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Sssllloooowwww!!

Well, filling in for the boss and double shifts have further pushed me back. I've stolen time to break down the roller and ready it for paint. Gaskets are here. PLastikote 224 and front sump setup are on the way. The internals look perfect and will not be further disassembled. New valve seals, lap 'em in, and she goes back together! Trying to stay motivated, although it seems like forever.
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5.0 SEFI complete from 1988 Mustang GT, world class T-5, 9 inch with 3.50 Trac Lok and Shelby style traction bars. Front disk 4 piston calipers and 8cyl manual steering.
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Shiny is over rated. Drive the crap out of it.

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5.0 SEFI complete from 1988 Mustang GT, world class T-5, 9 inch with 3.50 Trac Lok and Shelby style traction bars. Front disk 4 piston calipers and 8cyl manual steering.
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Baby steps...

Got some parts in. Installed timing chain and front sump oil pump pickup. Drilled timing cover, clearanced alternator bracket, and fitted dipstick tube. Pics also show alternator bracket with smog pump ears removed.
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It's just a little rust...

1966 secretary special originally 6cyl 3 spd coupe.

5.0 SEFI complete from 1988 Mustang GT, world class T-5, 9 inch with 3.50 Trac Lok and Shelby style traction bars. Front disk 4 piston calipers and 8cyl manual steering.
Build thread:https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...5-0-resto.html
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This is pretty much the same thing I am doing right now... except it looks like you’re taking more time in the engine prep department. I just changed gaskets and dropped the sucker in.

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Love it. This is fun to watch. Watching you do the engine swap stuff (drill for dipstick and all that) is like a time machine for me. You're taking better pics of the same stuff I did 10 years ago. Keep up the good work.

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This is pretty much the same thing I am doing right now... except it looks like youíre taking more time in the engine prep department. I just changed gaskets and dropped the sucker in.
I probably would have done the same had the donor not sat for 20 years. I just wanted to make sure everything got cleaned, resealed , and eyeballed. I'm hoping with the right prep and planning, this thing will just crack off!
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Love it. This is fun to watch. Watching you do the engine swap stuff (drill for dipstick and all that) is like a time machine for me. You're taking better pics of the same stuff I did 10 years ago. Keep up the good work.
Thanks, Blake. I really have to search to get details. I'm hoping to document enough for the next guy in case they need a spot to see what to do (or not to do). It's slow progress, but thanks for hanging with me!

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A little here...a little there

Prepping the house for the holidays, but sneaking to the garage to get a little done here and there. Timing cover is installed, valves are lapped in and resealed,and heads are installed and torqued; front sump is mocked up, and getting closer to paint; fuel injectors are cleaned and "rebuilt".
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1966 secretary special originally 6cyl 3 spd coupe.

5.0 SEFI complete from 1988 Mustang GT, world class T-5, 9 inch with 3.50 Trac Lok and Shelby style traction bars. Front disk 4 piston calipers and 8cyl manual steering.
Build thread:https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...5-0-resto.html

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Yeah, mine either!
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Prepping the house for the holidays, but sneaking to the garage to get a little done here and there. Timing cover is installed, valves are lapped in and resealed,and heads are installed and torqued; front sump is mocked up, and getting closer to paint; fuel injectors are cleaned and "rebuilt".

Yeah, sometimes thatís the only way I get stuff done, sneaking into the garage. Then my phone rings and my wife is wondering where I am, lol.

When I cleaned up my motor to paint it I had some pretty good rust scales. I bought a needle scaler from HF. This thing works killer! If you do not have one, you need to buy it.

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Yeah, sometimes thatís the only way I get stuff done, sneaking into the garage. Then my phone rings and my wife is wondering where I am, lol
Yep guilty here too
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..getting closer to paint..
What color are you going to paint it?

You couldn't be blamed for going corporate blue. I personally went with Ford engine gray (including aluminum heads and intake), just like the 5.0 was when it was new. I think it's really cool and clean looking, but some people think I'm crazy. Your milage may vary.

Mine was from an 85 GT, which had vintage looking black ribbed "Powered By Ford" valve covers, so I stuck with those. Not the best photo of the paint, but you get the idea:



Also in this photo, You'll notice my cobbled-together upper radiator hose. It has two splices hidden by the ribbed plastic. Both a stock 66 hose and a stock 5.0 hose chopped up to clear the belt tensioner and still end up at the right place on the radiator. I have some metal pipe in the joints. Works great, never leaks.

Edit: also, if you're planning on a new radiator, you can just get one with the lower hose connection on the correct (driver) side, but if you intend to keep the stock radiator, I have a nice Ron Morris swap tube/hose with silicone ends for sale if you're interested. I ran it for years with no issues, but when my radiator sprang a leak, I went ahead and got a new one with the hose on the drivers side and went poking through autozone's hoses. I think I ended up with a shortened Chevy truck hose for the bottom one.
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Yeah, sometimes that’s the only way I get stuff done, sneaking into the garage. Then my phone rings and my wife is wondering where I am, lol.

When I cleaned up my motor to paint it I had some pretty good rust scales. I bought a needle scaler from HF. This thing works killer! If you do not have one, you need to buy it.

https://m.harborfreight.com/compact-...ler-96997.html
Hah! Popped out to install thermacter plugs, 2 hours later tiptoe in the bedroom to a stare and folded arms!
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Build thread:https://forums.vintage-mustang.com/b...5-0-resto.html

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