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    Great article here about the 1964 Holman Moody NASCAR Galaxie resto job

    https://www.hotrod.com/articles/1964...ie-rises-dead/

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    Most impressive part of the article to me was that he wanted period parts, not modern go fast, as his focus is Historic racing

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    Yes agree John that's the way I like to see these cars and appreciate them in their own era and period of technology. It sure is an impressive build.

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    yep, and he wanted it on the track , not sitting in his garage....................hint, hint.
    See you next weekend

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    I am copping a bollocking for my tardy progress this year and quite rightly so! We have had significant property movement going on behind the scenes, plus 1 month in Europe..... no excuses now though!

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    Here is another great video narration of NASCAR. It and hour long, better than watching TV though!

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    Great to spot on Facebook that Paul is back on this super project.

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    Thanks Rhys, Our relocation and trip overseas and some family matters took up a massive amount of time so sadly the car took "back seat" for a long while.

    Anyway back into it now, so I have been restoring the stainless steel bright work exterior trim, 55 years of dents, I needed to panel beat out and then polished. The roof rail trim and rubbers have been fitted
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    I have also restored and installed all of the window mechanisms oiled and regreased everything
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    And now fitted and adjusted all of the side glass, door rubbers and door strikers (I had to make some striker shims as the thicker fiberglass meant that the latch inside the door was set back into the door further) after all that it all fitted very well considering the different dimensions with the thicker fiber glass
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    I need to use longer screws to fit the door latch to the door to allow for the thicker fiberglass
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    The door gap rubber seal has passed the sheet of paper door close test and the doors seal very well

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    Looking very good Paul, can't wait, etc etc.

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    Thanks very much Bruce,
    I installed the rear window today with the new rubber and also polished the stainless trim inserts with cutting compound and calico wheel.
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    Beautiful job.

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    Thanks very much Ray,
    I fitted the trunk and hood pin cable retainers which I made from stainless rigging cable. Fitted all of the rubber floor plugs, Fuel line, rear brake line and front Handbrake cable etc.
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    Paul,
    It is truly a marvelous restoration you are doing.
    I just wonder how you will get that steering wheel that is leaning against the wall, hiding my calendar, installed ?
    Cheers,
    Ken

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    Very nice work indeed. First event concours on Saturday, followed by racing on Sunday?

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    I saw this last Sunday at the Oilers Hot Rod Club's brekkie meet here in Tauranga - A bit different to yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khyndart in CA View Post
    Paul,
    It is truly a marvelous restoration you are doing.
    I just wonder how you will get that steering wheel that is leaning against the wall, hiding my calendar, installed ?
    Cheers,
    Ken
    Hi Ken, that is a teak ships wheel 6ft high and weighs about 75kg ...too heavy for a race car
    the calendar is in the workshop next door, prominent position on the wall of course, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Metford View Post
    Very nice work indeed. First event concours on Saturday, followed by racing on Sunday?
    Thanks Andrew, I need to get it going first and iron out any bugs, do a test day at manfield first. Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel watts View Post
    I saw this last Sunday at the Oilers Hot Rod Club's brekkie meet here in Tauranga - A bit different to yours.

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    Thanks Nigel, That the Aussie version of my Falcon, they share; roof, glass, floor pan, sills & seats (A few other bit & pieces) and that's about it. This Falcon was the first year of the Aussie break away design model (from USA design) Getting hard to find nice Aussie falcon coupes now. Cheers

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    Here is a neat clip of a Falcon Rally Sprint in Germany on a hill climb

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    The wiring is all finished off now and circuit tested, all systems are go and fully functioning.
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    Now it is on to suspension and brakes
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