Rebuilding 69' Road Runner

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  1. Dimension

    Dimension Well-Known Member

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    My Dad and I just started tearing down his '69 Road Runner the end of December. He is the original own of the car but to me what makes it a rare RR is that it is a convertible. I have been to many car shows and have seen many hard top '69 RR but I have never seen a convertible live. The only place I have ever seen another convertible is online. The car has a 383 in it along with the 4 speed manual transmission.

    As of to date we have just finished breaking down the 383 and are now starting to remove the front suspension. We have also started looking for a machine shop so if anyone has any recommendations on a good machine shop on the east side of Atlanta Ga I am open to suggestions. The cylinder walls of a couple of the pistons have some serious scaring so the block will definitely need to be bored out. Which brings me to one of the reasons that I joined this forum. I am looking for suggestions on how to get a little life out of this 383 while not breaking the bank. I was told that the car came with a 3/4 race cam installed from the factory. I have yet to actually try and find any serial numbers on anything to get any kind of specs of the parts. A couple of upgrades that I know are going to take place is the installation of a distributor along with a set of heads and a real carburetor.
     
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      I'll start off the demands right now by saying .,..."we want pics "
       
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      • Dimension

        Dimension Well-Known Member

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        lol.....I can do that but it will have to wait till the weekend when I can get them.
         
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        welcome to FBBO from another road runner guy
         
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        Thanks!
         
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        Welcome aboard from Ohio. Get yourself a copy of the factory service manual. It shows specs for everything, including the camshaft.
         
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        G, day from Australia:welcome:
         
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          Welcome aboard from NJ & best of luck with the rebuild!
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          • Jerry Hall

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            Welcome from Alabama, I have a friend close by that has a real 69 RR convertible 383, 4-speed, with AC. Story goes that the wife wanted a convertible and AC, and he wanted a hot rod.
             
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              Welcome from Fredericksburg, VA. Good luck with the build!
               
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              Welcome to FBBO from NorCal Sierras

              good luck with the 69 RR
               
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              Welcome from North Florida...
              Sounds like a fun ride.
               
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              Welcome aboard Sir, from the middle of the mitten. Best of luck on your build.
               
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              Welcome from Illinois! Thanks for sharing your story. It's great that you and your dad are doing this project together. Best wishes to both of you!

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              Welcome from Missouri!!
               
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              Welcome from Ohio can't wait to see the roadrunner
               
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