A quick breakdown of what's been done so far . For the complete Time line click here.
Feb 11 2001: Purchased Car
from original owner for $300. Car is complete but was not running.
Picked up a 1965 289 2v motor and c-4 trans from a friend
at a junkyard (not out of a mustang but date correct).
Got original Title from 1967. Only cost $2.50 for the
title back then.
April 21 2001: Pulled motor and trans out in one
piece took about 2 1/2 hours. The plan is to rebuild original motor and trans
real strong and run the other motor till I blow it up..
May 12 2001: With the help of my
girlfriend put the new motor and trans in.
May 13 2001: Started her up for the first time. Sounds good but loud. The exhaust stops at the Y
May 14 2001: Well things were going to smoothly so a
little bump. Went to put gas in her and it just poured out of the holes in the tank
:(. Hope to get the new tank in soon.
May 26 2001: Got the correct gas tank in and also the
alternator in. Now onto the brakes.
June 3 2001: I pulled the car out of the garage to get a
friends Jet ski out and took some quick pictures.
June 9 2001: Got the brakes and carburetor rebuilt
today With the help of a friend.
June 16 2001: Replaced the master cylinder this week and
bled and adjusted brakes.
June 21 2001: Put the exhaust on and took her for a ride today. Check out my time line for all the details.
July 24 2001: Been doing mostly
small stuff. Did get a working AM radio in and a console that got broken in UPS.
Sept 10 2001: My Birthday :).
Had a great day and got some great Stang related gifts. Thanks.
Sept 13 2001: The Stang
overheated last week and I had a chance to look at it tonight. It turned out to be
just a bad thermostat I replaced it and put on a new chrome housing I had put aside for my
May 15 2002: Well
I've done allot of little stuff over the winter. Main things
are: New radiator and flex fan, New console and replaced sheet metal
where battery is.
Dec 18 2002: Got
Dec 27 2002: Not
much time to work on the car lately. Did get new tires on it and little
Replaced both Bumpers and started body work on hood and fenders
April 3 2003: Stang
has been running great. Hood is looking much better as is fenders and
Jan 18 2004::
Got a good deal on an Eldebrock Performer RPM manifold. Now just
waiting on a carb.
Nov 20 2004: Still
looking for a good price on a carb. Hood is looking great. Still
need some time spent on cowl and fenders
April 15 2005: Body
work in front is pretty much done. Now just need to work my way back.
Nov 30 2005:
Found a good deal on a used Holly carp. Needs a rebuild,
Jan 20 2006:
Rebuild carp and took off old carb and manifold and put on new ones.
Starts and runs Great. Can't wait for some nicer weather so I can get
her out and see how she feels.
Feb 29 2007: I
can't believe it's been over a year since I've gotten anything done on the
Stang. The brakes are to the floor now and need to be looked at and it
looks like the heater core is leaking. It still starts and idles fine
but have not driven it with the 4bbl yet and it's driving me crazy. I
dust her off every once in a while and start her to keep things moving but
don't know when if ever I'll be able to drive her. I was injured last
Feb and have sever pain in my neck, shoulders and down my arms which makes
driving an old car like this with manual steering, brakes and no passenger
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