Progress Thread Engine Bay

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    I pulled my engine and trans out a couple weeks ago. Im getting everything out and im going to sand it and paint it. Here is my progress....

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    Looks like you have your work cut out for you. Go rent a powerwasher and get a few cans of degreaser from auto parts store.

    While you are in there maybe upgrade that master cylinder ;)
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    i would definitely change to a double bowl master cylinder for safety .
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    I am defiantly going to upgrade to a dual bowl master cylinder and im going to do the granada swap.
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    First of all i want to say kudos to thoes of you you have your engine bay painted. And you for the ones that dont, well good luck... I have now found that i have to replace the battery apron because some one hacked it up... But in just a short hour to hour and half i have got this accomplished...

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    just wait until you run one of those spot welds with the sharp spatter in your finger:fuss:
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    I finally got some time to work on the stang today and this is what i did in about 3 hours with a pencil blaster...

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    you need one of those pressure pot blasters from harbor freight .they are cheap and actually work very well . the one i have is just the small one ,it will blast an engine compartment easily .
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    Which M/C is a direct replacement without having to rebend lines?
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    if you are changing the master cylinder in a 65-66 you will have to add a line
    i use a 67 master cylinder, and buy the new 67 brake lines . the 67 cylinder and lines is the simplest . you will need a 67 distribution block as well.
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    i just bought a 74 maverick mc for my granada swap... That should work
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    worked a bit more today and i got it sandblasted and put etch primer on so it wont rust... now i just need it to warm up so i can spray color...

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    here is a before and after....

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    That is coming out awesome. Engine bays can be time consuming.
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    Coming along nicely, sure is a ton of work. I just painted mine (body color) recently. Nice to have it over with, painting was pretty awkward too.

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