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What did you get done on your Stang today????

Discussion in 'General Mustang Discussion' started by cmayna, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. RapidRabbit

    RapidRabbit Well-Known Member

    Still working on my center console. It's not in it's final spot yet. I need to cut around the shifter and move it forward about 6 to 8 inches. Hoping to have it finished by Wednesday. I really need an arm rest and cup holders for the power tour. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    looking good, and yeah that will be handy on the road trip
     
  3. RapidRabbit

    RapidRabbit Well-Known Member

    I'm actually pulling a Terry. It's kind of a temporary console build for the tour. Then I want to build something better and more custom, I just don't have the time right now.
     
  4. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    that's the new StangFix motto, "Pulling a Terry" lol. But I get that. I have a humphugger in my 67. I like it pretty well.
     
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  5. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Yes, awesome
     
  6. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Been working on cleaning up the underdash/toeboard area. Gets hot working in the garage so I have to take breaks. Least thats my excuse.

    Here's a shot of the driver's side with the first coat of rust encapsulator. I plan to do the same to the entire underdash area, then get seam sealer, dynamat, and carpet. Anyone think thats a bad plan or need anything changed?

    [​IMG]20170528_115141 by Brett, on Flickr

    Here's the passenger side, the driver's side started this way, too.

    [​IMG]20170528_115146 by Brett, on Flickr
     
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  7. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    I used rust encapsulator in that same area with great success. Be sure to remove as much loose rust as you can before application.
     
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  8. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Thanks, thats good to know! I'm using a combination of sanding, stripper wheel, wire wheel, and pre-paint (super brake clean) before I put the rust encapsulator on.
     
  9. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Took the 66 to the track Friday. Found that the axel seals had given up. Pulled them out today and went looking for them locally. No go, have to wait till Tuesday when the real parts store opens back up.
     
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  10. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    We got the Bobcat sorted out today. I know it's not a Mustang but I'm posting about it anyway. You all may know we have had quite the saga. It had a Holley 600 after the rebuild. We had crud get in the carb and caused a lean condition. My son being still a bit new with building his car wasn't sure was was wrong. When I got home from one of my many overseas trips I helped him diagnose it and we got it running better but the damage was done. he had driven it to school enough times running lean that it burnt two exhaust valves. The Holley continued to be a thorn in his side too with the float sticking and flooding it even after we got it tuned. So we pulled the head before my last international trip, he had the head redone, I bought him a Demon carb, kind of a cross between a Q-Jet and an old thermoquad. Anyway, it has the small primaries and large vacuum secondaries. It was easier to fine tune. We changed the 80 main jets for 52's and played with metering rod sizes and spring rates. Also the timing. It runs pretty good, no off idle hesitation, snappy throttle response and runs smooth. He is going to take a small road trip tomorrow and we will read the plugs but I think we got it pretty close. He installed gauges for temp, oil pressure volts and a tach. The temp gauge is not reading for some reason and neither is the volt gauge so he needs to sort those out. Oil pressure is 35+ at idle cols and about 20+ hot. 40 above idle hot. The heat gun says upper radiator is 195+ after a drive around town. Should be ready for the Power Tour after a few more hours tinkering with the gauges. He also added a trans cooler and he has a small leak somewhere he needs to find and fix but overall I am quite proud of him. He has done 99.5% of the work himself and most of it while I was out of the country.
     
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  11. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    I have some really nifty axle seals from Moser on the coupe. Never had a leak so far. I don't know if they make them for your axles.

    [​IMG]20150413_162012 by Brett, on Flickr
     
  12. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Considering they've been in the car without a leak from 2005 till now, I'll just replace with same.
     
  13. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Ok, the way these guys talk, your car hasn't moved since 2005. :eek:

    Did you get a chance to see the track area at COTA when you were there?
     
  14. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    SEE? SEE??

    How about DROVE the track for an hour on Sunday! F'n awesome!
     
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  15. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Oh, and the car has only been sitting since June of 2015. I was a little preoccupied the last 2 years.
     
  16. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    I meant to go karting track. I bet driving on COTA was a blast!
     
  17. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    An o-ring built into the bearing race. Hmmm. Interesting. I would still use a traditional seal in the housing end as well in that case. Treat the o-ring as secondary leak insurance not primary. We KNOW the factory seal set-up works for a very long time.
     
  18. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    I don't think you can use a seal with those style axle if i remember correctly. There is a stepped portion of the bearing that fills that void. The guys at Moser said this type of axle is pretty much leak proof with the viscosity of axle oil, no way to get out except through the actual bearing.

    I had needed custom axles as the housing I picked up had big bearing ends, so a factory axle wouldn't fit.
     
  19. Horseplay

    Horseplay Well-Known Member

    It appears you still have the seal surface race from the pic you posted. And the big ends on your housing would accept one, I'm sure. If you ever have to pull the axles they're cheap so I'd install a set. Double insurance against a leak is never a bad thing.
     
  20. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Started making a plate for my center mounted parking brake. Got the idea from Daze's website.

    Found a piece of flat aluminum that was in the scrap bin so thats what my plates are currently made with. The theory behind the plates is to spread the load from the parking brake handle over a larger area since the tunnel isn't reinforced on our cars. The spacers lift the brake assembly up so that you only have 3 holes going through the floor pan, (2 to mount the handle and 1 for the cable to pass through) I drilled through the middle of a bolt for the cable to pass through. Pretty simple concept. Hopefully works as well as it looks in my head.

    [​IMG]20170530_153604 by Brett, on Flickr
     

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