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Mach1Mark's '65 coupe restomod

Discussion in 'Member's Build Threads' started by Mach1Mark, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    My boy is headed home for the holidays and tells me he wants a ride in the car. So it looks like it'll be on the road this Christmas. So I think I beat Mark. I hope.

    Good decision, Mark. Keeps your project moving forward at a better pace.
     
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  2. kb3

    kb3 Well-Known Member

    without pictures, it never happened.....
     
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  3. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    Well . . . when did Terry say he would be operational?

    Today Im shopping for a battery.
     
  4. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Don’t worry, Terry will still be working on his car when the 2018 Power Tour starts.
     
  5. kb3

    kb3 Well-Known Member

    fixed it for you, it appears you had a typo!
     
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  6. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    A real project car is NEVER done.
     
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  7. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Maybe never done but it can be driveable!
     
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  8. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    Purchased a new Motorcraft battery P/N BXT-24FA. 700 CCA. I discovered I need to remove my radiator overflow tank to get the battery in the tray.
     
  9. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    Last weekend I finished the battery install including the remove & replace of the overflow tank. I removed the built-in handle on the battery for a cleaner look. Kept it intact in case it is needed at a later date.

    Today, I worked on installing the rear wiring harness and the fuel pump relay wiring. Had to remove the interior trim panel to access the area under/behind the quarter window guide. Fed the three (3) 12 ga fuel pump wires forward and the five (5) accessory wires rearward through the the plastic conduit and installed a hold-down clip.
     

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  10. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    That inertia switch/relay combo looks slick. Whats it out of? Is the relay for the fuel pump?
     
  11. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    It fits a number of late model Fords, found it on ebay. Came with short wiring harness.
     
  12. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    Today I began filling the master cylinder and brake system with DOT 5 brake fluid. Going to push it to the rear brakes first tomorrow. Also continued to install the trunk wiring harness.
     
  13. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    DOT 5 or DOT 5.1? 5 is silicone based and not recommended by just about anybody. Lots of potential issues and almost no advantages. Please clarify, Mark.
     
  14. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    Hmmm . . . never heard of DOT 5.1 nor any negative reviews of DOT 5. I used DOT 5 when I raced my coupe. Its got a higher boiling point, doesn't absorb moisture from the air (hence slowing system corrosion) and doesn't ruin paint when in contact.

    A quick search results:
    http://www.epicbleedsolutions.com/resources/faq/difference-between-dot4-and-dot51-brake-fluid/
     
  15. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    I bleed the brakes 4-6 times a year. Never had a problem with paint. Always use DOT 4 for track purposes. Never boils.
     
  16. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

  17. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    Yesterday while bleeding the brake system I discovered I have a leak at the proportioning valve. Will elevate the car and attempt to tighten/repair the connection from underneath. More than a little frustrated but not really unexpected.
     
  18. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    I feel ya. My custom brake line work is what cost me the tour this year. Beyond frustrating when something simple like that bites you. Took a while to sort mine out. Hope yours is an easy fix.
     
  19. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Yeah, THAT’S what did it.

     
  20. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    The negatives I have read about relate to DOT 5 aerating easily, causing a soft pedal and it causing rubber seals to swell and fail in systems/components not designed to use a silicone fluid. That was enough for me to take a pass. Regular old fluid had never caused me issue anyway. My ability to distinguish between standard and AN fittings when hastily putting stuff together, that one bit me. o_O
     

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