Progress Thread My '89 Lx "barn Find" Restoration Project

mrobins26

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I always wanted to find a barn find and restore a car; but life, kids and lack of time (and money) prevented it from happening...I guess a bone stock '89 LX 5.0, never wrecked, one owner car that hasn't driven in 10 years classifies as a barn find... and the good news is that I'm the original owner and the barn find was already in my garage. So with some encouragement from the wife to get it the heck out of the garage I started tackling it... I have always been a DIYer but I have never tackled a project like this... please be patient with me and I will try not to ask too many 'stupid' questions.
 
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Cool. Let's see some pics
 

General karthief

wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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No stupid questions, just stupid answers.
Post some pics, and lets get started.
 

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Anybody mentioned for you to post pics yet?
If not-post up some pics(like a lot.)
lol :D
 

90sickfox

I didn't really have an issue with the stink...
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We're happy to have you on board. If you're on a phone or computer you can click "upload a file" and then "choose file" select where your pics are and then select the pic. When it uploads it'll ask " thumbnail" or " full size "

We like full size pics

I wasn't being smart...I'm just a big dummy. Lol

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This will be interesting to follow.

I look forward to you progress.
 

Davedacarpainter

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These other guys are kind of slow, so let me bring it up. We'd like to see some pictures of your mustang.
 

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I don't about any body else but I'd like to see some pics posted up
 

mrobins26

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Okay, okay, hold your mustangs! I learned my lesson on the orientation of pictures and since the whole project just started as a... hey let me see if I can get this thing running I didn't start out taking pictures...
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mrobins26

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The reason for it not running was due to the Gas/Air/Coolant mixture plus some deteriorated vacuum lines
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mrobins26

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Everything cleaned up and ready to put back together.... Note the throttle body studs... I had a hard time finding those. Found the stainless ones at McMaster-Carr PN 92997A344
"Corrosion-Resistant Setup Stud 5/16"-18 Thread Size, 4" Long, 1-1/2" and 1/2" Long Threads" and even then had to extend the threads on one end
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with a die
 

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After doing what I believe to be the proper way to prep an engine after 10 years of sitting... It was a good start
 

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Not bad for sitting 10 years.
 

stykthyn

I want to measure mine. It doesn't look that tall.
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Looks clean. Been a long time since I've heard a car that didn't have loud exhaust.
 

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Immediately after this test... I let off the clutch pedal (In Neutral) and the engine died... this could be repeated multiple times... I have seen this issue reported but never a fix... Turns out the ignition switch assembly had separated (a common problem I understand)
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and the computer thought it was still in Start Mode. A new ignition switch fixed this, only to be followed the next day with the smell of gas due to a leak somewhere around the gas tank... I guess I should not have expected less
 

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