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14 Jul 2016 07:38 - 21 Jul 2016 22:01 #2712 by nytling92
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Well I have had my car for about 4 years now. We drove it around for a couple years and enjoyed it but I always knew it wasn't what I wanted in my Galaxie. I've been collecting parts for a few years also and I'm at a point where I felt like I could start and make progress. I sold the 352 motor and Cruise-O-Matic last year. Here is the car I started with. What really got me motivated was my wife. she told me this last fall/winter(2015) that "If that car isn't running by summer I'm going to burn that bitch to the ground". Needless to say I've been pretty busy and making progress but it won't running this summer, she is alright because she sees major progress. LOL This is how the car started and I'll add more progress and pics as I have a chance.







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21 Jul 2016 22:02 #2739 by oestek
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nytling92 wrote: Well I have had my car for about 4 years now. We drove it around for a couple years and enjoyed it but I always knew it wasn't what I wanted in my Galaxie. I've been collecting parts for a few years also and I'm at a point where I felt like I could start and make progress. I sold the 352 motor and Cruise-O-Matic last year. Here is the car I started with. What really got me motivated was my wife. she told me this last fall/winter(2015) that "If that car isn't running by summer I'm going to burn that bitch to the ground". Needless to say I've been pretty busy and making progress but it won't running this summer, she is alright because she sees major progress. LOL This is how the car started and I'll add more progress and pics as I have a chance.








That is a CLEAN car! You are probably going to change them, but I kinda dig the wire wheel covers. So, we're deep into the summer... did she burn it down? Keep us posted, and welcome!

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24 Jul 2016 16:06 #2752 by nytling92
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Just got back from vacation so I'll work on more updates soon. I should have noted that work began last fall and while it is not going to be running this summer I've made significant progress so I guess she is going to give me more time.

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25 Jul 2016 14:23 - 25 Jul 2016 14:32 #2754 by nytling92
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So I started by removing the frontend sheet metal and then the factory power steering set up. Then went to trial fitting the Borgeson Power steering box. I still have to remove the trans crossmember and mount the manual linkage. Then I will be setting up the new motor and trans. To make sure things were out of the way I removed the heater box, steering column and console. I will be running a 5.4 and wanted to make sure I have as much firewall room as possible, that is the reason for removing the heater box, which is for sale.








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25 Jul 2016 14:26 - 25 Jul 2016 14:32 #2755 by nytling92
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The immediate plans are to get the motor and tranny mounted the way they need to be. Get all the new suspension mounted and the steering column cut and fitted.

Long term dreams and plans. I have and am going to be running a 2000 Lighting motor with an adapter plate to make possible the running of an 07 GT500 blower because it has the side draft intake. I want to run everything under a stock flat hood. I have a C-4 built to withstand 1000 hp, I know I won't even be close to this amount, with a Gearvendor overdrive. I don't have yet but will be acquiring a hydroboost brake set up. I will be getting a Ricks Tank fuel tank that is a direct replacement. I will be getting a Classic Auto Air heat and air set up. I have Fatman tublar upper and lower control arms and 2" dropped spindles and the AirRide triangulated 4 link with single adjustable Shockwaves for all 4 corners.




Some of you fly through your builds. I will have highs and lows so my thread will seem to be going nowhere at times. Please bear with me as I go, at times I will have to rebuild funds to get a part that maybe holding me up.
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25 Jul 2016 14:30 - 25 Jul 2016 14:32 #2756 by nytling92
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So I'm working on getting my steering together so I can set the motor where I want it, or at least where it will go. I'm running the Borgeson box and it has it's own issues. First, I bolted it up and with the column tube mounted straight the input shaft is touching the inside or right side of the tube, probably off by 1 1/4". It states in the directions that you may have to shim the lower front bolt to get alignment. They have been good to talk to when I called. I can get close if I only tighten the rear bolt as shown in these pics. I'm thinking that I might cut into the frame on the rear side and push it in the amount that the front is sticking out, if that makes sense? Cut a "U" shape where it is like a flap towards the rear and push it in and weld it back up.

Next, it came with rag joint, but that is big. Borgeson offers a vibration dampener (in the picture) and they exchanged it for free. I installed the dampener and the new Borgeson steering shaft that Fatman Fab sent with all this stuff(more on that at the end). Then I cut 2" off the column tube and slid it over the shaft and mounted it. That wasn't enough, after measuring carefully over and over, can always cut more off, I cut 2" more off. I went to the local bearing sales and thought I could get a bearing to fit the shaft and the inside of the tube, no such luck. The shaft is 3/4" and the inside diameter of the tube is 2 1/8". Well I bought an ag. that is 1.8xx outside diameter. A good friend of mine is making me a bushing out of UHMW that will sink the bearing up in the tube 1/2" and have a snap ring to retain it. Hopefully mon. or tues.I'll have it and I'll post pics. This will center the shaft in the column and I need to do this to make sure the steering box is in line with the column and the shaft will be supported.

The shaft that Fatman sent is going to have to be cut. I guess no matter which route one goes some of the shaft would have to be cut. I have to call Borgeson mon and see if they will respline the shaft for me or if a local machine shop will or can do this. The shaft is going to have to be shortened 4 7/8".














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