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Well, the hard work is paying off. Thanks to all who have encouraged and assisted me in this effort! Especially, SWMBO and my son, for living without me while I have been spending countless hours in the Garage!!!!

Here is some of what I did over the weekend:

- Rebuilt the master cylinder
- Bled the brakes (SWMBO assisted)
- Painted and installed exhaust, with Borla Stainless clamps (2")
- Installed export brace, Monte Carlo bar
- Installed Radiator, electric fan
- Dressed up engine bay wiring

- Started the car Saturday, no exhaust. The car was loud, very loud. I ate dinner and headed out to
continue working, and spotted a spot of gasoline on the floor under the fuel tank. Pipe in sender was
leaking. Trip to NPD to get repo sender. Also picked up rocker panels and GT stripe kit.

- Got the car back together and drove it. Woohoo!

Car sits really low (205-50-15 trash tires up front, with 205-70-14 on the rear aid to the 'jacked up' effect. However, the car will have American Racing Torque-thrust D's on it with 225-50-15's all the way around.
Anyhow, noticed a small oil leak on the gauge/sender pickup, so I replace the existing 3" pipe with a 4" pipe, brings the tee for sender and gauge away from the oil filter a little more. That stopped the leak. Also, while I was driving the car, somehow the clip for the clutch pedal got away and my clutch pedal slid out enough to fall out of the inboard side of the brake support. Got the car home OK, and parked it in the garage (I will repair this this evening).

Also the owner to of the paint shop stopped by yesterday, and he recommended to install all glass and weatherstrip and bring the car in next week. This way, the color sanding will not get inside the car.

So, the schedule for this week is:

- Install trunk weatherstip
- Install pass side roof weatherstrip
- Install Passenger side door weatherstrip
- Install Passenger quarter window
- Install Passenger vent and door window
- Install window regulator and interior door handle
- Install hood hinges and hood
- Align hood and fenders
- Install hood pins

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Steve Leslie, 65 coupe in restoration. 302, toploader, A/C, disc brakes, bench seat

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Your car looks great! I re-Emailed the mirror photo at 9:30 a.m. I couldn't
open the enclosure you sent without freezing my usually pretty hot Mac.
jimbo

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I emailed you soem info, and I just got an error back. I used the address in your profile. My address in my profile is correct. Can you resend the pic?

Thanks...

Steve


Steve Leslie, 65 coupe in restoration. 302, toploader, A/C, disc brakes, bench seat

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I got the apron from Tony Branda. Excellent quality. Had to drill the holes for mounting it.



Steve Leslie, 65 coupe in restoration. 302, toploader, A/C, disc brakes, bench seat

http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1571478&a=12287439&p=44845480.jpg
 

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Car looks GREAT!!!
That is what it's all about,time well spent bustin' a knuckle or two for all the good days of sunshine and cruisin' is an equitable trade anyday.
And as far as Swmbo,and the family, the time spent enjoying the 'Stang together is the true payoff.
Keep it shinin'

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1961 Thunderbird
1983 Monte Carlo Conv.
Yeah, thats right...Convertible!!
 
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Beautiful engine compartment. Must be great to be driving it! Can you give me any info on installation of the export brace and MonteCarlo bar? How did you locate the holes in the inner fender and shock towers? What size and what fasteners? Thanks
 

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Export brace bolts right in at the shocktowers. I match drilled the holes in it with the firewall. Used Stainless bolts.

Monte Carlo bar uses 4 bolts on each side. 3 of them use existing holes. Once those are in, match drill the 4th.

Fairly easy install, Just make sure to jack up the car, to let the shocktowers droop. Also, you may want to remove the existing shock braces, although it is not necessary.



Steve Leslie, 65 coupe in restoration. 302, toploader, A/C, disc brakes, bench seat

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Lookin' Great, Steve!!

I've not driven mine since Jan. 5th (I continue to have withdraw symptoms, the occasional twitch on those 75 degree days). I expect to get it back tomorrow - with new 302 roller motor and rebuilt c-4. Then the fun begins, cause I get just as much therapy out of working on it as I do driving it, tho'd rather drive it more than work on it.

later,
Marty

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Very nice car. Now that's a clean engine/engine compartment! Keep us posted!
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