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Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Test drive with new coil over suspension and new 3.50:1 gears » May 18, 2014 11:49 am

jeff hann
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I have a Tremec 5 speed and a 3.50:1 gear in my Galaxie.  I like it a lot.   First gear will really get you moving.  I have a stock rebuilt suspension with KYB shocks, and it rides great.  Glad to see you got it going.

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » 60's, 428 vs.429 » May 21, 2013 3:02 pm

jeff hann
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blue oval me wrote:

 (possibly a repeat reply as ai am having technical difficulties)
      Thanks for the reply, I don't know much about either motors.
 However, a 390 that has a 5 - speed sounds pretty cool. ( especially the 16 mpg part )
     Do you know of anyone that put a modern 4 spd. auto on an older big block, or if that is even possible?

 


Yes, Lentech makes an AOD that fits behind anything you want.  http://www.lentechautomatics.com/aodhome.html


There are also adapter plates that can be used, but you wouldn't want to use a stock AOD.

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » 60's, 428 vs.429 » May 20, 2013 9:52 am

jeff hann
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blue oval me wrote:

newbee here;
   What are the differences/ similarities between the big block 428 and 429?  ( beside 15 H.P. )
 Are any/ all, of the parts interchangable?
    Also any opinions or experiences,  pro or con for either motor?

 

They are 2 completely different engine families, and off the top of my head I can't think of any major parts that interchange.  In stock form, they are comparable, but the 429 can make more power at a cheaper price.  If you start with just the 429 block and get a 460 crank and pistons, you now have a 460.  You can buy a stroker kit and take any good 429 block out to 545 CID.  I like both engines, but if you are building for max power, the 429 is the way to go.  I have a 390 in my Galaxie with a 5 speed, and it runs damn good and gets 16 mpg on the highway.  It depends on what you want to do with it. 

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » New guy here » March 20, 2013 9:55 pm

jeff hann
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Daze wrote:

Welcome to the forum!!!!  would love to see some pix of your cars.

 

X2 !!

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » New guy. Any "late model" guys here? [by late I mean 71-72 :D ) » March 8, 2013 4:57 pm

jeff hann
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Daze wrote:

Welcome to the forum!! Would love to see som pix of your car

 

X2  !!

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Show Me Your Ride(s) » February 14, 2013 8:06 pm

jeff hann
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ChadGasket wrote:

Just some random pictures of the car 


http://i46.tinypic.com/2gtyiys.jpg
http://i45.tinypic.com/2m6piix.jpg
http://i50.tinypic.com/3166kg4.jpg
http://i49.tinypic.com/o0bcph.jpg
http://i46.tinypic.com/15mz77l.jpg
http://i47.tinypic.com/2cp7xvc.jpg
http://i49.tinypic.com/2qx2646.jpg
http://i45.tinypic.com/flg5xv.jpg
http://i48.tinypic.com/24lit86.jpg

   



Very nice !!  http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/cool.png

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Tools I got today. Whoooopeeeeee!!!! » February 1, 2013 11:13 pm

jeff hann
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Daze wrote:

I am envious. Craig's list sucks in my area. 

 

When I search for Galaxie, they feel sorry for me and show extra stuff from farther away....http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/stoned.png
 

Full-size Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury cars » Tools I got today. Whoooopeeeeee!!!! » February 1, 2013 2:14 pm

jeff hann
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Looks like a good score !!   Those big air sanders are the ticket for bodywork.

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