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V8TV last won the day on February 7 2016

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    We run a restoration shop and produce TV and Web series about old cars.

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  1. Thanks for the kind words! Here is a link to cross-reference the color: http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedisplay.cgi?wtcode=M1921&rows=50&syear=1966&smanuf=Ford&smodel=Galaxie&sname=Emberglo
  2. Here's the video on the car, hope you enjoy it! https://youtu.be/3Y8zl6VxPxM
  3. Tremec TKO 600 Modern Driveline 5-Speed Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZJsRkAFkWE
  4. Once installed, the hydraulic clutch master cylinder reservoir is barely visible behind the brake booster. Inside the car, it appears just as it would with a factory installed Muncie 4-speed, except for one more gear on the Hurst shift ball…
  5. Slipping the TKO in place for the final install: Shifter hole opened to required size and console wiring peeking through: New Hurst shifter and boot installed Console installed and converted to 4-speed use: Re-sized drive shaft awaiting primer and paint:
  6. The owner drove this ‘69 for a while, but eventually decided it was time to dump the automatic transmission in favor of a manual. His hesitation was that he didn’t want to have to fight with a heavy clutch, but we teamed up with Modern Driveline to propose a hydraulic actuated clutch for an easier and smoother pedal effort. We then proposed a 5-speed manual Tremec TKO 600 with an overdrive gear for better highway manners than the TH400 automatic with its 3000 RPM stall speed and 3.73:1 rear gear. Modern DriveLine components including the aluminum bellhousing, Superior clutch, hydraulic throw-out bearing, and billet flywheel. Tremec TKO 600 transmission with bellhousing installed awaiting test-fitting under the ‘69. Initial fit showing the shifter position in the original tunnel. A bit of the tunnel will need to be replaced to bring the transmission up high enough to achieve proper driveline angles. New supplied transmission tunnel installed and primed:
  7. Quite a few! Not sure off hand the total.
  8. Thank you sir! Thank you! We have lots of projects going on.. we'll have to see which one will be next! Thank you! I'll share your thoughts with the crew! Thank you Gary, and thanks for following along!
  9. After all the hard work, the ‘66 7-Litre is finally finished. We are super happy with the results, and our crew at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop did an outstanding job on the car. The owner is happy, and the car drives like a dream. As a HUGE added bonus, the car was featured in the June 2017 edition of Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine, even landing on the cover! We’d like to thank everyone who had a hand in this project for the efforts, and thank all who read this thread start to finish. We hope you enjoyed the trip, it’s been a heck of a ride. Let us know if we can help with your dream car!
  10. That's very kind of you to say, and you're right... this one was built in about an hour the first time! You know I'm not sure.
  11. Underhood pad details and trunk elements installed.
  12. Original 15” x 5.5” Kelsey Hayes wheels sandblasted, epoxied, and sprayed gloss black. 7-Litre hubcaps polished and repainted. New center medallions and white-striped tires complete the look.
  13. Rear seat medallion over speaker grille and package tray Interior assembly coming along… New headliner brightens up the room a bit. Original door panel carpet treated to some dye to bring the color back. Assembled door.