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Spyder8738

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Help needed on a FUN project!
« on: November 05, 2008, 02:00:59 PM »
Hello, I am a 22 year old Army Paratrooper with the 173rd Airborne, currently stationed in Italy. I have been working on a project 68 Mustang ever since I was 16, when I bought the car with my own money. Due to the fact that I live in Italy and my good but not amazing automotive knowledge it has remained a project for the past 3 years that Ive been in the military. Its probably 10 man-hours time from being a driver (which I intend it to be) but I simply dont have the know-how to get those last few things finished!

What Im desperately searching for is someone who is willing to work with me to get the darn thing on the road this winter! Ill be coming home from December 17th to January 4th. I need more of a mentor than a worker someone whos strong in electrical and engine tuning, my weaknesses. :P Im definitely capable of doing the work if I know what Im doing. Willing to pay for help, but I certainly dont have $50-$70 an hour for a helper. If theres someone out there whos passionate about classic cars and / or the military and whos willing to spend some time with me getting this beast on the road, I would be SO unbelievably grateful. Here are some details about the car:

1968 Mustang Coupe, originally 6cyl
Now has 429 CJ
SCJ Heads
Boss Crank
Suspension tweaked
Torque Thrust D Wheels, Yokohama tires
Body work done, some Shelby cues (side scoops, hood, lights, etc)
Freshly painted
9 Moser rear end
31 spline axles
3.50 Traction-loc
All-wheel disc brakes
Full 2 1/2 exhaust, h-pipe, Flowmaster 40s
Custom long-tube headers

Thank you for taking the time to read this. If youre interested, e-mail is the best way to contact me: kalamazoo1080@hotmail.com. Im in Beaverton, OR. Thanks again!

Sincerely,
Dan Cruz

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Re: Help needed on a FUN project!
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008, 03:17:01 PM »
Welcome, thanks for your service and just ask away any Mustang question.
Jim

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Re: Help needed on a FUN project!
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008, 04:04:39 PM »
Jim-
I appreciate it... thanks a bunch!

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Re: Help needed on a FUN project!
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2008, 10:10:45 PM »
Yeah, between Jim, ,me and Steve, we can help you get her together.  The problem is that neither of us can come to your shop to physically guide you.  You also have to remember that there are mechanics in the shop on base that can help you. Their advice is free. 

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Re: Help needed on a FUN project!
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2008, 12:15:46 AM »
Yeah, between Jim, ,me and Steve, we can help you get her together.  The problem is that neither of us can come to your shop to physically guide you.  You also have to remember that there are mechanics in the shop on base that can help you. Their advice is free. 


unless you want fly me out there:P

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Re: Help needed on a FUN project!
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2008, 03:21:27 AM »
Thanks so much for the support, guys... you rock. Unfortunately, I'm stationed in Vicenza Italy, so I only get to work on the car when I'm at home on leave. We have no major base in NW Oregon, so I'm SOL in that department. I appreciate your willingness to help though, and I'm sure I'll come to you guys with some quirky questions. :) Thanks again. Oh yeah, and rmodel65, your signature pic made my day.

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Re: Help needed on a FUN project!
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2008, 06:33:25 PM »
You really ought to take Stephen's offer seriously. (Rmodel65)  Why don't you two guys get together in a PM.  Stephen is one of the most intelligent men I know when it comes to the classic Mustangs. 

 

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