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February 2019: Dinosaur Encore

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    September, 2006
  • From: Yellow Brick Road
February 2019: Dinosaur Encore
Posted by realhighpockets on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 12:59 PM
Great issue as usual. I appreciated the letter from Don and Carol Holthaus and though they didn’t need to explain to us why they closed shop and not have a means to continue Modelhaus, for those that needed an explanation, it was provided. I only have a couple of nits to pick. The stock 66 Ford Galaxie 500 7-Litre in the Dinosaur Encore article built by Curt Zahn is beautiful, but the air cleaner assembly and exhaust are incorrect. The 428 in the 7-Litre used the chrome plated open-element air cleaners that Ford placed on the 289-powered Mustang GT and 390-powered Fairlane GT, along with a special dual-exhaust system with an H-pipe, glasspack mufflers and resonators (post 2 photos). I know Curt was using the kit provided parts. I just wanted to let others know these were incorrect and that they might want to substitute correct items. After all, his part was research tips.

"Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to?" George Carlin On the bench: Could be anything, I have so many things started and put away I don't even know what I'll pick next.

  • Member since
    May, 2008
Posted by ceezee on Sunday, January 06, 2019 1:54 PM

Good catch! You are right about the incorrect air cleaner and exhaust.  I had originally intended to replace the air cleaner with one from the parts box, but somewhere along the build it slipped my mind.  As you surmised, the idea was to keep this as box stock as possible, but I should have changed that air cleaner and noted the incorrect exhaust.

Curt

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