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changed the oil, gave her a lube job, washed,waxed, topped off with fuel and added fuel stabilizer.. basically put her to bed until spring. At least she sits in a climate controlled garage about 45-50F all winter. sadly probably ill have to put her up for sale in the spring due to lack of funds.
 

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I corralled a smaller crank pulley to fit inside the Hipo balancer so I can finally get her running. I also installed the Mustangs to Fear one piece headliner and started installing the rear fold down seat trim panels. Last item before starting the engine is to hook up the batter, top of the fluids and check for any leaks before her maiden start-up.
 

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I installed these parts from Street or Track.



This camber kit is next since I now have + camber

Nice. How much did all that cost?
 

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I fixed the engine ground, now she starts up nice and strong. I installed the black Monte Carlo bar, as well.

I attempted to put on a carb spacer. Didn't workout... the spacer I bought didnt have the holes in the right spot. I'll have to pick up another one; probably edlebrock, since that's what my intake mani is. Hopefully that can be done by the end of the day, or tomorrow morning, latest.
 

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Pulled a couple of old instrument clusters down from the attic getting ready to do a mock up for the new Autometer 5 inch tach, electric speedo, temp, gas and oil pressure gages.

I'm also getting ready to install a new big block aluminum rad and do an install of an American Autowire total wiring kit with a trunk mount battery.
It's going to be long busy winter.
 

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Cleaned her up a bit and put in a new gasket.

Which carb do I have? I tried looking it up and a few others with similar part #s (not exact) came up.



 

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Put new steering bits in; some of those parts didn't want to come out! Cars steering definitely feels better now, I just need a new/rebuilt steering box.

Also put in longer rear bolt studs so I can put in a 3/4" spacer (or something close to that). It took forever to get those new bolts to sit right with the wheel... all of 4 hours! but now i Know what needs to be done, so it would definitely be faster if I ever do it again. Definitely helped the stance. Waiting for the front hubcentric spacer to come in for the front, to give it that nice square look.

Might be ordering a few parts later:
SoT 1 1/8" Sway bar
SoT Shelby drop kit
SoT lower control arm camber kit

And maybe SoT front performance springs.
 

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Haha....well, it was real nice here this weekend, with temps in the mid 70s. This was the last outting of the year, and the year ended well ;).


Man your getting my blood flowing looking at that time slip. Been a long time since i've been to the tracK---building up a 351W 40 over this winter and would love to get back to the strip next year. Also putting in a narrowed 9'' with 4.86 gears (sorry, we run the eighth here) That thing runs dam good there-- Might have to work on that reaction time a little. LOL (just kiddin) :yoho::pirate:
 

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Man your getting my blood flowing looking at that time slip. Been a long time since i've been to the tracK---building up a 351W 40 over this winter and would love to get back to the strip next year. Also putting in a narrowed 9'' with 4.86 gears (sorry, we run the eighth here) That thing runs dam good there-- Might have to work on that reaction time a little. LOL (just kiddin) :yoho::pirate:
Lol, .121 isn't bad for someone who isn't a regular bracket racer, especially considering that was a .400 pro tree. I was actually more impressed with the 1/8 than the 1/4. It killed it in the 1/8, but the weight and lack of aerodynamics show up on the backhalf. Maybe I'll just have to make more power :)

I drive mine entirely too much to run a 4.86, so I use a 3.70. I can't really use anymore gear running it out the back door, because I'm going through the traps at 7000 RPMs now, with a hydraulic roller...lol

Keep us updated on the project, and get it to the track and beat on it! :D
 

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I still miss the old .500 lights of yore. The conversion for the armchair quarter backs to understand to a .000 light still doesn't jive. Yes..............I know its been years, but I don't conform easily. Still don't like the 1000ft runs either :D

Not bad short time for leaf springs, right?

Just to make this on topic, I pushed my 94' upto garage opening and started the conversion over to E85 1000cfm carb. Switching from Dominator bowls to Ultra HP bowls so waiting on -8AN fittings rather than the 7/8-20's of past. While I'm ranting above about changes....why do they need so many different fitting sizes for the bowls, as my Demon carbs are different yet?
 

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.121 on a pro tree is near perfect if your used to running a bracket tree.......nice
 

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I still miss the old .500 lights of yore. The conversion for the armchair quarter backs to understand to a .000 light still doesn't jive. Yes..............I know its been years, but I don't conform easily. Still don't like the 1000ft runs either :D

Not bad short time for leaf springs, right?
Lol...I think it's just because it makes it easier to read. Doesn't really matter to me I guess.

Yep. Leaf spring with CalTracs, bone stock front suspension with 90/10 shocks. We definitely don't do 1000' runs here. It's either 1/4, or 1/8, and I'll run either. Honestly, the car has no business going 134 MPH anyways.
 

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Sounds like a great light on that tree. Wasn't trying to offend---The lights at our local strip i guess are still the old school I guess ---you stage, three yellow lights come down and then the green. Guess thats a .500 tree. I know that if you have a reaction time with anything other than a .0 in front you've lost at the line usually. Like .0125 would be a great light. PS---and to stay on the subject line give my stang a bath today and took her out for a run-----and then made a switch panel for the dash where the center AC vent would be.
 

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Discussion Starter #37 (Edited)
I was checking everything under the rear side of the car to make sure everything is good and noticed springs on my rear shocks. Is that normal? I can't seem to find springs for the rear anywhere.. Any ideas?

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Here is the updated pics with the new rear bolts and spacers.

Before:


Now:




Next is to get rid of the big gap the front wheels have:
 

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Removed the front suspension. I will begin putting it back together this weekend.
For the front suspension area, that piece that goes over the struts/springs (not sure what it's called), is that piece necessary? Other than having the bump stop connected to it? It's not shown here.
 
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