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Re: my new toy.
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2013, 02:26:18 AM »
during the interior restoration.




after the upholstery and carpet, floor mats.  etc.





center console



with the boot on.


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Re: my new toy.
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2013, 02:27:55 AM »
I need to get it out and get it washed and take a few nice pictures of it outside now.  if it ever stops raining here that is.

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Re: my new toy.
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2013, 02:51:34 AM »
When I was 16 my dad bought me a 91 LX 5.0, same color as that one. Those were tough cars. I ran the dog shit out of it and when I sold it, it ran just as good. Lots of good memories in that car.
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Re: my new toy.
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2013, 12:18:43 PM »
I finally got around to painting the new hood.  I painted it and got a lot of orange peel in it again, so I took it over to custom body and sound here in town that I have worked with a lot over the years and asked them to help me wet sand it out.  they did and then clear coated it.  it turned out pretty well.  CW says I need to wait a bit and then color sand it, but the rest of the car has far from perfect paint so I think I will just leave it alone until I paint the whole thing.  I also took a dent out of the drivers side door and repainted it.  I messed it up at first but talking with CW I discovered the main thing I was doing wrong was not putting the first coat down heavy enough, so I was putting it on too dry I guess.  anyway the second time I put it on heavier and it turned out pretty well.  not perfect but again pretty adequate.  I am pretty happy with the appearance overall.  I am going to have a vinyl decal made to put on the fake opening to look like the mesh that goes in some scoops.  I don't want to cut it out and make it functional for several reasons.  the biggest is the dirt road I live on it will just make keeping the engine clean that much harder.  so anyway this is how it looks currently.




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Re: my new toy.
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2013, 12:30:10 PM »
Nice,       beerdude
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Re: my new toy.
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2013, 04:51:59 PM »
So are you still enjoying driving it?  If so, and especially if you live on a dirt road, no sense in making it perfect.  Make it safe, fun and 10 feet nice and drive it and enjoy it!!
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Re: my new toy.
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2013, 09:08:05 PM »
Yes that is pretty much the way I feel about it as we'll if I make it too nice I won't want to drive it.  So for now I am going to keep it as a nice driver.

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Re: my new toy.
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2013, 09:48:36 PM »
You have a nugget of gold, keep it a few years and you will see what I mean.    :mr:
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Re: my new toy.
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2013, 10:56:21 PM »
X2 I'd be proud to have that as a daily driver! thumbsup2

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Re: my new toy.
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2013, 12:28:33 AM »
the annual car show in my small town is this weekend.  while I know this car is not a show car I have done so much to it I want to show it off a bit, so I am going to put it in the show anyway.  so I cleaned it up good tonight.  put the new taillights on it and put the decal on the hood.  so here are a couple more pictures.








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Re: my new toy.
« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2013, 06:09:50 AM »
Nice looking car and even nicer shop.
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Re: my new toy.
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2014, 12:30:41 AM »
well it is happening again.  I just can't leave good enough alone.  I have had a leaking rear main seal in this car since Dad bought it.  It runs really well and I had planned to leave the engine pretty stock.....but in order to replace the rear main seal I will have to either pull the engine or transmission.  since I need to do that and the engine has 135000 miles on it I might as well rebuild it.  and if I am going to rebuild it maybe I ought to build it up a bit make it a bit more fun, and heck if I am going to do that it would be fun to build a stroker engine. I have never done that.  well that is my thinking so I am going to start planning and collecting parts.  this winter I will plan to pull the engine and do it.  I decided to use a stock cobra intake to keep the underhood appearance looking stock.  since I have done several other cobra themed changes I think that will work well. so here is the intake I bought off ebay.  it was just delivered tonight.




I will use some aftermarket aluminum heads.  I have decided to build a 331 stroker as opposed to the 347 because the 331 has a rod ratio that is almost the same as stock and the compression ratio will be 9.21 :1 so I can still run 87 octane fuel.  this combination should give me a nice boost in horsepower and torque and if I choose the cam properly it should not sacrifice driveability.

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Re: my new toy.
« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2014, 01:16:25 AM »
What you need to go along with that is a hard shifting transmission that'll chirp 2nd and 3rd.

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Re: my new toy.
« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2014, 08:24:38 AM »
It needs side pipes thumbsup2
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Re: my new toy.
« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2014, 09:52:55 AM »
Mustang, you are not good at leaving things alone :POKIE:  Not even close!! lolx



What you are good at is getting after a project and getting it done and done nicely.

Can't wait to see the progress!!
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