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post #31 of 69 (permalink) Old 11-01-2015, 07:25 PM
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Your car looks fantastic! Wimbledon White is one of my favorite colors.
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So at the end of 2014 I put the Mustang away. I plan on reupholstering the seats as the foam is dry and crumbling. also the drivers seat has some movement, possibly something broken. The biggest surprise though is my good running 351 Windsor is burning oil. After pulling the plugs I find the #2 cylinder is oil soaked.

It turns out the old girl had been recently rebuilt, but somehow the #2 piston oil ring got out of it's groove and wedged between the piston and the cylinder.


and if that isn't bad enough. After putting 600 miles on the new engine it looses oil pressure. Turns out the main (brand new) bearings went bad. So out it comes again. anyway, it's all back together now. 500 more miles on it, and all is well.


By the way. It is possible to pull the engine without discharging the air conditioner.



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Upholstering the front seats.










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As much as I like the LeCarra steering wheel it was just a bit too far to reach with the seat all the way back. I had a 3/4" spacer made to move it back a bit. It was just enough.




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Nice! What color gray did you use to paint the dash and interior panels? My exterior is going top be a metallic gray, and I think it needs a little contrast on the interior.


how are the FPA headers, any problems with fitment?

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The interior is painted Light Blue Metalic. The FPA headers fit perfectly. No issues at all, and they are only one inch below the frame rails.


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I am currently working on replacing the original 2.79:1 open carrier with a 3.40:1 Trac-Loc unit.





And that's it to date.


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Dave - car is looking awesome! I just got my '67 Wimbledon White fastback home from the painter and I really like the color, never had a WW mustang before. Anyway, quick question, did you use any type of sealer between your roof sail panels and the sheetmetal? I tried using strip caulk (the black 3M stuff) but now I have a thin black line in between the 2 panels and it looks really obvious againg the white paint.

If no sealer is used, as some on here have suggested, what keeps the water out?

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Dave - car is looking awesome! I just got my '67 Wimbledon White fastback home from the painter and I really like the color, never had a WW mustang before. Anyway, quick question, did you use any type of sealer between your roof sail panels and the sheetmetal? I tried using strip caulk (the black 3M stuff) but now I have a thin black line in between the 2 panels and it looks really obvious againg the white paint.

If no sealer is used, as some on here have suggested, what keeps the water out?

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No I didn't use sealer. The panels fit pretty tight, although i'm sure water could get in there. I assume that's why the inner units have a drain hose.


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Ok, thanks!

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Dave - car is looking awesome! I just got my '67 Wimbledon White fastback home from the painter and I really like the color, never had a WW mustang before. Anyway, quick question, did you use any type of sealer between your roof sail panels and the sheetmetal? I tried using strip caulk (the black 3M stuff) but now I have a thin black line in between the 2 panels and it looks really obvious againg the white paint.

If no sealer is used, as some on here have suggested, what keeps the water out?

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Are you talking about the joint between the roof skin and the quarter panels?

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Are you talking about the joint between the roof skin and the quarter panels?
No, I'm refering to the C-pillar and roof vent.

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Really nice work Dave! So what's your next project for the car?


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Really nice work Dave! So what's your next project for the car?
No more just yet. I must say the best part of all of this is my wife. When I brought it home as a shell that I spent a small fortune on she thought i was crazy. But now she loves it. She hasn't missed a car show yet.
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Finishing up the rear fold down seat. Seat belts due today, new latches by Friday.






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