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Old 07-21-2011, 09:58 AM
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Got my 557 back.




I painted it smallblock blue because the big block purple colour is disgusting. lol
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:58 AM
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Boy that is too nice looking to put back under the hood.... great job !
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:10 PM
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for a brief second, I thought the hose reel was an old turbo housing hanging off the back, and I nearly blew a gasket hahaha

looks great!!
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:19 PM
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man that looks nice. I have no idea what colour to paint my engine
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:02 AM
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Boy that is too nice looking to put back under the hood.... great job !
That's my biggest issue Tiny.
The motor turned out so good I'm afraid the rest of the truck will let it down now.

Brian, I had to paint it the smallblock colour because it had to be Ford and that bigblock purple is just horrible.
It's going in a white engine bay so it should look ok.
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for a brief second, I thought the hose reel was an old turbo housing hanging off the back, and I nearly blew a gasket hahaha

looks great!!
Funny you should say that.
After the truck is done and a few extra bucks saved, the cam will be getting changed and 2 Garret blow throughs will be plumbed to the front to sit either side of the radiator.
Only low boost, but it should look the part.
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That will fanstatic in a white engine bay.
I like that blue. What paint is it ??
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Looks bit like the ford blue i painted my IC pipes,nice.
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That will fanstatic in a white engine bay.
I like that blue. What paint is it ??
It is the standard blue Ford painted their 302/351's.
I will ask my guy to see what the specific name is.
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It is the standard blue Ford painted their 302/351's.
I will ask my guy to see what the specific name is.
Ive a can of that blue i used i'll see what the number on the can is and compare..
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Funny you should say that.
After the truck is done and a few extra bucks saved, the cam will be getting changed and 2 Garret blow throughs will be plumbed to the front to sit either side of the radiator.
Only low boost, but it should look the part.
YES!! That's definitely a win
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any updates dags?
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Well the cab and panels are in the paint shop, and I've just got the trans' back.
It really is a work in progress.
Still need to attack the chassis with a wire wheel. I thought about getting it sandblasted but I thought I should do something myself.
Once the chassis is painted, (it'll just be black) the motor and trans will be dropped in because I am truly hanging out to start that motor and run the cam in.
The closest I've got so far is turning it over with a socket and knucklebar, to keep her lubed.
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