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Old 07-03-2017, 11:12 AM   #401
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Re: Project: Rufus Restoration

Maybe it's just me as I get older, but the Black Widow mufflers were a little too much for me. They sounded great at idle, but that was where it ended for me. The claim is true, there's absolutely no drone, and at highway speed, they're essentially silent. The problem for me was from 1500-3000 rpm. The raspy cackling sound just isn't my thing. With all that being said, I made the jump back to my Magnaflows. They are mellow at idle and cruising and come alive at WOT. Perfect for a night out with the wife or hauling the babies around.

On a side note, we've had the opportunity to add another classic to the stable, 1952 Pontiac Chieftain. This old Poncho is in pretty solid shape and is mostly original. It had a restoration about 45 years ago and has been stored indoors since 1983. She runs and drives pretty well for a boat.
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Old 07-20-2017, 11:11 PM   #402
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I gave the ol girl one final wash tonight and sent her off to her new home. Hopefully he enjoys this truck as much as I have.
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Old 07-21-2017, 04:07 PM   #403
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Sad to see it go. Good luck on the burb hunt
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Old 07-22-2017, 12:19 PM   #404
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Wow buddy, can't believe you sold her! Can't wait to see what you do next!
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Old 07-24-2017, 01:43 PM   #405
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Sad to see it go. Good luck on the burb hunt
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Wow buddy, can't believe you sold her! Can't wait to see what you do next!
I was a little torn on selling it and still a little bit in shock myself, but it just kind of made sense right now. If I can find something with more seats, then I will get more seat time! Plus, I'm ready for a new project. If anyone knows of a 60-72 Burb that's ready for a new home, send them my way!
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Old 09-05-2017, 12:00 PM   #406
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With an empty spot in the garage, I've got the itch to get going on the next project. I've had this truck for a few years now, and she's been patiently waiting her turn. It belonged to my wife's grandmother and it was also part of our wedding. It's only fitting that it eventually ended up in our garage. I'll start a build thread over in Alternate Tinkerings once I actually get some parts on order. The initial plan is a modern engine with Tremec 6 spd, coilover suspension, disc brakes, bucket seats. I've been struggling with making a decision on the engine. I have a line on a 5.0 coyote from an F150 at a decent price if it's going to stay Ford in a Ford. I've also found a 6.0 LS LQ4 for about half the price of the coyote. Very tempting to throw the bowtie heart in the Ford! If going the LS route, then I'd like to do a turbo setup pushing for 600 HP or so. Definitely open for recommendations if anyone has any.
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Old 09-05-2017, 12:50 PM   #407
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Wish id have known it was available. Good luck with the f100.
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:20 PM   #408
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Stay Ford and paint the engine blue. Or, check out delmospeed's new FE valve cover adapters for LS. Either way, it's a beauty
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:18 AM   #409
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Very nice truck! If your u can swing it, I vote for the coyote and keeping it all Ford. I love the one in my F150.
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:15 PM   #410
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Wish id have known it was available. Good luck with the f100.
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Very nice truck! If your u can swing it, I vote for the coyote and keeping it all Ford. I love the one in my F150.
Thanks guys. At this time, I'm leaning towards the coyote/T56 combo. Should make for a fun ride. Made the trip to Kentucky this weekend to bring the ol Ford home from my dad's garage. Good to have a project back in the garage. Stay tuned.
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Old 09-11-2017, 05:21 PM   #411
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ooh, go with the coyote and give it a ghost cam tune, if you aren't going to put in an actual set of cams for it. They sound great when done right, without having to spend the money on an actual set of cams.
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Old 11-09-2017, 05:32 PM   #412
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Re: Project: Rufus Restoration

Dig the F100, but, if you don't mind me asking, where did the GMC end up? Still in TN?
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Old 11-09-2017, 05:36 PM   #413
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Dig the F100, but, if you don't mind me asking, where did the GMC end up? Still in TN?
I sold it to a guy just east of Nashville. I'm not sure if it's still around here or if he even still has it.
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