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I introduced the car here: Out with the old project, in with the new

I've got plenty of work so I hope it qualifies for a build thread. While not as extensive as my 67 project there's still a lot of work. Finishing the interior, paint, suspension, wheels, transmission, brakes, rear end... while some of these things are present a lot will be replaced.

And yes, my wife named the car. I don't name cars. :)

I've provided links to existing posts.

I'm going to update the posts that cover each project as I go along.
 

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Trunk Lock
 

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Momo Steering Wheel


I thought the wheel was pretty straight until I drove it and had to adjust the wheel. It's better now.

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Glovebox

This is all that remains from the original glovebox.


New liner. It was quite the fight to get it in. Ironically I should have left it out as I need to get the heater box out as the heater fan makes quite the racket.



I'm amused by the glove box light.
 

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Cutch Linkage

I finally got the clutch return spring and of course the header was in the way of putting the spring in it's stock position. Which I found out was a hole in the shock tower.



So I made a brake and using one of the suspension bolts.



The spring JUST clears. We'll see how it does.
 

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Rear Seat Belt Mounts
As frequently as this is asked I'm surprised there's no definitive guide on where to mount them.

I'm going to try to use the dealer guide as much as possible.


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I followed the dealer instructions as best I could. Turned out perfect. Big fender washers cleared everything underneath.
 

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Engine bay
Sometimes it’s the simple things that can make it look better.

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For example I tried to tidy up the spark plug wires and fix the air cleaner cover. The old cover had been bashed in because the carb had the wrong size stud. Instead of fixing the stud someone smashed the cover down. :rolleyes:

I got a piece of threaded rod and made the correct length. Took me about 15 mins which had to have been less time than altering the cover. Luckily there was a decent (although not perfect) cover in the trunk.

The spark plug wires will look better when I get around to getting some with the correct lengths. But it’s good enough for now.

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Instrument Panel

I'm going to pull it apart again at some point to change the bulbs to LEDs. Going to store this diagram here because I might need it.



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Picked up a couple bulbs just to get them all working. Will go LED at some point.

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Going to need to replace the dash pad with one of the Ford tooling ones.
 

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And just for fun I have put together my Lust List. Things I'd like to do but don't really need to. But I want to. I do have a Must List but that's boring.




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I thought these would be completely useless but they are that bad. I can see the mirror through the wing vent and the vent doesn’t hit the mirror when fully open. I think this might work. As long as you expectations are low and you only need to see “something” in the mirror they are fine. If you’re expecting to see the other driver’s teeth in you side mirror this isn’t the setup for you.

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And just for fun I have put together my Lust List. Things I'd like to do but don't really need to. But I want to. I do have a Must List but that's boring.




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Wheels- Tires



Digital Dash


Dash-Glovebox


Valve Covers


Console


Fuel Injection


Fuel Injection WOW (cost no issue option)
I hear you on that Fuel injection WOW (cost no issue option) comment. You have to have that mentality to go that route. However, it sure is awesome to look in the engine bay and see those stacks though :D(y) . For anyone with the means I highly recommend going that route. Gives a visual punch like no other intake system can.
 

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I hear you on that Fuel injection WOW (cost no issue option) comment. You have to have that mentality to go that route. However, it sure is awesome to look in the engine bay and see those stacks though :D(y) . For anyone with the means I highly recommend going that route. Gives a visual punch like no other intake system can.
But really the port fuel injection is going to still be amazing.
 

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For halogen headlights these ones were pretty sad. And they look relatively new. That can only mean they ain't getting enough juice.

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It's time for some relays. While there are $50 harnesses are they really that different from the $20 ones? They seem to have the same ceramic bulb sockets and maybe the relays are a bit cheaper... but maybe they aren't. For $20 I'm willing to try.

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It's really easy to get to the headlights. Just four screws.


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I took the socket apart to get the wires through the hole. The plastic hole protector made the hole a little too small. The wires come out of the socket easily.

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That was it for the driver side. Just plugged the headlight into the new plug. Then ran the wires up over the radiator along the original harness. I did put a new terminal on the ground but I keep that kind of stuff in my inventory.

Over to the passenger side.
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It was nice to see heat sealed butt connectors that someone previously had done. That's reassuring that someone knew what they were doing.


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On the passenger side you connect the original plug to the new harness.

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While I could have just plugged it and forgot it I decided to make sure it can't come apart.


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Wires all tucked back.


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Before you say anything yes the battery tray is getting replaced soon. I just reused an existing screw to mount the relays. Then red wire to the starter solenoid.
 

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Pictures never do it justice but it’s definitely brighter as expected.

I haven’t found the high beam switch in the drivers footwell yet. Maybe it was removed or maybe it’s under the carpet. But that’s for another day.

UPS says my next order from Kentucky Mustang may show up tomorrow. If so I’m going to be busy for a while. I spent all my play money on that order.
 
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