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Old 30th July 2012
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Ooooh, pretty!



That picture was taken in daylight with the sun shining through my garage window. I'd have taken nighttime pictures except I left the car at our shop for the night.

So I thought I'd try and tear into my rear seats to see how they really were inside, and.....well it didn't go well. I started with the seat back and it started looking bad once I got the cover off...


Oh boy.

So I took off the padding...


It's done for. Damn. From what I can (or I guess can't) find they don't make these anymore. At all. And they don't seem to be cheap used because of that.

After that, I had no hope for the seat bottom, but I was pleasantly surprised. The padding is nasty, but the frame is perfectly fine.


Also, never underestimate old chrome and the power of steel wool!


The door handles and window levers cleaned up very nicely! I'll be getting new ones, but I wanted these to look alright for the time being.

(Yes that is summer sausage on a Ritz Cracker. Snack of champions! )
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Oh yeah, this came awhile back.



Goes in tomorrow. Carpet later this week.
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I almost accomplished my goal today. I would have if it didn't take for ever to get the adhesive!

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It's in there!



Ordered a few more pieces today.

Almost ready to enjoy this car for the last couple/few months of nice weather before it gets packed away for the winter.
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So it started running like s*** again and it liked to blow black smoke...It seemed to point to a screwed up carb so I sent it off to be rebuilt today. This is only a temporary fix until I have the cash for this

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Man, that's a labor of love right there...!
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Man, that's a labor of love right there...!
Only way to describe it. 5 years and I'm starting to get close. "Normal" people just don't get it.
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I hear ya...I got the itch real bad a few years ago for a 1974 Moto Guzzi Eldorado motorcycle, but the police version. My choice was to either get one and try to restore it myself, or get one that was already pretty much done. I found one in Phoenix that looked like it was more or less what I was looking for, and the seller said if he misrepresented the bike in any way, he'd pay for my flight back to LAX. So I flew out to Phoenix, and two hours later I was riding the bike back home.

I just don't have the tools, patience, or knowledge to undergo any kind of restoration project like that or your Mustang, so my hat's off to ya!
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I got the carb back on it today. It runs so much better! I put about 30 miles on it today and seems to be doing fine. No more flooding!

Now, I must say, it's pretty cool being in a car that people can't help but stare at while they walk by it in a parking lot, that gets thumbs up from other Mustang owners, and that causes someone to pull up next to you at a stoplight and roll down their window to say "Nice car!"
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*Blows dust off*

So I still have this thing. Got tired of it just being a garage decoration, so I got all of this stuff:






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Next week I'm ordering headers and some other odds and ends for the rebuild.

Build begins early December. A 4-speed might be in the works too.
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Looks good J-rod, looks good! Well, as good as a Mustang can look, being a Corvair guy (I almost bought a bargain 65' Mustang vert last year but the frame was probably racked).

Start checking out different interior places. I know we have a guy close to us who used to work at a reasonable price so hopefully you have someone near. They will just put on new foam and use your original frame.
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Blast from the past! Glad you're still at it and good luck with the upgrades
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nice stang! Once upon the time I had this view on my yard


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Got a lot done the past couple days, working 2 hours a day. First time every removing an engine by myself, and it's a great feeling. Although, at the same time, pulling a perfectly good running engine and tearing it apart is a strange feeling. lol
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Looking good and you are one lucky guy with all of the family support and understanding.

Imagine growing up under my roof, everything had to be done in secret and a few kids got together and we rented a couple of dilapidated garages. Dad drove but almost hated cars.
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Looking good and you are one lucky guy with all of the family support and understanding.

Imagine growing up under my roof, everything had to be done in secret and a few kids got together and we rented a couple of dilapidated garages. Dad drove but almost hated cars.
Totally true. My dad actually helped me spot the engine as I lifted it out, and just offered me his truck to use when I take the block to the machine shop later this week. My grandpa has been hanging out with me while I work on it and giving me tips too.
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Nice to see some Blue Oval love, very nice!
Parts of my wants to sell my Mercury Capri at times and buy a older stang'
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Parts of my wants to sell my Mercury Capri at times and buy a older stang'
Which "parts" are these? We need to cut them off.
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Progress! A lot has happened since I last posted.
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Started work on the heads:
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In the meantime, I got the short block back and assembled. It was bored .030 over, crank was polished, and all new rings and bearings installed.
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I found out some weird things about the engine too. Turns out, it's an original 1966 High Performance 289 block. I know that doesn't mean it's any different than the others, but it's still cool. I also had some trouble finding the correct harmonic balancer for it. After some research, I found that it's actually a balancer for a 1970 Bronco 302. Which means I probably have a 302 Crankshaft, which would explain why everything was in such good shape when I took it apart.

This is where I am now, and should be finishing the heads tomorrow or Friday and mounting them up. I have a few odds and ends left to order but I'm getting closer.
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How many cubic inches will this work out to for you? Right after that period it became fashionable to mix and match the crank shafts and blocks The 283 & 327 Chevies would give you 302 and the mustangs used the 289 and some other block to get to 301 .... that allowed them to run in the fledgling IROC series.
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