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I6 Newb

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9Manchu
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I6 Newb

Post #1 by 9Manchu » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:27 pm

Hello from Western Wisconsin,

When it comes to old muscle I've been mainly a Pontiac man but I have never been brand loyal. If a company made cars chances are they have at least one vehicle on my bucket list. Two years ago I picked up a 67 Mustang Convertible with a 3 speed. I have a soft spot for unique engines, (the two prior cars were a Ram Air I 68 Firebird, and a 58 three deuce 358 Delray.) With the 1st of 4 kids heading to college next fall I had to whittle the hobby back to one vehicle so I chose the Mustang. Can't beat the price and availability of parts.

1) the 6 is tired so its time for a build or a swap. And B) I like to row gears so it's at least 1 short. I have a couple ideas for swaps but my first choice is to build the six and a T5. That got me to Vintage Inlines and their aluminum head. Problem is I have sent them a couple of emails and have not heard back. So the first two of many questions: Has anyone got a head from them, does anyone one have a time frame for availability? I know a bit of the story and appreciate what running a business is like but I've got some decisions to make if I'm going to be driving this summer.

In anticipation of your first question here it is:


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Re: I6 Newb

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:14 pm

Welcome to the Ford Six forums 9Manchu, that 67 Mustang looks like a great foundation and your plan on building the six with a T5 is also very good. Matt at V.I. is a great guy and yes it's tuff to run a small business and manage your time. Good luck on the 67 Mustang :thumbup: :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Re: I6 Newb

Post #3 by Max_Effort » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:06 pm

Welcome!

Nice looking Mustang. IMHO, it be great to start with a 250 six for that project.

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Re: I6 Newb

Post #4 by 9Manchu » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:22 pm

Thank you. I had a line on a low mile complete 250 only 60 miles away I couldn't get to it quick enough, but that was my original thought. The car has had one repaint. It was originally white on white with an Ivy Gold interior.

If anyone has a line on a 250 in Western Wisconsin-East Minnesota...

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