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Have started the long job of cleaning the 73 Mach 1
#21
David car looks great in the daylight, let me know if I can help with the positive cable scavenger hunt.

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runninpony 
Great looking car David, about time it sees the time of light, just needs a good cleaning LOL!

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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#23
"Looks great, to bad you have to pull motor and transmission out. I know you have a bad back. Wish I could help you with cleaning up your car. Would be a great learning experience. Good luck with the cleanup!

run_horse Run Horse Run!
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#24
Managed to get into the garage. could not find my snatch pulley and took some rigging to pull it in.
So after lunch I tore the front suspension off and will put some in molasses tank and replace some.
The original exhaust system has one hole in one pipe that I have seen so far. I had never looked up the exhaust tips but looks like baffles inside pipes near the exit.
Will pull the rear out tomorrow those bolts in the leaf springs will be a bear for sure.
Some pics of underside. Car was undercoated by Ford dealer day it arrived so protected it while sitting so long.
All of the markings are gone due to surface rust. Not going to be showing the car so not going to worry about them.
You can see the helper springs I put around the rear shocks to make the car not squat in the rear. I think I put them on second week I had it. They all sat low in the rear for some reason.
BTW I also drained the engine oil. Nothing in there but oil so no water issue. Without heat cycles there is no way for water to get inside a closed engine. Yes if it goes from hot to cold it will that is why you need a PCV valve. If you keep an air cleaner on the engine not much of a way for water to get inside.
Now got go buy a bore scope. Thought Harbor Freight had them but they say no. Will use one time and done so do not need expensive one.


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When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
Tongue
David
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#25
your going yo completely restore this car just trying to clean it. Looking good so far.

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#26
OK my neck was killing me Friday so I just pulled the aluminum strip off the roof on the 3/4 vinyl roof. You start in the middle and pry up with a plastic trim tool and work the either side. The last clip in crimped into the trim so DO NOT pry it off. Slide it to the side of the car and will come right off. The short end pieces are crimped onto the long sections.
So I soaked with over cleaner and fine steel wool twice. Went to do some buffing but still has too much anodizing on it will have to go back to oven cleaner.
The thin strips will grab on the buffer if you do not follow some rules. Always buff going length wise to the part. Never have an open end facing up when buffing. Always have the wheel going off the open end. Never do open edges wheel will grab and ruin your part before you can blink an eye.
I also pulled the front seats out and the console. They had never been out and I got one of the Cougar wire harness on the console. They had a light in the ash try that most Mustangs did not get. They were probably trying to use up Cougar stock where they could. Nice mouse nest under the console also. I am sure I will find several.
I have been running ozone generator in the car which will eventually remove all odors.
So on Saturday I pulled the hood locks off and cleaned and detailed them and bagged them to install. I also took the grill out and pulled the front fenders off. I was surprised that there were no leaves behind the fenders. No rust in the rocker boxes up front.
Will get some help and remove the hood next and then the transmission out the bottom and engine out the top. Then can do some serious detail cleaning. I have one of those inside the home steam cleaners I am going to give a try.
Got to get my list of parts to NPD and keep the ball rolling.
Will have to get another Torx driver the size for the seat belts so I can get the carpet out and see if I am lucky to find the build sheet. I broke 4 of them tearing down a parts car and never did get three of them out. Friend even loaned me his Snap On broke easier than the Lowe's ones did.
Some pics with notes about buffing and pics of tear down.
I did nothing today went with friend that has kennel. She is getting some goats to add to her little farm, lol. So she got some special dog that gets huge that protects cattle and goats, lol. I forget the breed long white hair and huge head, just 9 week old pup. We have lots of coyotes here and they will kill you goats.

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NEVER BUFF TO AN OPEN END LIKE THIS. 
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ALWAYS HAVE THE OPEN END POINTING IN THE DIRECTION OF ROTATION.
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DO NOT BUFF TO AN OPEN EDGE WHEEL WILL GRAB THE EDGE AND BOOM TRASHED PART.
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GO LENGTH WISE OF THE PART AND IT WILL NEVER GRAB.

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TOWARD THE MIDDLE OF THE BRACKET WHERE IT IS ON THE RADIATOR SUPPORT IS A PIECE OF MASKING TAPE. I SUSPECT THAT IS WHERE ONE OF THE BUILD SHEETS WAS TAPED. THERE WERE SEVERAL AND SOMETIMES NONE MADE THEIR WAY INTO THE CAR.
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When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
Tongue
David
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#27
I think I remember you saying you live in North Carolina, by seeing all the rust underneath they must use straight salt to treat the roads in the winter time. How many miles did you say were on this car? I know you have probably said it before but I missed it. My car was like that also but it was driven many miles (who knows where) and apparently kept outside it whole life. Good luck, you have a monumental task ahead, especially with a dead line looming.
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#28
Never drove it in salt. I always had several cars and motor cycle. It sat in an open pole barn on 4 flat tires since 1982 on dirt. We had 100" of rain here last year. All the suspension rusts like crazy. No rust on any body panels at all. Most of the suspension stuff had no or little paint on it so no protection means rust.
It is not going to be a show car and not ever going to try make it that. I will not ever go to MCA shows again. It is just a survivor with 12,200 miles one owner and I ordered it not the dealer so I got everything but the block heater and somehow missed that.
It is going to be sitting in a museum with hood and trunk open and nobody going to be under the car. Just going to make it safe to move around and will probably never see the open road again. It may be donated to the museum never know. What am I going to do with it when I am dead, lol.


When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
Tongue
David
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#29
Truth is...Coyotes eating Goats, our Mustangs eating Goats and Hemis!
Just the other day saw a 2018 GT 40 whooped a Hellcat all day long!  thumb

71-73 Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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#30
Hey I’m confused too, why not just give it to someone who doesn’t have a vert, like me! Lol

run_horse Run Horse Run!
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