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« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2021, 06:07:17 PM »
Great pix, thanks for posting.  How'd the car run after the install?

We are tuning it right now, hopefully soon it will be just fine.
John

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« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2021, 07:59:25 PM »
That driveway looks like the Wedgewood neighborhood.

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« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2021, 01:09:38 AM »
Hey 2112, Its been a while since we last spoke. Wedgewood, well similar, North Ballard, Olympic Manor, once was a golf course in the late 1950's, overlooked Puget Sound. My father bought a sand trap in 1961 for $10,000 , all of his friends thought he was nuts. He designed the house himself,  it was well built. It is actually worth more than $10,000 today. By the way , my twins are finishing up their second year at the U of W Dental school. Hope you are well. Mark
   

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« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2021, 11:25:02 AM »
Mark,

I think your new username should be ‘no scoops’

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« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2021, 12:33:21 PM »
Hey 2112, Its been a while since we last spoke. Wedgewood, well similar, North Ballard, Olympic Manor, once was a golf course in the late 1950's, overlooked Puget Sound. My father bought a sand trap in 1961 for $10,000 , all of his friends thought he was nuts. He designed the house himself,  it was well built. It is actually worth more than $10,000 today. By the way , my twins are finishing up their second year at the U of W Dental school. Hope you are well. Mark
 

Well, at least the neighborhoods were at the same latitude!  😄

Did your kids mention Dr Marty Anderson? He has been running the 2nd year operative department for decades. Great clinician, great instructor, great man and one hell of a car restorer. In fact won 1st place at Pebble Beach with a '33 Pierce Arrow he restored in his garage!

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« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2021, 01:01:51 AM »
What a great story! Tons of memories! Congrats on the write up, Eric is really good at this stuff, he did my Boss 351years ago.
I recently found my first car, 73 mach 1, that i drove in high school. Sitting in the same garage for 36 years, never moved. Restoration is pending.

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« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2021, 01:08:40 AM »
Looks like a few goodies in that tightly packed garage.

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« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2021, 11:37:41 AM »
Great story, history, and photos  8)
Thanks for posting.

Drive on!
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« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2021, 12:14:52 PM »
That was a great read!  I had no idea, looking forward to more stories at a future WASAAC event...
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« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2021, 01:57:19 AM »
Great pix, thanks for posting.  How'd the car run after the install?

Adequately, quite adequately.
John

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« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2021, 04:24:52 PM »
I never really doubted John Slack's mechanical ability, it was more the idea if a racing induction system could be made to work on the street or if the CROSS BOSS was one of those factory efforts that just did not work well.  It makes sense when you are responsible for a 4,300 hp, 12 cylinder racing airplane engine, the same process can be applied to sorting out the issues we had on the CROSS BOSS. It was a learning experience to watch John investigate several aspects pertaining to the prior installation of the CROSS BOSS. The final area were modifications to some of the internal parts of the In-Line carb. All these changes and new pieces were made from scratch right at John's shop.  Multiple drives provided feed back in degrees of improvements and other areas that needed to be addressed. When I was once thinking about putting Webers on a '65 GT350, Jack Hoare (Shelby American's tuner for the Daytona Coupes) told me to read the plugs. Sure enough, after each drive we would look for changes in the plugs. It all has come together in the end, the CROSS BOSS is running better than it ever has. John feels it is 95% percent there, I was pretty happy at 75%, John wants to go after the other 5%, that's John.  My first 100 plus mile drive is tomorrow morning, at that point, we will have another 8 to 10 heat cycles and it will be time to re toque and safety wire the intake bolts for the second time. A learning curve on how it is done correctly.  People like John and Randy Gillis are blessings to our club and now I can touch the surface on understanding where the shortcomings were on the CROSS BOSS but also how it can be improved upon from when Ford stopped the project. Mark             

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« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2021, 08:51:13 PM »
Very enjoyable story.  Thank you!

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« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2021, 09:30:13 PM »
what is a cross boss and manifold worth? my friend has one.
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« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2021, 10:31:30 PM »
what is a cross boss and manifold worth? my friend has one.

I am not saying this is the Market as of today but;

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/original-ford-cross-boss-intake-matching-autolite-850-carburator/


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« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2021, 10:54:53 PM »
what is a cross boss and manifold worth? my friend has one.

Worth more than any diamond ring and it holds its value much better.  That's what a Cross Boss is worth. 
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"