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  • About Marty Smilt
    retired or just tired - 50 Ford F1 project
    Oconomowoc, WI
    Bonniville once a year crewmember.
    Built an airplane in 1999/2003 flew it and sold it in 2005.
    2 Letter State/Province (use "--" for outside USA/
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    Current Mileage
    125,000 - 149,999
    Miles per year
    Rather not say


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  • Last Activity: 02-08-2019 02:11 PM
  • Join Date: 09-23-2010
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  1. Marty Smilt
    09-03-2011 05:14 PM - permalink
    Jeez! I got sidetracked with the Bonniville car project! Three Months! several hours a day late nights and 28 hours each way to Wendover Utah. The short story is the mechanical fuel injection would not co-operate with us and after several passes at lower speeds than we expected fire slotted a set of Brodac heads. Welded them up and blew some other gaskets filling the car with smoke at 208 MPH. Oh well back to the drawing board.
  2. sssnake
    06-15-2011 10:44 PM - permalink
    Hi Marty
    A friend and me got the old six running a couple of weaks ago. That thing ran like a top after a few tweaks to the carb and clean plugs. The neighbor heard it run and i sold it to him for three hundred bucks, I kinda wish I had a good running flat eight to put back in it. If you hear of any please let me know.
    Took the brake and clutch pedals to work and blasted them, the bushings were shot so I'm going to reman a set and grind up a new shaft from a old pillar I pulled from a mold base should work just fine. Well hope all is good take care.
  3. Marty Smilt
    05-29-2011 09:05 PM - permalink
    Hi Tim,
    I have been out of pocket as the saying goes so am now back at it. I pulled the floor out of the bed today as well as the tail gate and rotted boards. I will remove both rear fenders and the bed tomorrow if the weather clears. Then off to the sandblaster for a bit of clean metal. I have to re construct the rear of the bed for sure and I don't know what all else needs to be done sandblasting reveals all.
  4. sssnake
    04-28-2011 06:56 PM - permalink
    Hey Marty,
    How is the project going. Mine is in surch mode for some running boards and new windows. Going to try and start the old six and get it in shape to sell it on ebay.
  5. sssnake
    03-18-2011 05:31 PM - permalink
    Hi Marty,
    A friend of mine owns a 03 vic ex wood co. squade and we did the measurments to satisfy our own curiosity and soon found out how the track of the vic would land the tires right under the fender lip of the 48. The dim. to the outside of the vic tires was 73.187". So if you take out a center section out of the middle i'm thinking 10.0" that would bring the mounting hole to the inside of the frame rails 5" p/s and bring the tires back to the inside of the fenders. This would be perfect for a vintage 16"x7 wheel with a maybe 3" offset. So if you could tell me how it goes on your end and if the design works, maybe we could work out a deal on lazer jeting out a front member for me. Good luck and remember I'm a tool maker myself so if you need a hand on something let me know. Tim
  6. Marty Smilt
    03-11-2011 07:34 PM - permalink
    Hi Tim,
    I am expecting to get my C.V. IFS from a 2008 cop car early next week. I have already deturmined that it is too wide and plan to laser cut a new center section of my own design. I am not sure what it will look like at this point but will have a real good idea in the near future. I am going to attempt to make it fit up with the original track width of 61.5" hub face to hub face.
  7. sssnake
    03-05-2011 12:56 PM - permalink
    Marty. my name is Tim borden seen your fifty and how you are trying to put in a IFS into the truck. Im looking to do the same thing to my 48. going to do some mearsurment today on the frame. i live just north of you in Adams. I am very interested in the crown vic swap. please send me a line on how it is going, i would greatly apreciate it. thanks again and hope to talk to you soon, Flash

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