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Gen1 LONG TERM PROJECT CAR Build Thread Profile - Gen 1 Mustangs

GB899

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Well, the wedding anniversary came and went last Friday... still no parts delivered... so maybe by Halloween? I could dress up as some old car guy for Halloween if you guys think it would help... lol
 

GB899

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It is beginning to get depressing... just got off the phone with the machine shop... still waiting on parts... his shop is filling up with motors done except for parts.. you could hear it in his voice he was in a tough spot.. hoping for some time in March last time he got any info... ugh... crate motor may have been the way to go.. too late now...
 

GB899

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well I spent yesterday getting buddies car ready for his motor swap... he was still planning on pulling it out solo after my back gave out... may get his new motor back in next weekend? sooo close...
oh, made sure my old carb worked before we tore his motor down.. idled high, but had great throttle response once we got the leaking bowl fixed.. hooray

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GB899

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well.. last night we finally unloaded the trailer... washed off 20 years of dust... put it in the shop and pulled off the hood... it now waits a bit to yank old engine and figure out what is needed on the parts list to accomplish the install.. besides the obvious radiator upgrade...

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GB899

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minor update.. had the machine shop work his magic on the 28oz flywheel turning into a zero balance and tuned it to the clutch.. next step mating new motor to old transmission and hoisting it back in... oh and I ordered the new radiator & electric fan shroud setup...
 
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GB899

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Nebraska
Well tonight was crud scraping night... my back is pretty sore.. in fact it is 3:00am and I can't sleep.. so I post while waiting for meds to kick in.. tried on some wheels to check backspace... 15x6.5 fit, but look tiny... 18x9.5 too big, don't fit... but 17x8 look pretty nice and fit well with 1 inch spacers... needed because of short Lincoln Versailles 9 inch rear axle.. 1990's tech..
The next step is pull the heater stuff and spray paint the engine bay...

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GB899

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Nebraska
baby steps today... final clean.. then primed... paint engine bay tomorrow... drained gas tank.. need to order new sending unit... pulled blower motor h heater core.. don't need those anymore.. maybe, just maybe get the motor & transmission back together next week and wait for parts order to show up then the party begins..

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GB899

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Nebraska
well.. it got painted today and decided to put the headers on and figure out if the motor fits... just a test run..
it fits mostly... will need to clip about an 1/8 of an inch off drivers side header flange to clear steering box... not too shabby... ordered another batch of parts to wait for.. motor looks good in its future home.

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