A friend of mine told me that a restoration is the same as standing knee deep in parts and ripping up $100 bills...I now officially understand what he meant.
After 2 years and 2X the money that I budgeted, I thought that I could finally get a chance to drive my Mach 1. Noooooooo, the engine is coming out for a rebuild. We tried everything to combat the overheating but no dice. I'm guessing the culprit was poor prep for storage when she was garaged. Is there a special award category for extended duration doofus's or is this a gimme since I'm still a newbie? /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
While the engine is out, I plan to have the flywheel resurfaced and replace the clutch. Does anyone have an opinion on whether I should go with a diaphragm style pressure plate vs the three finger style pressure plate? What should else should I consider while the engine is out? Or better yet, what do you wish you would have done when you did your rebuild?
On a positive note, the SWMBO has finally come around to the idea that we need a 67 or 68 cougar. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif