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post #16 of 141 (permalink) Old 11-03-2018, 11:26 PM
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Nice work! Are you planning on keeping the serpentine setup? I did and love it. Thereís a good routing method for the belt that keeps the AC compressor but deletes the smog pump and power steering. There are lots of ways to handle it, but thatís what I did.

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post #17 of 141 (permalink) Old 11-03-2018, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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Absolutely on factory serpentine, Blake! You wouldn't believe the trouble I've had with matching vbelt pulleys. I found this on some 5.0 site I think:
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Build thread:https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...5-0-resto.html

1969 Mach 1: 1000 miles (almost) to get it....in progress(slow)
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Gonna be a ton of fun when done! These motors are so solid and quite fun.

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No doubt. The current 302 runs well, except for valve train woes due to the self guiding rockers on these '76 heads. I weighed the options of a teardown with machine work/new heads and decided to go the smooth power way with the roller motor.I just lucked up on finding a virtually untouched FI motor donor car. I owned an unmolested (except by my foot!) '92 5.0 LX for years until I lost it to progression of life (READ: kids...) That car was so much fun and trouble free, it was a no-brainer to go that way with this car since it was rather hacked up and not a rare or highly optioned car.
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1966 secretary special originally 6cyl 3 spd coupe.(Goes to work twice a week)
5.0 SEFI complete from 1988 Mustang GT, world class T-5, 9 inch with 3.50 Trac Lok and Shelby style traction bars. Old Air A/C system.
Build thread:https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...5-0-resto.html

1969 Mach 1: 1000 miles (almost) to get it....in progress(slow)
https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...long-term.html
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Little steps keep us motivated!

I was able to do a little work while on break at work. Eliminated the power steering section of the A/C bracket. I think it looks much cleaner and less intrusive! I also cut the smog pump hangers from the alternator/auto-tensioner bracket, but I'm trying to make it pretty before I post pics.After and before shown respectively.
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It's just a little rust...

1966 secretary special originally 6cyl 3 spd coupe.(Goes to work twice a week)
5.0 SEFI complete from 1988 Mustang GT, world class T-5, 9 inch with 3.50 Trac Lok and Shelby style traction bars. Old Air A/C system.
Build thread:https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...5-0-resto.html

1969 Mach 1: 1000 miles (almost) to get it....in progress(slow)
https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...long-term.html
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So luckily since I saved these pics, 3 months worth of work can be shown. Unplanned above all the other work needed. Excuse the messy garage and shoddy welds!!
Looks like you have your work cut out for you. No pun intended. Messy, you should see mine. Anybody who has a garage cat has to be good!

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Looks like you have your work cut out for you.
I wish someone had cut it out for me Drilling spot welds and prying, hammering. Rinse...repeat...

Ugly is the cat, and he thinks the car (and my creeper!) are his.
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1966 secretary special originally 6cyl 3 spd coupe.(Goes to work twice a week)
5.0 SEFI complete from 1988 Mustang GT, world class T-5, 9 inch with 3.50 Trac Lok and Shelby style traction bars. Old Air A/C system.
Build thread:https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...5-0-resto.html

1969 Mach 1: 1000 miles (almost) to get it....in progress(slow)
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Following. Great work so far and I, of course, like the EFI route....a little biased though.

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I wish someone had cut it out for me Drilling spot welds and prying, hammering. Rinse...repeat...

Ugly is the cat, and he thinks the car (and my creeper!) are his.
My garage buddy, Devi. Great mouser.

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Following.
Thanks, I'll try to keep it interesting.

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Great work so far
You are being too nice, but I appreciate the encouragement!

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I, of course, like the EFI route....a little biased though.
You should add a link to your car, I'm very interested to see it.


It's just a little rust...

1966 secretary special originally 6cyl 3 spd coupe.(Goes to work twice a week)
5.0 SEFI complete from 1988 Mustang GT, world class T-5, 9 inch with 3.50 Trac Lok and Shelby style traction bars. Old Air A/C system.
Build thread:https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...5-0-resto.html

1969 Mach 1: 1000 miles (almost) to get it....in progress(slow)
https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...long-term.html
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My garage buddy, Devi. Great mouser.

REER!! He looks more aggressive than Ugly!

Love your work area! You probably knock things over when you turn around like me.
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1966 secretary special originally 6cyl 3 spd coupe.(Goes to work twice a week)
5.0 SEFI complete from 1988 Mustang GT, world class T-5, 9 inch with 3.50 Trac Lok and Shelby style traction bars. Old Air A/C system.
Build thread:https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...5-0-resto.html

1969 Mach 1: 1000 miles (almost) to get it....in progress(slow)
https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...long-term.html
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Great progress on the build and drivetrain. Any specific plans for the suspension? Will you be dropping in and modifying the 8.8 inch?
The car is a straight liner right now with v8 manual steering, 3.50:1 ratio 9 inch Trac lock, and Shelby style weld in traction bars. Way in the future may look at some trick front end, but I will focus on reliability, comfort, and aesthetics. Thanks for the encouraging words!


It's just a little rust...

1966 secretary special originally 6cyl 3 spd coupe.(Goes to work twice a week)
5.0 SEFI complete from 1988 Mustang GT, world class T-5, 9 inch with 3.50 Trac Lok and Shelby style traction bars. Old Air A/C system.
Build thread:https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...5-0-resto.html

1969 Mach 1: 1000 miles (almost) to get it....in progress(slow)
https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...long-term.html

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Nice work so far, congrats on getting it road worthy again. It's been 6 years for me and haven't had the pleasure of a drive yet so I'm pretty envious. I'll be following along as well.
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Nice work so far, congrats on getting it road worthy again. It's been 6 years for me and haven't had the pleasure of a drive yet so I'm pretty envious. I'll be following along as well.
Thanks, Brian, mine is definitely a "piece-in" compared to your masterful endeavor. I have been battling engine woes, which is why I'm focusing on the FI swap before the body work. I just love driving the car, regardless of cosmetic shortfalls.
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It's just a little rust...

1966 secretary special originally 6cyl 3 spd coupe.(Goes to work twice a week)
5.0 SEFI complete from 1988 Mustang GT, world class T-5, 9 inch with 3.50 Trac Lok and Shelby style traction bars. Old Air A/C system.
Build thread:https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...5-0-resto.html

1969 Mach 1: 1000 miles (almost) to get it....in progress(slow)
https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...long-term.html

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