2Blue2's 1977 Cobra2 Driveway Build

429MII

Advanced Member
Mar 10, 2019
273
328
73
57
British columbia Canada
doesn't have to be v8 but then I would also need the adapter yes. My car was harvested of its v8 gauges before I bought it. I may just go all aftermarket if I can't put together a nice set for decent money.
The steering wheels are just steel as far as I know. I think they have some kind of paint on them. They came in silver and black. I think black was mostly in non-mustangs applications, the one I currently have is black, but I may paint it. They typically have spots of corrosion on them like in your picture.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 2Blue2
  • Sponsors(?)


extra_stout

Active Member
Aug 27, 2018
189
159
53
Germany
Here is another Mustang II with 74 tach with missing V8 tach adapter...
If somebody finds a good solution I'm glad to here how to use the stock tach.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 2Blue2

2Blue2

will be trying this sex one when I can find it
Mar 5, 2019
1,727
967
123
52
Oahu
77 tach plug would not plug into back of 74 tach, also 77 tach adaptor would not plugin to back of 74 tach
Adapter is the blue boxy thing in post 153. Hope that all works good.

I also can't get the pistons out of the brake caliper. 120 psi Air pressure and no budging. Can't turn pistons with big pliers. Can't push them in with big C clamp. The black lumpy honey that oozed out stained the driveway. Nasty.
Might be junk at this point.
 

IA_Dave

Member
Aug 17, 2014
19
26
13
47
Mason City, IA
www.facebook.com
I've just spent the last hour reading this entire thread. I've quite enjoyed it. Getting the kids involved was great to see. Seeing all your progress makes me motivated to get to work on my project(s).

'78 t-top V8 4 spd A/C car from Arizona (rust free). This is the one that is being built
Home.jpg

'78 t-top V8 Auto... kinda rusty... parts donor car.
my78ttop.jpg

Then we have the two cars I'm picking up over Memorial weekend for parts. A '76 and another '78.
I'll have another 4 spd and another auto and two more V8's. I ought to be able to piece something together.
59710619_320161505345864_979887558697680896_n.jpg 59909211_648841525580130_7412755146465083392_n.jpg

Keep up the awesome work. Love seeing a II come back to life at the hands of someone that truly enjoys them.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 2Blue2

2Blue2

will be trying this sex one when I can find it
Mar 5, 2019
1,727
967
123
52
Oahu
Keep up the awesome work. Love seeing a II come back to life at the hands of someone that truly enjoys them.

Right on IA_Dave, Thats a fine corral of ponys you got there.Is that 3 t-tops holy cow.
Our goal was my kids 16 b day this weekend but not really making it by then.
For having to do it in the driveway we are doing ok. Shade would be nice too though.

Getting the kids involved was great to see.
I'm excited to do this with my kid. We blew past the budget a $1000 bucks ago but it is worth to for the time spent together.
I've done a lot of the grunge work and he's done the glory but I don't care. I don't want him to get burnt on first onebecuse I want to play cars together the rest of out lives.
Im looking forward to when they get to hot rod it. I'm dreaming cam heads manifold exhaust gears posi 5 sp

Wrote a song about it goes like this...I'm dreaming cam heads manifold exhaust gears posi 5 sp:D;):cool:
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: extra_stout

2Blue2

will be trying this sex one when I can find it
Mar 5, 2019
1,727
967
123
52
Oahu
Almost got the brakes plumbed. SS lines and a Line lock are in, just need to wire and do something about the front calipers.
You know, now that I look at the picture, I should of pulled the ignition box and put the LL there. :oops::cautious: What ever.
As long as it works safely and reliably.

DSCF0399.JPG
 
  • Like
Reactions: Manoah

IA_Dave

Member
Aug 17, 2014
19
26
13
47
Mason City, IA
www.facebook.com
Right on IA_Dave, Thats a fine corral of ponys you got there.Is that 3 t-tops holy cow.
Yes, that is 3 T-top ponies.

Our goal was my kids 16 b day this weekend...

We blew past the budget a $1000 bucks ago but it is worth to for the time spent together.
I certainly can relate to the goals being missed. It happens. Projects never go as planned. Fix one issue, uncover 4 more in the process.

The kid will remember the times spent with you on this project and because of it, he's going to value that car a whole lot more. Ignore the deadline and the blown budget... It IS worth every minute and penny.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 2Blue2

2Blue2

will be trying this sex one when I can find it
Mar 5, 2019
1,727
967
123
52
Oahu
The steering wheels are just steel as far as I know. I think they have some kind of paint on them.
if I brush it I will have to clear it, stuff rusts overnight out here. Hate to make it worse than it is but that pieces in your hands every time ya get in so it should be nicer than it is.
 

LILCBRA

I started this morning by knocking out some studs
10 Year Member
Dec 6, 2005
1,911
955
154
48
Marietta, Ga
SInce my car isn't stock anymore AND I installed an MSD 6AL in that general vicinity, my line lock solenoid is kinda below where the ignition box looks to be in your car. Easy access to all of the fittings that way should I need to do anything with them.

Here's an old pic of my engine bay from way back when I first got her running again. It's the only one that shows where I placed the solenoid. :)


2421917231_7b60c57462_z.jpg
100_1214
 

2Blue2

will be trying this sex one when I can find it
Mar 5, 2019
1,727
967
123
52
Oahu
Front brake stuff showed up Sat. All from Speedway (like them a lot) except the rotors from Canada.
Rotors description said "Won't be shipped in the Shelf worn boxes" but the price was good.
For the lack of packaging on the rotors they arrived in decent shape.
Taught my son how to hand pack the new bearings.

DSCF0402.JPG fullsizeoutput_18f5.jpeg

New front brake everything is what counts but suspension needs a rebuild too.

DSCF0408.JPG
 
  • Useful
Reactions: RaggedGT

2Blue2

will be trying this sex one when I can find it
Mar 5, 2019
1,727
967
123
52
Oahu
Had a hard time bench bleeding the MC
Front didn't even have fluid coming out of brake line port for the longest time.
Finally blew back into the port (with my mouth and tube) and bubbles came up and then it bled right up quick.
Not sure what was going on there, but feels good and solid now.

DSCF0409.JPG
 

2Blue2

will be trying this sex one when I can find it
Mar 5, 2019
1,727
967
123
52
Oahu
After much brake bleeding and line tightening we drop it back on the ground.
I opened the sunroof and rolled the windows down (I broke the handle right the heck off).
Then my son took the maiden voyage on the new (used) engine. Whoo Hoo.
Just up the street and back but it was his 16th birthday and he got to drive it for the very first time...
I'm so glad it worked out this way.
I'm calling a victory!

DSCF0410.JPG DSCF0411.JPG

There he goes!
DSCF0412.JPG
 

2Blue2

will be trying this sex one when I can find it
Mar 5, 2019
1,727
967
123
52
Oahu
And back
Lots of dark pics of this feel good moment.

DSCF0413.JPG DSCF0414.JPG DSCF0415.JPG DSCF0416.JPG
 

2Blue2

will be trying this sex one when I can find it
Mar 5, 2019
1,727
967
123
52
Oahu
Then he took me for a short ride around the block.

Exciting live action shots thru windshield.

DSCF0418.JPG


Crack in window lights up in flash. Should of took them beat up 67 magnetic cowl vent covers off.

DSCF0420.JPG
 

2Blue2

will be trying this sex one when I can find it
Mar 5, 2019
1,727
967
123
52
Oahu
Then we went in and I BBQed him the biggest steak in the store for his birthday dinner.
I was slow with the camera, He already ate part.:D;):cool:

DSCF0421.JPG
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
Mystang66 1977 302 air cleaner assembly question 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 10
Mystang66 1977 302 vacuum diagram 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 5
Mystang66 1977 Mustang II Ghia Sport emissions question 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 17
C How do you replace the trunk latch on your mustang for a 1977 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 8
7 78 sport package ghia rarity 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 12
L What's it Worth? 1977 Mustang Cobra II What is it Worth?!?!? 2
R 1977 brakelight “problem” 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 7
N 1977 AM Philco Radio removal 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 4
N 1977 Mustang II Ghia door speakers 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 2
N 1977 Mustang Ghia Stereo replacement 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 3
N Building a Daily Driver 1977 1978 V8 Auto 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 4
R Door locks 1977 Ghia 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 8
R 1977 radiator needed 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 6
R Brakes 1977 8inch rear. What's the latest on disk brake conversions? 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 1
gonzo.ayres 1977 cobra ii trying to see if numbers match? 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 8
gonzo.ayres NEW 1977 mustang cobra II The Welcome Wagon 1
R 1977 Mustang Coupe from Holland 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 11
77 Must-Stang Brakes 1977 Mustang ll Booster Issue 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 2
77 Must-Stang 1977 Mustang Ll Engine Fit ? 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 5
A 1977 Mustang Ii 1965 - 1973 Classic Mustangs -General/Talk- 1
A 1977 Mustang Ii Seperator Plate The Welcome Wagon 1
LS1Nova Wilwood Brake Options - 1977 Mark V Lincoln Other Auto Tech 8
77Stanger 1977 Fuel Tank 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 2
D Expired 302 Powered 1977 Datsun 280z Other Classifieds 0
S 1977 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 5
7 1977 mustang cobra II seats Mustang II Parts 2
D 1977 cobra II full race Engine and Power Adder 6
77cobraman 1977 cobra II roller for sale Mustang II Parts 15
7 1977 Ford Shop Manuals 1-4, Etc.. Mustang II Parts 1
J Vacuum and Underhood Electrical Diagrams 1977 v8 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 2
DarkoStoj can I use this 1977 351w electronic distributor on my 67 289? Classic Mustang Specific Tech 4
sade04 1977 Trans-Am Vs. My Car 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 9
78CobraII Re-release of 1977 AMT hatchback model 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 5
F 1977 cobra clone for sale 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 1
D 1977 f/b 2 help 1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech 3
alan101 mustang 2 cobra2 parts Mustang II Parts 8
Similar threads