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67 Mustang Coupe Build

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67 Mustang Coupe Build

Post #1 by Georgia200 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:09 pm

Thought I would start a thread separate from my engine build thread.

I have a 67 200/C4, 3.20 Power Drum Brakes. Rust free, good driver, although I think a cam lob is wiped.

Im swapping in a 250, C4, 8in - 2.79, 5 lug power drum brakes.

While the block is at the machine shop Im working on the 5 lug swap. Fronts are ready to bolt on, the axles are out of the rear end for seals and bearings. I also have a set of 14x6 GT rims that I will put my full wheel covers on with 215-75-14 WWs.

Pics tomorrow.

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Post #2 by mustang6 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:40 am

Sounds like a nice build.
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Post #3 by Georgia200 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:00 am

Garage is getting busy. 8in for my 67, 8.8 out of my 97 Cobra, brakes, wheels, bikes, wifes car.

I need to get some things completed before the block comes back.

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Post #4 by Georgia200 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:28 pm

Todays progress:

Dropped the wheels off to have the new tires installed.

Dropped the rear brake backing plates off to have the bosses where the shoes ride repaired. Three of them had grooves.

Dropped the axles off to have new bearings pressed on.

Bought all the gaskets and seals I need to install axles and brakes.

Primed axle housing.

Edit: Gave the new to me front drums a good once over, didnt like what I saw, so ordered new bearings, shoes, cylinders, already have new hoses and everything else looks good. Going with 2.5 vice 2.25 shoes, looks like there is room for them.

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Re: 67 Mustang Coupe Build

Post #5 by Georgia200 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:13 pm

Ever so closer

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Re: 67 Mustang Coupe Build

Post #6 by Matthew68 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:14 am

Great progress! Keep it coming.
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Post #7 by Georgia200 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:46 pm

Sorted some issues out this week:

My research shows that the 1967 200/C4 u-joint is the same as the 289 u-joint. I think my driveshaft will bolt up to the 8in yoke without a u-joint change.

I couldnt ID the front wheel bearings, so I ordered new bearings and seals for the hubs. When the spindles changed in 70, they used different bearings. Any year hubs work as long as you use the correct race and bearing for your spindle diameter.

I planned on bolting up the front brakes as I bought them, but once I gave them a good lookover, I tore them down. All Im keeping is the drums, backing plates and hubs, everything else is new. BTW: 2.5in shoes will not fit the 2.25in backing plates.

Axles have bearings pressed on and are ready to be picked up.

Rear pinon yoke is derusted and ready for paint

All four backing plates are painted and ready for assembly.

The flu has been going around, Ive had it all week, my machine shop has not done any work on the block due to workers being ill. I still dont know deck height so I can figure out CR and internals.

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Re: 67 Mustang Coupe Build

Post #8 by Georgia200 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:31 pm

Closer....

Ive got to figure out how to get the seals out of the 8in.

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Re: 67 Mustang Coupe Build

Post #9 by Georgia200 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:18 pm

Flu is kicking my butt this weekend.

Races out of hubs, hubs cleaned up. I think Im going to have the drums turned.
Front backing plates ready for assembly.
Rear end painted.
Rear end is ready for seals and reassembly.

Looks like next weekend for the 4 to 5 lug swap.

Only a month behind schedule.

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Re: 67 Mustang Coupe Build

Post #10 by Georgia200 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:11 pm

Finally ready to roll it under the car.

8in 2.79 gears 10x1.75 drum brakes

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Post #11 by Georgia200 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:04 pm

8in is in.

Need to bleed the brakes and work on the hand brake cables. (My car didnt have one.)

driveshaft and u-joints bolted right up.

Having some issues with the new brake lines, so no brakes.

Fronts are ready to go on.

Tires are 215 75 14. I hope they are not to tall.

Wheels are 14x6 Torino GT.

I hope to be completely 5 lug and on the road by the weekend.

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Re: 67 Mustang Coupe Build

Post #12 by Matthew68 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:42 pm

Looks awesome! Nice work on all of this. Thanks for sharing!
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Post #13 by Georgia200 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:42 pm

Nothing done this weekend.

I had to do some needed maint on my Fusion and Civic. Those are my two work cars. The Fusion gets about 1200 miles a week and the Civic about 600 miles a week. The Civic just hit 300k.

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Post #14 by Georgia200 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:45 am

Its been a long month.

Im 5 lug all around. Bled, adjusted and working.

My car is missing the bracket on the passenger floor pan for the hand brake cable. Ive got a plan to use an eyebolt through an existing hole in the frame rail. Hope to have that installed and working this weekend.

I think my booster needs a rebuild.

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Post #15 by bmbm40 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:37 pm

That is a lot of work you have done and it will pay off with all those upgrades. Definitely will enhance your driving experience.
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Post #16 by Georgia200 » Sat May 04, 2019 5:41 pm

Nothing significant to report.

Ive been busy with work, yard work, house and grand kids so the cars have been on the back burner.

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Post #17 by Georgia200 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:16 pm

Slow going. Discovered the heater core leaking.

Thought it would be a quick core replace. Noooooooooooooooo. Control cables shot, heater box has no seals, no defrost vents.

Pulled the heater box, firewall pad, driver vent, carpet, seats.

Bought necessary replacement parts.

Cleaned up pan, dyed carpet, replaced heater core, rebuilt heater box, replaced firewall pad.

The passenger cowl is in excellent condition, the driver side, not so good.

I cut out the hat, derusted what I can reach and am about to install a plastic repair hat. Its the best I can do from the inside and will hold for a few years since I keep the car inside.

Once the interior is back together I will move under the hood.

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Post #18 by falconcritter » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:48 am

I had too fix my heater core too on my 69 Falcon . My car was a weekend warrior for nine months before I got around to it . Keep up the good work !
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Post #19 by wsa111 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:39 pm

Anybody have any comments on an aluminum heater core???
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Post #20 by Georgia200 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:00 am

Picking up a fresh shortblock on a 250.

Pretty sweet deal, oem specs. I think I will change the cam and shave the head to bump compression, then its going in.

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Post #21 by Georgia200 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:00 am

Car life has been on hold. Ive had some health issues that I have been addressing for almost nine years, I was in an accident in Oct that made the issues worse. My 65 coupe has been down since Aug for a WP replace and PS upgrade. Im hoping to have that on the road in the next week or two. I think I will require surgery and be down for a month or so for that.

Ive decided that since my 65 is so nice and the 67 will never be a high value car, I may as well have some fun with the 67.

Im going to squeeze more performance out of the 250 long block I bought, install EAPS, do some suspension work and maybe do a T5.

From there i will see what else I can do without busting the bank.

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Post #22 by bubba22349 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:15 pm

Best wishes on your Health issues now and for a speedy recovery from your upcoming surgery. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
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Post #23 by wsa111 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:15 pm

Wish you a speedy recovery. A modded 250 will be a torque monster.
What head mods are you using.
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Post #24 by Georgia200 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:04 am

Lets talk radiators, WPs and fans for the 250.

I keep reading that the 250 makes running a mechanical fan nearly impossible.

69/70 Mustangs with a 250 ran a fan in the same size engine compartment as a 67/68, so whats the issue?

My plan is a 20 inch 2 core radiator with a 15" 6 blade fan mounted on the WP with no spacer, a 70 fan shroud and a 70s Maverick upper radiator hose.

The 200 WP is 4" long and the 250 WP is 4 5/8" long. The 200 had a 1 1/8" fan spacer on it with just enough room to squeeze a belt between the fan and radiator.

My math says that Im going to gain 1/2" clearance by eliminating the fan spacer and with the addition of a shroud have a more efficient cooling system.

I dont think I can squeeze a 3 row radiator in, but the 2 row should be plenty. I need to find a shop that can recore it.

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Post #25 by bubba22349 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:36 pm

There should be no stock cooling fan fitment issues installing a 250 into a 1967 & 68 Mustang, their chassis and engine compartment are the same lenght and wedith as the 1969 & 70 Mustangs, so your 250 swap can even look like it was a factory install. Yes people do have trouble fitting the 250's into the smaller chassis cars like the 1960 to 65 Falcon & Comets and the 1964 1/2 to 1966 Mustangs all these cars used the early shorter water pumps on the 144, 170, and 200 six'es and also smaller diameter chrankshaft dampener and pulleys. All 250's use a longer water pump that is semular in lenght to the water pumps used on the later model 200 sixes (built after April 1975 see link for more info) /viewtopic.php?f=1&t=72672#p559214 So yes that aproxamate 5/8 inch longer water pump on the 250's makes for quite a tight fit in the earlier cars shorter lenght engine compartments.

On Water Pumps severial years back having numorious problems with rebuilt and some new water pumps I tried a new GMB brand water pump on my 1977 250 Maverick and was quite impressed at their quality and low price. Another little bonus was that it's body was also made out of aluminum for a little less weight, since than I have used many more and all were excellent. For an example of the GMB 250 water pump # 125-1380 check your local area auto parts for prices. See the link and enter your cars engine details for more details on these water pumps. https://www.gmb.net/catalog/

Depending on which type fan you use you still may still need some size of a spacer to make it clear the pulleys. You might also look into trying to fit a clutch type fan this frees up some power and gives a bit better economy. If you can't find a shop that can recore your radator you might also look at the aluminum radiators a two core can cool as good or better as a three core brass radiator. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
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Post #26 by Georgia200 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:03 am

It occurred to me this afternoon that I can put the 250 pump on the 200 with double sided tape, reinstall the radiator and see how much room I have left over.

The 200 is coming out as soon as my SIL has time to help me with it. Ive got the 200 down to the short block with no bolt ons at all.

We will pull the engine, then the tranny. With the starter out, I can rotate the engine and get access to the flexplate bolts without getting under the car.

Ive nearly got the wire harness out and have started working on the prep for paint. I found a patch panel and bondo under the battery tray. The patch is bolted in and the bondo is crappy but its under the tray so Im leaving it. Thats a project for when the battery gets relocated.

Im really curious how the 250 will fit with the 69/70 250 mounts. I dont think the 250 equipped Mustangs had a different tranny mount. To keep the proper angle between the tranny output shaft and pinion, the cranks position angle in relation to the tranny should not change from the 200 to 250. So Im guessing the 250 deck will sit exactly 1.66" higher than the 200 deck.

My SIL thinks I should go with a 38/38 Weber. He thinks it will go on the 69-M head without brazing or metal filler. No one around here wants to braze on the head, too expensive to heat it up to 400° they say. Im doubtful I can make a direct mount clear the valve cover and fit under the hood.

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Post #27 by xctasy » Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:27 am

The US 250 is 11 inch wide from engine mount pad to pad at the block. Verses 9-3/8" with the 200. So its forced up about 3/8" with the stock 200 mounts, so it'll end up over two inches taller, not 1.666 inches.

The long nose 250 water pump can take a common V8 water pump pulley and end up saving space. The difference is half an inch. You'll see it all when you mock it up.
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Post #28 by Georgia200 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:04 am

I have the correct 69/70 250 mounts.

I also have a set of 65/66 mounts. They are narrower than 67/68 mounts so for giggles Im going to measure the distance between the frame bracket holes on all three sets of mounts and see what the difference is.

In addition to the width the other measurement is how far from the face of the bell are the mounting holes. If the engine moves fore or aft, the tranny mount will not bolt up and the driveshaft will not be the correct length. I will see how far all three frame bracket mounting holes are from the core support.

It seems someone would have done this decades ago and the information would be on the web for Falcons, Mavericks and Mustangs.

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Post #29 by xctasy » Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:54 am

No info existed because the 69 and 70 Mustangs have center percusion engine mounts moved half a transfer lug forward. The Torino and Fairlane Ranchero use another type similar to the Australian XR and XT Falcon. The Maverick and Granada 250 differ again to the Mustang and Chero, and so do the 72 to 78 full frame ( Gran) Torinos with the early 250 option. Ford ordered these engines as cost saving inventory fillers when 302s or 351s or 390s werent available, so the mounts vary a lot from late 1968 to 1980.

The solution is an Oldsmobile 403/ Pontiac style movement of the engine mounts. The bellhousing is in the same position, but depending on what you do with the rubber engine mounts, the whole engine can shift forwards 1-1/2 inches.
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Post #30 by Georgia200 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:20 pm

Using the 3-piece 69/70 Mustang mount, It looks to me like the 250 will sit fore/aft exactly where the 200 sits in my 67.

It also looks like for 67-70, you could use the 65/66 frame mounts and the 67-68 200 engine brackets and isolators.

As soon as I get the 200 out, I will be able to test my theory on the 65/66 frame brackets.

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Post #31 by Georgia200 » Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:01 pm

Tomorrow is a BIG DAY.

I managed to get the engine bay harness out without destroying it or my back.

Thanks to my helper who only helped because the nail salons are closed and she didnt have a fresh manicure.

I only have the short block with the WP and front cover in there now.

Im going to put the lift on it, rotate the crank and remove the flex plate nuts through the starter hole.

Once the engine is out, the tranny and driveshaft should drop right out as well.

My SIL and I are going to try and do this with the hood on. Im going to lift the engine using 4 of the holes for the head. Once we get it up and sideways, we can lift it over the core support if we need to.

I could use a couple big girls to lean on the fenders. They are never around when you need them..........................

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Post #32 by Georgia200 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:52 pm

Engine and tranny are out.....finally.

I didnt think it was going to happen today. I went to pick up breakfast for the misses and myself this morning. At 70mph on I-75 in very light traffic some douchebag roars up behind me and rear ends me. He flipped and skipped on his roof for a long way. As far as it took me to go from 70 to 0 + about 40 more yards. Im pretty sure my Edge is a total. lots of body damage and the rear end is knocked loose.

Anyway....The engine came out ok, I drained the tranny and lots and lots of shiny stuff came out. The fluid was bright red. I checked the receipt the PO gave me. The tranny is two years old with about 200 miles on it. Im not sure what Im going to do about that.

The tranny yoke has some rust and pitting.

Nearly every bolt I removed was the wrong bolt or the wrong torque.

The wiring is a mess, repairable, but very sloppy.

Tomorrow Im rolling it out of the garage and taking the pressure washer to it. Then its prep and paint.

My oil pan was miss-sorted in the garage and has been here since the 9th. Got that figured out today.

Progress, slow but steady.

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Post #33 by xctasy » Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:55 am

Georgia200 wrote:Using the 3-piece 69/70 Mustang mount, It looks to me like the 250 will sit fore/aft exactly where the 200 sits in my 67.

It also looks like for 67-70, you could use the 65/66 frame mounts and the 67-68 200 engine brackets and isolators.

As soon as I get the 200 out, I will be able to test my theory on the 65/66 frame brackets.



This what you will get at the very best. lavron SHIFTED EVERYTHING. All X shells deal with the same issues. The two extra inches of block height really make it tight, G.


lavron wrote:Continuing on the assembly, even though the motor is still cam-less I dropped it in to do some fitting on things I haven't been able to so far.
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First was modifying the core support to get the Ford big block radiator to fit and figuring out if I could fit a fan in there (my Contour electric fan install is a no-go, not enough space). I did get a larger hole made and framed out for the radiator (bummer I skinned it in the process at some point)
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After it was determined the electric fan wasn't going to work I found a stainless flex fan that fit pretty good.
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I had to make a spacer to allow the fan to clear the crank pulley, I don't have a lot of machine type tools so I used a handheld drill and made this spacer out of an old aluminum Mac monitor base that was the right thickness (a buddy gave me a bunch of those bases to melt for my intake project, when I get around to that).
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I got it all reassembled in there and now I have a good inch between the radiator and the fan at the closest point........
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Post #34 by Georgia200 » Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:52 am

Good progress today.

First thing I started playing with engine mounts.

I thought the 65/66 mounts might work for 67/68 to install a 250.

The frame holes are slightly off. One of the holes on the bracket would need to be slightly elongated to work. However, the angle of the seat pad is way off. The engine would sit 2" higher. So the 65/66 frame brackets on a 67/68 are a no-go.

The 69/70 3-piece bracket will keep the engine where it is supposed to be fore and aft. From isolator mounting eye to mounting eye, the 69/70 brackets are 14.75" apart compared to 13" apart on the 67/68 brackets. I measured from the floor to the isolator mounting holes. The 69/70 brackets were 1" lower than the 67/68 brackets. The pad angle on the 69/70 brackets is 45° compared to 35° on the 67/68 brackets.

I put one of the 3-piece 69/70 brackets on one side and on the other side I replaced the factory isolator with an isolator from a 67 Dodge Dart slant six. The Dart has 1 stud and a nub, compared to the 2 stud mounts on the original isolator. To use the Dart isolator, the nub seats in one hole of the engine mount bracket and a new hole has to be drilled for the stud. Installed side by side they look identical. So there is an option for the hard to find 69/70 isolators that are not reproduced and probably never will be since they are a 2 year only Mustang specific part.

Im going to use the Dart isolators and see how they work. My 69/70 isolators are in excellent condition but they are over 50 years old.

After lunch I rolled the car out of the garage and plugged the firewall holes, wrapped the booster in plastic and sprayed everything in the engine bay and all the way down to the tranny crossmember with Dawn dish soap. Then I hit it with a 100 psi electric pressure washer. After round one I hit some tough spots with a wire brush and a second round of Dawn and went round 2 with the pressure washer.

Its as clean as a whistle. There are a few rust issues around the battery tray and the bottom of the core support under the radiator.

Tomorrow Im going to strip as much paint and rust as I can with a wire cup on my hand grinder. after another wash and dry, I will coat all the rust with Ospho. Several areas may take 2 coats, so it will be a 2-3 day job.

For being 53 years old the metal is in very good condition. There was a poor attempt by the PO to repair the rust under the battery tray. Its ugly but Im going to leave it for now. It will not get any worse. Everything else is mostly light surface rust. A few worse areas that I can neutralize that do not affect structural integrity. I will take pics and save them for the next owner to deal with.

after a year of getting nowhere, Im making good progress every day!

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Re: 67 Mustang Coupe Build

Post #35 by bmbm40 » Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:54 pm

Good progress-lots of work!
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Re: 67 Mustang Coupe Build

Post #36 by Georgia200 » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:28 pm

Spent all day sitting in the engine bay with an 11,000 rpm wire wheel.

The entire bay was coated with bed liner. Found some rust so it all had to come off.

Im done except for the brake booster area. Ive been agonizing over what to do about my booster. Its a factory Midland. $270 to rebuild it. Im going with a generic booster and selling the Midland as a core. They are nearly impossible to come by so it should bring a pretty good price.

This engine project is going to be 1-2-3 months long. I need to get the bay ready, work on the tranny and driveshaft. Rehab the wiring harness, exhaust and a bunch of other odds and ends that arent even on the engine. I still need to get the head to the shop, buy springs and lifters, send the dampner out and swap cams.

I dont want to commit to a carb setup until I have the block and head sitting in the car. I have a spare of each so I can mock it up once I get a little further along. Right now Im leaning toward a Weber 38.

When I swapped from the 7.25 to 8" I spent many hours researching the driveshaft and u-joints. Everything I read said that in 67 a 200/C4 and 289/C4 used the same driveshaft and u-joint. My SIL stopped by with his digital caliper and I measured the u-joint bearing cap. It was 1.069. The 8" takes a 1330 u-joint that measures 1.125. So Ive been running around with an undersized u-joint on the rear. Ive only put 15-20 miles on it since the swap. but I dodged a bullet.

Tomorrow I should be done with the major prep work under the hood. Im going to do the toe boards all the way to the tranny mount. Its pretty clean after that.

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Re: 67 Mustang Coupe Build

Post #37 by Georgia200 » Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:14 pm

Broke down and ordered a reman Midland booster, Open Tracker roller idler, pmgr starter and a large Papa Johns pizza. Spicy Italian sausage, salami, mushrooms, black olives and jalapenos.

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Re: 67 Mustang Coupe Build

Post #38 by bubba22349 » Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:38 pm

:rolflmao: great job job on getting those parts ordered you are sure moving on with your Mustang build up now and "getting a pizza"! The pizza part made me chuckle as my wife also had ordered a pizza, chickens wings, salad, and cheasey bread, for us last night from a local place, (different toppings) it was great. :thumbup: :nod:
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I am hunting for a cheap project car to build up. My Ex-Fleet of Sixes sadly these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Re: 67 Mustang Coupe Build

Post #39 by Georgia200 » Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:38 pm

This wreck last Tuesday really took the wind out of my sails.

Second wreck that totaled my car in 5 months, the same insurance company insured both drivers. No fault on my part.

Losing two cars in 5 months is rough. The adjuster called me yesterday and said that was a hard hit, the entire floor pan is buckled.

Im thinking about putting the 67 together with the 1100 Iv, a set of ebay headers and using it as my daily for the rest of the year.

I will be paid for my Edge and I didnt owe on it, but I just dont have the motivation or attitude to car shop.

I have a second 250 block and C9 head, so maybe I will build that and make it a winter project.

Im pulling the booster and MC today, the replacement will be here Monday, so I have plent to keep me occupied.

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Re: 67 Mustang Coupe Build

Post #40 by Georgia200 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:15 pm

I went on Cl yesterday and bought a 2011 Infinity G37 sedan. One owner, mint condition, all service records. It was about 2 miles from my house. Now that Ive got my DD taken care of I can get back to the Mustang.

Today the Midland Booster and 93 Mustang starter came in, as well as a bunch of small odds and ends parts that I bought off RA.

Im rolling the car out tomorrow for more underhood prep.

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Re: 67 Mustang Coupe Build

Post #41 by Soldmy66 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:34 pm

I still have a 2006 Infinity G35, as my DD.

Great car. Almost 300 HP, 6 speed manual trans.

If I drive it like an adult, I get a bit over 23 MPH (mixed driving)

And it has 113K miles.

Enjoy your car.

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Re: 67 Mustang Coupe Build

Post #42 by Georgia200 » Tue May 05, 2020 7:26 pm

Fenders and grill are off.

Missing bolts, loose bolts, wrong bolts.

Front splash shields are MIA. Rear shields did their job but need replacing.

Headlight buckets are rough but savable.

I think the core support and battery apron are going to have to be replaced. I could save the core support if the battery apron was ok, but I think the metal is to thin on the support to weld on.

I could fashion a patch for the apron and bolt it on, or buy the replacement panel and bolt it over the existing panel, but I think I would rather just do it right since I have it this far apart.

My first plan was to just live with the repair that the PO did, but bondo, paint and RTV were hiding a lot more bad metal than I suspected.

I need to find a metal man.

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Re: 67 Mustang Coupe Build

Post #43 by Georgia200 » Thu May 07, 2020 8:03 pm

Got a local guy thats going to repair my cowl, battery apron, toeboard and weld in my e-brake bracker for $500 + parts.

I ordered the apron and as soon as it comes in I will tow the car over to his shop. 1-2 weeks depending on how much time he has.

That gives me room to work on the inside of the fenders, paint the alternator and booster, plus work on all the odds and ends that need attention.

Im thinking really hard on a different direction on the powerplant. More to follow.

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Re: 67 Mustang Coupe Build

Post #44 by autonoob » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:13 am

Any update with regards to this project of yours? Its been almost two months since you created a follow-up report. :?:

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