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"Phoenix" 65 Coupe to FB

Discussion in 'Member's Build Threads' started by JRANGER, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    5000 watts is about 20 amps. That's a big breaker. It's fine just keep an eye on things. Feel the wire after it's run a bit and see how warm it's getting.

    JRANGER Active Member

    True is actually has 3 modes. 3000/4000/5000. So hopefully it works well enough on the lower power.

    JRANGER Active Member

    i installed my heater in the garage and it works enough to make the garage workable. Also got the door allined but my striker is too low. So its soaking in some wd40. Hopefully i can get it loose
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  4. Mach1 Driver

    Mach1 Driver Active Member

    Hey that brings up a question: what do you guys use to loosen those gigantic phillips screws on the striker? There is no tool I can find that comes close to that size- what works?
  5. kb3

    kb3 Well-Known Member


    JRANGER Active Member

    Wd40 did the trick and i had a decent tip phillips.

    However now problem is the bottom is sitting in. Ive pulled the door all the eaybout at the hinge. Guess i need to try to push it in all the way at this point

  7. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Have you tried to adjust the striker out a bit?

    JRANGER Active Member

    Its up and out as far as it will go
  9. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    The rubber seal is going to move it out if it’s not on yet.

    JRANGER Active Member

    Did some work today, finally got my 351w on the engine stand and started disassembly before getting irritated by missing sockets and then not being able to break free the head bolts. Then used my 4 way lug wrench as a cheater bar'

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    Taped on my door weather stripping and now the bottom sits flush buttttt now the topd out and its all out of whack so back to adjustments.

    Worked on the front fitment more and ended up doing alot of shaving on the front top to get it to fit better.
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    JRANGER Active Member

    Found the block casting. Looks to be a D2AE-6015-BA-9 1972 Full Size Engine Block Assembly.with 6 bolt valve cover which means its a 351W just like Art told me. Heads are D0OE-C which apparently were pretty good back in the day ....Guess this use to be a pretty solid engine

    Gotta do some more research so i know what to label as i disassemble.
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  12. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    There is very little that you will reuse in the rebuild. Virtually every bolt needs to be replaced with new. Most important thing is to keep the rods and their caps together. Order isn't really important as if you are to re-use them they need to be reworked/checked by a machinist to make each identical in weight etc. IF for some reason you plan to re-use the cam and/or lifters you MUST keep them in order. Mixing them up will guarantee a wiped cam.
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  13. tlmartin84

    tlmartin84 New Member


    Cab you try to describe this stuff, from start to finish as compared to normal body filler?

    Is it smooth when mixed to spread, or is gooey?
    Any pinholes?
    How is it when it "kicks", fast, slow?
    How about after its hard, does it break into easily like regular filler?

    IT's 50/50 on this stuff, some guys swear by it, some say it is a joke..........I am debating on using around my door edges, not sure if I should or if I should go with the Duraglass instead.

    JRANGER Active Member

    Here a video i watched before hand that describes it pretty well..
    It different, thicker and spreads really well. I let it sit for a day and then sanded it. It sands pretty good and on a bigger area i had good success with it. Like you said mixed reviewers and people say not to use it in areas that flex a lot.

    JRANGER Active Member

    Have the engine further disassembled. Still got a bit to go then im gonna clean it up and get it ready for the machine shop to hopefully just clean and hone it.
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    I did some more fitting on the front and im getting closer to be ready to start body work.

    I also used cardboard and tape off the taillight housing for the 69 cougar light. After a bit of thought i wanted to get a taillight panel for a 69 cougar to weld in but they are hard to find and expensive as hell. So im going to make fiberglass ones that way i can use the factory sealing to make them air tight. We will see how that goes
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  16. tlmartin84

    tlmartin84 New Member



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    JRANGER Active Member

    Well sometimes laziness pays off. I spent hours fitting the unisteer r&p today. Gribding the lip on the the lca bracket is recommended for the proper fit. No problem, however i had welded in a street or track camber kit for the lca. Its mimics the 67 style adjustment with locking camber plates...luckily i welded those in but never drilled out the lca bracket to match because i had to grind those back out as the bolt head was stick out to far to allow the r&p bracket to sit flush.

    So here i am 3 hours later finally with the bracket installed.. Lol

    Now i have to call unisteer because i thought thr kit came with 67 and 65 outter tie rod ends and i need 67. Ugh..

    JRANGER Active Member

    Well i have got the r&p installed, 67 tierods installed and so on. I now need to cut the steering shaft down to match up to my epas. Then i can do the finishing touches on it. Just with the tierods in loose it seems like it will be a great setup.

    I also cleaned up the areas of the car when the panel bonding is and hit it with some eastwood 2k epoxy.

    So maybe next week ill get it taped off and get the panels fit with filler.
  20. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Looking great, how did that all metal work out for you?

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