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my 1971 351 Boss restoration
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    my 1971 351 Boss restoration

    hi folks,

    this is going to be a lot of work because i have a restoration thread of my 351B in german so i have to translate evrything in english. i'll be posting A LOT of pictures so i hope you're ok with that.

    to my boss. this car was made for export to switzerland in 1970. according to my research around 9 cars were exported to CH but i haven't had the chance to contact kevin marti to be 100% sure. i know for a fact that this is the only one in austria.

    -) 3,91:1 rear axle
    -) staggered shocks
    -) 351 cleveland 4 bolt high output engine 11,7:1 = 330PS
    -) 4 gang toaploader
    -) fold down group
    -) rear defrost
    -) center console
    -) power steering


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    p.s. this is how the car will look like when it's done:
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    here a picture of my vert:
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    here are a few impressions of the car when i bought it.

    beautiful :-)
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    deluxe interior
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    the soda blasted bolt on parts
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    a few pictures of the problem areas
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    the front part is all solid!
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    here we have a few images when i picked the car up from CH. since it was disassembled i had to stuff a lot of things into my VW bus.
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    all the bolt on things were soda blasted and to tell you the truth I#ve never seen such perfect doors herein europe!

    i started to disassemble the engine and was positvely surprised on which state it was in. the block was bored to 0.030 and everything was basically NEW. so all i had to do is reseal it and paint the engine :-).


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    that's it for now. more to come.

    abudi

    i check the main bearings on the engine and as you can see everything is perfect. the crankshaft is in spotless condition. i guess i was very lucky.

    even the engine mounts are ford NOS.

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    on we go with the emminger invoice
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    on we go with the restoration. my neighbor eddie is the one helping me with the welding work.

    since this boss never had a radio the antenna hole has to go
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    grinding the welding work down
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    tinning paste
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    heating it up
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    applying the tinn
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    let it cool off
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    i don't know what this is called in english SORRY.
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    closing a few little holes on the doors
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    this is a puller in case you can't access the dent from the other side.
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    you weld a spot onto the dent and then you pull it out.
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    the rest is done with a hammer and tinn
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    there were a few dents in the oil pan that had to be removed :-)


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    on we go with a few more welding pichtures.
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    here are a few pictures before and after.

    before
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    after the media blasting work
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      Wrench RE: my 351 Boss restoration

      hi guys,

      here i have a few impressions while i was getting the engine ready..

      i painted the engine with por15 engine enamel
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      the soda blasted valve covers
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      NOS oil pan seal :-D
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      new timing chain
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      almost done
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      the original 4300D autolite carb
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      original boss intake
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      original ram air plenum painted
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      [Image: 1lQ13J.jpg]

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      more to come
      i started closing up the engine and here are a few pictures.

      timing chain is A-Ok so on goes the seal
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      looking good
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      on goes the intake
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      getting the torque right 3/8 = 28-32 ft/lb
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      i found the correct distributor for my boss engine. cost a fortune though.

      NOS base plate
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      more to come
      abudi
      we moved on to the door etc. all bare metal parts were epoxy primed


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      after the primer was dry
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      here a few close ups of the 4300D carb and of the "almost" finished engine:

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      more to come
      hallo folks,

      the original crankshaft wasn't in the engine but i was told that the 4MA cranks are the same.
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      one we go with the pre lubrication of the engine :-)

      oil pan bolted onto the engine block
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      out goes the distributor and in goes the bit that drives the oil pump
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      counter clock wise and away we went as long as the battery lasted
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      distributor back into the engine and we were ready for the fire up
      abudi
      here i have a few close ups of the distibutor

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      as you can see i am using the pertronix ignition solution. i've been doing that with all my mustangs and never had any trouble.
      as you can see not much rust is in this boss.
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      this area was a little rusty bit nothing really serious.
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      the seats are in great condition which means they don't need to be recovered
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      the P/O gave me 4 door panels, so luckily i was able to refabricate 2 good ones out of the 4.
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      lots of parts that i still have to go thru
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      took the rear window out only to find "almost" no rust :-)
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      the headliner will be replaced
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      abudi
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        RE: my 351 Boss restoration

        Looking good! Lots of work, that's for sure! Keep us posted!!
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          RE: my 351 Boss restoration

          here's how i restored the 2 door panels.

          the 73er deluxe panel
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          the old beat up ones
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          before cleaning
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          after a good wash
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          after cleaning the carpet area
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          new glue
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          original molding after using never dull :-)
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          the original handel
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          the original cup moldings
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          put in the wood applications and carefully bend the catches back...try not to break them
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          i used vaseline to preserve the panels. vaseline make the plastic softer.
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          here are a few pictures of the rear seat. as you can see the rear seat was used from 69-73
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          here the seat tag from 1970
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          my boss was built in 24 november 1970

          abudi
          yes LOTs of work!!

          while disassembling the car i was amazed how good this car was. i took a lot of pictures not only to know where what goes but also to show how assembly was done back then...rather fast and sloppy.

          here are a few impressions

          before
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          kick panel area driver side
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          behind the dash...
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          behind the steering wheel
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          vent area driver side....not even surface rust
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          here without the box
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          original as if it came off the assembly line yesterday
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          all original stamping
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          rust area
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          abudi
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            RE: my 351 Boss restoration

            On the carb was the 4300 a euro only type thing? IIRC the Boss had a Holley here in the states.
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              RE: my 351 Boss restoration

              i moved on by removing the toploader, fuel tank, headliner, chrome molding, brake lines, fuel line, shock absorbers and so on. none of the bolts ore screws broke or were damaged. i was so amazed how good this 71 mustang was! a few rust problems did show up but nothing really serious. the rear panel and the wheel moldings needed some attention, but that was about it.

              rust problem: the wheel area
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              the original rear bumper
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              brakes A-OK
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              the toploader...only thing missing was the tag...found that thru the german forum :-)
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              here's a picture of the torque box
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              the front suspension area
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              a few more pictures of the under carriage
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              the rear axle that was on the car wasn't the original 3,91:1 axle but i found the original in switzerland
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              these are the parts that need to be restored
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              New rear panel
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              a few more pictures of the interior
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              this is really alot of work!!
              abudi
              (12-27-2010 08:14 AM)droptop73 Wrote:  On the carb was the 4300 a euro only type thing? IIRC the Boss had a Holley here in the states.

              hi i don't exactly know what you are asking, but to my knowledge ALL 351Bosses had the 4300D carb.

              http://www.boss351registry.com/AutoliteCarb.htm

              what do you mean with IIRC? sorry for the question :-)
              after i disassembled the entire car i was really happy because to bigger surprises showed up

              rust issues:
              both rear wheel houses and the rear panel...that it :-)

              here a few more impressions of the disassembled boss.

              getting the right color for the under carriage
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              chocolate brown
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              out goes the front suspension
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              i've never seen this before on any of my mustangs. this spring was hooked onto the floor and was used to keep the parking brke cable straight. :-)
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              this is the 3L25 (3,25:1) rear axle. the original 3L91 (3,91:1) is in stock now :-)
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              untouched under carriage. never welded or molested :-)
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              federal law in switzerland states that the entire VIN number hat to be visible within the engine bay.
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              the swiss vin was located right next to the original ford VIN number under the right fender
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              the naked boss
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              abudi
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                RE: my 351 Boss restoration

                google offers many translators where you can do the complete post at once. If this helps

                http://babelfish.yahoo.com/

                http://www.translation.langenberg.com/
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                  (12-27-2010 09:01 AM)Tnfastbk Wrote:  google offers many translators where you can do the complete post at once. If this helps

                  http://babelfish.yahoo.com/

                  http://www.translation.langenberg.com/

                  translation is not the problem but moving around 25 forum pages from one site to the other is....no worries i'll be updating this thread slowly but surely.

                  abudi
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                    (12-27-2010 09:22 AM)canadian_red_maple_leaf Wrote:  
                    (12-27-2010 09:01 AM)Tnfastbk Wrote:  google offers many translators where you can do the complete post at once. If this helps

                    http://babelfish.yahoo.com/

                    http://www.translation.langenberg.com/

                    translation is not the problem but moving around 25 forum pages from one site to the other is....no worries i'll be updating this thread slowly but surely.

                    abudi

                    rofl understand
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                      RE: my 351 Boss restoration

                      Awesome post that is one hell of a restoration job goodjob
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