'63 1/2 Sportster

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Joe Travers
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'63 1/2 Sportster

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Only posted a trailer pic of the Sportster, thought I would throw this one up.
The awning damage was from Hurricane Laura. Still waiting on the contractor to fix that.
Whenever this new one passes, I'll get a pic of my buddy's '65 202 I've been working on.
I think he's fixing to put it up for sale.

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1963 Custom Hardtop Sportster HP 289/ T10 4-speed

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Love the 63.5 Comet hardtop!
I owned a 63.5 260 V8 S22 for a while but I had to get rid of it. Sad day.
It was complete and still had the bucket seats, console and all the S22 trim.

Joe
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Joe Travers
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Hey Joe!

Yeah, the S-22 is a beauty with the extra goodies.
I love this car because it's lighter than the later models. This one should be able to hang with a new Mustang GT on the street.
I'll get some better pics up soon after I clean her up a bit and find a good spot to shoot.
Cleaning up after last night's Cyclone (pun intended). :)

JT
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1963 Custom Hardtop Sportster HP 289/ T10 4-speed

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Joe Travers wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:06 pm
Hey Joe!

Yeah, the S-22 is a beauty with the extra goodies.
I love this car because it's lighter than the later models. This one should be able to hang with a new Mustang GT on the street.
I'll get some better pics up soon after I clean her up a bit and find a good spot to shoot.
Cleaning up after last night's Cyclone (pun intended). :)

JT
good to hear you made it thru it! :D
Hey are you any kin to Pat Travers?
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WHEW JT !!!....you might want to reconsider jumping on a new GT mustang on the street or anywhere else....JMO :? ...but if you do....OL POP will be pulling for ya !! :) :) my youngest grd son has a 2020 GT and it's quick.....pop
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Joe Travers
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poboyjo65 wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:21 pm
good to hear you made it thru it! :D
Hey are you any kin to Pat Travers?
Don't know, but I have a '61 hotrod Gibson Melody Maker :D
Yep, no property damage like last go around.
Thanks!

JT
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Joe Travers
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popscomet wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:40 pm
WHEW JT !!!....you might want to reconsider jumping on a new GT mustang on the street or anywhere else....JMO :? ...but if you do....OL POP will be pulling for ya !! :) :) my youngest grd son has a 2020 GT and it's quick.....pop
I think I stand a chance, Pop, looking at horsepower/weight ratio. Those GTs are quick but they are mighty heavy :D
My oldest son had a new Shelby a few years ago but had to sell, traded in on a California Special GT.
Couldn't touch that Shelby with a ten-foot pole!
Just sold the CS-GT to buy a new extended cab Expedition to haul the camper, take the grandkids camping.

JT
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Joe Travers
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Here's some pics of my old buddy Roop's '65 202 I've been working on.
I sold him my '65 202 about 20 years ago. He lent it to a guy who didn't have transportation and never got it back.
Five years ago he bought another '65 202 with a 4 speed and a roller cam 5.0L but had to sell because he had back surgery and couldn't clutch.
He bought this 200 c.i.d. car 3 years ago, has a C-4. It's been sitting for a couple years and I'm trying to get it back on the road.
Rebuilt the carb and just replaced the exhaust manifold gasket this afternoon.

JT

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dual exhaust,,,,,is it Y'd or is one just a dummy ?
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popscomet wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:18 pm
dual exhaust,,,,,is it Y'd or is one just a dummy ?
It's Y'd with 2 Cherry Bombs :D
Tried to talk him into a header today but it still needs work just to make it a safe driver.
Upgrades will have to wait a while.

JT
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Y'all may say pop is crazy,,,,,,back in the 60's ,, there was a couple of 6 cyl chevy's that ran around town with split exhaust manifolds and glass packs with tailpipes ,,,they had such a pretty sound under WOT,,,,,then when they threw 'em in 2nd and let off,,,they cackled and popped and made all kind of noise,,,,almost as pretty as a flathead v8 with glasspacks or a Y block wth glass packs....but they were close in the running....nothing beats the sound of a ford,,,,even with engine off and keys in your pocket :!: 8) 8) :D
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Joe Travers
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popscomet wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:05 pm
....nothing beats the sound of a ford,,,,even with engine off and keys in your pocket :!: 8) 8) :D
Yep, Ford keys even sound better when they jingle in your pocket :lol:
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1963 Custom Hardtop Sportster HP 289/ T10 4-speed

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