior is super clean.:cool:
     

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