Finally decided to cut my shock towers.

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Larry;do you run a hydraulic clutch? ROY.
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CALIFORNIA CALIENTE wrote:Larry;do you run a hydraulic clutch? ROY.
Yes, been running a McLeod hydraulic clutch set up since 1994.

You can see it in this picture I posted a couple years ago.
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Larry;Thanks for the update!!Guess I had a 'Senior Moment' and forgot!!! ROY.
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She's looking good - should be a monster!
PS....I want your garage :D
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CALIFORNIA CALIENTE wrote:Larry;do you run a hydraulic clutch? ROY.
several dirt cars run those,we run 1 on one car,but not the other (cable),,I think it's been in there little over 4 yrs ,nary a problem,,so far !( but sure as grass is green,now that I've mentioned it ,it'LL go to leaking) POP :shock: :lol:
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CALIFORNIA CALIENTE wrote:Larry;Thanks for the update!!Guess I had a 'Senior Moment' and forgot!!! ROY.
I didn't expect anyone to remember that, just pointing out that the picture is old. Tranny is no longer just hanging under the car.
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Larry;have you had a chance to work on your FE? ROY.
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Just dropped block off to be prepped. Still have not ordered stroker kit yet. Need some more $$$, trying to beat Barry up on the price. :wink:
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hey boss am i reading this right ur building a FE. no more clevland. :roll:

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pro64 wrote:hey boss am i reading this right ur building a FE. no more clevland. :roll:
Yes, building a 427 that I pulled from a 68 Cougar years ago. Trying to go more A/Fx style, so no more Cleveland. :cry:
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Larry is just trying to be competitive with all of us with old truck engines!!!! ROY.
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NICE duel quad sideoiler always made me happy. 8) i went with a 385 series i had laying around i think they are easyier on the wallet and make good power. 427 in your car will be sweet............

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Cleaned up and painted engine compartment in satin black today, also started installing suspension and ordered export brace from MPG heads cause I wanted a quick release one so I could work on it at the track.

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CALIFORNIA CALIENTE wrote:Larry is just trying to be competitive with all of us with old truck engines!!!! ROY.
Probably not gonna runs with you, just hoping it runs strong and don't break, won't get to work on it much for next two weeks. :cry:
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Started installing new suspension.
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