Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
February 06, 2023, 01:31:36 pm

Login with username, password and session length
Team Z Motorsports
Tech Section
* SBFTECH Membership Required *
435325 Posts in 37297 Topics by 9537 Members
Latest Member: Mgabski
Search: Advanced search
Advertiser Inquiries
+ My Community
|-+ RACING and RACING SUSPENSIONS
| |-+ All Thing Racing
| | |-+ Proven Drag Combos
| | | |-+ project freebird
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: 1 [2] Go Down Print
Author Topic: project freebird  (Read 18686 times)
gator
Stroked Small Block
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 486


Location: North Little Rock, Arkansas

« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2010, 09:38:20 pm »

Good job   That car is cookin for a simple engine!
Logged

90lx, stock short block, stock cam, TFS 170's, 1.72rr, 70mm Turbo, 11psi boost, on stock tune-SOLD it
Current 95 gt stock short block, custom cam, TFS170's, xcelerator intake, Holley sniper efi, t5, 3.55 gear
Doobie
4 Banger
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 41


Location: palmdale ca

« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2010, 02:03:05 am »

simple is right most of it is hand me down,s  thank,s alot im trying not bad for chevy guy lol.
Logged

63 falcon futura 302  and 87 gt project
Blue Oval
Stroked Small Block
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 418


Location: Australia

« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2010, 01:52:12 am »

Nice old car Doobie.
We have this model here in Australia as well. They are popular, especially the 2 doors. The windsor is a nice option for the powerplant.
You have this going very well.
Stick with the Blue Oval now  Grin The windsor is everything and more the sbc is.
Logged

347 windsor, AFR 185,Vic Jr,Comp Cams Hyd Roller cam,780 Prosystems carb ,1 5/8" extractors, 4500 stall,4.11:1 Tru Trac. Chassis dyno 370 hp  Best 1/4 mile 11.21 sec at 122.83 mph
Youtube 1 min in..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBI75-l9CQQ
In car video ...
http://s222.photobucket.com/albums/dd159/texasbluesdownunder/?action=view&current=3rdrun21stmay2011.mp4
289nate
"IL BUONO"
Global Moderator
Big Block
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 11469


Location: Los Angeles

« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2010, 11:37:45 am »

I did what John Calvert said to do, took a torch to the steering arms, bent them down as far as I could, let them cool, and then heated them up again and bent them up horizontal so the tie rod would be parallel to the lower control arm.  My falcon picked up 3.5 tenths and 5 mph.  Ran a 12.81 at 104.99 with my little 600 vaccuum secondary Holley.  Wish I still had my buddys 650 Double Pumper. On a greater note my daughter won her first drag race in the Sportsman category.  It was only her 3rd race! Her junkyard Nova ran 12.23 at 110 mph. 

Not sure how I missed this.   VERY interesting!  I need to look into this and possibly pay Calvert Racing another visit.
Logged

\'65 fastback pump gas 289, 4.56 gears, and faceplated T5.  11.123 at 122.4
the only Qualk
Stroked Small Block
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 427


Location: NW, Indiana

« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2010, 01:32:40 pm »


I did what John Calvert said to do, took a torch to the steering arms, bent them down as far as I could, let them cool, and then heated them up again and bent them up horizontal so the tie rod would be parallel to the lower control arm.  My falcon picked up 3.5 tenths and 5 mph.  Ran a 12.81 at 104.99 with my little 600 vaccuum secondary Holley.  Wish I still had my buddys 650 Double Pumper. On a greater note my daughter won her first drag race in the Sportsman category.  It was only her 3rd race! Her junkyard Nova ran 12.23 at 110 mph. 

do you have pictures of how it looks now?
Logged

1965 Ford Falcon Sedan 302, 5 spd, 4.62 gear
street car
JimConner
Small Block
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 195

Location: Tempe, AZ

« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2011, 11:43:36 pm »


do you have pictures of how it looks now?

x2
Logged
69 Merc
The Ricer King
Adv_SBFTechie
Big Block
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 13802


Location: OC, CA

« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2011, 02:24:24 pm »

x3         
Logged

Robert's 1969 Mercury Montego (FordStrokers 408W, QFT 850cfm RQ-AN, Super Victor, 1" aluminum open spacer, CamMotion HR .624"/.609" 251*/256* 108* LSA, 1-3/4"x3-1/2" headers, Dynomax Ultra #17224 mufflers, C6/4R100 trans, 8"/9" 5500 converter, Broader Performance manual V/B, 9" 4.56 Detroit Truetrac, Hoosier Pro Street 31x12.5R15 on 10" rims)

The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html  Now = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html

Thanks to Jim "Woody" and Nicole Woods @ FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
juiced coupe
Six figures worth of don't give a f*ck
Global Moderator
Big Block
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 8394


Location: Pascagoula, MS
The land mass between New Orleans and Mobile


« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2011, 07:00:36 pm »


Its coming:

Just got off the phone with John Calvert.  He said the attaching point on the spindle to the tie rod end is too high on the '65-'66 mustang.  He said it would be a couple hundred bucks to have him do it at his shop.  After that it can be aligned by your regular alignment shop. 

The plan is to trailer the car down there with the drag tires and pay him to do his thing.  Then I will know exactly how it's correctly done and can do it myself to my cars from then on.  I'll also throw pictures up here so you all can see and get a good idea of how to do it yourself.  Coming soon but not tomorrow. Wink
Logged

Doing more with less, or something like that.
http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,20009.0.html

Quote from: Monte Smith
Bottom line, if it was the hot ticket, the fast guys would do it.............they don't

You might need some Titanium rods and a flow bench!  LMAO on floor

I honestly don't get it.

I'm sweating, my heart is racing, my clutch foot is twichin', and my right arm punched the computer screen doing an involentary 2-3 shift while reading all that. 
289nate
"IL BUONO"
Global Moderator
Big Block
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 11469


Location: Los Angeles

« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2011, 09:00:28 am »

I will be working on a date to take it to Calvert racing today.  Need to get with my brother-in-law about his trailer and when John is available to do the work.  Stay tuned!
Logged

\'65 fastback pump gas 289, 4.56 gears, and faceplated T5.  11.123 at 122.4
dennis112
Adv_SBFTechie
Big Block
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2349


Location: Amish Wonderland of Central Pa.

« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2011, 07:05:40 pm »

I will be working on a date to take it to Calvert racing today.  Need to get with my brother-in-law about his trailer and when John is available to do the work.  Stay tuned!

Please pay attention to where he heats the spindle arm and how he bends it (and what he bends it with.)

As you can tell, I'm reallllllllyyyyyyyy anxious . . . . . .  Wink
Logged

Dennis

65' Stang, 434W NA, Victor Heads, Super Vic Intake, 11:1, Braswell Carb, Bullet SR Cam, G101A 4-Speed, 4:56 rear, 93 Octane Pump Gas  9.82@138.00
289nate
"IL BUONO"
Global Moderator
Big Block
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 11469


Location: Los Angeles

« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2011, 07:31:06 pm »

Trailer is available first half of next week.  Waiting to see what Calvert Racing has available.  Fingers crossed.
Logged

\'65 fastback pump gas 289, 4.56 gears, and faceplated T5.  11.123 at 122.4
289nate
"IL BUONO"
Global Moderator
Big Block
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 11469


Location: Los Angeles

« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2011, 07:37:37 pm »

I will be working on a date to take it to Calvert racing today.  Need to get with my brother-in-law about his trailer and when John is available to do the work.  Stay tuned!

Please pay attention to where he heats the spindle arm and how he bends it (and what he bends it with.)

As you can tell, I'm reallllllllyyyyyyyy anxious . . . . . .  Wink

Dennis, when I called they put me on the phone with John and he seemed more than happy to give me the basics and probably more.  I'm sure he'd be willing to tell you more exact details if you are trying to get it done ASAP.  Otherwise I will do my best to show what needs to be done to mimic this modification. 
Logged

\'65 fastback pump gas 289, 4.56 gears, and faceplated T5.  11.123 at 122.4
69 Merc
The Ricer King
Adv_SBFTechie
Big Block
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 13802


Location: OC, CA

« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2011, 08:28:07 pm »

I will be working on a date to take it to Calvert racing today.  Need to get with my brother-in-law about his trailer and when John is available to do the work.  Stay tuned!

Please pay attention to where he heats the spindle arm and how he bends it (and what he bends it with.)

As you can tell, I'm reallllllllyyyyyyyy anxious . . . . . .  Wink

Dennis, when I called they put me on the phone with John and he seemed more than happy to give me the basics and probably more.  I'm sure he'd be willing to tell you more exact details if you are trying to get it done ASAP.  Otherwise I will do my best to show what needs to be done to mimic this modification. 


Where is Calvert's shop?
Logged

Robert's 1969 Mercury Montego (FordStrokers 408W, QFT 850cfm RQ-AN, Super Victor, 1" aluminum open spacer, CamMotion HR .624"/.609" 251*/256* 108* LSA, 1-3/4"x3-1/2" headers, Dynomax Ultra #17224 mufflers, C6/4R100 trans, 8"/9" 5500 converter, Broader Performance manual V/B, 9" 4.56 Detroit Truetrac, Hoosier Pro Street 31x12.5R15 on 10" rims)

The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html  Now = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html

Thanks to Jim "Woody" and Nicole Woods @ FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
289nate
"IL BUONO"
Global Moderator
Big Block
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 11469


Location: Los Angeles

« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2011, 08:34:23 pm »

I will be working on a date to take it to Calvert racing today.  Need to get with my brother-in-law about his trailer and when John is available to do the work.  Stay tuned!

Please pay attention to where he heats the spindle arm and how he bends it (and what he bends it with.)

As you can tell, I'm reallllllllyyyyyyyy anxious . . . . . .  Wink

Dennis, when I called they put me on the phone with John and he seemed more than happy to give me the basics and probably more.  I'm sure he'd be willing to tell you more exact details if you are trying to get it done ASAP.  Otherwise I will do my best to show what needs to be done to mimic this modification. 


Where is Calvert's shop?

Lancaster CA.  Way out in the middle of the desert.
Logged

\'65 fastback pump gas 289, 4.56 gears, and faceplated T5.  11.123 at 122.4
Pages: 1 [2] Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  



Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines



408 Stroker