Author Topic: My Mustang  (Read 2784 times)

muncher

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 60
  • Gender: Male
  • Mustang: 1967 coupe 289
  • Daily driver: V8 Explorer ltd. 2006
  • Location: Tauranga, New Zealand
My Mustang
« on: June 25, 2010, 02:46:25 AM »
Hi All
This is my Mustang as it arrived here in NZ. Its a 289 auto with 9inch diff and 4bbl carb. Needs most susp bushes replacing a couple of rotors a bearing and ball joint to get it legal for NZ roads.
Its going to be a drive and restor project. Needs a little tidy up and a decent spray job.
Thanks for looking.

Soaring

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 4279
  • Gender: Male
  • 1965 Mustang coupe 289, '03 Mach1, 03 Lariat
  • Mustang: 1965 coupe 289, and 2003 Mach1
  • Daily driver: '03 Ford F-150 Lariat
  • Location: Wimberley, Texas
Re: My Mustang
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010, 02:52:12 AM »
Nice looking Mustang.  Let us know when you get her to your liking.

mustang muscle

  • Noob
  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 9
  • Gender: Male
  • Noob
    • http://www.zodde.com/stangpedeforums/index.php
  • Mustang: 1994 Mustang Gt
  • Daily driver: 1994 ford mustang Gt same car
  • Location: Moreno valley CA
Re: My Mustang
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2010, 03:28:06 PM »
Wow thats a nice looking stang

muncher

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 60
  • Gender: Male
  • Mustang: 1967 coupe 289
  • Daily driver: V8 Explorer ltd. 2006
  • Location: Tauranga, New Zealand
Re: My Mustang
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2010, 10:35:32 PM »
Thanks guys. When i get it on the road and drive it i will know what needs doing first. I have a new carpet that will go in soon. The drivers seat has lost its springyness :( So will get that done soon as pos.
One thing i need to sort is the exhaust manifold (headers) leak. I replaced the gasket. But the gasket that i have used is much thinner than the one i took off. It still leaks!!! I wondered if i need to use a thick gasket like the one i removed. Trouble is can't find one like that here in NZ.
Cheers......muncher

66GTKFB

  • Photo contest winner
  • *
  • Posts: 845
  • Mustang: 1965 GTFB, 1966 GTFB K, 1966 Hardtop
  • Daily driver: 1969 VW Baja
  • Location: Northern California
Re: My Mustang
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2010, 10:50:08 PM »
Ford did not use exhaust gaskets on factory small blocks. Now that that is out of the way, most rebuild kits have gaskets and some rebuilders use them, some don't. I would assume that the mounting surface on the head is flat (for starters) and the manifold is warped. Pull the manifold and place it on an absolute flat surface to check how flat it is. I've used a piece of window glass so that gives you an idea how flat the surface needs to be. You may want to go to a machine shop to do this and if so, find one that can surface the manifold if it is not flat. Be careful when removing the manifold from the H pipe (it looks like you have dual exhausts) as the "doughnut" gasket gets to be brittle over time.
Jim

Soaring

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 4279
  • Gender: Male
  • 1965 Mustang coupe 289, '03 Mach1, 03 Lariat
  • Mustang: 1965 coupe 289, and 2003 Mach1
  • Daily driver: '03 Ford F-150 Lariat
  • Location: Wimberley, Texas
Re: My Mustang
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2010, 12:27:30 AM »
Jim is on the right track, so follow his advice.  But, I would also suspicion the donut gasket.   

muncher

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 60
  • Gender: Male
  • Mustang: 1967 coupe 289
  • Daily driver: V8 Explorer ltd. 2006
  • Location: Tauranga, New Zealand
Re: My Mustang
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2010, 02:58:31 AM »
Thanks for the advice. Only problem is that where the join should be and the donut you mention................ Is not there. .............the join has been welded together as one piece. The weld feels good no gasses escaping. So my thought is that it has to be the manifold to head that is leaking. Although i was almost positive that i joined manifold to head nice and tight. Gonna have another go at it once all the other bits are done.

66GTKFB

  • Photo contest winner
  • *
  • Posts: 845
  • Mustang: 1965 GTFB, 1966 GTFB K, 1966 Hardtop
  • Daily driver: 1969 VW Baja
  • Location: Northern California
Re: My Mustang
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2010, 10:29:30 AM »
After reading back, you got headers, so a gasket is almost required. Sorry about that, I think "stock" and "restore". One of the pipes on the header is warped so I would find the leak first (yeah, it's winter down there) and tighten that pipe first, then the others.
Jim

muncher

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 60
  • Gender: Male
  • Mustang: 1967 coupe 289
  • Daily driver: V8 Explorer ltd. 2006
  • Location: Tauranga, New Zealand
Re: My Mustang
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2010, 04:19:16 PM »
Thanks Jim i will try that.

Soaring

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 4279
  • Gender: Male
  • 1965 Mustang coupe 289, '03 Mach1, 03 Lariat
  • Mustang: 1965 coupe 289, and 2003 Mach1
  • Daily driver: '03 Ford F-150 Lariat
  • Location: Wimberley, Texas
Re: My Mustang
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2010, 04:35:29 PM »
Hey Muncher.....bottle up some of that cold air and send it to Texas.  It's hottern' helll here.   ;D

66GTKFB

  • Photo contest winner
  • *
  • Posts: 845
  • Mustang: 1965 GTFB, 1966 GTFB K, 1966 Hardtop
  • Daily driver: 1969 VW Baja
  • Location: Northern California
Re: My Mustang
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2010, 05:03:48 PM »
It's always hot in Texas, muggy too, with lots of nasty bugs, and stuff, not as many as Florida, but enough bugs, and stuff, to make want to move somewhere else.
Jim
Oh, I forgot the rattlesnakes - although they may eat bugs, and stuff.

Soaring

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 4279
  • Gender: Male
  • 1965 Mustang coupe 289, '03 Mach1, 03 Lariat
  • Mustang: 1965 coupe 289, and 2003 Mach1
  • Daily driver: '03 Ford F-150 Lariat
  • Location: Wimberley, Texas
Re: My Mustang
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2010, 05:58:18 PM »
I've never seen a rattlesnake eat a bug, gut lots of mice and such.  I grew up in west Texas and had many rattlesnakes around the farm, but never got bitten because they always warn you before you get too close. I don't know how many of them I have killed with my trusty shotgun, but probably hundreds.  I hate snakes, and will kill them all. 

muncher

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 60
  • Gender: Male
  • Mustang: 1967 coupe 289
  • Daily driver: V8 Explorer ltd. 2006
  • Location: Tauranga, New Zealand
Re: My Mustang
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2010, 06:40:54 PM »
Thats one of the reasons we moved to NZ. The summers here in the Bay of Plenty are mostly hot and dry. Winters usually drop to around 10-12 deg. daytime. Thats why we are the Kiwi fruit capital of the world. Ideal growing cond  :)
Oh and there are no poisenous snakes or bugs that can do you harm.

Soaring

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 4279
  • Gender: Male
  • 1965 Mustang coupe 289, '03 Mach1, 03 Lariat
  • Mustang: 1965 coupe 289, and 2003 Mach1
  • Daily driver: '03 Ford F-150 Lariat
  • Location: Wimberley, Texas
Re: My Mustang
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2010, 07:44:18 PM »
We don't have a lot of bugs that will do harm to you other than wasps.  They are eliminated with a spray though.




66GTKFB

  • Photo contest winner
  • *
  • Posts: 845
  • Mustang: 1965 GTFB, 1966 GTFB K, 1966 Hardtop
  • Daily driver: 1969 VW Baja
  • Location: Northern California
Re: My Mustang
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2010, 09:13:31 PM »
Kiwi capitol of the world? Do they grow anywhere else? The kiwi fruit capitol of the world as far as I'm concerned is my back yard, along with avocados and lemons. There's a couple of Mustangs in the side yard (just to keep the dust down).
Jim

Soaring

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 4279
  • Gender: Male
  • 1965 Mustang coupe 289, '03 Mach1, 03 Lariat
  • Mustang: 1965 coupe 289, and 2003 Mach1
  • Daily driver: '03 Ford F-150 Lariat
  • Location: Wimberley, Texas
Re: My Mustang
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2010, 10:06:01 PM »
We don't get to grow those exotic fruits here in central Texas.  First of all, our growing season is not 24/7 and secondly the damn deer eat the plants and the fruit.  I have some peach pits that I am going to try to start, then put the little trees behind a fence to see if I can get them growing. 

maha22

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 5
  • Gender: Female
Re: My Mustang
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2010, 01:02:06 AM »
If you have to ask about price you can't afford a reliable conversion.

Sorry...it's the truth.

People think you slap a turbo in a car and it works. Nah...it takes a ton of work and because mustangs don't traditionally get turbocharged you might end up needing fabrication.

If you wanted to go vortech then I'd say yeah go for it...piece of cake...there are low boost kits for mustangs. But obviously a vortech kit costs more than your car...4k+

If you can't do the work yourself (my conclusion otherwise you wouldn't have asked the question) then you keep your working car working and don't putz around with the engine until it needs to be rebuilt. Then do a turbo rebuild and voila setup for success. Oh and the parts you have on it now are probably coming off...at least the exhaust manifold on one side...and the intake.

muncher

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 60
  • Gender: Male
  • Mustang: 1967 coupe 289
  • Daily driver: V8 Explorer ltd. 2006
  • Location: Tauranga, New Zealand
Re: My Mustang
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2010, 04:15:09 AM »
Maha22 you lost me ??? :)
Here are some pix of the mustang lowered by 2 inches at the front. Very pleased with it. May be difficult to get the full idea from the pix.

 

+-Navigation

Other languages
ESPANOL
FRANCAIS
Soaring
Soaring
In memory of our moderator Glen Wren AKA Soaring
1943-2011
Links



Dallas Mustang


Menu
LO-FI Version
Mustang classifieds
Muscle car classifieds
Classic Mustang FAQ


Mustangs for sale


Top Posters

Soaring
Posts: 4279
Thierry
Posts: 1379
66GTKFB
Posts: 845
rmodel65
Posts: 681
Jeff73Mach1
Posts: 471

Used Cars for sale - Ford Mustang classifieds - Forum Camaro FR

Powered by EzPortal