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    Quote Originally Posted by Brown_Muscle View Post
    Hopefully these help. They are of my stock 351w setup, minus the Smog pump which was deleted as well.

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    Love this car so much
    The AC, the headers, the air cleaner, all of it lol
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    Yes, that's VERY helpful, thanks! The alt/ps pump/water pump setup seems identical to mine. Obviously, the a/c and associated brackets and pulleys are different.

    Kudos on the AFB-type carb!!! I have run Holleys, but I'll take a good ol' Carter/Edelbrock/Weber any day of the week. I like the AVS in particular due to the easily tweaked secondary air-door tension. These (under the original Carter name) came from the factory on quite a variety of 60's and early 70's Mopar "muscle". I have tuning them down to a science. Holley vacuum secondary carbs are total junk if you ask me (let the debate begin!)!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by massacre View Post
    Love this car so much
    The AC, the headers, the air cleaner, all of it lol
    It is very nice. By the way, which headers are those, Brown_Muscle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by massacre View Post
    Wow man that wagon looks killer! I have a 79 Fox and looks like same color interior, is it dark canyon red?
    Love the 2 headlights and no roof rack, and the antenna. 351 swap will really put it over the top
    Thanks. Not sure on the interior hue, but that sounds right, a darkish red. Unfortunately, these days it's more of a "fossilized crumbling red dust" interior!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quincy View Post
    Thanks. Not sure on the interior hue, but that sounds right, a darkish red. Unfortunately, these days it's more of a "fossilized crumbling red dust" interior!
    Yup
    I can relate! 70s plastic FTL
    Every interior panel in my car is a different shade of red. It’s hideous.
    Your tint helped I bet with the fading
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    Quote Originally Posted by massacre View Post
    Your tint helped I bet with the fading
    Tint? Ain't no tint 'cept the top of the windshield - must be the lighting!

    I replaced the missing piece of windshield trim early on, by the way. The wiper linkage was so loose (still is!) and arms "mis-clocked" (fixed that) that the blade had knocked the trim clean off for a previous owner!

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    Love seeing more wagons, especially an early model. Hope your 351 build goes well, I'll definitely be tuning into this thread.

    BTW, I see Georgia plates in a few pictures. Still in the state, or somewhere else in the southeast?

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    Yep, stuck in GA!

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    Thanks guys! The carb is a newer Edelbrock AVS 1906, with the annular boosters. It does pretty well on gas (I get 18-20 MPG highway depending on how hard/fast I drive it)

    I have the BBK 351W swap headers. I was never overly impressed with them, mediocre build quality, and as you can see, the expensive coating quickly failed. I would get the chrome ones if i was doing it again, maybe even coat them. They are the easiest route to go when coupled with a mustang H-Pipe
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    I had dual 525-ish CFM Carter AFB's on a 440 in my '65 Belvedere (The CFM is a ball park because these were modified and tweaked OEM carbs from stock 413's - the primaries and secondaries were relatively small, don't remember the dia.). It certainly wasn't a gas-mileage car, but even with 3.91 gears, the fuel burn was pretty tame - until you stood on the "loud pedal" that is!!! The progressive linkage that I fabricated for it was the key - I could feel a "detent" in the pedal when front carb primaries opened (normal cruising was rear primaries), followed by another for the rear carb secondaries, and finally a third for the front carb secondaries, after which point all eight barrels were hanging wide open. I could actually see the gauge moving toward empty as I got pressed back in the seat! Now obviously, some of that was the gasoline moving to the back of the tank as well (standard "pancake" arrangement underfloor tank), but it never came back to where it was before the romp!!! I also had to clean large insects and small animals off of the outside of the air cleaners periodically (j/k - on the animals, at least! )

    Sorry to hear about the build quality and finish of your BBK headers, Brown_Muscle. In my case, I wish I could get them pre-rusted! Mine is a "sleaze" project - the more the patina, the more the better!
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    Rainy Day in Georgia. Here's some poor quality, but up-to-date pics of Quincy. I hope no one had their hopes up, this is a beater!!! The 351W is still at the component stage, I'll post pics of that as the build progresses:

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    The Ford poverty caps normally ride on the deep-dish steelies, I just have them off right now...and that's a Kmart tach I picked up at an estate sale years ago.
    Last edited by Quincy; 12-20-2020 at 06:15 PM.

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    Slow progress being made on the sleazy 351W build destined to replace Quincy's tired 302.

    Edelbrock Perf. RPM Heads
    Block Decked, Heads Milled, cc's Checked - 10.5:1 Compression
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    Jegs Gear Drive
    Moroso Windage Tray
    Deep Sump Pan
    Melling Select HP/HV Pump, Clevite 77 Full-groove Mains (let the warnings and admonitions begin!)
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    Awesome! What size heads did you go with? You're going real stealth mode with painting the aluminum heads. I've found the concept of Rhoads lifters interesting, but I've never been in a car with them. I have to wonder how precise they are
    -Phil



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    Quote Originally Posted by Brown_Muscle View Post
    Awesome! What size heads did you go with?
    2.02" Intake/1.60" Exhaust (#60259). They're not quite as awesome as those Trick Flows you're running, but I scored an awesome deal from a guy on FB Marketplace who bought them, had them milled, then never used them. They're as new.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brown_Muscle View Post
    I've found the concept of Rhoads lifters interesting, but I've never been in a car with them.
    Me too/neither! ;-) I'll let you know how they do eventually and report back. I got the ones with the oil grove which is part of my lubrication plan.

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    Those are some nice heads! I think you'll be very happy with the power you make. Plus your compression is a decent amount higher than mine (which is around 9.3:1). What kind of RPM's are you expecting to take it to?

    Is the rear stock/planning on any gearing upgrades?
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    +2003 Acura CL Type S 6-speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brown_Muscle View Post
    Those are some nice heads! I think you'll be very happy with the power you make. Plus your compression is a decent amount higher than mine (which is around 9.3:1). What kind of RPM's are you expecting to take it to?

    Is the rear stock/planning on any gearing upgrades?
    6500ish, maybe a tad more if it's still pulling ;-) Gears are 8.8" 4.10 "Trac-Lok", already installed in the mysterious 1979 8.5" housing, plug and play (yes, I've got the weaker 28 spline axles).

    Compression was kinda by accident. I was shooting for your 9.3ish comp ratio at first (after all, I want to drop on a blower eventually), but the mill on these "found" heads gives me almost exactly 10.5:1. Acceptable, more than likely, for the Al-you-minium heads, but way too much for boost. I guess I'll add the super-thick head gaskets if I ever get around to that. For now, it's getting the super NON-low-buck Cometic .027 inchers because my NOS TRW slugs (too long a story to tell...) are still about .020" in the hole, even after whacking .040" off the block, and I want to keep the "squish" tight enough. I'm going to have to get my intake milled to fit, I'm certain.

    Pardon my bass-ackwards planning on this mill!

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