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Old 08-08-2021, 08:47 AM
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Lowering Blocks🙀
I love it, Mac.
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Old 08-10-2021, 12:31 PM
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Well, all of the fixing has now been testdriven and some of it passed. The signal lights work nicely. The door closes better, but now that the door is 3/16" higher, so is the glass window and it doesn't always go under the rain cap like it's supposed to. [more fixing].
The neutrals line up nicely in the gearshift pattern so it is a little easier to down shift into first, [no syncromesh] than it used to be. My timing would be thrown off while I jiggled the gearshift around trying to find the neutral in the first/reverse gate when coming from second gear.
There was more than one vibration, I guess, because I fixed three different things, [pinion angle, balanced driveshaft, replaced worn extension housing bushing], and there is a small vibration left. I haven't figured out where it is yet.
The two inch lowering blocks worked wonders and I'm happy with the slant of the car now, it was dead level before, and I couldn't live with that, right?
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Old 08-10-2021, 01:27 PM
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The car looks great!
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Old 08-10-2021, 05:40 PM
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The car looks great!
^^^^X's 2 ^^^^^^^^.

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Old 08-10-2021, 05:59 PM
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She's a beauty.
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Old 08-10-2021, 06:23 PM
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Old 08-10-2021, 11:18 PM
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Thank you guys.
All I did today on the car was read up in the shop manual, [yes, I even got a shop manual with the car], on how to adjust the windows on a hardtop so they don't go up too far.
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Old 08-11-2021, 08:01 AM
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I really like the stance she has now.
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Old 08-11-2021, 09:00 AM
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Thank you guys.
All I did today on the car was read up in the shop manual, [yes, I even got a shop manual with the car], on how to adjust the windows on a hardtop so they don't go up too far.
Looking at the body trim lines at the back edge of the door, is that back edge just a smidge high now?
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Old 08-11-2021, 09:39 AM
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That is a beauty, and I am a fan of the 55 and 56 Fords, but I do lean more towards the 56.

Even though they are similar what may not be noticeable to some is that the roof line of the 56 is lower and sleeker than the 55, see below
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