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Restifier52 07-06-2013 11:53 PM

Rick's 1960 HT
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There is still much to do but I was long overdue to post pictures of the car. Currently:
408 Windsor stroker
Edelbrock 650 Thunder AVS carb
Built up AOD with high stall converter
Front discs, 2 circuit master w/prop valve
Hurst Line Lock
Cal Trac traction bars
N2O system (almost done)

I am very apprehensive about doing the AOD shuffle but I did finally take it up to 5000 RPM in 1st at WOT. That was fun. Hoping to get it tuned up and down the strip at Lapeer Dragway a few times before the season ends. Thanks to everyone at Squarebirds. I am honored to be part of this first rate online community.

simplyconnected 07-07-2013 12:25 AM

This is my idea of a perfect Squarebird. You have a modern yet inexpensive engine and all the modern amenities necessary for safely driving among modern traffic on today's roads with plenty of confidence.

Every other combination actually costs more money because not only are parts scarce but so are good mechanics. Windsors and AODs are very available. You can also do EFI if you're so inclined.

What a beautiful ride... - Dave

FINSRIN 07-07-2013 01:24 AM

WOW - what a ride.
Didn't think a shaved Squarebird would look so fine.
Shaved with that color and those wheels is sweet.
You have a good eye to foresee the result.

WC145 07-07-2013 03:47 PM

Very nice, love the clean look and tidy installation of everything. Very well thought out and executed. Wish my '66 had a full frame, it would be nice to have that kind of room to work!

Fireball 07-08-2013 01:14 PM

Looks like a sleeper to me, very nice job!

Dakota Boy 07-08-2013 08:00 PM

those rear tires dont stand a chance...:D

Richard D. Hord 07-09-2013 06:17 PM

Hey Rick,
What can I say but "WOW"
If you take her to the track, please have someone video it and post it for us to see. SHE IS AWESOME!
Richard D. Hord

Dakota Boy 07-09-2013 09:17 PM

Is that an electric fuel pump under the rear bumper?

Looks like you have a return line running back to the sump on your tank too.

Where did you run the fuel lines? There are so few choices on these cars.... I ran my one 3/8" hard supply line in the factory location.

What radiator and electric fan did you use?

Restifier52 07-10-2013 12:19 AM

I hope this will work. The drivers side line out of the fuel tank is braided hose ending at the mechanical pump. After the mechanical pump I have a filter and a non-return pressure regulator and gauge. When sitting in the drivers seat with the hood open I can watch the gauge tell me 6psi. The passenger side which is the fuel supply for the nitrous plate has the filter right after the electric pump leading to a return regulator and another fuel pressure gauge. For the return line I used some braided hose to go across the crossmember and clamped it on to the original fuel line to get back to the tank. I am wiring it so that the "ARM N2O" switch will turn on the electric pump too. I will be using a throttle position switch on the carb and a delay switch to experiment with.

I ran the lines on both sides of the car tucked in behind the drip channel. Got to be careful when lifting the car. The radiator is a griffin that I chose based on its similar dimensions to the original rad. The fan I forget - just got the strongest one I could find (and it is running a bit warm- stays at 180 for awhile then creeps up to 200-205)

Restifier52 07-10-2013 12:27 AM

And thank you everyone for the comments. You can be sure I will be getting video soon.

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