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My 71 Build
#11
All the reason to keep moving on this one. Sorry for your loss.

- Mike
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#12
I am sorry for the loss of your brother! 

It is great to see you carry on the legacy and you are working on his car, that is now yours. 

It sounds very strong! Keep the things going and enjoy it as much as you can  thumb

Tim

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly Angel
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#13
Thanks everyone again for your condolences, - Moving on.


April of 17

During this time I was taking notes on the things that needed to get done.  On the cosmetic and body side of the list was all new interior, repair battery apron, repair or replace cowl,  patch trunk floor, fix rusted area around hood latch bar, new rear bumper, repair or replace heater box, and standard body work and paint.  On the mechanical side was brakes, rear trans seal, rear end yoke seal, fix or replace smashed headers, replace heater core, and pull the radiator and have it cleaned.

I figured I would start with the battery tray and apron.  The battery tray  was missing all together and had a piece of 1 x 6 board as the tray with a bungy cord hold down.  The apron was ate out below it.  I ordered a new tray with support and hold down.  I cut out the bad area and made a temporary patch for the time being.  I will replace the apron at a later date.  Sorry but I don't have a picture of the patch.  I lost about 4 months worth of pictures somehow.  Was having a issue with my computer and it decided to erase several folders for some reason.

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Ate out apron



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Battery tray and hold down from company X.   Angel


Took the car out for a spin and the power steering started getting hard.  Checked the fluid and the belt and both were okay.    Over the next few days it would come and go so I figured the pump was going.  The pump had a tag on it and appeared to be a replacement unit.  

I ordered a rebuild pump only from NAPA and got it the next day.  I pulled the old pump and found out that the pulley has been welded at the center of the hub and there was no flange for the puller to grip onto.  Had to cut the pulley off.  I checked around and found a used one on ebay for $45.  A little rusty but I would clean up and paint.

Got the new used pulley about a week later and put the pump back on the car.  Hmmm - got a whine in it.  WT#$@*!  Tried everything I could think of to make sure I had all the air out of the  system.  No luck.  Pull the pump back off and disassembled it and took back to NAPA and got another replacement.  This one took a couples of days to get.  Got it put in and all went well this time.  

Time to relax and take a drive.

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Pump before rebuild.

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Used pulley I got from ebay.

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Picture of pump from NAPA.


More to come.

Kilgon


"The only dumb question is the one not asked"
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#14
Going to jump ahead in my journal of rebuilding my 71 but just got these over the weekend from the shop that's painting the car.  Got to say I'm excited.


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Kilgon


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#15
Wow, that are some beautiful pictures  Coolphotos

Congrats

Tim

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly Angel
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#16
It is tough for sure when you loose a family member. You will always have his memory for sure.  
The car not being a Mach 1 is not a big thing. People think the Mach 1 package was a big performance thing, NOT. It was a appearance package or smoke and mirrors Ford thing.
The only think the Mach 1 package got you that you could not get on another model was the name Mach 1, The plastic runner in the front carpet, the rear honey comb tail light panel and the Mach 1 sports interior option if it was ordered with it. 
The base Mach 1 was nothing in the way of performance. You had to add options to go faster that could be added to any model. You even got the Mach 1 grill if you got the Decor Group. 
99.9% of the people that see the car will not know the difference for sure. It is your car do it like you want for sure.


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David
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#17
Looks great!
Is it 2B Bright Red and did you clear coat it or just single stage top coat?
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#18
(11-11-2019, 08:45 PM)OzCoupe72 Wrote: Looks great!
Is it 2B Bright Red and did you clear coat it or just single stage top coat?
 
Color code is 3 which is bright red for the 71's.  It is 2 stage base coat and clear over it.  

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Base coat

Kilgon


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#19
That's a big jump ahead! Looks awesome!

- Mike
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#20
(11-11-2019, 12:50 PM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: It is tough for sure when you loose a family member. You will always have his memory for sure.  
The car not being a Mach 1 is not a big thing. People think the Mach 1 package was a big performance thing, NOT. It was a appearance package or smoke and mirrors Ford thing.
The only think the Mach 1 package got you that you could not get on another model was the name Mach 1, The plastic runner in the front carpet, the rear honey comb tail light panel and the Mach 1 sports interior option if it was ordered with it. 
The base Mach 1 was nothing in the way of performance. You had to add options to go faster that could be added to any model. You even got the Mach 1 grill if you got the Decor Group. 
99.9% of the people that see the car will not know the difference for sure. It is your car do it like you want for sure.

Thanks for the input Dave.  I agree with what you say but there is still that "attention getter" when you hear Mach1.  It is the perception that Ford led people to believe that it was special.  My brother would emphasize "Mach1" as if it was a great honor and privilege to own one. lol.   Right now as it sits about the only thing missing from the mach1 package is the hood locks as far as I can know.  Everything I have ordered for the interior was the deluxe for the mach 1.   The car already had the honey comb tail panel and the front bumper was also changed out.  Might be missing a few things yet but as I come across them I will convert over. Hopefully when I'm done the only way you will be able to tell it's not a mach1 will be by the vin.

Kilgon


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