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Author:  David Conwill [ Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:56 am ]
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I got back at it last night. I ended up pulling the transmission crossmember to get a straighter shot at lining things up - which worked.

Once I got the trans in and the crossmember back under it, though, I called it quits. Tonight all I have to do is hook up the shift linkage, and put the driveshaft and starter back in.

Keep your fingers crossed!

Author:  David Conwill [ Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:05 am ]
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Success!

I finished putting the '61 back together last night, and drove it to work this morning and the new throw-out bearing works perfectly. I used the wipers the whole way, too, and the tach still doesn't work.

No time to tackle that at the moment, though - I'm headed to the big cruise in my hometown tomorrow evening!

Author:  63falconguy [ Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:55 pm ]
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Congrats!! =D>

I bet you're a happy camper. Enjoy your 1st night out!

Can you post some pics of her finished???

John

Author:  David Conwill [ Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:15 pm ]
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If you click the word "Success!" in the post above it will take you to a photograph I shot this morning of the '61 idling in my driveway.

I wouldn't call the car "finished" but at least there's one major repair out of the way. That old throw-out bearing was toast. It couldn't have been very far from seizing up entirely.

Author:  63falconguy [ Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:01 pm ]
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She looks great! I like those tires!!!

Author:  David Conwill [ Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:24 pm ]
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Enduro Runway 75s - they've got a nice wide (for a modern tire) whitewall, don't they? Somebody just told me that they've since gone to a narrower white. :roll:

Author:  David Conwill [ Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:47 pm ]
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I seem to be having a spark issue. In the spirit of "fix it better", I'm replacing the points and stock coil with a Pertronix Ignitor I and Flamethrower coil. The old points will reside in the glovebox.

Author:  FordsForever [ Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:03 pm ]
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That is definitely a 'fix it better' idea. Just make sure the coil you choose is not a real low resistance primary as that 'could' damage the Pertronix I module. To use the low resistance coil you need either the Pert II or III.
The glove box is the best place for the points and condensor. ^::
Ron

Author:  Rotorranch [ Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:26 pm ]
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David Conwill wrote:
I seem to be having a spark issue. In the spirit of "fix it better", I'm replacing the points and stock coil with a Pertronix Ignitor I and Flamethrower coil. The old points will reside in the glovebox.


Don't forget the condesor... it won't run without it!

Rotor

Author:  David Conwill [ Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:15 pm ]
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Only a couple more days until the move to a cozy attached garage. Until then, the '61 waits patiently.

Author:  David Conwill [ Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:38 pm ]
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Well, a Flamethrower coil fixed my problems!

Author:  Terry L. Rahn [ Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:12 am ]
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David,

Good to hear it was a simple fix! ^::

Terry L. Rahn

Author:  David Conwill [ Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:23 pm ]
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Put 120 miles on the '61 this morning and she didn't miss a beat. Loud though. The last muffler shop definitely made things worse instead of better.

If I can find someone with a good reputation, I have the later, donut-style manifold I may swap on.

Author:  mfisher6789 [ Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:17 am ]
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Did you ever need a spacer when you bolted up the t86 to your engine?

Author:  David Conwill [ Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:12 am ]
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mfisher6789 wrote:
Did you ever need a spacer when you bolted up the t86 to your engine?


Through a long process that doesn't really bear repeating right now, neither the '61 nor the T86 are still in my possession. The '61 is still running around with the 2.77 in it (AFAIK) and the T86 went to a friend of mine along with the 200 it was going to be paired with. He's putting the whole works into his '65, but that project is a ways off.

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