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Old 02-01-2010, 02:06 PM   #301
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Another 100 mile stock GT undriven for 38 years.

http://www.opelgt.com/photopost/show...r-view/cat/503

Look through the photo album for more. Amazing car!

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That's the same one that I posted that's sitting at my work.
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:05 PM   #302
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Another 100 mile stock GT undriven for 38 years.

http://www.opelgt.com/photopost/show...r-view/cat/503

Look through the photo album for more. Amazing car!

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Very cool album! I enjoyed diggin through the pictures. :)
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:12 PM   #303
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Hi Bill


I'm a little confused about the transmission, as it has an aluminum bellhousing and tail shaft assembly. The center section is cast iron, and the exterior appearance matches that of the picture in my Ford repair manual as a C4. I've have yet to clean it up and check casting codes and dates, so I've yet to fully determine what it is. I know the car hasn't been apart, and the build identifies it as a C4, so I suppose I should look more closely.


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Hi Terry -

The C-4 transmission was never put behind an FE engine. The bellhousing pattern is completely different. C-4's came behind 6-cylinders and small blocks only. Here's a page showing powertrain choices for '64 Fords (same as Mercury that year) :

http://www.1964ford.com/us-powerteam.aspx

Also the Cruisomatic is the only Ford automatic trans from that era with a cast iron center case. The C-4 and C-6 units are all-aluminum.

If you're keeping the car close to stock, the Cruiso will be fine. A torque or "RV" cam with more lift than stock will work just fine with those headers. That's the combo I ran in my 390 Galaxie (four-speed with 3.00 Detroit Locker) for years and it was happy. Stay away from a lumpy cam because that will kill the low end. A Pertronix ignition in the stock distributor will boost reliability and I have to admit I prefer Holley carburetors over the stock Autolites. They're easier to tune. With headers on that engine a 600 CFM will do the job. I ran a blueprinted 735 CFM Holley and my car LOVED it.

Keep us posted on your progress!

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Old 02-02-2010, 12:14 AM   #304
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What state was the car from ? Teranfon?

Where are you?

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Old 02-02-2010, 06:14 AM   #305
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What state was the car from ?

Where are you?
Who are you talking too?
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:08 AM   #306
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This is my barn find...it is under the process of getting restored, the story goes....

The guy that had the car was a big time porsche nut, I am talking everything from LMP2 spyder noses hanging on the wall to a couple of 914-6 in his barn...and the barn was NICE...the barn-mahal lifts, lights, paint booth, AC, heat, an office...you name it. The lady that owned the Fiat left it there for him in the late 70's it seems it just stopped running one day. A few weeks later she fell off the face of the earth....so it sat in the corner of his barn for 30yrs. The old Porsche guy had a stroke, now in his late 70's and was wanting to start getting rid of stuff...so he went through all the hoops to get the car titled in his name and sold it.

The pics on the page are VERY large so if you go to my site be ready. I will only post two here, the car when I picked it up and a pic after I pulled the water pump. Car is about as rust free as a 40yr old fiat can get.



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Old 02-02-2010, 07:32 AM   #307
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850, I have owned a few of them, turboed the last one I owned. It would have been alot more fun if the dang thing didn't turn 4k at 60
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:27 AM   #308
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Hi RR

The car was manufactured in Oakville, Ontario, Canada and sent to live in the province of Saskatchewan. I reside in Alberta.



Edit:
I love seeing all these old barn finds. Good luck with them guys.



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They don't spread salt in Saskatchewan?
I suppose it didn't spend many years on the road.
How many miles on it?
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Old 02-02-2010, 01:32 PM   #309
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Hmmmmmmm.......... that's odd, because the Ford historical division decoded it as a C4. As I said, I haven't even looked at the transmission yet, but I'll take your word for it.

I've actually purchased a period correct tri-power for it. Probably not the ideal setup, but it sure does look pretty.

Tonight while working on it, I was once again amazed at the overall condition. It does indeed require some metal work, but I'm still amazed of the condition of the floors and trunk. I actually find that cars that are stored for prolonged periods on dirt floors seem to fair better than ones sitting on concrete. I think that it being exposed to subzero temperatures for basically six months of the year lessened the damage to the floor as well.


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look at the shift indicator. If it is a C6 is should say P R N D 2 1, if it is a Cruis-o-matic it will be P R N (Green dot) D L. The bellhousing is classic FE so your options are limited...C6 or COM.

Ford also used a 2 speed auto in the early 60's but with your combination that would seem rare. Heck I don't even know if they had it for more than a couple years.

Good luck...cool car!

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Old 04-12-2010, 10:36 AM   #310
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The mother of all barn finds?
http://www.intuh.net/barnfinds/index.htm
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Old 04-12-2010, 04:40 PM   #311
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I bet there's over 205 cars in there.
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:37 PM   #312
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I looked at every fucking page and saw nutten....shoot me!
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:50 AM   #313
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just don't post about the trailer finds in wi..
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:04 AM   #314
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I bet there's over 205 cars in there.
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:57 PM   #315
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Today was a field find rather than a barn. Helping settle the estate of a friend, pulled this truck out of a field where it has sat for probably 10 or more years.

Old Fire Warden truck. Spent a couple hours messing with it and it fired right up and drove (around the yard) just fine.


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