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Sweet! My first car was a 67 Tempest, with the OHC6, but a 4 door from my grandmother. It only had 38k miles on it, but that was back in 1985, and being a young dumb kid, I hot rodded it and sold it. Car was perfect!

I would love to see you have a thread for it here!
That is pretty cool John. It kind of makes you wonder where it is now.

I will be taking pics all the way through. Thank you for the encouragement. Your build is pretty great also, I enjoy following it.
 

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Bottle Musical instrument Alcoholic beverage Glass bottle Drink


Another find under the front seat.

Motor vehicle Hood Vehicle Gas Steering wheel


The engine bay is getting there after four times with the power washer and I used purple power/engine gel cleaner.

Interior pics to come later.
 

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looking good there Dan,looking forward to following this one........

.....my dad had a 66 with a 6cyl,when i was 4......entered a race with it,nascar style race and brought home a trophy..
...sadly it got sandwiched between a station wagon and a dump truck......came over a hill to dead stopped traffic on
the freeway,we barely stopped the dump truck didnt
luckly he slid awhile or i might not be here today.
 

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looking good there Dan,looking forward to following this one........

.....my dad had a 66 with a 6cyl,when i was 4......entered a race with it,nascar style race and brought home a trophy..
...sadly it got sandwiched between a station wagon and a dump truck......came over a hill to dead stopped traffic on
the freeway,we barely stopped the dump truck didnt
luckly he slid awhile or i might not be here today.
Wow, Really sorry to hear about that Tony. Good thing you came out of that ok.
 

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for the Tempest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now I watch
and keep an eye on the
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nah I am just going to get a little
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enjoy and you have my blessing on a thread here, ALL cars are welcome, its some of the owners that are not, lol..
 
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for the Tempest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now I watch
and keep an eye on the
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nah I am just going to get a little
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enjoy and you have my blessing on a thread here, ALL cars are welcome, its some of the owners that are not, lol..
LOL. Great post Albert, thank you and you are totally correct.
 

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Here are some more before pics. The sun has really done it's damage to the interior from sitting over the years. I thought it would be great to get pics of this car at its worst. Here they are.
 

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Cool project Dan, looks like you have quite the collection going. I found that same Bud bottle in my 50 F-1 when I took it apart
 
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Cool project Dan, looks like you have quite the collection going. I found that same Bud bottle in my 50 F-1 when I took it apart
That is pretty cool John.

More Pics.
 

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Here are some more pics. I have taken out the interior, pulled the drive shaft and disconnected all of the wiring, accessories the engine and linkage to the transmission.
 

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I have the engine stripped down even more.

Motor vehicle Automotive exterior Automotive tire Gas Auto part

I am just debating on taking the head off before I do it or not. There isn't too many options for bolt holes for the engine lift on the head. All that is left is the bell housing bolts and the two motor mount bolts and the engine comes out..
 

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A clone is a clone and only worth what a buyer will pay. If that buyer is wanting a Tempest, then no, it's not worth more
 

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Make it a GTO clone! Way better and it will be worth more.
I think you and Oprah have been sharing crack! No way any clone is worth more than #'s matching unless it dictates some special package like a yenko etc... And in any case you would need the correct parts to clone it meaning it will cost 2 times the numbers matching making it not worth the build really.. Keep your bad information to yourself. I have read 5 or 6 similar posts of yours today and none of them have any good advice.
 

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Hate to break it to you, Ryan, but that's not exactly how to 'hit the ground running' in this community. Taking cheap shots at others (as in the man-card comment in another post) and arrogantly throwing down personal opinion as established fact won't gain you any respectability here.
 

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Don't make me unchain the dog LOL


I know we all can play nice here, It's what FBN is about, Friendship and Mutual Respect
 
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