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Offline bwichman

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Re: Ford Carlisle 2010
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2010, 04:00:12 pm »

I here ya, this will be number 13 straight for me...and the wife comes too, she really likes it.

 I'm there over my wedding anniversery without her every year! ;D
And how does she feel about that ? She's not a car person ?
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Re: Ford Carlisle 2010
« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2010, 07:31:37 pm »
She is..just couldn't deal with 3 days of car show....it's really a great relationship when it comes to doing our own thing when & where we want..23 years this June !! ;)
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Re: Ford Carlisle 2010
« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2010, 07:52:25 pm »
4.30 gears,were trailering. LOL
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Just drive it! I have 3:91 with an automatic and love to hear it sing at 4 grand straight for an hour. BUT if you see me along 81....well...do you have any room on that trailer? LOL.

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Re: Ford Carlisle 2010
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2010, 08:05:09 pm »
wow....4 grand for an hour...that is absolutely amazing....I do love to hear the whine of those 3.91s....but just around 3000!!! I'm not a brave as you....I do feel like a granny driver at times cruising at 50 MPH ;D ;D

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Re: Ford Carlisle 2010
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2010, 08:09:15 pm »
3.89's here,,yeah ,it's about a 4 grand RPM cruise up to carlisle.
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Re: Ford Carlisle 2010
« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2010, 08:35:03 pm »
3.89's here,,yeah ,it's about a 4 grand RPM cruise up to carlisle.

Yea, you have to let off the gas a little and give it some gas some times just to break it up some.
And VASCJ, you should of been with me on Sunday! I almost had the valves float (and I'm running a solid lifter cam). Don't be afraid of the Cobra Jet as it can take a thrashing. If you don't want to floor it and have it slam you back in your seat then why have a Cobra Jet? that is what they were made for right? OR I'm I one of the few that like to spin the tires every now and then?

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Re: Ford Carlisle 2010
« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2010, 07:47:22 am »
She is..just couldn't deal with 3 days of car show....it's really a great relationship when it comes to doing our own thing when & where we want..23 years this June !! ;)
That's great. My wife enjoys socializing, we have been staying at the Homewood now for I guess probably 10 years with the Galaxie club, enjoy seeing everyone each year. We will be married 24 years in August.
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Re: Ford Carlisle 2010
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2010, 10:07:35 am »
3.89's here,,yeah ,it's about a 4 grand RPM cruise up to carlisle.

Yea, you have to let off the gas a little and give it some gas some times just to break it up some.
And VASCJ, you should of been with me on Sunday! I almost had the valves float (and I'm running a solid lifter cam). Don't be afraid of the Cobra Jet as it can take a thrashing. If you don't want to floor it and have it slam you back in your seat then why have a Cobra Jet? that is what they were made for right? OR I'm I one of the few that like to spin the tires every now and then?
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Re: Ford Carlisle 2010
« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2010, 10:13:58 am »
I hear you brother!!

3.89's here,,yeah ,it's about a 4 grand RPM cruise up to carlisle.

Yea, you have to let off the gas a little and give it some gas some times just to break it up some.
And VASCJ, you should of been with me on Sunday! I almost had the valves float (and I'm running a solid lifter cam). Don't be afraid of the Cobra Jet as it can take a thrashing. If you don't want to floor it and have it slam you back in your seat then why have a Cobra Jet? that is what they were made for right? OR I'm I one of the few that like to spin the tires every now and then?

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Re: Ford Carlisle 2010
« Reply #39 on: May 21, 2010, 04:25:54 pm »
She is..just couldn't deal with 3 days of car show....it's really a great relationship when it comes to doing our own thing when & where we want..23 years this June !! ;)
That's great. My wife enjoys socializing, we have been staying at the Homewood now for I guess probably 10 years with the Galaxie club, enjoy seeing everyone each year. We will be married 24 years in August.

I stay there too with the Mach 1 Registry.  This year we're susposed to have a combined BBQ with the Galaxie guys.  See you there.  Oh yeah, 30 years on Valentine's Day for us.
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Re: Ford Carlisle 2010
« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2010, 06:57:14 pm »
...Just drive it! I have 3:91 with an automatic and love to hear it sing at 4 grand straight for an hour...

A bit O/T, OK alot O/T, but...

I'm all for not treating a 428CJ like it's fragile, because they're not, but that's actually something that I wouldn't do.  That's not to suggest that anyone else isn't free to make up their own minds and do what they want with theirs.  At that kind of continuous rpm, for that long, on a hot day, the engine and trans oil temps could be off the charts, and doing damage that might manifest itself sometime later when it's least expected.  I've put alot of miles on CJs with gears, even in hot weather, even with the a/c on, but that would be the one time when I really took it easy on them, and always kept the revs down below 3K no matter how slow it felt like I was going.  I love gears, and muscle cars were really defined by gears, but it pays to be respectful when driving on the street with them.  And, I wouldn't count on that oil cooler bailing you out either...

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Re: Ford Carlisle 2010
« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2010, 09:56:39 pm »
Thats why there is chocolate & vannila !!  ;DTo each his own !!
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Re: Ford Carlisle 2010
« Reply #42 on: May 22, 2010, 12:12:01 am »
Anything lower than 3.91's for the Turnpike,4.30's etc is just a pain and a non-stop look at the temp. gauge. The 4.30's were always too steep for a stock 428 CJ motor. The SCJ Oil Cooler makes a BIG difference. After all, the 428SCJ, was a program to solve all the issues with, all of the problems with the 68.5 Mustangs with 3.91's and lower gears. Those motors kept on blowing. I have yet to see a low geared 68.5 car with it's original motor.

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Re: Ford Carlisle 2010
« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2010, 01:30:28 am »
Where is Scott and Chris going to be set up to sign the new registry's?

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Re: Ford Carlisle 2010
« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2010, 08:14:59 am »
I may have the highest mileage original motored 4 Speed SCJ on the planet at 122k. So I know they can survive if taken well care of throughout their lives. My original block was professionally rebuilt and only 10 over and no sleeves, etc. The original owner fortunately was a middle-aged man when he purchased it new and drove it in a "reasonable" manner for over 35 years, lots of oil, lots of cooling, reasonable RPMS along the way. I agree, these motors are absolutely beasts when built right and taken care of as so many have mentioned on this forum and have experienced first hand in racing them. I personally am just a little paranoid about blowing up 40 years worth of history in one fell swoop. I've always wanted to swap my original motor out of this car and put in another one so that I could enjoy it a "little" more. It would be cool, like Peter to just have the original motor sitting in my garage to look at. Kinda like a full-size model of the infamous Cobra Jet  ;D

ps. factory original wife unit going on 30 years. I knew a good thing when I met her in HS.
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