Well I'm pulling the engine this weekend to drop off at the machine shop.
The owner has done alot of work for friends so I know he will give me good advise on how to rebuild. Then I will know whats under the hood. When I get it back, what color do most paint the block, intake and other bolt on parts. It came with chrome v/covers and open chrome air filter. Not looking for WoW but want more then stock.
It's too bad about your engine
but once you get it rebuilt you won't have to worry about it again. When I did mine I put a performer intake,slightly bigger cam, headers,600cfm carb. Made a big difference (351 2v) MB
originally the engine would of been all blue including the valve covers and intake, just the carb and exhaust headers would of been natural colored.
When you go through the engine do yourself a favor and degree the cam whether you re-use the existing one or replace it. When we went through mine we found the aftermarket RV cam the PO installed was WAY advanced with the new timing set. We installed the cam +2* and it degreed @ +11* - as a result we had to retard the cam 6* to get the +4* we were looking for.
Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.
When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.
Sweet looking motor 72fastback!
My current Mustangs 2012 Shelby GT500 & 1972 Mustang Grandé 351C