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Tim's 1973 Mach 1 rebuild thread
#41
Thank you very much!

Concerning the "heat resistant satin black lacquer" I bought one from the automotive section of a DIY market. It is nothing other than engine paint out of a rattle can as you can buy it everywhere. I think it is a "no name"-brand from Germany so it will be not useful for you but if you want I can check the rattle can.

But first I used an adhesion agent for plastic parts directly on the surface of the fan shroud. It was also one from the automotive section of the DIY market. After a short period of time for drying I applied one thin layer of the heat resistant lacquer and one wet.

It came out like you can see on the photos with a nice black satin look.

Hope that helped!

Tim

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly Angel
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#42
Just wanted to add for clarification that lacquer in this case does not mean necessarily mean lacquer as a type of paint.
In German (and in lux.) we call every type of paint lacquer no matter if it is actually nitrocellulose or polyester, enamel or water based or whatever.

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#43
luxstang;234454 Wrote:Just wanted to add for clarification that lacquer in this case does not mean necessarily mean lacquer as a type of paint.
In German (and in lux.) we call every type of paint lacquer no matter if it is actually nitrocellulose or polyester, enamel or water based or whatever.

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Thank you Mike for clarification thumb

Tim

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#44
Time goes by in big steps - especially if you have to restore a car...

In the meanwhile I was not twiddling my thumbs but there were holidays with my wife and much work with my daily business so it went slower than thought but that's always the same thing as you all know, too...

Here are my updates on the built:

After rebuilding my power steering pump I did the original 70 amp generator. It was automatically built in when you orderend the rear window defroster. And the rear window defroster was a part of the T5-package, when you ordered a car for Germany - it is very cold, wet and dark in the black forest Wink

Parts

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First I cleaned the housing

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Fit in the new bearing

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Cleaning the coil

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Drive out the back bearing

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Fit in the new one

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Changing the brushes and the messed up connector

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Assembled and painted with a light coat VHT engine enamel

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With new pulley and fan

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Then it was time to reassemble the whole engine compartment - first the cooling package Wink

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Power steering pump - even restored the original cooler on top of it - every gill!

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Here completed with the alternator

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One day I could not resist my old passion for BMW - a very good offer resulted in a buy of a very well kept BMW 335i from 1988 with 5-speed manual and some factory M-package-supplies - a real eye candy and coming collectors piece!

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But back to the Mustang Big Grin

I fitted the ram air setup and began to rewire all the wiring harness in the engine bay - they didn't look as good as the engine bay now so it was a no-brainer...

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I used normal electric isolation tape from Tesa - looks perfect!

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Then I reassembled the whole alternator harness

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Finished generally speaking

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The original battery tray was too bad underrusted so I decided to buy and paint a new repro one - not a bad idea, very good quality!

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More progress with more tubes Big Grin

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It was now ready to get off, the little rascal - but! I reminded some really important for me and searched for a little box with some NOS parts - I had in mind that there was at least one broken valve rocker arm oil baffle and I bought some NOS - tadaaaaaaaaaa thumb

In the end I checked all and there where two broken - each on one leg

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Check thumb

Now it was time to get ready for rumble and let the whole thing fired up whistling

This was friday two weeks before from now - I slept bad and was very nervous. Would all have been right I tightened togehter the last half year - would there have been no leaks? Oh man... Shootself

First my best friend Oli and I pumped some oil in this big Clevo

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Then turned the key, the engine turned too and... nothing! Ok, it was a long way for the gas to go to the carb and the last half year it had enough chance to dry out like the Kalahari desert... I had all triple-checked before so this engine must run!

We put some gas directly in the carb AND...

F I R E banana


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Runs and sounds good - first stage done thumb

Tim

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#45
Tim your doing an incredible job! Thanks for posting your project.

- Mike
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#46
Mike, thank you for the kind words! Glad, you appreciate it!

At the moment I load up the video from the engine start up - takes some time...

After the succesfull start-up of the engine I followed stripping the car. At these point many thanks to 72HCODE - his tutorial made the removal of my roof line drip rails happen - without destroying anything!

A little bit of light surface rust but otherwise it is all good. Happy to see some gold again Wink Look at the leftovers from the original vinyl roof...

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Stripping the doors I fell over the next problem: the window brackets! With them mounted it is impossible to remove the side windows! But they are mounted with some kind of rivets to the glass and I tried many HOURS to loosen them - without success Angry So I had to the only way which was left: (abrasive) cutting with a little tool named "Dremel" - it is some kind of a multi tool with billions of different attachments. In 10 minutes they were all gone last night and the window could leave the doors - for gods sake! What a bad design, Ford-guys, really... Undecided Never thought of someone who are willing to change out a broken window?!?!?!?

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Finally empty and tons lighter Big Grin

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The next steps will be to remove the doors, mask the car and begin with sanding - keep you up to dated thumb

Tim

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#47
Coolphotos and goodjob

please keep posting. thumb
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#48
Tim, you're killing me! I love how meticulously you address and solve one problem after the next.
Great job!! Respect!

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Mike

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#49
Thank you very much for the compliments Eddy and Mike!

I will give you a little update from yesterday later... Wink

Tim

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#50
It's the tiny things that make it happen Big Grin

Yesterday evening I removed the doors anyway and hey: they aren't as heavy as I thought Wink

Here are some pictures - the last pictures from the inside for a long time before masking the whole car and beginning with sanding - enjoy thumb

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Some pictures of the engine bay - it will masked totally too! Excuse me for the aftermarket oil dip stick - I have an original on already there but I must check the optimal oil level first with this one because of the 7 qts pan...

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The color of my new paint matches the original Gold Glow very good - not absolutely perfect but nearly as you can see. I don't like Audi so much but this color is cool Wink

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Tim

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