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Offline RainMan

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Re: 1978 Formula W50 4 speed.
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2009, 11:20:23 PM »
I like when people tell there stories ,I always find them interesting .Thanks for sharing .
Welcome to the site ,and I like many will be keeping an eye on your progress . I envy you having a 4 speed ,sweet!

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Re: 1978 Formula W50 4 speed.
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2009, 08:10:49 AM »
Hold that thought!!!!!!  I have put in an automatic transmission, as I intend to do alot of Drag racing.  So a 4 speed would take too much abuse as well as the clutch. After I got a bit educated on the car itself I wish I would have left it original. 
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Re: 1978 Formula W50 4 speed.
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2009, 04:48:13 PM »
well I just got done pulling the motor and tranny out.  Even pulled the top end of the motor apart.  Pics coming later this weekend.
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Re: 1978 Formula W50 4 speed.
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2009, 02:16:25 AM »
What were the original colours?

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Re: 1978 Formula W50 4 speed.
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2009, 09:05:46 AM »
Starlight black and gold appearance package.  It should look exactly like 78formula's car
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Re: 1978 Formula W50 4 speed.
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2009, 09:09:39 AM »
Sorry i meant 784mula's car
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Re: 1978 Formula W50 4 speed.
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2009, 09:11:45 AM »
so you're repainting it original colours too? There's gonna be enough of us on here soon to start our own Black and Gold Formula page!

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Re: 1978 Formula W50 4 speed.
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2009, 09:16:04 AM »
I am thinking about it. Problem is that I have a cowl hood and I am not too sure how I would have it painted to simulate the formula hood.  I would love to have a sort of sleeper look.
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Re: 1978 Formula W50 4 speed.
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2009, 09:30:12 AM »
Cowl hood might give away the sleeper part pretty quick! Perhaps some sort of GT hood stripes or even TA hood bird?

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Re: 1978 Formula W50 4 speed.
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2009, 10:47:28 AM »
hey man great story dont let life get you down. i have 4 kids 3 dogs a mortgage and a wife........i have 4 ta's
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Re: 1978 Formula W50 4 speed.
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2009, 04:02:24 PM »
Luckily I have everthing settled down now, except now a wedding next july, but now I have time and ability to devote to the bird
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Re: 1978 Formula W50 4 speed.
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2009, 08:27:53 PM »
Get a used formula hood.
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Re: 1978 Formula W50 4 speed.
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2009, 09:00:32 PM »
I had one and the intake and carb setup I have wouldn't fit under the stock formula hood, that was without the carb spacer.
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Re: 1978 Formula W50 4 speed.
« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2009, 09:34:25 PM »
Nice score, and good luck with the project. ;)

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Re: 1978 Formula W50 4 speed.
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2009, 05:19:00 PM »
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