What did you do to your car this weekend?

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What did you do to your car this weekend?

Post #1 by thestang » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:21 pm

Hey guys,

Thought i would share what i did this weekend to my car.

Below is a video of what i did this weekend. Also i was able to install two new down pipes to my new dual exhaust manifold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLfEHFq5oag

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Post #2 by bmbm40 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:25 pm

Nice work. I like the video.
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Post #3 by sefus » Mon May 07, 2018 3:48 pm

Lets get this thread moving!

I try to go out and do at least one thing on the car each night. Could be a five minute job, could be a couple hours. In the last week I've got a new fuse block mounted and wired in, new tranny cooler lines installed, new 1" sway bar installed, new radiator installed, new electric fan installed, thermostat wired, and I'm sure there was something else I was working on. Left on the to-do list before I can fire and do teh first real test drive since 2003:

fill tranny fluid
Fill coolant fluid

... and I guess thats really it before I can start it up. I have plenty of other things to do but none that keeps it from moving under its own power.
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Post #4 by drag-200stang » Mon May 07, 2018 4:29 pm

I am making a 8.140'' 36-1 trigger wheel that will fit on to my Fisher Dynamics balancer... This for my mpefi build..Yes I know I can buy one but this will be fool proof and a lot cheaper...Funny part is that I am using the cut out scrap piece of my 44 year old 200 to SBF bell block adapter...It is blanchard ground to .250 ..Perfect. :nod:
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Post #5 by 62Ranchero200 » Tue May 08, 2018 7:33 am

Last weekend, I finally put the 3.80 Traction Loc center section into my 8" in the Ranchero. I've had it for over a year. I'm still in the break-in period (100 miles per Yukon Gear, the gears are new), so I haven't thrashed it yet, but it should complement my T-5 quite nicely. I did drive it about 20 miles with no noise, vibration or other issues.

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Post #6 by 65_Stang_170 » Tue May 08, 2018 8:51 am

Last night I replaced the Load o matic Autolite 1100 carb and corresponding distributor from my 170 and replaced it with an 1101 and distributor from a '69 250. Still have to get all of the connections (vacuum advance/PCV) sorted out, but ready to try and start her up soon. I had to 3D print the choke control lever (plastic piece) that I couldn't find anywhere. We'll see if it can hold up to use.
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Post #7 by gus91326 » Tue May 08, 2018 12:36 pm

I installed my MGB-based Mocal oil cooler. I got the cooler and hoses brand new for $50! I fabricated some brackets to hang it off of my radiator support, got some fittings and installed the Setrab thermostat sandwich adapter and it works! No leaks. Pretty satisfying!

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Post #8 by chero1369 » Tue May 08, 2018 6:19 pm

Picked up head from machine shop Fri.Sat,started porting.Sun.put heater core bypass valve in Ferdinand.
Drank a beer(s).

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Post #9 by thestang » Tue May 08, 2018 6:25 pm

Nice.. This weekend i got my oil changed real quick..

Hopefully this weekend i want to get my new speakers in and my sub and amp in.. maybe even sand some of the rust spots of so that i can get it painted soon.

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Post #10 by sefus » Wed May 09, 2018 11:27 am

chero1369 wrote:Picked up head from machine shop Fri.Sat,started porting.Sun.put heater core bypass valve in Ferdinand.
Drank a beer(s).


Winning.

I "installed" a temporary coolant overflow tank consisting of a length of rubber tubing running into an oil bottle with a hole cut in the cap for the tube. Better than the mustard jar my grandpa used on the El Camino I inherited from him :D
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Post #11 by chad » Wed May 09, 2018 2:59 pm

sounds like my fuel tank right now.

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Post #12 by 62Cometman » Thu May 10, 2018 9:58 am

I finished the installation of the new rear leaf springs and then reinstalled the rear axle and driveshaft set the car back on the ground and attempted to align it once again. The frames for the kit i bought dont work very well and aggravation ensued so i switch to continuing the body work on the car and layed down the second layer of Dynaglass, which was sanded down and smoothed of and swiped it with bondo real quick. Thus completing my free time for the weekend.
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Post #13 by thestang » Thu May 10, 2018 7:41 pm

This weekend i am going to try and get my Racing Seats that i bought from ebay installed this should be interesting i will post a video for you guys to watch.

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Post #14 by thestang » Sat May 12, 2018 12:32 pm

Its raining out alot so i took m y car in for a wheel alignment. So much better now i hate having the steering wheel upside down.

Hopefully i can get the racing seats in tomorrow.

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Post #15 by Cday07 » Mon May 21, 2018 1:21 pm

Over the past couple days, I was finally able to replace the vent window bar seal on both vent windows and installed the trunk weatherstripping (that’s been sitting in my garage for a couple months).
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Post #16 by gus91326 » Mon May 21, 2018 4:56 pm

I tried to make some brackets for my Kirkey seat install. It flexes too much, so back to the drawing board.

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Post #17 by chad » Mon May 21, 2018 8:31 pm

"...Kirkey..."
don't I know them as motorcycle aftr mrkt retail.
I got an exhaust frm them 4 my '78 Kawie 750B2...
"Big thing is only make one change at a time. Change 2 or more things at a time it becomes difficult to figure which change helped or hurt" turbo2256b » 1/16/2017
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Post #18 by pmuller9 » Mon May 21, 2018 11:13 pm

chad wrote:"...Kirkey..."
don't I know them as motorcycle aftr mrkt retail.
I got an exhaust frm them 4 my '78 Kawie 750B2...

Do you mean Kerker Exhaust?
Like the one I put on my 1977 Kawasaki 1000 powered Rickman.

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What did you do to your car this weekend?

Post #19 by chad » Tue May 22, 2018 9:34 am

jeez, can't spell. There goes my (actual) LD (Learning Disability) again. :oopsie:
Yeah, that looks more correct, :lol:
Sorry !
:oops:
Thnx :duh:
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Post #20 by 62Ranchero200 » Tue May 22, 2018 10:22 am

Last Saturday was my Falcon club's annual picnic in a local park. There were about 20 Falcons and a few other older Fords (including an Econoline Pickup, a Comet Caliente, and a '40 Ford).

Because of the picnic, I didn't get a lot done on the Ranchero. I am in the process of cleaning up, painting and installing front fender braces, which were missing when I purchased the Ranchero. I also have new front and rear emergency brake cables and a new headlight dimmer switch that I need to install.

I did receive a triple Weber side draft manifold from UPS today: :twisted: This will be a longer term project.

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Post #21 by 65_Vomit_Comet » Wed May 23, 2018 12:42 pm

Installed a foot gas pedal cover and a line lock so now I can do sissy burnouts!!

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Post #22 by sefus » Wed May 23, 2018 1:09 pm

Thought I finished my wiring my MSD/DSII/relay firing off a fuse block... and tried to fire it, no joy. test light coming back out...

Did some more clean up on some idiot 19 year old's stereo wiring from years ago. Power wires shoved through existing firewall paths with no grommet..., broken and taped together antenna wire...

Yes, I was that idiot.
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Post #23 by SydneytheMustang » Wed May 23, 2018 3:20 pm

I made an installment payment to the body shop stripping and repainting my girl. Back to Wimbledon White baby!

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Post #24 by thestang » Thu May 24, 2018 3:36 pm

Lol i am about to paint my car tomorrow with Rustoleum Enamel Black Gloss Paint. F*** IT ima sand it myself and paint it, i am not paying 3-4000 to get my car painted. Ill make a video about it on my youtube channel should be fun.

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Post #25 by thestang » Mon May 28, 2018 4:26 pm

I just got my dual side exhausts created at a muffler shop for 200 bucks! Sounds great!

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Post #26 by thestang » Tue May 29, 2018 2:04 am

Today i am bringing my car in for a complete welding, rebuild of the buttom of the car including an undercoat hopefully i can get the car back wednesday or thursday

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Post #27 by 62Cometman » Tue May 29, 2018 11:27 am

I did a complete front alignment on the vehicle and a full coolant flush drives pretty slick now!
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Post #28 by ags290 » Tue May 29, 2018 12:54 pm

I traced the issue with the horns on the Mustang and got them working again in order for it to pass the annual Safety Inspection here in Texas. Just went and purchased my new tags this morning a whole 2 day before they expired.
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Post #29 by thestang » Tue May 29, 2018 1:51 pm

ags290 wrote:I traced the issue with the horns on the Mustang and got them working again in order for it to pass the annual Safety Inspection here in Texas. Just went and purchased my new tags this morning a whole 2 day before they expired.



Goodluck!

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Post #30 by thestang » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:26 am

Just got my second speaker installed and rewired. Also wired up my subwoofer hopefully it works well

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Post #31 by thestang » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:31 pm

Guys check out my new video of what i did this weekend

https://youtu.be/HmcCT-GOV4k

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Post #32 by rzcrisis » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:19 pm

I continued block watersanding high build primer getting ready to get this beast ready for sealer and safetied for the road.

This is a great thread. Interesting stuff we are all doing to get work done on our classics!

Looking for a Holley 1904 carb glass bowl if anyone has one available. Has to be in excellent shape.

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Post #33 by Cday07 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:51 pm

Installed an HEI distributor (built by Bill), NGK iridium spark plugs gapped to .048, and got the new Livewires from VI. Was able to get the wiring done before the parts arrived and the difference is night and day. Very impressed with the upgrade.
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Post #34 by thestang » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:13 pm

rzcrisis wrote:I continued block watersanding high build primer getting ready to get this beast ready for sealer and safetied for the road.

This is a great thread. Interesting stuff we are all doing to get work done on our classics!

Looking for a Holley 1904 carb glass bowl if anyone has one available. Has to be in excellent shape.

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Post #35 by 62Cometman » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:02 pm

So i took my car to a somewhat large local show yesterday and ended up taking first in my class (unfinished) which is kinda exciting also all of the major body on the car has been completed.
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:beer: Congratulations that's excellent, 62Cometman! :thumbup: :nod:
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Post #37 by Invectivus » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:40 pm

Bled the mustang brakes, filled the radiator, drained the old gas, put fluid in the t5, squirted mystery oil into the cylinders, installed new battery. Adjusted the parking break after swapping the tranny a couple years ago. Was hoping to get it on the road, but I think the head gasket is leaking. It idles ok at first, but once I goose the throttle it starts steaming and won’t stop till the engine stops and cools for several minutes. Front turn signals don’t work either, need to look into that. Also missing one of the front bumper mounts, I don’t want to drive without a bumper.
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Post #38 by thestang » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:52 am

Invectivus wrote:Bled the mustang brakes, filled the radiator, drained the old gas, put fluid in the t5, squirted mystery oil into the cylinders, installed new battery. Adjusted the parking break after swapping the tranny a couple years ago. Was hoping to get it on the road, but I think the head gasket is leaking. It idles ok at first, but once I goose the throttle it starts steaming and won’t stop till the engine stops and cools for several minutes. Front turn signals don’t work either, need to look into that. Also missing one of the front bumper mounts, I don’t want to drive without a bumper.


Wow. Is there any coolant leak? Try draining the Oil to see if there is any water in there before you pull off the head.

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Post #39 by thestang » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:57 am

Watch my new video: transmission went - https://youtu.be/ko-pq8sKhh8

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Post #40 by mluck » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:08 pm

Added 3 new air trumpets on my 3 Weber’s...had to shave them down for hood clearance...I think it runs better..would add pictures,but I can seem to get it to work.
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Post #41 by 65_Vomit_Comet » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:08 pm

Drove the VomCom to a little car show and was shocked to see another one there! The owner of the other one was as surprised as me since 65 Comets are rare as hens teeth.

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Post #42 by wsa111 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:22 pm

Since i also sell the HEI distributor recurved, i might as well change my MSD with DS11 to the HEi.
Lost no performance & idle remained as smooth as you can get with a 109 L/C.
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Post #43 by falconcritter » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:06 pm

So .... The wife and I took the Falcon out for a nighttime ride . And stopped for a drink and the gas station .. got back in to go home , when the ignition switch all came apart ! It is ten O'clock and waiting for a tow truck . That's what I did this weekend on the Car ! :oops:
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Post #44 by sefus » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:39 am

Uh, I accidentally just started my car for the first time in nearly 20 years. Had it fired last summer for all of a few seconds but the tank was full of crud so I had to pull the fuel system apart, changed the tank, and at the same time went the electronic ignition route and it wouldn't fire after that. thought I had just mis-wired something or had a bad ground maybe. Like I knew I was close but something simple was overlooked in my late night tinkering. I had cranked it a bunch this spring, but no joy. It had fuel but no spark... or so I thought. So went down to the garage to do some stuff, had the garage door open, said, might as well crank it and keep things oiled. I let it turn over for a bit and it coughed when I turned the key back off. In the moment I thought it was just dieseling, then I remembered that I had thought it wasn't getting spark the last time I had tried it. I squirted a little starting fluid in the carb, advanced the distributer a little turn and tried again. It fired like it had been doing it all its life.


I didn't quite have everything hooked up, little stuff like the water pump belt, so I only ran it for a minute, but it purred. Ive got a couple bolts to check, a wire or two to secure out of the way and one or two other little things, but im calling it officially alive again.
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Post #45 by Slarion01 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:25 pm

Hey guys,

I recently joined the group. So thanks for the add. I started putting power brakes and 4 wheel disk brakes on my 65 this weekend. It not finished yet but I'm happy with the progress....
Once I get finished I'll post and list all the parts in case someone is interested.
You can also follow the progress @ graveyard mustangs on Facebook.

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Re: What did you do to your car this weekend?

Post #46 by sefus » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:25 pm

Did a couple shake down drives racking up maybe 10 miles before I got too happy and put the family in the car for an ice cream trip. not a second after we get our cones and start to pull ahead smoke starts rolling out from under the hood. I had used a small piece of rubber hose at the tranny cooler line to connect to the tranny because the fitting I had was buggered and I couldnt find one, but did have a correctly threaded nipple to put the three inches of rubber hose on with. It either got too hot or couldnt hold the pressure cause it ruptured and sprayed fluid right on the exhaust pipe.

So this weekend I sourced the correct fitting and put the cooler line on how it should have been in the first place, plus my new CD/Bluetooth radio shipped in so its ready for install.
68 Mustang Coupe family car from the dealership til now. 96k original miles.
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Re: What did you do to your car this weekend?

Post #47 by cometcolin » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:56 pm

...this last weekend; I took the 250 (in my 1976 Comet) apart again (had a lifter come apart and pushed the #2 exhaust valve into the piston while driving to work! Ahh!) Got very lucky; was able to lap in a new valve; replace the lifter set; replace all the gaskets and today its alive again... just got back from a test drive.
Oh...it also broke the 1.6:1 adjustable rockers (one rocker is broken). I did figure out what happened....the pushrods I used were 3/8 thick comp cams cup and ball for a 390 Ford v-8; they were 'walking' around in the lifter and pushed the clips out so the plunger blew out. (found three of them came apart and broke.)
Heads up.. be careful of what pushrods you use; it can get very expensive. lol.

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Re: What did you do to your car this weekend?

Post #48 by drag-200stang » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:28 pm

cometcolin wrote:...this last weekend; I took the 250 (in my 1976 Comet) apart again (had a lifter come apart and pushed the #2 exhaust valve into the piston while driving to work! Ahh!) Got very lucky; was able to lap in a new valve; replace the lifter set; replace all the gaskets and today its alive again... just got back from a test drive.
Oh...it also broke the 1.6:1 adjustable rockers (one rocker is broken). I did figure out what happened....the pushrods I used were 3/8 thick comp cams cup and ball for a 390 Ford v-8; they were 'walking' around in the lifter and pushed the clips out so the plunger blew out. (found three of them came apart and broke.)
Heads up.. be careful of what pushrods you use; it can get very expensive. lol.

I do not think that the 3/8 diameter push rod and 3/8 ball and cup is your problem , that is what I run with stock adjustable and stock sized 3/8 cupped lifters....If you are using small block V 8 5/16 cupped lifters that could be a problem...Do not know about your 1.6 rockers, but what is important is that the push rod end match your lifter cup and match the rocker ball and that nothing binds or rubs through out the travel from end to end...Unless the diameter of the rod rubs or binds at the rocker body or the block it is not your problem, It is the ends or you did not get the push rod end seated in place in the lifter cup, it is easy to get knocked out when installing the shaft, I know I have done it...
Please check it out and let us know what you find ...Any time that you deviate from stock close attention to detail is necessary and sometimes clearance mods are necessary but that is what makes some just a little bit faster.
66 Mustang Coupe
200 turbo w/lenco 4-spd
stock adj. rockers, stock timing set, ARP studs
best 1/4 mile ET 9.85/best mph 139 on 8 lbs progressing to 15 lbs boost
Went 9's when 10's was fast.

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Re: What did you do to your car this weekend?

Post #49 by Georgia200 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:44 pm

Installed new antenna, adjusted hood bumpers, installed and still adjusting new 1101, canned elcheapo chrome valve cover and derusted, stripped, primed oem valve cover. Its only Friday, lots more to do this weekend.

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Re: What did you do to your car this weekend?

Post #50 by Ragman069 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:21 pm

I had to pull the Holley 1909 carb off and replace the accelerator pump cup. The one that came in the Walker Products rebuild kit failed in less than a year. It had a couple of splits and cracks in it, preventing the car from starting cold. Oddly enough, the car didn't hesitate at all when accelerating. I also moved the pump link to the cold weather position, then I drank beer :beer: :beer:

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