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Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« on: March 29, 2018, 08:26:47 PM »
This is my new to me FED. It's my first. It was built by Ed Mabry in 1971. I know some of its history but, not all. I'm going to build a simple 355 at first and see how that works out. It has a current 7:50 cert too.

I'll post up a bit as I go.

 

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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 09:25:31 PM »
That's Gary's old car, I always liked the paint job. Enjoy:)

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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2018, 09:33:34 PM »
Yes sir, you are correct. The paint job will stay. I really don't want to change much. Here's a few more pics.
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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2018, 04:57:16 PM »
Great looking FED.
I love the narrow front end.
Good luck!!

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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2018, 08:12:12 PM »
Thanks! Starting this week I'll be doing inspection checks on the whole chassis. Also the PG parts should be here , so I should be able to get it done too. 

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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2018, 06:07:06 AM »
Keep us posted with the progress.
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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2018, 10:47:03 AM »
Set up the glide. Now I have to machine the output shaft to fit the mid length housing.

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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2018, 07:50:39 AM »
None of my business, but......might make it a 'shorty' with a funny car drive shaft. Makes them real easy to take in and out. (Just More Money)  Or......might get in touch with Rick Marshall and find out what he used in it.
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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2018, 09:02:32 AM »
I've been in touch with Rick. He still has a few parts for the car. I thought about using the FC driveshaft. It's not in the budget at this point.

Mark

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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2018, 07:14:48 AM »
I completely understand !  There has to be a place to stop spending.  It's suppose to be fun,  if you get yourself in a bind, it's no longer fun.
Hope you have a lot of fun with it, it's a real nice car.
 :)......~JL~

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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2018, 03:59:22 PM »
Thanks Rainmaker. I really want stack injection but, that's not in the budget either.  On a good note, my son bought a 32 ft. enclosed trailer fully equipped today. Generator, full lighting, AC, electric winch, stainless work bench and misc. hangers. Guess he really wants to drive it. :)

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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2018, 02:37:23 PM »
Here's the trailer.
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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2018, 08:39:22 PM »
Nice trailer, looks like the operation is coming together.

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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2018, 01:06:42 PM »
Nice trailer, looks like the operation is coming together.
Making progress. Should have engine finished soon. Waiting on machine shop to finish up some things. :)

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Re: Ed Mabry 71 Jr. Fuel
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2018, 03:05:41 PM »
Grandson took it for a spin today. :)