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post #16 of 77 (permalink) Old 12-06-2017, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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A low optioned '67 that's an S code? Jeez. What is this? The 80s? Where's the beef, man?

I've always wondered why this car had a 390 option but nothing else. Not sure if it was custom ordered this way as a hotrod, if so I would think that the 4 speed would have been added on to the list. Who knows.
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I've always wondered why this car had a 390 option but nothing else. Not sure if it was custom ordered this way as a hotrod, if so I would think that the 4 speed would have been added on to the list. Who knows.
Is that literally the only option? Besides an AM radio I bet.

I would think either someone just had enough dough for one expensive option or it was a dealership car to show off the new 390 powered Mustang. A Marti Report MIGHT be able to shed a little light on how it was ordered. Maybe.
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Is that literally the only option? Besides an AM radio I bet.

I would think either someone just had enough dough for one expensive option or it was a dealership car to show off the new 390 powered Mustang. A Marti Report MIGHT be able to shed a little light on how it was ordered. Maybe.


Marti report will be coming soon. Not sure about the radio, had a junky aftermarket one when we got it. It did have a luggage rack on the deck lid and "Remote" controlled mirrors. I think that may have been an option that year.

Too bad rust proofing wasn't an option.
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Looks great. Hoping to get mine put on this weekend. Work is finally cooperating and not forcing any overtime.
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Your getting there. Looks good.
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Very nice project and very impressed with your work so far
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Update 12/17/17

I did not realize there was already a "Project Tetanus", did not mean to steal the name from the original thread. Hopefully a mod can rename this thread for me to
"S-Code Resurrection - 67 390 Coupe Build". Wish I would have come up with the term "Disgustang", that would be the most fitting name, but it too is already taken.


Anyway...

Dropped the 390 block off at the machine shop last week. It was still at a standard 4.050 bore, but it had been gone through before. Will probably end up at .040 over and possibly one sleeve. Not the report I was hoping for, but I'm ok with it for this build.

The radiator support and crossmember have been welded on and I've got the driver's side floor pan 90% installed. Just need to finish welding and smoothing.

I'm still trying to decide which way to go with the underhood paint. Originally I was going to rattle can it, but after seeing the affects of a few brake cleaner over-sprays I think I'll be better off doing it with spray gun.

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Source for Measurements

What source did you get the measurements from? I have a 1970 Mach 1 where I am replacing the front subframe now, but will be replacing the front inner fender aprons and radiator support. Like you, I want the height and width to be spot on before welding.

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Most of my front end measurements came from reading threads on his site as well as a few others. Not sure if it's frowned on to link to other Mustang sites, but a helpful thread from this site was this one...

http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/vi...imensions.html

I purchased the Jim Osborn assembly manual hoping it would provide measurements. It was helpful, but did not provide the info I needed for correctly assembling the front fender aprons.
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Actually the 3 speed you have in the car is a relatively rare "heavy duty" 3 speed, unlike the regular 3.03 speed that came with T, C and A code cars. Might be a good conversation starter at shows later on.
IRC that heavy duty 3 speed had to be ordered as a separate-but-mandatory option when you ticked the 390 option on the order sheet, unless you chose the 4 speed or C6. Also, the sharp white 390 GT fastback that was featured in the two page centerfold spread of the '67 Ford Mustang dealer brochure was listed as having the 390 and 3 speed manual setup as well. So it wasn't at all unheard of back then.
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Actually the 3 speed you have in the car is a relatively rare "heavy duty" 3 speed, unlike the regular 3.03 speed that came with T, C and A code cars. Might be a good conversation starter at shows later on.
IRC that heavy duty 3 speed had to be ordered as a separate-but-mandatory option when you ticked the 390 option on the order sheet, unless you chose the 4 speed or C6. Also, the sharp white 390 GT fastback that was featured in the two page centerfold spread of the '67 Ford Mustang dealer brochure was listed as having the 390 and 3 speed manual setup as well. So it wasn't at all unheard of back then.
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Thanks for the info

I just realized a few days ago that my transmission crossmember is not stamped with "390 STD" . Did the "Heavy Duty" 3 speed use a different crossmember or was mine lost long ago and replaced? I thought all 3 and 4 speed BB crossmembers were stamped with the "390 STD" designation. The one I have (that came with the car) appears to be for a small block, atleast the dimensions suggest it is.
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Giving me the sweats remembering those same exact repairs on mine. Keep truckin!

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Block is home

Picked the block up from the machine shop a couple of days ago. Ended up not needing sleeves but did get bored 0.040 over, new cam bearings and brass expansion plugs. Just started the painting process with the Corporate Ford Blue. Not trying to make this a concours restoration, but I do want it to look right.

Next I will take the crank to the shop and get it checked. I was holding off on taking too many parts to the machine shop until I knew the block was good to go.

Also started removing the rusted out areas of the passenger side floor. It's obvious now that I should have gone with a complete floor pan. This will be fine with a little extra work, but I could have really saved some time for not much more money. I will on the next one for sure

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Not much in the way of actual progress to the body lately. The crankshaft is still at the machine shop, can't order bearings until I know how much, if any, it will be ground.

With all the sales going on over the holidays I ordered quite a few random pieces and tools but still stayed on budget. Moog ball joints for sale on amazon for $10 and Raybestos front rotors for $20. Once the front end/engine bay gets painted I can start reassembly and get this thing rolling again.

The passenger side toe-board arrived yesterday, if I get a chance this weekend I'll start prepping it for installation.

I bought a pneumatic punch/flange tool for assisting with the rosette welds on these panels. This should have been the tool I purchased first Makes perfect holes every time with no need to drill and sand off burrs and no sharp edges...It's like magic.

Pics show holes punched on a scrap panel.



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Nice work! way to get stuck in.
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