Progress Thread Slow Boat To China

Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by hoopty5.0, Dec 3, 2012.


  1. tannerc91gt

    tannerc91gt More durable than coconuts and twice as fast

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  2. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    Thanks for the bump, I actually did do some work. The engine bay was finally resprayed last night, and it looks terrible. I'll redo it at some point in the future with the Scott Rod panels.

    I'm still waiting on my bonus. Friday, I finished my end of the 'deal' that would make me eligible for it, so.... I should have it in 2-3 weeks, which will prompt ordering the Megasquirt system. So tired of waiting....

    Next up is the K-member re-install and brake system plumbing. I also need a lot of hardware for suspension, i.e. bolts for struts and rear control arms. @Sharad - don't y'all sell bolt kits?

    Also need to weld the trunk pan back in to hang the gas tank and plumb the fuel lines which I haven't bought either. :ack:
  3. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    Im leaving work now, gonna go home and pound some stuff out. I'll update tomorrow morning. Let's hope I get it back on all 4 rubbers at least!
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  4. RacEoHolic330

    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    Pounding stuff out? Rubbers? No update needed. K thanks.
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  5. A5literMan

    A5literMan Mustang Master

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  6. madmike1157

    madmike1157 the humor is still lost on me SN Certified Technician

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    Seriously??!! What is the major malfunction? The fender aprons? Do yourself a favor, and Google pics of the guys that have riveted ScottRod panels on. Get a set, trim them to fit ,drill them for the rivets (use screws or Cleco's to hold in place so you can drill all the holes) paint them, cut out the offending stuff and rivet those bit ches on.
  7. Sharad

    Sharad ALWAYS choose the V over the P!!! Wait... what? Site Sponsor

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    Yep, we have all the hardware, and it's 10% off this week! 561.588.6630
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  8. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    Nah I've accepted it for what it is. Moving on with it and I'll redo it on a rainy day.
  9. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    Well I got the K member bolted in and I got to looking at the fender wells... They were disgusting. So I spent the evening cleaning them up. The driver's side was the worst, covered in years of oil and dirt. That took about an hour just to get it clean enough to paint! I didn't get as far as I'd hoped, but it's something.

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  10. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    Had some ups and downs this evening.

    Ups:
    - Reassembled the front end, ended up going to Tractor Supply for some bolts for the struts.
    - Tractor Supply's scale was broken, so my $20 something in hardware was a shade over $8 because she charged me for cotter keys and washers.
    - Pulled some parts out of storage. The pile is shrinking!!!

    Downs:
    - Instantly remembered SN-95 power brake boosters don't drop into a fox without modifying the strut tower as I tried to slide it in place.
    - Found out I don't have the piece that connects the flaming river steering shaft to the column
    - My soft brake lines aren't anywhere near close to fitting. Not sure where the previous owner got them from.
    - None of the '85 vintage brake lines are worth re-using. (duh).


    So.... I've got some ordering to do Friday when the paycheck hits.
  11. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    - Fixed the balancer bolt issue and installed it last night
    - Attempted to drill out a broken header bolt in the head with no success. Are they hardened steel???
    - Found the missing piece of double d bar for $20 at Speedway Motors
    - Rolled the car out of the garage and cleaned it for the first time in months. the floor was filthy.

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  12. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    Got paid today. The question now is: Do ask permission before ordering parts or do I ask for forgiveness later? :scratch:
  13. Bullitt347

    Bullitt347 man bewbs please...

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    The day you have to ask for permission is the day your life as you know it is over. This is especially true cause you ain't married, but you are starting to act like you are. Scary stuff indeed.
  14. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    Been engaged a year, got a joint account. So it is 'our' money. And I'd be ****ed if she went out and dropped $200 without telling me. We've been on a tight budget lately, so communicating is key.
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    Bullitt347 man bewbs please...

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    Well, I did not know you were engaged. So shame on me. As always I was trying to be a smart azz, so please don't take it personal. I thought it was funny. Anyhow, carry on and feel free to ignore my lame attempts at humor.
  16. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    No worries man, I knew you were kidding!

    I did get the thumbs up, so I just got off the phone with UPR and ordered a Strange manual brake kit and some hardware for the rear control arms. Thanks @Sharad and tell Brian thanks again for the free shirt!!

    Also ordered the DD bar for the steering shaft from Speedway for $21. Much better than $98.


    So looks like I have to remove a head AGAIN to get the broken exhaust bolt handled.
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    A5literMan Mustang Master

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    Progress at least right? You couldn't drill and tap the bolt?
  18. hoopty5.0

    hoopty5.0 Mustang Master

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    I tried several bits, several sizes from 2 different indexes. It's entirely possible that all my bits need to be sharpened, so I'll pick up another index, but I just couldn't get anything to cut into the broken bolt.
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    Boosted92LX Mustang Master

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    Look into cobalt bits. Worst case you can use carbide, but if you break one of those off you are totally screwed because they are too hard to drill through.
  20. A5literMan

    A5literMan Mustang Master

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    How about the "easy out" I saw in an infomercial on tv? Lol

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