We will start the bidding at one dollar, do I have one dollar? One dollar from the crazy guy trying to shove a 4.6 in a rusty old Pinto, ahem, Mustang II. Do I have two dollars? Two dollars anyone?I think that I’m officially getting tired of the endless “ Change/fix this, after changing/fixing that” routine owning this car has become.
The rear is back together, but still isn’t right. When I changed out the housing ends, I had to redo the passenger side because it was tweaked despite having used a jig. It was so far off you couldn’t even get the axle in. On the other side, even though you can get the axle in ( if you beat it in) The drivers side has some degree of misalignment too.
It’s weird to me, because the bearing will seat properly in the end. I’ve been telling myself that maybe the heat from welding has caused the end to contract slightly, and tightness is because the hole is now a little too small..
Who knows. All I know is that the issue was a talking point ( with myself) in the wee hours this morning.
The new tru-trac differential is now in. Bearing preload is so tight, you gotta beat that fckin thing in too. But that is how it came apart when I removed the old 28 spline T-loc, And that is how I put it back together. Backlash still checks out at .012”.
Im actually looking forward to having the power brakes again. MOF, out of all of the recent change outs that have been done, that, and having working AC again are the highlights for me.
Lastly, and I gotta say that once I usually start down this path, I walk it the whole way...
Im considering selling it.
Meh, don't be too sure,..Its always been on the table. There are times when I'm more vocal about it, and others when I'm not.Ah....the good ole I'll sell it routine. Get yourself together, Mike. We all consider selling when the small things come along after the first couple drives. There are plenty of things on this car you didn't make yourself.....the rear could always be one of them. There are companies that specialize in such things.
Are you open to trades....I have a cookie cutter notch that I'd trade if you stack a little cash on top. It's a notchback so it's worth about 45k. We can make a deal. Inbox me
For the leather concern-Meh, don't be too sure,..Its always been on the table. There are times when I'm more vocal about it, and others when I'm not.
I told Kate this morning that I'm about there on the car..and in reality, its not about whether or not its a pain in the ass to drive. Its losing its appeal to me, and I'm likening it to the usage you get out of a drag car..
When the car sits for days/weeks/months without ever being driven, and even when I do, its for a regional/once a quarter event like the one im waiting on, it makes "doing without" the car entirely a real easy choice.
Conversely, driving it regularly adds yet one more rock chip or scratch..I won't drive it if it looks like its gonna rain, I don't want that leather dash exposed to the Alabama summer sun, so I dont like parking it out in the open....
Trust me when I say I'm getting there.
Tell me about it. I’m entertaining high teens if this ever was to go forward ...You know you’ll never get close to what you’ve put in it. I’ve had that thought on my car several times since buying my old house to fix up. At the end of the day it’s an “unfinished” project that yields pennies on the dollar to potential buyers (and internet assholes that just like to insult people).