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Old 09-28-2005, 18:01   #1 (permalink)
Cory Dunkle
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Update on my life: Falcon is totaled, I'm in pain, and the ol' Gal's 460 is on hold...

Well two weeks ago I bought a '63 Falcon (econo-box style, 144 cube 6-banger
and 3 on the tree) to puts around in as my daily driver so I could get on
with the 460 and get that sucker in the '68 Galaxie. Unfortunately the whole
Falcon thing didn't last. The powers to be don't want me driving a econo-box
and saving $100/mo in gas to put straight into the Galaxie's performance
department. So nary a week after obtaining the Falcon it is totaled.

I was driving home from my classes this past Friday, enjoying the nice
weather and looking forward to cruise night. Next thing I know the car
coming in my direction on the other side of the road is turning in front of
me. No turn signal or any warning that he was gonna turn. I was about 20-25
feet from him when he turned. I hit the brakes and started to turn the
wheel. Two thoughts went through my mind. "Oh my God he doesn't see me",
which was immediately followed by "Oh shit, this is gonna hurt".

Needless to say, it did. Thankfully I didn't go through the windshield as
the steering wheel broke my momentum (LOL). My knee impacted the dash pretty
hard, then when I bounced off the steering wheel I slammed back into the
roof of the car (was no longer conscious at this point), then came to rest
with my right foot jammed on the brake, my leg wedged under the dash, and my
left foot jammed on the clutch... Of course I was bleeding all over myself.

My front top teeth are chipped. From front two teeth are both pretty much
snapped in half. I have 5 staples in the back of my head, and walking is
slow and painful from when my right knee slammed into the dash and wedged
itself underneath. Got a fun ride to the hospital strapped down on a board
with my head immobilized, then all the scans, shots, stitches and
knocking-of-teeth back into position. Then to the oral reconstructive
surgeon the next morning.

It sucks about my teeth, and I'm a little worried about long-term damage and
pain with my knees. My knees weren't the greatest to begin with, so I hope
this trauma hasn't made them worse in the long-run. I've been aching all
over and my right shoulder and neck have hurt a lot over the past couple
days. Yesterday I stayed home from school and work and pretty much slept all
day. I can't even remember the last time I've slept so much. So I suppose
I've been managing well enough, though it sucks being on a soft foods diet.
Mostly soup and ice cream, but I can't complain about the ice cream part.
haha

Well, have a look at some pics of the damage...
Before: http://cadunkle.kicks-ass.net/pics/Falcon/
After: http://cadunkle.kicks-ass.net/pics/Falcon/accident/

So now the Galaxie is being thrust back into daily driver service. It needs
a new radiator support and hood. Also a heater core and at least a passenger
side window regulator, possibly a driver side too (windows stuck down). The
heater core involves removing the passenger side inner and outer fenders.
I'm not really up to all that work but I have some friends who can help me
out.

So the operation 460 is now on hold. I was getting psyched about it. This
past weekend when the accident happened I was planning on going to the local
yard and pulling the FE frame mounts from a '68 Fastback and using them to
position my 460 with enough firewall clearance. I actually had the 460 and
C6 in the car a couple weekends ago. Just couldn't get both sides of the
motor mounts bolted in as there was maybe 1/4"-1/2" of interference with the
firewall. Next time around I'll use the modified FE motor mounts which I
know will work.

Here are some pics of the 460 going into the Galaxie:
http://cadunkle.kicks-ass.net/pics/Galaxie/460/Install/

I actually fired it up on the garage floor. It was on a Sunday night. haha
Neighbors weren't too happy about that, but oh well. It was fun. I have
video of it running, but haven't taken it off the digital camcorder yet.
Maybe I'll get around to that one of these days.

Anyhow, that's about the sum of my depressing events lately. If anyone knows
where I can get a hood and/or radiator support for a '68 Galaxie/Custom
(preferably in or near NJ) please let me know as I sure could use those
parts.

Cory


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Old 09-28-2005, 19:01   #2 (permalink)
STUK
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Re: Update on my life: Falcon is totaled, I'm in pain, and the ol' Gal's 460 is on hold...

That totally sucks Cory. I saw the pics of your car on FM when you got it
and the "after" pics :^( Glad your not too mashed up and can joke about it
a bit.
Is the car repairable? I'm sure the insurance will write it off but you can
buy back the wreck for a project car ( tube framed, tubbed, 460!)

Again, glad your still on this side of the dirt, that's the main thing.
StuK

ThunderSnake #11




"Cory Dunkle" <cdnews(no).(spam)@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:1127952166.4a87d62e1b677d77ba27cff00fe53f68@teranews...
> Well two weeks ago I bought a '63 Falcon (econo-box style, 144 cube
> 6-banger
> and 3 on the tree) to puts around in as my daily driver so I could get on
> with the 460 and get that sucker in the '68 Galaxie. Unfortunately the
> whole
> Falcon thing didn't last. The powers to be don't want me driving a
> econo-box
> and saving $100/mo in gas to put straight into the Galaxie's performance
> department. So nary a week after obtaining the Falcon it is totaled.
>
> I was driving home from my classes this past Friday, enjoying the nice
> weather and looking forward to cruise night. Next thing I know the car
> coming in my direction on the other side of the road is turning in front
> of
> me. No turn signal or any warning that he was gonna turn. I was about
> 20-25
> feet from him when he turned. I hit the brakes and started to turn the
> wheel. Two thoughts went through my mind. "Oh my God he doesn't see me",
> which was immediately followed by "Oh shit, this is gonna hurt".
>
> Needless to say, it did. Thankfully I didn't go through the windshield as
> the steering wheel broke my momentum (LOL). My knee impacted the dash
> pretty
> hard, then when I bounced off the steering wheel I slammed back into the
> roof of the car (was no longer conscious at this point), then came to rest
> with my right foot jammed on the brake, my leg wedged under the dash, and
> my
> left foot jammed on the clutch... Of course I was bleeding all over
> myself.
>
> My front top teeth are chipped. From front two teeth are both pretty much
> snapped in half. I have 5 staples in the back of my head, and walking is
> slow and painful from when my right knee slammed into the dash and wedged
> itself underneath. Got a fun ride to the hospital strapped down on a board
> with my head immobilized, then all the scans, shots, stitches and
> knocking-of-teeth back into position. Then to the oral reconstructive
> surgeon the next morning.
>
> It sucks about my teeth, and I'm a little worried about long-term damage
> and
> pain with my knees. My knees weren't the greatest to begin with, so I hope
> this trauma hasn't made them worse in the long-run. I've been aching all
> over and my right shoulder and neck have hurt a lot over the past couple
> days. Yesterday I stayed home from school and work and pretty much slept
> all
> day. I can't even remember the last time I've slept so much. So I suppose
> I've been managing well enough, though it sucks being on a soft foods
> diet.
> Mostly soup and ice cream, but I can't complain about the ice cream part.
> haha
>
> Well, have a look at some pics of the damage...
> Before: http://cadunkle.kicks-ass.net/pics/Falcon/
> After: http://cadunkle.kicks-ass.net/pics/Falcon/accident/
>
> So now the Galaxie is being thrust back into daily driver service. It
> needs
> a new radiator support and hood. Also a heater core and at least a
> passenger
> side window regulator, possibly a driver side too (windows stuck down).
> The
> heater core involves removing the passenger side inner and outer fenders.
> I'm not really up to all that work but I have some friends who can help me
> out.
>
> So the operation 460 is now on hold. I was getting psyched about it. This
> past weekend when the accident happened I was planning on going to the
> local
> yard and pulling the FE frame mounts from a '68 Fastback and using them to
> position my 460 with enough firewall clearance. I actually had the 460 and
> C6 in the car a couple weekends ago. Just couldn't get both sides of the
> motor mounts bolted in as there was maybe 1/4"-1/2" of interference with
> the
> firewall. Next time around I'll use the modified FE motor mounts which I
> know will work.
>
> Here are some pics of the 460 going into the Galaxie:
> http://cadunkle.kicks-ass.net/pics/Galaxie/460/Install/
>
> I actually fired it up on the garage floor. It was on a Sunday night. haha
> Neighbors weren't too happy about that, but oh well. It was fun. I have
> video of it running, but haven't taken it off the digital camcorder yet.
> Maybe I'll get around to that one of these days.
>
> Anyhow, that's about the sum of my depressing events lately. If anyone
> knows
> where I can get a hood and/or radiator support for a '68 Galaxie/Custom
> (preferably in or near NJ) please let me know as I sure could use those
> parts.
>
> Cory
>
>



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Old 09-28-2005, 19:01   #3 (permalink)
Bill S.
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Re: Update on my life: Falcon is totaled, I'm in pain, and the ol'Gal's 460 is on hold...

I've got a nice 66 Falcon rolling chassis if your interested $700 takes
it away with all of the spares and assorted parts to make it whole again.
http://www.bills2.us/falcon.html

TS#15



Cory Dunkle wrote:

> Well two weeks ago I bought a '63 Falcon (econo-box style, 144 cube 6-banger
> and 3 on the tree) to puts around in as my daily driver so I could get on
> with the 460 and get that sucker in the '68 Galaxie. Unfortunately the whole
> Falcon thing didn't last. The powers to be don't want me driving a econo-box
> and saving $100/mo in gas to put straight into the Galaxie's performance
> department. So nary a week after obtaining the Falcon it is totaled.
>
> I was driving home from my classes this past Friday, enjoying the nice
> weather and looking forward to cruise night. Next thing I know the car
> coming in my direction on the other side of the road is turning in front of
> me. No turn signal or any warning that he was gonna turn. I was about 20-25
> feet from him when he turned. I hit the brakes and started to turn the
> wheel. Two thoughts went through my mind. "Oh my God he doesn't see me",
> which was immediately followed by "Oh shit, this is gonna hurt".
>
> Needless to say, it did. Thankfully I didn't go through the windshield as
> the steering wheel broke my momentum (LOL). My knee impacted the dash pretty
> hard, then when I bounced off the steering wheel I slammed back into the
> roof of the car (was no longer conscious at this point), then came to rest
> with my right foot jammed on the brake, my leg wedged under the dash, and my
> left foot jammed on the clutch... Of course I was bleeding all over myself.
>
> My front top teeth are chipped. From front two teeth are both pretty much
> snapped in half. I have 5 staples in the back of my head, and walking is
> slow and painful from when my right knee slammed into the dash and wedged
> itself underneath. Got a fun ride to the hospital strapped down on a board
> with my head immobilized, then all the scans, shots, stitches and
> knocking-of-teeth back into position. Then to the oral reconstructive
> surgeon the next morning.
>
> It sucks about my teeth, and I'm a little worried about long-term damage and
> pain with my knees. My knees weren't the greatest to begin with, so I hope
> this trauma hasn't made them worse in the long-run. I've been aching all
> over and my right shoulder and neck have hurt a lot over the past couple
> days. Yesterday I stayed home from school and work and pretty much slept all
> day. I can't even remember the last time I've slept so much. So I suppose
> I've been managing well enough, though it sucks being on a soft foods diet.
> Mostly soup and ice cream, but I can't complain about the ice cream part.
> haha
>
> Well, have a look at some pics of the damage...
> Before: http://cadunkle.kicks-ass.net/pics/Falcon/
> After: http://cadunkle.kicks-ass.net/pics/Falcon/accident/
>
> So now the Galaxie is being thrust back into daily driver service. It needs
> a new radiator support and hood. Also a heater core and at least a passenger
> side window regulator, possibly a driver side too (windows stuck down). The
> heater core involves removing the passenger side inner and outer fenders.
> I'm not really up to all that work but I have some friends who can help me
> out.
>
> So the operation 460 is now on hold. I was getting psyched about it. This
> past weekend when the accident happened I was planning on going to the local
> yard and pulling the FE frame mounts from a '68 Fastback and using them to
> position my 460 with enough firewall clearance. I actually had the 460 and
> C6 in the car a couple weekends ago. Just couldn't get both sides of the
> motor mounts bolted in as there was maybe 1/4"-1/2" of interference with the
> firewall. Next time around I'll use the modified FE motor mounts which I
> know will work.
>
> Here are some pics of the 460 going into the Galaxie:
> http://cadunkle.kicks-ass.net/pics/Galaxie/460/Install/
>
> I actually fired it up on the garage floor. It was on a Sunday night. haha
> Neighbors weren't too happy about that, but oh well. It was fun. I have
> video of it running, but haven't taken it off the digital camcorder yet.
> Maybe I'll get around to that one of these days.
>
> Anyhow, that's about the sum of my depressing events lately. If anyone knows
> where I can get a hood and/or radiator support for a '68 Galaxie/Custom
> (preferably in or near NJ) please let me know as I sure could use those
> parts.
>
> Cory
>
>

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Old 09-28-2005, 20:01   #4 (permalink)
fast Ed
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Re: Update on my life: Falcon is totaled, I'm in pain, and the ol' Gal's 460 is on hold...

OOOUUCCCHHH !!

That totally sucks, Cory. One of the downsides of being in a collision in
an older car ... lots of sharp, hard, nasty, pointy, and otherwise
unforgiving things to bounce off of.

As Stu said, you're still around, that's the important thing.

Chin up buddy!!

--
Ed N.
TS # 27


"Cory Dunkle" <cdnews(no).(spam)@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:1127952166.4a87d62e1b677d77ba27cff00fe53f68@teranews...
> Well two weeks ago I bought a '63 Falcon (econo-box style, 144 cube

6-banger
> and 3 on the tree) to puts around in as my daily driver so I could get on
> with the 460 and get that sucker in the '68 Galaxie. Unfortunately the

whole
> Falcon thing didn't last. The powers to be don't want me driving a

econo-box
> and saving $100/mo in gas to put straight into the Galaxie's performance
> department. So nary a week after obtaining the Falcon it is totaled.
>
> I was driving home from my classes this past Friday, enjoying the nice
> weather and looking forward to cruise night. Next thing I know the car
> coming in my direction on the other side of the road is turning in front

of
> me. No turn signal or any warning that he was gonna turn. I was about

20-25
> feet from him when he turned. I hit the brakes and started to turn the
> wheel. Two thoughts went through my mind. "Oh my God he doesn't see me",
> which was immediately followed by "Oh shit, this is gonna hurt".
>
> Needless to say, it did. Thankfully I didn't go through the windshield as
> the steering wheel broke my momentum (LOL). My knee impacted the dash

pretty
> hard, then when I bounced off the steering wheel I slammed back into the
> roof of the car (was no longer conscious at this point), then came to rest
> with my right foot jammed on the brake, my leg wedged under the dash, and

my
> left foot jammed on the clutch... Of course I was bleeding all over

myself.
>
> My front top teeth are chipped. From front two teeth are both pretty much
> snapped in half. I have 5 staples in the back of my head, and walking is
> slow and painful from when my right knee slammed into the dash and wedged
> itself underneath. Got a fun ride to the hospital strapped down on a board
> with my head immobilized, then all the scans, shots, stitches and
> knocking-of-teeth back into position. Then to the oral reconstructive
> surgeon the next morning.
>
> It sucks about my teeth, and I'm a little worried about long-term damage

and
> pain with my knees. My knees weren't the greatest to begin with, so I hope
> this trauma hasn't made them worse in the long-run. I've been aching all
> over and my right shoulder and neck have hurt a lot over the past couple
> days. Yesterday I stayed home from school and work and pretty much slept

all
> day. I can't even remember the last time I've slept so much. So I suppose
> I've been managing well enough, though it sucks being on a soft foods

diet.
> Mostly soup and ice cream, but I can't complain about the ice cream part.
> haha
>
> Well, have a look at some pics of the damage...
> Before: http://cadunkle.kicks-ass.net/pics/Falcon/
> After: http://cadunkle.kicks-ass.net/pics/Falcon/accident/
>



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Old 09-29-2005, 16:01   #5 (permalink)
xmh31d_64@yahoo.com
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Re: Update on my life: Falcon is totaled, I'm in pain, and the ol' Gal's 460 is on hold...

They oughta hang the dumb sumbitch what did that to your Falcon.
I've always loved the little X-body cars and it depresses me to
hear that another one is ruined.

I am glad to hear that you're okay (relatively speaking), though.
Could have been much, much worse.

On Wed, 28 Sep 2005 20:03:14 -0400, "Cory Dunkle"
<cdnews(no).(spam)@comcast.net> wrote:

>Well two weeks ago I bought a '63 Falcon (econo-box style, 144 cube 6-banger
>and 3 on the tree) to puts around in as my daily driver so I could get on
>with the 460 and get that sucker in the '68 Galaxie. Unfortunately the whole
>Falcon thing didn't last. The powers to be don't want me driving a econo-box
>and saving $100/mo in gas to put straight into the Galaxie's performance
>department. So nary a week after obtaining the Falcon it is totaled.
>
>I was driving home from my classes this past Friday, enjoying the nice
>weather and looking forward to cruise night. Next thing I know the car
>coming in my direction on the other side of the road is turning in front of
>me. No turn signal or any warning that he was gonna turn. I was about 20-25
>feet from him when he turned. I hit the brakes and started to turn the
>wheel. Two thoughts went through my mind. "Oh my God he doesn't see me",
>which was immediately followed by "Oh shit, this is gonna hurt".
>
>Needless to say, it did. Thankfully I didn't go through the windshield as
>the steering wheel broke my momentum (LOL). My knee impacted the dash pretty
>hard, then when I bounced off the steering wheel I slammed back into the
>roof of the car (was no longer conscious at this point), then came to rest
>with my right foot jammed on the brake, my leg wedged under the dash, and my
>left foot jammed on the clutch... Of course I was bleeding all over myself.
>
>My front top teeth are chipped. From front two teeth are both pretty much
>snapped in half. I have 5 staples in the back of my head, and walking is
>slow and painful from when my right knee slammed into the dash and wedged
>itself underneath. Got a fun ride to the hospital strapped down on a board
>with my head immobilized, then all the scans, shots, stitches and
>knocking-of-teeth back into position. Then to the oral reconstructive
>surgeon the next morning.
>
>It sucks about my teeth, and I'm a little worried about long-term damage and
>pain with my knees. My knees weren't the greatest to begin with, so I hope
>this trauma hasn't made them worse in the long-run. I've been aching all
>over and my right shoulder and neck have hurt a lot over the past couple
>days. Yesterday I stayed home from school and work and pretty much slept all
>day. I can't even remember the last time I've slept so much. So I suppose
>I've been managing well enough, though it sucks being on a soft foods diet.
>Mostly soup and ice cream, but I can't complain about the ice cream part.
>haha
>
>Well, have a look at some pics of the damage...
>Before: http://cadunkle.kicks-ass.net/pics/Falcon/
>After: http://cadunkle.kicks-ass.net/pics/Falcon/accident/
>
>So now the Galaxie is being thrust back into daily driver service. It needs
>a new radiator support and hood. Also a heater core and at least a passenger
>side window regulator, possibly a driver side too (windows stuck down). The
>heater core involves removing the passenger side inner and outer fenders.
>I'm not really up to all that work but I have some friends who can help me
>out.
>
>So the operation 460 is now on hold. I was getting psyched about it. This
>past weekend when the accident happened I was planning on going to the local
>yard and pulling the FE frame mounts from a '68 Fastback and using them to
>position my 460 with enough firewall clearance. I actually had the 460 and
>C6 in the car a couple weekends ago. Just couldn't get both sides of the
>motor mounts bolted in as there was maybe 1/4"-1/2" of interference with the
>firewall. Next time around I'll use the modified FE motor mounts which I
>know will work.
>
>Here are some pics of the 460 going into the Galaxie:
>http://cadunkle.kicks-ass.net/pics/Galaxie/460/Install/
>
>I actually fired it up on the garage floor. It was on a Sunday night. haha
>Neighbors weren't too happy about that, but oh well. It was fun. I have
>video of it running, but haven't taken it off the digital camcorder yet.
>Maybe I'll get around to that one of these days.
>
>Anyhow, that's about the sum of my depressing events lately. If anyone knows
>where I can get a hood and/or radiator support for a '68 Galaxie/Custom
>(preferably in or near NJ) please let me know as I sure could use those
>parts.
>
> Cory
>


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Old 09-29-2005, 17:01   #6 (permalink)
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Deepest sympathies for this catastrophe. I hope the other driver has a
nice fat $300,000 policy. Whatever it is, max it out! Pain,
suffering, disfigurement (no offense), ongoing disability. The
property loss pales in comparison.

Been there done that got the scar. That is, I did the same steering
wheel thing with a '66 Corvette back in the day, but I bounced my
forehead off it, not my mouth. (Did someone say "too bad"? That's not
nice.) Your story makes me glad I put the 6-pt cage and 3-pt belts in
my kids' '65 Mustang.

Get better soon, and good luck with the adjuster. I'll say it again,
go for the max.

180 Out

Cory Dunkle (no spam) wrote:
> Well two weeks ago I bought a '63 Falcon (econo-box style, 144 cube 6-banger
> and 3 on the tree) to puts around in as my daily driver so I could get on
> with the 460 and get that sucker in the '68 Galaxie. Unfortunately the whole
> Falcon thing didn't last. The powers to be don't want me driving a econo-box
> and saving $100/mo in gas to put straight into the Galaxie's performance
> department. So nary a week after obtaining the Falcon it is totaled.
>
> I was driving home from my classes this past Friday, enjoying the nice
> weather and looking forward to cruise night. Next thing I know the car
> coming in my direction on the other side of the road is turning in front of
> me. No turn signal or any warning that he was gonna turn. I was about 20-25
> feet from him when he turned. I hit the brakes and started to turn the
> wheel. Two thoughts went through my mind. "Oh my God he doesn't see me",
> which was immediately followed by "Oh shit, this is gonna hurt".


> Needless to say, it did. Thankfully I didn't go through the windshield as
> the steering wheel broke my momentum (LOL). My knee impacted the dash pretty
> hard, then when I bounced off the steering wheel I slammed back into the
> roof of the car (was no longer conscious at this point), then came to rest
> with my right foot jammed on the brake, my leg wedged under the dash, and my
> left foot jammed on the clutch... Of course I was bleeding all over myself.
>
> My front top teeth are chipped. From front two teeth are both pretty much
> snapped in half. I have 5 staples in the back of my head, and walking is
> slow and painful from when my right knee slammed into the dash and wedged
> itself underneath. Got a fun ride to the hospital strapped down on a board
> with my head immobilized, then all the scans, shots, stitches and
> knocking-of-teeth back into position. Then to the oral reconstructive
> surgeon the next morning.
>
> It sucks about my teeth, and I'm a little worried about long-term damage and
> pain with my knees. My knees weren't the greatest to begin with, so I hope
> this trauma hasn't made them worse in the long-run. I've been aching all
> over and my right shoulder and neck have hurt a lot over the past couple
> days. Yesterday I stayed home from school and work and pretty much slept all
> day. I can't even remember the last time I've slept so much. So I suppose
> I've been managing well enough, though it sucks being on a soft foods diet.
> Mostly soup and ice cream, but I can't complain about the ice cream part.
> haha
>
> Well, have a look at some pics of the damage...
> Before: http://cadunkle.kicks-ass.net/pics/Falcon/
> After: http://cadunkle.kicks-ass.net/pics/Falcon/accident/
>
> So now the Galaxie is being thrust back into daily driver service. It needs
> a new radiator support and hood. Also a heater core and at least a passenger
> side window regulator, possibly a driver side too (windows stuck down). The
> heater core involves removing the passenger side inner and outer fenders.
> I'm not really up to all that work but I have some friends who can help me
> out.
>
> So the operation 460 is now on hold. I was getting psyched about it. This
> past weekend when the accident happened I was planning on going to the local
> yard and pulling the FE frame mounts from a '68 Fastback and using them to
> position my 460 with enough firewall clearance. I actually had the 460 and
> C6 in the car a couple weekends ago. Just couldn't get both sides of the
> motor mounts bolted in as there was maybe 1/4"-1/2" of interference with the
> firewall. Next time around I'll use the modified FE motor mounts which I
> know will work.
>
> Here are some pics of the 460 going into the Galaxie:
> http://cadunkle.kicks-ass.net/pics/Galaxie/460/Install/
>
> I actually fired it up on the garage floor. It was on a Sunday night. haha
> Neighbors weren't too happy about that, but oh well. It was fun. I have
> video of it running, but haven't taken it off the digital camcorder yet.
> Maybe I'll get around to that one of these days.
>
> Anyhow, that's about the sum of my depressing events lately. If anyone knows
> where I can get a hood and/or radiator support for a '68 Galaxie/Custom
> (preferably in or near NJ) please let me know as I sure could use those
> parts.
>
> Cory


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Cages and roll bars in street cars are VERY dangerous. Honestly.
Unless the passengers are wearing helmets and a five point race harness
that lock them firmly into the seat the roll bar serves as nothing more
than yet another hard, unforgiving object to split somebodies
unprotected skull on.

Having a 16yr old girl and an 18yr old boy on the road (both of which
possess my lead footed genes) I completely understand why you'd want
them in a caged car (preferably a '72 Lincoln Towncar with a 300 inline
6 transplant with the bumpers filled with lead and the trunk full of
concrete) but you really might want to reconsider that cage in your
kids car. If its a dual purpose car that really needs a cage on the
track then maybe its time to get junior a beater for the street and
make the race car a race car. If its nothing more than a false sense of
security for you or just because your kid thinks it looks 'cool' then,
if it we me, I'd get the the thing out of there.

I know more than one person in more or less a vegatative state of
being (no, CJ isn't one of them:)) because they thought it was cool to
drive on the street with a roll bar in the car. Now they can't even
contemplate what a roll bar or what "cool" is because of what would
have been a moderate accident with little or no injuries was turned
into a brain bashing change of life.

.....just food for thought.

-Mike.

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Cory,

I'm really sorry to hear about your misfortune. Hopefully you'll get
your teeth and your transportation straighted out ASAP.

Maybe we call can learn from Cory's bad luck.

I'm no safety Nazi....I'll occasionally forget to belt up or when in a
non-helmet state cruise on a motorcycle with no brain bucket.........
but it sounds like a good seat belt with a shoulder harness might have
saved him alot of pain and bodily injury.

I know 63 Falcons don't usually have belts and from the sounds of his
play by play description of his impact with the steering wheel and dash
Cory's car didn't. Safety belt retrofits in older vehicles are cheap.
New teeth, lost work time and general pain are not.

No belts in your car? Wanna find out how paint and blood taste
together or how that gritty mixture of tooth particles, paint, blood,
and drool feels being pushed around by your numb (from shock) tongue
and lip?

- Mike.

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<keller428@hotmail.com> wrote
> I'm no safety Nazi....I'll occasionally forget to belt up or when in a
> non-helmet state cruise on a motorcycle with no brain bucket.........
> but it sounds like a good seat belt with a shoulder harness might have
> saved him alot of pain and bodily injury.
>
> I know 63 Falcons don't usually have belts and from the sounds of his
> play by play description of his impact with the steering wheel and dash
> Cory's car didn't. Safety belt retrofits in older vehicles are cheap.
> New teeth, lost work time and general pain are not.


I had a friend get killed last week in an accident. He was going down a dirt
road in the mountains coming back from a fishing trip and fell asleep at the
wheel. He went off the shoulder and he wasn't wearing his seatbelt. He was
ejected and thrown over 100 feet. Killed instantly.

I was rearended 2 years ago by an 82 year old man driving a minivan. He was
going ~60 and I was sitting still at a light. The skidmarks were only 6ft
long. Without my belt I would have been ejected out the back window and
crushed. Since I had it on I was held to only sliding into the back seat
when the seatback collapsed.

WEAR YOUR SEATBELTS! If you don't have'em GET THEM!
--
Scott W.
'94-'98 USAF Paramedic
'66 HCS Mustang 289
'68 Ranchero 500 302
'69 Mustang Sportsroof 351W
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Old 10-01-2005, 00:01   #10 (permalink)
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Well said, Mike. I wrote a reply to this thread starting out with "I know
'63 Falcons don't have seat belts, but...", but I couldn't find a way to
finish it without sounding pompous.
--
Ken
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keller428@hotmail.com wrote:
> Cory,
>
> I'm really sorry to hear about your misfortune. Hopefully you'll get
> your teeth and your transportation straighted out ASAP.
>
> Maybe we call can learn from Cory's bad luck.
>
> I'm no safety Nazi....I'll occasionally forget to belt up or when in a
> non-helmet state cruise on a motorcycle with no brain bucket.........
> but it sounds like a good seat belt with a shoulder harness might have
> saved him alot of pain and bodily injury.
>
> I know 63 Falcons don't usually have belts and from the sounds of his
> play by play description of his impact with the steering wheel and
> dash Cory's car didn't. Safety belt retrofits in older vehicles are
> cheap. New teeth, lost work time and general pain are not.
>
> No belts in your car? Wanna find out how paint and blood taste
> together or how that gritty mixture of tooth particles, paint, blood,
> and drool feels being pushed around by your numb (from shock) tongue
> and lip?
>
> - Mike.
>
> Thundersnake #5



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