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1971 Grandé Concourse Restoration
#11
On the plus side the 71-72 mounts are readily available unlike the 1 year only 73 mounts. Would have been a dangerous situation.

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#12
Nice! That's the easiest and best way to get the engine compartment taken care of. If you're cleaning or replacing your brake lines, fuel lines, etc., make sure to do it all before dropping the engine back in - it'll go a LOT smoother without that big chunk in the way of everything. thumb

Eric

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#13
Mister 4x4;280446 Wrote:Nice! That's the easiest and best way to get the engine compartment taken care of. If you're cleaning or replacing your brake lines, fuel lines, etc., make sure to do it all before dropping the engine back in - it'll go a LOT smoother without that big chunk in the way of everything. thumb

HaHa That job didn't even cross my mind. Now i got make the decision to do or not to do. As i am going concourse it will need to be right. I will see if i can get em clean before i make a final decision.Chin

Steve
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#14
All the parts that get changed out for new will be kept as a reference

Steve
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#15
The engine is now stripped out. The previous owner/s had the crankshaft ground 10 thousand and rods ground 40 thousand. All bores are smooth with no scoring. I have ordered all new bearings including camshaft bearings. Also ordered a full engine gasket/seal set. New timing chain, gears and gaskets have arrived. Should be back in one piece by the end of the month with the engine and engine bay painted.

Steve
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#16
Wow. That's fast. Congrats. Cant wait to see pics of the cleaned up and painted engine bay and freshly painted engine!

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#17
Big Grin All my parts have finally arrived from the U.S. I was very impressed with the belts and hoses i ordered from Marti Autoworks. Now the engine will go back together over the next 10 days.
Big Grin The sprayer has nearly finished taking the engine bay back to bare metal. He has gone back as far as the crossmember where the gearbox mounting sits.
Apologies for no pics. I will post the picture process when the engine bay is finished

The one thing which i have discovered which has confounded me; The primer on the body is a red oxide but there is no primer inside the engine bay Huh Then after removing the 1" remnant of the heater hose at the firewall i found the hose wrapped in thick steel. So it seems Ford cut corners on paint( i also found the paint on inside of doors was very very thin) and go overkill on heater hoses Huh

Steve
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#18
The engine compartment was shot in semi-gloss black from the top and down under the firewall into the torque box area as far as the painter felt like stretching. Usually not very far doing a couple hundred cars a day. I would recommend you paint the underside slop gray up to about the middle of the firewall and then paint the engine bay black over that. Not sure what steel you are referring to on the heater hose? Was it the clamps from the heater core or are you saying the firewall? The interior doors would have been thin on paint. The focus was the exterior and the doors were lightly shot just to get some color on them. Please remember these were guys building hundreds of cars a day. They didn't care how long the car lasted their focus was the 60 seconds the car was in front of them. Your attention in this restoration will probably go well above how it left the factory.

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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#19
Sounds like great work! Pics will help! Smile

Looking forward to seeing them!

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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bkdunha;282611 Wrote:Not sure what steel you are referring to on the heater hose? Was it the clamps from the heater core or are you saying the firewall?
One of those hose remnants in the picture(on the left) has a inner rubber wrapped with metal wire mesh then a outer rubber covering


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