Decided to make a couple of quick comparison pictures between old and new instead of going back and forth or just remembering. Kinda cool.
I was finally able to get it running back around January 11 or so. I replaced the fuel pump after doing a little more testing with it. It still wouldn’t start though. Eventually I decided to go back and look at a picture from when I first bought the ...read more
Just about have the Mustang drivable. I came home for winter break a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been working on it basically everyday since. So far, I’ve (in no real order):
- Finished welding a few spots on the floor that I missed over the summer
- Painted ...
Everyone loves engine pictures, right? Good. Here's some more.read more
Okay I guess this should’ve come before the finished engine pictures. That’s what happens when you try to do a mass 2 or 3 week blog update haha. When I first put it on the oil slinger was hitting the timing chain. The slinger had a lot of ...read more
I put the engine together a little more on 8/23. I got the head torqued down, carb on, exhaust manifold on, water pump on, radiator in, timing cover and harmonic damper on, alternator partially in, and the valve cover is just sitting there. I repainted the air cleaner awhile ...read more
Finding the right pilot bushing has been lots of fun. Actually, I still haven’t gotten one. Since I’m running a ‘67 3.03 transmission, I need the pilot bushing to match that. The ‘65 2.77 trans had an input shaft 15/16” in diameter, while the 3 ...read more
I got the engine dropped in on August 19/20. I did it around midnight—it was great fun. And pretty exciting. Not too much to say on this one, other than it looks pretty good sitting in there.read more
Alrighty, so I decided that the 302HP valve springs I had weren’t going to work, at least not for my comfort level. I talked to the shop that built my engine and they recommended the Comp Cams 903-12 springs. They’re designed for a Ford 240/300 inline six ...read more
I’m still trying to figure out this valve spring bit. I looked at the other engine I have that has the stock springs and it looks the coils touch just about as much as mine do in some places. I have no idea if I’m okay with these ...read more