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post #121 of 141 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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6G install

I shopped for kits, but ended up with an ebay pigtail and a boneyard alternator from a 2004 3.8l Mustang. I scavenged a 4ga alternator wire from a Honda engine harness I had(25 yrs collect alotta stuff!). a 125a wafer fuse, and a helicoil kit for the top bolt.
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It's just a little rust...

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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. 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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post #122 of 141 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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6G alternator install

I think the smoothest install on the car to date. I mean simple and it works! Havent seen the charge gauge this high at idle ever! lights on, no change! I couldn't be happier with this install.

(The wiring is temporary, just to check function)
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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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post #123 of 141 (permalink) Old 06-26-2019, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Not seeing pics here...

before...after
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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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Looks good! What upper radiator hose are you using? I have the stock 5.0 serpentine setup, and had to cobble a couple of different hoses together to clear the tensioner.


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Looks good! What upper radiator hose are you using? I have the stock 5.0 serpentine setup, and had to cobble a couple of different hoses together to clear the tensioner.
It's an exploder hose. I took a coat hanger to Advanced auto bent the way I needed, and picked it off the rack. Had to twist it a little to make the angles work(easy to see here with no pressure on it), but when it's pumped up, it looks good. I think there's a lower out there that works better, but this is fine for now.

Which A/C kit are you using?


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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It's an exploder hose. I took a coat hanger to Advanced auto bent the way I needed, and picked it off the rack. Had to twist it a little to make the angles work(easy to see here with no pressure on it), but when it's pumped up, it looks good. I think there'sa lower out there that works better, but this is fine for now.
Nice. Sounds like a decent solution. I chopped up a 5.0 hose and another generic one and put a couple metal couplers in there to get the right shape. Covered the joins with the corrugated plastic piece that came on the 5.0 hose.

Thanks!

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Sounds like a decent solution.
Thanks, and I saved a pic of yours while still fitting the engine(putting off the hose issue at the time!). Not the best solution I chose, but looks good and runs cool. I would do the 67-up wider swap, but I"m concerned about the condenser and pusher fan setup working with it. I bought the Old Air kit with electric controls and the hookups for the factory Denso 5.0 compressor
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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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Old Air A/C started

Well I've started the install on the A//C since it's hot! The Old Air system seems ok so far.
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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)
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Plugging Along

Have the lines mocked up to my minimal satisfaction... Looks like battery and master cyl are going to be even more difficult to access.
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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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Nice to see you getting some more work done. Right now I'm just trying to get mine back on the road. But a nice Daily Driver is the end goal for me so this AC install looks really nice. I'm progressing a bit slower than you but your updates keep me going.
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Nice to see you getting some more work done. Right now I'm just trying to get mine back on the road. But a nice Daily Driver is the end goal for me so this AC install looks really nice. I'm progressing a bit slower than you but your updates keep me going.
Don't quit, DonP ! I really love driving the car. Every time I do something it downs the car for awhile, and I look at it in a million pieces and go "aw man forever again!" But it always comes together, I drive it, then go "man it needs ...."

This is the journey unless you want a perfect trailer queen with a 4 year nut-and-bolt.

Thanks for all your encouragement, and I and the others on this forum would like to know your location and any pics of your car.

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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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Hey @665spd! Interested to know how the situation panned out with putting the wiring harness through the factory gas pedal hole in the firewall? Where and how did you mount your ECU? I'm literally about to chop a hole in my firewall but interested to know how you made this work in your situation?

Thanks for taking the time to make this thread! I'm not too far behind and after a short season of lacking motivation pretty excited to get stuck back into it!

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Hey @665spd! Interested to know how the situation panned out with putting the wiring harness through the factory gas pedal hole in the firewall? Where and how did you mount your ECU? I'm literally about to chop a hole in my firewall but interested to know how you made this work in your situation?

Thanks for taking the time to make this thread! I'm not too far behind and after a short season of lacking motivation pretty excited to get stuck back into it!

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Glad to know you're moving along! The grommet from the 5.0 fit perfectly in (what I'm assuming) the unused factory A/C hose hole. The ECU is under the carpet on the hump center of dash. It sits tight, but I am planning to build a rudimentary bracket. I'll be looking in on your build(when you update!)

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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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Not sure if you have enough harness but I believe mustangs to fear makes a box that welds in the kick panel for ecm's.

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Not sure if you have enough harness but I believe mustangs to fear makes a box that welds in the kick panel for ecm's.
The harness lets the ECU lay neatly on the tunnel. Just need a couple pieces of angle or a pocket to slide into to make it neater. The carpet doesn't let it move for now.
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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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