This past Monday, the engine for the fastback came out of the machine shop and is now at Legacy Motorsports in Plainfield, Indiana. The machine shop bill was higher than expected, but it definitely provided more than expected.
The original one-year only 4V heads were resurfaced just enough to clean them up without raising the compression, which is already 10.5:1 due to the small 53cc chambers. They have all new valve guides and valves.
So....it should be assembled and ready for pick up a week from today, barring any unforeseen circumstances. Then I'll put it on the engine stand, add the valve covers, water pump, and get it all painted Ford corporate blue for 1968. The flywheel arrived this week, but I'll wait to install that when the engine and transmission are ready to be installed.
Another post will follow this one soon updating the body work that's begun.
Until the next time...