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Hey guys. I finished fabbing up the new stainless fuel line last night. I'm not real happy with the routing. I could not find a 5/16" MIF to FIF elbow anywhere, so I ended up coming straight out of the side of the carb and then bent a 90 forward and then bent a 90 down at the front of the head. I don't know. It isn't what I pictured, but I guess it will work.

My ARP ss v/c bolts aren't long enough. I got the ones for stamped valve covers mistakenly, so I'm waiting on those to arive from southcoast stainless along with some polished stainless hose clamps. Should be cute.

My new ford racing distributor cap arrived with a busted terminal, so I'm waiting on a replacement. Boy that's one ugly grey they make those. I think I'll paint mine before I install it. Hope it doesn't melt!

That'll be about it for the engine until I get the engine bay done.

The engine bay needs some fairly major repairs to the left side inner fender. I'm going to replace both fender brackets which are rusted badly, and do a couple of patch repairs to the inner fender itself. My current plan is to rivet in my small patches from the back and tack weld them with my oxy-accetylene rig. Then I can grind the rivet heads off so they don't show. The rear fender bracket really needs to be spot welded. I may have to get some help on that one. A little filler will be required to finish it up.

The best thing to do would be to replace the inner fender. Maybe someday. Not this time though. After that a thorough cleaning and a little touch up paint and I'll be ready to put the engine in. I'm still hoping to take the car on vacation in June. We'll see.

Engine January 2000

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Engine March 2000

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Phil

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That's one fine looking motor going in that pony-what kind of valve covers are those and more important where'd you get the fuel pump?

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Good progress report. You get an 'A' for effort.


Keep going.



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Nice looking engine. Congrats

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Valve covers are ford motorsport tall polished aluminum covers. These aren't my favorite valve covers, but you have to get tall covers to clear roller rockers. I just got my 2001 Ford Racing catalog, and they now have the same covers that have the new Ford Racing logo, which I would actually have preferred.

The fuel pump is a Holley street pump. I got it from Summit or Jegs one. I think Summit. My old pump was a carter replacement pump.

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Phil, any worries about the fuel pump interfearing with other components? Are you running power steering? Just curious, as my motor effort is right on the heels of yours.

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I mounted the power steering pump before I fabbed up the fuel line, so that I could route around it. I'll have to take another picture that shows it all. I'll try to post it tonight so you can see how it goes.

Nothing interferes, but it is tight.

Phil

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Ford just can't figure out what to call their parts division. It has changed names 4 times in the last 10 years. When they were considering renaming it the last time the rumor was that Ford Racing Technology was a potential candidate... Could you imagine having the initials FRT, we would never hear the end of it.

I'm in the same boat with valve covers.

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I don't think it would be advisable to paint the dist cap,would probably lead to arcing and missfiring.Just a thought

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Phil, that engine looks great! I think I'm inspired! I'll have to read you progress on your site. I haven't checked it for awhile. Is that going to fit under the hood? It looks tall to me, but maybe it's just the pic.

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Good job! I'll bet it feels good when you see that sweet motor sitting there....
The engine looks great with the contrasting chrome and black!

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It's not any taller now than when I took it out. The key is the 2" Hypo air cleaner. A thicker air cleaner would never fit. Even a longer air cleaner would probably be a problem, because it mounts at an angle on the holley.

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Man that shore is a purty motor you got there. Glad you got your water pump woes worked out. Hope you get it running soon. Keep those pics coming, they are an inspiration to us who are lagging behind....

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