"Some Old Ford"

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by RumRunner, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. RumRunner

    RumRunner Sit there, turn that

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    Enjoy...

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/20017992" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/20017992">Some Old Ford</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/unrendered">Ben Pender-Cudlip</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    DW
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  2. East Coast Rider

    East Coast Rider Just Me...

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    That was sweet! Me? I'd fix it up a bit, but can appreciate his choice of leaving it the way it is and "running the hell out of it". :lol3
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  3. PecosBill

    PecosBill Get off my f'n lawn!

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    Friggin' awesome.

    I'm in the restore it camp though.
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  4. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Thanks for sharing, that was great. Made me smile. I always have my eye on people's driveways and backyards looking for vehicles with "blue tarp disease".:lol3
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  5. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Love the lumpy idle. That's a proper Ford with a proper transmission. Great find.
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  6. Assfault

    Assfault Exposed Member Supporter

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    I had a 64 Galaxy 2 dr hardtop fastback just like that one.
    289-2bl, 3 on the tree. Black on black. Lots of memories right there.
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  7. rob1313

    rob1313 Still learning

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    Loved that video. Thanks for sharing it. I have to be honest I'm torn between wether I'd fix it or drive it the way it is. It has a beauty to it just the way it is. Love the sound of that motor
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  8. Motornoggin

    Motornoggin Two-Bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    Being an old 'shine runner, it has earned it's patina (time spent languishing not withstanding). I say leave it alone cosmetically.
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  9. Nessman

    Nessman From the western slope of the bell curve

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    My first car was my dad's '64 Galaxie, 352/4bbl w/three on the tree. Great torque, sloppy handling (but in northern Minnesota there weren't many curves to worry about). Many hours were spent driving around on gravel roads drinking beer and killing time.

    Thanks, that was great.:clap

    Edit: Dug through some old pics and found one.

    [​IMG]
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  10. CGH

    CGH Polluting the ether

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    Great find. :thumb

    I love those '60s solid lifter big blocks; my brother had a couple of Chevys, a 425/396 in a '75 3/4 ton van and an L-88 in '69 Nova. They only run well one way... WFO.
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  11. Joz

    Joz What could go wrong?

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    Thanks for making me smile.

    I had a 61 Galaxie w/ the 352 FE block. I put 180,000 miles on that car. Sold it for the same price I paid for it - 13 years later! Lots & lots of good memories there!
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  12. TEZZA

    TEZZA ADV B4 DEM/TED

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    Hay that is so sweat . My first set of wheels was a 63 XL wagon and i wish i still had it as there is very few left here in Australia .
    Tezza:D
    P.S leave it how it is !!!:rofl
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  13. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Saw that on Jalopnik a few days ago as well. Nice short film.

    I would fix the rust and replace the floor panels and trunk but other then that I'd leave it. It looks good otherwise. I like the 'patina' it has accumulated over the years. No one would really give it a second though until they hear that engine.
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  14. 13

    13 __________ Supporter

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    Good stuff:thumb
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  15. small_e_900

    small_e_900 Amanda carried it

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    That car at idle has the perfect car sound, just like a 60's Triumph Bonneville, at idle, has the perfect motorcycle sound.

    Restore that Ford or run it as is? Hell, we'll never have to make that decision because there ain't one of us who could wrestle that car away from it's owner.
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  16. Going_Commando

    Going_Commando Been here awhile

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    That thing is pure sex when its idling, and WFO, though it is funny how it is making all that noise but doesn't seem to accelerate very fast.
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  17. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    I like how he admits a Subaru could beat him, but "it wouldn't sound right doing it."
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  18. supervision

    supervision Been here awhile

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    In about 1968 I had a 63' Galaxie very close to that. I paid $800 for it. Was, four speed, buckets and console, only drawback was the 352 2-bbl. What a dog, could only do good burn-outs in the rain. I traded it in for a new 1970 Datsun Pickup. I still remember the $1,973.00 OTD price. and gas was .30/gal.
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  19. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    I wonder how the guy with the Marauder is progressing?

    [​IMG]
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  20. rob1313

    rob1313 Still learning

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    That's my buddy Terry. If I know Terry he's got it ripped into a billion parts and he's cleaning the threads out of each and every damn bolt. The man takes amazing care of his machines.
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