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It has been about 10 years since I have turned a wrench in anger. Thanks for all the help, tips, suggestions, scoldings and other help on here, I finally went out and pulled the cover off the 65. I even crawled under the rear, well I had to because the trunk was locked and I didn’t see the little slot to turn to unlock it at first. A few things, the Mopar guys who did my bodywork and paint did more than I thought. I knew they put new seals on my rear end and welded in my subs, but I seen new brake lines and hoses under there as well. Time to take stock of what I have and what I need. Snuggle Bunny and I will inventory the stack of boxes I have from NPD and find out how much of the original stuff I have in other boxes. Time to get moving. This will still probably be slow, but I’m feeling it. Thanks for the support, and even for the good natured shaming.
 

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Hi Scotty. Unfortunately there's no cure for our addiction. Although I'm not sure I want to be cured. Just accept the fact that your money and time is now spoken for. From one Scott to another you have my support.

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Dusty piles of stuff

Everywhere
 

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Here’s where I started

Actually come a long way, just trying to get out of the mid build slump.
 

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Sigh

We cleaned garage, next will be inventory of old and new parts.
 

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So I go and check my rear quarter extensions and I’ve got the early kind that does not have the little gasket. So my question is, how exactly do I mount these so it’s not metal on metal, causing my paint to chip?
 

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So I go and check my rear quarter extensions and I’ve got the early kind that does not have the little gasket. So my question is, how exactly do I mount these so it’s not metal on metal, causing my paint to chip?
Don't know the answer but I'm bumping this to say it looks like a fine job there and you may be further along than you realize.
Looking forward to seeing "finished" pics! :thumbsup::smile2:
 

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The way to get there is EVERY Time you go in the garage do SOMETHING, tuck some wires in, paint a starter, install the trunk key, wire the headlight switch. One little project almost every evening if you can, 20-30 minute jobs. Find all the right bolts to install something e.g. the instrument cluster, water pump or right rear brake drum assembly... and put them in an Altoids tin or baggie taped or next to that something. There's a ton of mounts, pulleys and doodads that need wirebrushing and satin blacking. That way, when you have a Sunday, things go quickly, lots gets done and the feeling of empowerment grows and snowballs. Next thing you know, your realize your ready to start the motor and while you sit in the seat listening to teh sound of music you realize - hey, there's no reason I can't go around the block...
 

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I’ve been trying to get me a new NPD catalog so I can start chasing down little parts(pretty sure I need lots of screws and bolts, maybe even a master kit). Either I’m doing something wrong on the website or they think Dirty Ankle Road is a joke. I did find a 2014 catalog, so it’s on my grab and go reading list now. Still have a barn to finish siding and that pesky full time job with an hour plus commute both ways, but I’m making some baby steps. Keep encouraging me, or shaming me, I’m trying.
 
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First time in a LONG time messing with the Mustang. I finally got around to getting a c-clip so that I could make my engine stand mobile again so I decided to take a look at the 98 Explorer motor. I've been fretting and putting off even looking at it, since it has pretty much been in storage (good and bad) since 1998. I rolled it out, got the tools and began deconstructing some of the Explorer "stuff" I won't be using. I was encouraged because every bolt came out easily and looked like they were brand new. Dipstick shows oil level good and it honestly looks like it was just poured out of a bottle. Nowhere ready for this engine yet and I still have quite a ways to go, but I have to admit I was stoked down in the barn putting my hands on it.
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My money is on you, but I have crazy streaks of productivity now and then. I have been back and forth in my mind on what to do until I'm just about sick of thinking about it. Originally it was going to be a moderate cam, P heads and headers with a Sniper. Now I'm leaning heavily towards a Pro Flo 4 since I no longer have my old 289 (don't ask) so I need injection, intake and distributor, so the Pro Flo makes a lot of sense plus the benefit of multiport injection. P heads would be ok with this, but would really be the choking point unless I had them ported. 300 hp would probably be good, but if I can get 350, so much the better. I'm thinking some mid-level aluminum heads for both the better flow as well as getting some weight off the front. I DO like to hit the curves pretty hard. So I'm thinking maybe something like Skip White heads unless something pops up better for a killer deal. Retiree funds, you know.....
 
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