1970 Ford Mustang 302 V8 C4 Automatic
Lately, I have gotten time to work on my Lil' Red. As I mentioned a few months ago, I took out the engine and discovered it needed a few new parts. A few weeks ago, I scheduled my car to go into the shop on Wednesday of this week to have work done to a cracked shock tower and a part replaced in the engine bay. A day ago, I ordered new parts for my engine. I decided to go with a wrap around heat shield for the starter to solve the problem of it being really close to hot parts of the engine. I got a new oil pan and oil pump since the old pan was dented and a new pump can help the car run better after a few years. The same goes for the new distributor, spark plug wires, and spark plugs. I also ordered a new manifold gasket since the old one was warped and needed to be replaced anyway, same goes for the header gaskets. Hopefully if all goes well, the engine will be ready to go back into the car on the weekend with the addition of its new parts. After this, I may be able to drive it freely around the neighborhood once more. Since the tires are 14 years old and are starting to crack, it wouldn't be wise to drive it onto the street just yet. I am going to get Cooper Cobra Tyres in a few weeks once I have a bit more money. Anyways, until then, all I can hope for is the best to happen!