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Engine & Restoration
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I am new to the form and happy to be here. I am in the process of restoring a 73 convertible. I rebuilt the transmission and engine 5 years ago and stop the project. The car has not been started in 5 years what should I due before I try to start. I am also getting body work done; next step a house of kolor candy paint. What’s a good price for an engine shop to pull the engine & reinstall; so I can have my restoration guy paint the fire wall.


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#2
Hi Frank -

I moved your post to the Introductions so you could get more exposure to your questions.

Glad to have you here! First, how did you remove your engine when you first rebuilt it. Did you do it yourself, or have a shop do it? You might want to get it running first, and then, if everything is running great and you don't need to do anything to the motor, then you could decide if you want to pull it just to paint the fire wall.

Another pic or two of the area you want to repaint may be helpful as well.

Again, welcome to the site!

Doc

Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
#3
welcome

I'd drain & flush the old gas out of the carb & gas tank, put on a new fuel filter add some fresh fuel and give it a whirl.

Ps. The new fuel filter is very important. No telling how much rust developed in the gas tank...very common. You know the saying an ounce of prevention...

Good luck with it.

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
#4
Hey Frank,

Thanks for stopping in. Glad to see you want to get back at it. Good advice to follow.
#5
welcome to the forum

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Ken

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int


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#6
Welcome Frank. I'm far from what you'd call "knowledgeable" (Big Grin) but I'd turn the engine over with a bar before you crank it, to get the rings and everything oiled up. Don't want to burn anything up on an otherwise good rebuild!

Steve



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#7
sm3570;22201 Wrote:Welcome Frank. I'm far from what you'd call "knowledgeable" (Big Grin) but I'd turn the engine over with a bar before you crank it, to get the rings and everything oiled up. Don't want to burn anything up on an otherwise good rebuild!

Yeah, Good point Steve. Maybe add a bit of marvel mystery oil through each spark plug hole for good measure.

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
#8
Welcome to the site! Glad to have you aboard and you definitely came to the right place! There are some knowledgeable folks around here that won't steer you wrong!

welcome

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1971 Mach 1 - 306cid/C4 Bright Yellow
"Just relax, I've got a friend named Felix who can fix anything!" ~James Bond
#9
Welcome to the group. Glad to see you back to your project. Tis the season for the verts to comeout and play.

Alan L

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Alan L
#10
Welcome to the site! Glad to see another 73 vert being saved from the crusher! I agree with the recommendations above and it is important to remove the plugs first and use the Marvel Mystery Oil or spray WD 40 into each piston to coat the walls before turning the engine over. Not sure what an engine removal and reinstall would cost. Keep the pictures coming.



Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06


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