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Motivation gone
Im in need of suggestions , hints and tricks on how some of you guys or gals get motivated again to work on your projects.

This past few months have been very difficult because I was being pushed so hard to get the Mustang off the frame Jig. I spent a lot of time on it , any extra time I could spare during a very busy time of year. I got a tremendous amount of work done. Its great I got so much done, but now I feel burnt out.

I had a couple days off this past week that I was planning on spending on it but I just couldn't bring myself to touch it. Its off the frame Jig and on the rotisseri so the push is over. I feel like I've hit a wall.

See my thread for more detailed info on the project


Any ways you get yourself motivated would be appreciated.


Just read through the thread on what you've done so far. All I can say is "Wow!" You've accomplished a lot, so far.

Burn out happens on projects - been there, done that. I'd say take a month off, refresh, relight the fire, and then get back to it. I was getting so burned out on my truck, until I wound up with a deadline to get it to the body and paint guy, which lit a fire under me. Now it's been gone for a while, and I'm chomping at the bit to get it back so I can finish it up.

This isn't a TV show. The deadlines aren't carved in stone. Unless you are going to lose the rotisserie, take some time. Chill out for a while and then get back to work on it.

Good luck.

Rusty, a 1973 Mach 1, needs a lot of work.
Billy, a 1976 Ford Bronco, also needs a lot of work.
El Guapo, a 1986 F150, frame-off Resto-Mod.
Bubba, my 1994 F150, daily driver
Formerly, a 1973 Ford Mustang Coupe - a work in progress, then a car-b-qued banana.
I am feeling the same right now too. I have just kept hitting walls with trying to get my motor running and then getting it to run right. A couple of days away from the project and you'll feel better and be ready to tackle it again. Just keep thinking what it will be like when you get it in the road again.

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,
C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

Some Mod pictures can be seen at:

Go and look a car like yours that is complete...touch it, sit in it...drive it if you can.

Your mojo will magically return to you.
Kit Sullivan;171005 Wrote:Go and look a car like yours that is complete...touch it, sit in it...drive it if you can.

Your mojo will magically return to you.

+1 - What Kit said!

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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What Kit said for sure.
Hyena429 has some wild sounding white coffee if the ride don't work.

He has all the vices I admire and none of the virtues I despise
I don't know how I keep motivated. When I did my Jeep build I took almost an entire month of off work but I wanted it to be ready for a trip to Ouray Colorado. Deadlines are great motivators.

You might go to a local car show. Doesn't even have to be a 'mustang' show.

73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

Pics of modifications included in:
Thank you for your suggestions and your replies they are appreciated.
I have the same problem and probably worse than most. Work and medical issues slow me down more than I expected. But I know in the end she will get done as long as I keep taking little steps. Today I blasted and painted some brackets and dash trim. I needed to finish fitting the drivers side floor but did not have the energy.

Rick, not Rich or Dick or Richard
Go Time;171023 Wrote:Thank you for your suggestions and your replies they are appreciated.

I know sometimes I get a little side-tracked and seem to not focus on the Mustang as much as I used to.
I bought a new motorcycle in '11, and that has taken a lot of my time and interest. Did a 200+ mile ride today with the wife to Daytona for the last day of "Bike Week", and did a little biker's pub-crawl on the way home. We don't actually get to hang out much together anymore...you know, kids, work, the usual bullshit.
My "Starsky & Hutch" Torino project is moving along nicely but demands a lot of attention too. And it seems like I'm always finding new doo-dads and gee-gaws to add to my truck.
I met Mike of "mike429cj" on this forum and have spent a lot if time communicating with him about his new-to-him, pristine 71 429 mach as well as my had-it-forever, not-so-pristine 71 429 mach...as well as a bunch of other stuff.
He's a nice guy and his gleeful enthusiasm for his new 7-liter beast has reawakened my Mustang-mojo. I'm into it full-time again now...bought about $3000 in new parts for it the last few weeks. On my next 3-day weekend I'm taking it to one of my shops and tear into it. Its fun anticipating a new project!
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