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Old 01-05-2013, 12:12 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I'll mention this again,

If its been sitting for 8 years put oil in the cylinders through the spark plug holes with an eye dropper... 1-2 tablespoons in each cylinder. 10W30 motor oil should work, some people like Marvel. If there is rust in the cylinders without the oil your going to risk scoring the walls. Putting it in their a week in advance of starting it should give it some time to work on the rings in case they're frozen up too.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:18 AM   #17 (permalink)
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get the carb rebuilt by a professional shop like Pony Carbs or, buy a new one.
Pony Carbs is no longer in business and has not been for over a year.

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If you plan on using the existing motor then please do as follows - buy yourself a oil pump drive extension and pressurize your oiling system (by pulling the dizzy and spinning the oil pump drive with your power drill) Those cam and main bearings have been pretty dry for a long while - you down want to score them now for the sake of a 5 minute job
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Do you mind posting up a pic of the door data tag or the codes?
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If you plan on using the existing motor then please do as follows - buy yourself a oil pump drive extension and pressurize your oiling system (by pulling the dizzy and spinning the oil pump drive with your power drill) Those cam and main bearings have been pretty dry for a long while - you down want to score them now for the sake of a 5 minute job
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Drain/change oil/filter. Use a corded drill and spin ithe oil pump with the drill in reverese (counter clockwise). Rotate the crankshaft by hand clockwise 1/4 turn and repeat. Pull off the VCs and make sure oil is getting up to the valve train. Verify oil pressure - should get at least 10 psi with the drill.

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If the radio is tuned into all rock n' roll stations, the transmission is shot.
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If the radio is tuned into all rock n' roll stations, the transmission is shot.
There was a TOP GUN cassette in the player. I think the tranny is safe.
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There was a TOP GUN cassette in the player. I think the tranny is safe.
Usually an indication you have a good dual exhaust system to buzz the neighbors with at 2AM.
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If the car hasn't been started in 8 years buy a Tefba or Gano filter to catch all the debris that has built up in the cooling system instead of clogging your radiator the first week of driving it around. Its bound to run some brown water in the cooling system for awhile till its been run and flushed.
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Do you mind posting up a pic of the door data tag or the codes?
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Paul and everyone in the room. Attached are some images of the code plates. Let's dig into this. Paint code is "8" for Springtime Yellow. I'm not sure why the green paint in a couple of places. Possibly a repaint the heinous green and then returned to Yellow or a repair with used parts off the heinously green car.

Today, my mission is to find some cheap used tires and roll her into the garage to continue tear down. I think I have a CD version of that cassette. Rocking out in the garage

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1966 Mustang VIN/Dataplate Info Dataplate Breakdown:
Body: Fastback, Luxury Interior, Bucket Seats
Color: Springtime Yellow
[Interior] Trim: Black luxury
Date: Jan '66
DSO: Charlotte
Axle: 3.00:1
Trans: C-4 Automatic

VIN (Warrenty Number) Breakdown:
6 = 1966
T = Metuchen, NJ
09 = Fastback
A = 289-4v
111858 = Consecutive unit number #111858
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Taking a look at the engine photo it appears to have a 3 groove crank pulley?
Also see the narrow neck on the power steering pump...

I'm wondering if that car had AC installed at one time!?
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You have finned aluminum valve covers with the COBRA logo on them. I don't know how to tell if they are stock originals or not, but if they aren't someone has been wrenching on that mill.
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Your eyes must be much better than mine. I don't see a power steering pump. Water pump and alternator, yes.
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Your eyes must be much better than mine. I don't see a power steering pump. Water pump and alternator, yes.
I just check the pulley arrangement, 3-groove crank, 2 groove alternator, 1 groove power steering. The driver-side firewall has a block off plate for the 2 A/C hoses. Me thinks it must have had the dealer aftermarket A/C at some time.

The car has power steering. Of course, it'll need power before the steering will work. Something else needing rebuilding for sure.

Over the weekend, I did a lot of clean-up and inspection. Sprayed the engine with degreaser, letting it sit for about a week and then I'll pull out the pressure washer and give the whole thing a bath. I spent a few minutes cleaning the paint with a softer scotch-brite and actually saw some shine!

The interior is very complete and in good shape. Plastic is not broken but the chrome needs attention. I'll decide whether to replate or replace.
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Great find! Updates please!
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