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    Thumbs up Re: 65 Wildcat 4-speed project progress

    I got the heads in today from Carmen, must assemble and dyno. Won't be long after that!
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    Thumbs up Re: 65 Wildcat 4-speed project progress

    A little special mods to the intake:



    Plus some Telesco Rollers:



    Covered by these beauties:



    Then exhausted by these:



    Should be fun with these:



    Onward through the fog!
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    Re: 65 Wildcat 4-speed project progress

    BAD
    A$$

    That looks really fun!
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    Re: 65 Wildcat 4-speed project progress

    OK, engine has been on the dyno and is ready to unite with the body!
    Took way longer than I thought possible to get my act together.
    Visual evidence soon!
    Ted Nagel- "Deceptively Proficient"

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    Re: 65 Wildcat 4-speed project progress

    Dyno results? Please? My keyboard needs a good drooling again....
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    Ted, we still waiting here, me and my Wildcats
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    Re: 65 Wildcat 4-speed project progress

    Wildcat: Wheatie



    Wildcat: Super

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    Re: 65 Wildcat 4-speed project progress

    Gives new meaning to the phrase "Eat your Wheaties"....
    Derek Thille
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    Re: 65 Wildcat 4-speed project progress

    The shop has been busy since I finally brought the engine over!

    Interior: 4-speeds had a hump bump out for the shifter. Tilt wheel! A/C! PW!



    LX code engine.




    Burgundy mist N-N



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    Just a year later, many distractions but the PLAN is to get this beastly Wildcat reaady for the June 10 Concours here in Cincinnati! Then on to Norwalk and then see you in Charlotte!




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    Re: 65 Wildcat 4-speed project progress

    Dad's 65 electra was this color. My absolute favorite! Great work Ted!

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    Ok, rejected from concours....first show will be up at Norwalk Buick Race day.
    Second will be in Charlotte!
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    Re: 65 Wildcat 4-speed project progress

    Rejected from Concours? Bastards!
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    Why were you rejected from concourse?

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    Re: 65 Wildcat 4-speed project progress

    Quote Originally Posted by straight shooter View Post
    Why were you rejected from concourse?

    Not sure. The restoration shop owner "nominated" the car after being asked to by a nominating committee member to do so. Just got a letter that said thanks for nominating, but no thanks we don't want the car.
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    Re: 65 Wildcat 4-speed project progress

    Oh well, it's still a beautiful car.

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    Re: 65 Wildcat 4-speed project progress

    Quote Originally Posted by straight shooter View Post
    Oh well, it's still a beautiful car.
    Thanks! I will be bringing it down to Charlotte for the BCA in June. I can't wait!

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    Re: 65 Wildcat 4-speed project progress

    ted,you can bring it up to lebonon valley for musclepalooza memorial weekend.they won't turn that car away,4 bufords from ct

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    Re: 65 Wildcat 4-speed project progress

    That would be cool, but it is my first anniversary with Cathi, we will be on a riverboat again celebrating. May need to do the fall Musclepalooza!
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    Re: 65 Wildcat 4-speed project progress

    ted,better stay around with the wife,fall musclepalooza is better than the spring one.can't make the spring one this year,not able to walk on the right leg until sometime in june.may not get to go to charlotte if the doctor says no driving,4 bufords from ct

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    Re: 65 Wildcat 4-speed project progress

    Quote Originally Posted by Wildcat65 View Post
    Thanks! I will be bringing it down to Charlotte for the BCA in June. I can't wait!

    Ted
    I should know better than to plan a show with an unfinished car. Of course the shop found some problems they had to fix and now I will be bringing something else to the show.
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    Re: 65 Wildcat 4-speed project progress

    Ok, I'll just repeat the last post... It is in the trim shop for interior assembly. No shows this year.
    Onward through the fog!
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    Re: 65 Wildcat 4-speed project progress

    It's been a tough year to get much of anything done. But that is still one sweet looking cruise...

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    Weeks away from finish!

    check out when I started this thread.
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