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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-17-2019, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Uncle Buck's 66 Coupe

I've had the car for about a month now so it's now time to start doing what needs done.

The car is pretty to look at but needs some mechanical attention.

First up, power disc breaks.

Shot of the single master. Yikes the fluid was brown!
My dog was surprised that the car had manual drums
My lovely wife and fellow classic mustang fan
All done at the wheels.
On to the booster and master tomorrow.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-17-2019, 10:45 PM
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Very nice! Disc brakes are one of the best things I have ever done to my car. Super to see your other half helping out, too. My wife wants nothing whatsoever to do with my dirty habits. And make sure to get the approval of the extra hairy Supervisor!
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•289 / 4100 •C4 Auto •Disc Brakes
•Dual Exhaust •Quick Manual Steering
•Rally Pac •Console •Deluxe Belts
•LOTS of Rotunda accessories

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'66 Emberglo / Parchment deluxe coupe
•289 / 2100 •C4 Auto
•Dealer A/C • Console
•Dual Exhaust • Power Steering

Younger son's 1st car...
'66 Nightmist / Blue & white deluxe coupe
•289 / 2100 •C4 Auto
•Factory A/C •Console
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Was tried of brake stuff today so did some odds and ends including this Grant 963 with GT Performance install kit and horn button. The original deluxe was a bit tired and I needed more room.

I think it looks ok.
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 11:08 PM
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Looks great! The new disc setup is all nice and shiny. You’re going to love how they work. And digging the new steering wheel. It’s great how your best buddy get in there with you, and your wife helps too!! Haha!!

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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
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The old gal was riding a bit low so it's time for springs and shocks.

Funny how one eye bolts slides out no problem and the other one puts up a fight.

It lost.
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Yeah, I have to do the rear springs on my '65 myself... Looking forward to cutting off the old Original ones....

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There's something very familiar about that pic. You're lucky that only one put up a fight.
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Lol

Looks like a new saw. Was it purchased special for this job?
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Funny I just replaced my rear springs. My bolt easily came out. I was quite surprised.
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Looks like a new saw. Was it purchased special for this job?
Yes. I acquire lots of tools this way.

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My Dad and I broke loose the bolts on mine in 1993.
One more reason not to ever sell the Mustang.
Thanks, Dad. I love you.
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My 1st car...
'66 Tahoe Turquoise/ Aqua coupe
•289 / 4100 •C4 Auto •Disc Brakes
•Dual Exhaust •Quick Manual Steering
•Rally Pac •Console •Deluxe Belts
•LOTS of Rotunda accessories

Older son's 1st car...
'66 Emberglo / Parchment deluxe coupe
•289 / 2100 •C4 Auto
•Dealer A/C • Console
•Dual Exhaust • Power Steering

Younger son's 1st car...
'66 Nightmist / Blue & white deluxe coupe
•289 / 2100 •C4 Auto
•Factory A/C •Console
WAITING FOR RESTORATION

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Yes. I acquire lots of tools this way.
The money I save on labor by doing things myself more than pays for the new tools!

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Curious, How many blades did you go through for the one stubborn side?? I need to know how many extra to buy when I do my '65...lol...

Being serious here...lol...

Thank God for the Reciprocating saw (SAWZALL)..

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Curious, How many blades did you go through for the one stubborn side?? I need to know how many extra to buy when I do my '65...lol...

Being serious here...lol...

Thank God for the Reciprocating saw (SAWZALL)..

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I bent one blade up pretty good. The tip kept hitting the floor pan (or whatever is in front of the leaf spring).

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Springs and shocks all done. I think the stance is what I was after.
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