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Tim's 1973 Mach 1 rebuild thread
#11
Wow, I can't believe I missed your thread in the past. What an outstanding documentation, both in pictures and write-up. You've done some great work!

I'm looking forward to hearing more about your build. goodjob

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
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#12
73vertproject;214712 Wrote:Wow, I can't believe I missed your thread in the past. What an outstanding documentation, both in pictures and write-up. You've done some great work!

I'm looking forward to hearing more about your build. goodjob


Hey Doc,

thank you very much - your words are making me happy!

These days I will update soon - weekend is coming Wink

Tim

Tim

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly Angel
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#13
Weekend is now over again Confused But I was hardworking Wink

This time I had to clean the heads including the valves and changing to the specific COMP cam valve springs. Since the heads were less than a year ago already down and have been overhauled including the valve seats this time it seems to be not a big act. Interestingly though what they look like after one year of burning fuel... They seem to have worked very well last months Cool

But from the beginning! Here is one of the heads, still together, so to speak, "as just taken off" - looking at the valves the engine seems to raced very well - the far right is an inlet valve which only reason to be so oily black is because it has been sprayed with WD40 in preparation to cleaning before I remembered that I wanted to take a picture ...

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The last burrs (most of them has been already ground off last year) grinding away to optimize flow - before:
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during:
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after:
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Now, the "old" boss springs which I had used last year, came out again - compared to the new ones next to it:
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Then removed the gasket material and other muck with the grindstone and now the valves out:
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Here they are - nice cleaned and ready for further use - still looking great and they had only barely covering:
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In there again - nice lubricated. Valve seat was great and the valve clearance was still acceptable
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The new 3-part valve springs in their new location - what a sight - they are matching the original exterior color gold glow Big Grin
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Man, am I curious to see how it runs, the beast Big GrinBig GrinBig Grin


Tim

Tim

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly Angel
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#14
Looking very nice Tim, What's the lift on the cam going to be?

-john
(jbojo)
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:

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#15
jbojo;215468 Wrote:Looking very nice Tim, What's the lift on the cam going to be?

Thank you very much, Jbojo Smile

The lift will be 0.562 / 0.565 intakte/exhaust...

That's the beast, an Xtreme Energy 274H:

http://www.compcams.com/Company/CC/cam-specs/Details.aspx?csid=848&sb=2

It delivers a good power band for my Cleve - have 3.55 gears on a 4-speed top-loader instead of an auto so I think that thing will do Big Grin

Tim

Tim

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly Angel
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#16
Now it is time for some news again!

For me it was Easter earlier - got some goodies from Don from Ohio Mustang Big Grin

I have to thank Don for his excellent service, speed and perfect packacking again so all the parts came fast and in one piece thumb

Thanks, Don!

Now let's the pictures speak for itself:

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The ram air system is awesome quality - why buy an original one if you have not a ripped original Boss or something like that... Don have not promised too much!

Tim

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly Angel
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#17
After a serious gastrointestinal infection the last 2-3 weeks I did not come across to what I have planned ... Nevertheless it went a little further - here are the preliminary results:

Got my engine compartment completely eliminated:

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Here, a few small spots which are looking not so nice. But they looked worse than it was - cut them out and made some small sheets...

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Back in the trunk there was apparently some water there in the past - classic weak point ... What did the previous owner? Bonds everything with silicone to seal and clean! Unfortunately, not so good result a few years later...

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But here, too: after grinding the whole I put a few weld spots there and the switzerland-cheese-look was over! After that there must be some nice and smooth brushing - pictures of this next time here...

The passenger side fender showed an inadequate attempt of repairing some rust spots by aluminum foil and bondo. But this was only a visual win back in the days - the results of this can be seen here:

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Short work:

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Some nice and smooth brushing in the future then it will hold likely longer than the rest ...


By disassembling I also saw that I seem to have taken apart some of the winter supply of a squirrel - sorry for that, little Scrat ...

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On the motor it went a little further:

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Here are the results of the last few days - I have decided to make the engine ready and tadaaa, he's done Big Grin

First, I stripped the original valve covers, dedented (if possible) and cleaned - a lot of work that was worth it!

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Then the whole on the engine and taping:

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Finished!

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Now we had to continue with the less enjoyable work - grind, grind and grind again the engine bay...

After Don's supply I could not wait a long time and had to paint something - comes out hot on the parts this color - VHT SP761 - Concourse Ford Blue - fits perfect! Here again in close-up for dreaming Big Grin

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The decals for the 351C 4V and the Cobra Jet - air filter lids unfortunately don't really fit on the ram air's lid. If a 351C 2V-Decal could fit as only was standard on Mustangs from 72 1/2 and 73 I cannot say because I do not have one. The decals appear to be suitable only for the normal air filter lid. Or the Ram Air is modeled after 71er system that might have a different radius.

Anyway - after only a brief disappointment there was only one way out:

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Fits and definitely looks cool! Not quite 73-compliant but who is interested in that ...!?! I am not - if you have a specific goal sometimes you have to make compromises Big Grin

The slightly less beautiful part of the last days was the grinding of the engine bay - what a grind ... A few cleaning fleece discs further I am now through the woods. A few details, some rust converter and then a layer Brantho-Korrux anti rust primer before the semi-gloss black gains the upper hand. It takes maybe... But I'm even more excited when finally the newly overhauled engine could move in and everything will be taped to turn to the outer body!

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Cheers,

Tim

Tim

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly Angel
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#18
Tim,
Nice to see all the work you've done on your car! Im almost on my second year of my resto so I know how much effort you've put in.
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#19
Wow, Tim! You really mean business here! Respect!

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Mike

"If I were you...... I´d rather be me."  Tongue

Check out my video:
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#20
Wow, really good progress Tim!!!

-john
(jbojo)
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:

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