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Susie: my 1967 Mustang build

I don't really have one of these yet, so I’ll start one

These pictures have pretty much taken place along the three years or so that I had my Mustang, Susie, with me when I was stationed at Andrews AFB, Md, just outside of DC


First got her when I was 16 or 17 and in high school, back in '00 or '01, paid for her with money bought from mowing grass and trimming hedges from age 14 on, paid $1500

This is what she looked like



I daily drove her, replaced the transmission cooler lines, rebuilt the carb, did minor repairs and such

Also, unfortunately, rear-ended a corpulent young lady in a Saturn at low speed while driving a friend home, this caused the “tweak” in the front bumper that you might have noticed


I joined the AF and she had to sit for a good two years or so

I eventually bought my '93 F150 (also with an inline six, the studly 300ci toark monster) and was able to use it to tow her up to DC with me


these are pretty much the condition she was in at this time, due to a faulty hood hinge the hood flew up and bent itself almost in double on the roof, thus the dents in the roof and the new, blue hood, the blue is the color I plan on painting her (it's a Toyota color, something Blue Mica I believe)



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right as I was graduating the rear end started to go bad, bearings wearing out and the gears were worn enough to become sharp enough to shave

So, the first thing I did when I towed her to DC was to install a new rear-end. I had found an 8" out of a 1968 that had been totaled due to a front-end collision, pulled it apart to find a locker and pretty much all new parts, so my dad painted it for me, I got some new stainless steel brake lines, and I slapped it in


While I was in the middle of this swap, an old man and his wife wandered up and started BSing with us, turns out they were from Alaska, and he was a retired four star general just touring the states in their RV

Then he says “so, they don’t have a hobby shop on base?” I tell him that they do, but the prices and the hours are horrible

he responds with “well, you should still use it, I remember when I was a base commander, we found an Airman rebuilding a Harley in his dorm room, we boxed all his stuff up and dropped it off outside the front gate, kicked him straight off base”

So I’m left thinking “is this old geezer gonna narc on me? Or is he trying to warn me for my own good?” then I stopped giving a shit and got back to work


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5 lugs good! four lugs bad! 5 lugs good! four lugs bad!





while you're in between big projects, it's always nice to find something small to do to keep you busy



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time to finish up on the 5-lug swap, happily this introduces front disc brakes to the equation, it's also a good thing because it forced me to buy new wheels as my old rubber was more than a little bad. After one “spirited” drive down a semi-curvy road, I got back to base and went to bed, when I looked at the wheels the next day the tread on one tire had separated because of a bulge a little smaller than a softball that had popped up beneath it, you can see the tread that separated in the first pic below

this was a swap from a '76 Granada, doing a Granada swap you want to look for a 75-80 year Granada/Montego/Monarch (I think it's also the Monarch, not completely sure)

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hooray! We get to say goodbye to old parts! These were sent to a fellow FordSix.com forum member as he wanted to try the Scarebird disc brake swap (they sell a bracket that allows 4-lug disc brakes to be adapted to the 4-lug drum spindles)

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now it's time for suspension upgrades!

I removed the blocks from the rear-end as I felt they made it too low, decided to get new rear springs, I have yet to do this though

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I was constantly getting bitched at by the people in charge, despite the fact that there were cars that were constantly broken down, with one tire flat all the time, they never got hassled, simply because I had a hood that was a different color than the rest of the car and because it was two or three times older than anything else there

I was constantly expecting to lose my car because of some regulation, then to see some fucker driving it

So, when ,in the middle of a wait for parts, I got told by the dorm manager that my car would be towed off if I didn't get it off of jack stands and in road-worthy condition I figured what they don't know, don't hurt 'em



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with the Granada swap, you have to turn your hard line the opposite way because of how the soft line hooks to the brake caliper, I believe that on the driver's side you don't need to do this, but on the passenger side you do


I noticed that the exhaust had a decent sized hole in it

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So I removed it

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Was a Flomaster 40



in the middle of the suspension install, I was fuckin off and looked under the valve cover, I found this

as you can guess, it led to severe problems down the road

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the threads were somewhat stripped on the carb's fuel filter, and it always pumped fuel onto the carb, coating it in gas and crap blown up from the road, this problem was solved when the above problem was remedied

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those little side-projects? I had a spare seat, also had the base from a computer chair that had broken

1+1 = the most comfortable damn 'puter chair I’ve ever sat in

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AND NOW

It is late, so I shall go to bed, and finish this tomorrow, please leave any questions or comments and I will answer them tomorrow as best I am able
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Upgraded the ignition to a Duraspark II (henceforth known as the DSII), pretty simple swap for a 200, gives better starting and a hotter spark and uses all factory parts (if you want to go that way)

I did not go with a stock setup. I used the GM HEI ignition control module for the brains, it’s easier and cheaper however you do need a heat sink for the module though. I got out some scrap aluminum I had scavenged from work and quickly fabbed a heatsink. One day I’ll make this look better than it does now, but for now I’m just interested in it running.

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October, I was driving home to get changed for a halloween party, started seeing wisps of steam, I nursed her along as best I could, but the wisps turned into spray, then suddenly I couldn't see through the windshield from the coolant spraying on it

So I called AAA and got a tow, picked up my truck and went back to the party to end up spending a night with a co-worker's younger sister (yes, this pissed my co-worker off)




Thus, I ordered a rebuilt head and gaskets

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But then I got deployed to Kuwait



I ordered a few items while I was in the desert, this is one of two loads (about half of the total were car parts)




I got back to the states and found a house to rent, I loved that garage, removed the old head

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Installed the new head

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Ensuring that the new headers have adequate clearance

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Got everything all buttoned up, and I found out that the radiator's seams had also blown; JB Weld is your friend

I plan on getting an aluminum unit one day, once I actually get her to the point where I can daily drive her

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Right about this time, I bought a low mile Aussie 250-2v engine and had it shipped over, this engine has 50 more cubes (which you can find with an American 250) but it also has a head with a removable intake and a 2bbl carb (if you look at previous pictures, you'll see that the intake manifold is cast into the head, it's typically called an integral log manifold), another benefit is that it has the same transmission bellhousing pattern as a SBF, so it's easier to install fun stuff (I already have a T5 hooked up in the car, but one day I’d like to go with a cable clutch as well, depending on boost levels I go with, maybe even a T56)

It was loaded onto the truck with a forklift, but I didn't have one to unload it, so I cut the box away around it, laid it on its side in the truck, put the engine stand on it, then removed the wheels the truck so it was low enough that I could get the engine stand on the ground

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Somewhere around this time I decided to replace the rear shocks (the fronts were replaced when I upgraded the springs and suspension parts)

Sawzall is your friend when you can’t get the shocks to hold still

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The new head has a larger carb pattern than the old head, so I had to find a new carb

If anyone is in the Baltimore area, I would recommend looking at Crazy Ray's junkyard, whole bunch of old shit you can find

Found a carb off of a 300ci, higher CFM rating so it gave a little bit of a boost in power

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The new carb has a different throttle action, so the linkage has to be re-arranged, I thought I could get the old rod linkage to work but no, I need a cable setup, I still haven't worked all the bugs out of this yet

Ended up using a pedal from a Maverick, not happy with this setup at all, was looking for a V8 pedal (which I eventually found)

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once I got the carb to the point where the linkage would work, I had to figure out an air filter as the YF carb that I used was a good two or three inches taller than the original, so back to Crazy Rays I went, found several that I figured would work, but didn't

Then I realized that I had one that would work, the air cleaner off of the Oz 250-2V

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And then the balancer went out, pretty easy fix

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Finally got to the point where I could drive her every day (lemme tell ya, straight headers are not all that fun) and everything works nicely

Then, I got out of the Air Force and had to drive my happy ass back to Florida, my brother came up to handle trailer duties





Since then I’ve done a little bit more, which I shall elaborate upon once I get back from dinner

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Since I’ve been back in Florida, the main thing I’ve done is swap it from an automatic to a T5 manual, unfortunately I don't have any pictures of this swap as my camera was fucked during this time

However I can say that the most important part of this swap is making sure that you have the correct year model parts, I went and found the linkages and such to use the original factory system of activating the clutch

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Shit, other than the T5 and the '68 parts car below, I’m caught up to date

http://www.genmay.com/showthread.php?t=786053

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I'm quite interested in the build up, but I don't wanna click through all those links
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Do you like to have your clutch pushed innnnnn?

I’ve been having clutch linkage issues since I started the T5 swap


My main problem was that the guy I bought the kit from had an early Mustang, and when they went to '67 they changed.... well, everything

the pedal is different, you can see that the early has the same mounting point for the clutch assist spring (which is a major whoreson to install), and the pedal is in the same spot, however the hole where the rod that goes from the pedal to the equalizer bar is a good inch over, this fucks things up a little bit




another part that sucks is when you talk to a vendor that tells you that no one makes "this part for the six cylinder cars anymore" and you don't talk to them to clarify that no one makes any of these six cylinder parts anymore

Thus, when you order a brand new rod you get the V8 version, not the I6 one, let me tell you, there's a bit of a difference





now I have everything installed, and the clutch linkages working correctly, but the clutch isn't releasing, so I’ve got to figure that out, then I need to get the gas pedal straightened out and figure out a bad ground and I should be able to drive her around


Of course, that will be with no exhaust... but it'll be mobile, and that's a beautiful thing

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On the fourth of June, my father called me just as I was leaving work, he told me that he was sorry to ruin my day, but that Chuck Sparks, my mentor, the first person to ever teach me anything about turning a wrench, had died of an abdominal aneurysm



I've included this here because Chuck is as much a part of this build as any nut, or any bolt that I've ever turned on any vehicle. He taught me almost every trick I know and I'm sure he knew more than I'll ever figure out. He was also as into this build as I was, and the last time I saw him (about two weeks before he died) he was very excited that I almost had the T5 installed, and couldn't wait till she was running so that he could see how it all turned out and how she drove.


He had gone everywhere, and done everything. He was a Marine who lied about his age to join up, he ended up fighting in the Pacific during WWII and turned 16 or 17 shortly afterwards, later on he was sent to Korea. He worked as (I believe) the crew chief of the Triumph factory team, raced his own vehicles, and has owned more unique vehicles than I've seen in any museum.


He could make the most obstinate motor of any English or Italian brand spin like it was new off the factory floor and beg it's forgiveness for having the nerve to run poorly. He had an answer for any possible issue, or a way to think around any problem that showed that he had been in a similar situation before. (and considering my clutch linkage issues with this car, I'm still not sure if he was joking about using a solenoid to activate the clutch or not.)


He could any cop so thoroughly that they would be unsure of where they were, much less what he was doing wrong when he was stopped by them, and those few times he actually was not able to do so, they were so impressed by what caused him to get stopped that he got off without even a warning. I remember him telling me that in the 70s he once (legally) passed about half a dozen slow drivers while driving a Lotus through the Dragon at Deal's Gap, only to have a Deputy who had been following him pull him over "because if any of them tried to do that, they'd run off the edge and kill themselves." The Deputy let him go as soon as they all had passed


He never stooped to cussing, not even when bit by an ignition coil, or when he slipped on a pool of oil and bruised his entire side for weeks after. Instead he knew the mostly forgotten art of cursing, eschewing mere four letter words for such convoluted phrases of damning mien that Shakespeare himself would have scratched his head in befuddlement.



But mostly, he was the friend of a young man who had unwisely chosen a car over twice his age for his first car, with more problems than any three Hollywood starlets. He was the man who taught me the value of being smarter than what you're working on, and the tools you're working with.


He was one of my best friends, and now that he's gone I feel that the best tool I had access to is gone



I’ve been tinkering with it off and on, trying to figure out what the separate issues are....

But my main concern has been the clutch activation

http://www.genmay.com/showthread.php...39072&t=789403


I had the clutch pedal actually moving the throwout bearing, but it wasn't actually releasing the clutch, the clutch disc was small enough so that it wasn't binding on the pressure plate, I’m still concerned with the throwout bearing, and if it's the correct one for A) my year model B) the T5 swap

I’m also wondering if it's possible that my input shaft is pressing/binding on the crankshaft which is making it act as if the clutch wasn't releasing

If I go through all of these and nothing is causing it, the next plan of attack is to buy a pressure plate and clutch disc from a '78 Fairmont


I went out to work on it today, and the god damned rod from my fucking parts car bent when I was working on it, so I’m A) going to talk to Bob at Mustang Village in Pensacola and see if he has any clutch rods for a six cylinder B) get a piece of steel stock (maybe drill stock) and make my own fucking rod

Most likely the latter as it will be easier on my wallet



I’m also trying to get the brakes bled again, I believe I have a blockage in the line, I thought the speed bleeders on there had possibly rusted shut, but pulling the bleeder out and pressing the pedal did nothing, so there has to be blockage further up (I had the master cylinder off for a little bit, so I’m betting that something got into the distribution block, if I can figure out how to backflush the system I’m going to do that, but I think I’ll crack open the bleeders and hook up my handheld vacuum pump to try and suck it out of it


Another option is the fact that I could upgrade the distribution block, as well as upgrade the lines to stainless steel from ClassicTube.com (a great company who I’ve bought from before, highly recommended)



That’s all, back to uploading pics to uploderx.WTF.PLS.DNT.CRASH.AGN.com

They are under 1967, Susie, mustang if you'd like to look 'em up




Comparison: (left to right):

Reproduction V8 clutch pedal rod, home made reproduction courtesy of tools owned by USAF, rod I pulled from my '68 parts Mustang



If you look closely where the needle nose pliers are pointing to on the bend, you will see where they welded additional length onto the rod, this is the point at where the rod bent



first thing I did was to get about 10" of 3/8ths cold roll from my brother (v8 version is about 8 inches), then you clamp it in a vice and whip out the AF's 60+ piece standard tap and die set, adjust the retainer so that it keeps the die perpendicular to the piece you are threading, this is an important step, if you don't do it, it looks like mine and the threads spiral, a nut will still thread down the rod, and it does work in the car, but if you are screwing it into something that has a depth/length longer than an inch or two it won't work, it's not a real big deal, but if you're obsessed with perfection then you'll need another piece of cold roll

Thread it to the depth you need, I filed about a 45 degree angle around the thread end, mainly for looks


get a bench grinder, a fine file, one leather glove (I used the one for my non-dominant hand), and some sandpaper, and a drill, I put the thread end into the drill, turned on the grinder and ground it while having the drill spin it in the opposite direction, you don't have to use a drill, but I found it made it much easier to get an even slope on the rod as compared to spinning it by hand (this is where the leather glove comes in, that rod is gonna make some friction, not too mention the bench grinder heating the rod up), the file is for knocking the surface rust off, smoothing the rough edges, and putting that rounded tip on the pointed end of the rod

Once I had it all where I wanted it to, I got a few small pieces of sand paper and pinched the rod between them, then spun the rod with the drill, polished it incredibly quickly and easily






Unfortunately, the clutch still does not work, I’m going to drop the transmission and re-examine the clutch itself, if that does not work believe I will (funding permitted) buy a new clutch, flywheel, and pressure plate

I’m also going to look into the possibility that the throwout bearing is the wrong one for my application

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what? no 1 <3 V8??

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what? no 1 <3 V8??

the good 'ol Ford 6 cylinders are quite beastly. Those 88 horses really get the car moving!

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the good 'ol Ford 6 cylinders are quite beastly. Those 88 horses really get the car moving!

88 is a little high, but pretty good
with the new technology and new parts we've got coming out, people are getting over 200rwhp NA, which considering the weight of the car gives a pretty good HP/weight ratio


now, where was i in that build...
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88 is a little high, but pretty good
with the new technology and new parts we've got coming out, people are getting over 200rwhp NA, which considering the weight of the car gives a pretty good HP/weight ratio


now, where was i in that build...

ya I was referring to the 250 sorry..you have the 200 correct?
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ya I was referring to the 250 sorry..you have the 200 correct?

current engine is a 200, yes
however i found a low-mile Aussie 250-2v and bought it, i still have yet to rebuild it, but it's waiting in the wings
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wow very nice build process, actually went thru all the links. keep them coming. have yet to read a 67 stang buildup so yah, lovin it!
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upgraded the ignition to a DuraSpark II (henceforth known as the DSII), pretty simple swap for a 200, gives better starting and a hotter spark and uses all factory parts (if you want to go that way)
i didn't, i used the GM HEI ignition control module for the brains, easier and cheaper, you need a heat sink for the module though, so i got out some scrap aluminum i had and fabbed one real quick, one day i'll make this look better than it does now, but for now i'm just interested in it running
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October, i was driving home to get changed for a halloween party, started seeing wisps of steam, i nursed her along as best i could, but the wisps turned into spray, then suddenly i couldn't see through the windshield from the coolant spraying on it
so i called AAA and got a tow, picked up my truck and went back to the party to end up spending a night with a co-worker's younger sister (yes, this pissed my co-worker off)


ordered a rebuilt head and gaskets
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then i got deployed to Kuwait

i ordered a few items while i was in the desert, this is one of two loads (about half of the total were car parts)


i got back to the states and found a house to rent, i loved that garage, removed the old head
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installed the new head (anyone want to make a gif of this?)

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got everything all buttoned up, and i found out that the radiator's seams had also blown, JB Weld is your friend
i plan on getting an aluminum unit one day, once i actually get her to the point where i can daily drive her
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right about this time, i bought a low mile Aussie 250-2v engine and had it shipped over, this engine has 50 more cubes (which you can find with an american 250) but it also has a head with a removable intake and a 2bbl carb (if you look at previous pictures, you'll see that the intake manifold is cast into the head, it's typically called an integral log manifold), another benefit is that it has the same transmission bellhousing pattern as a SBF, so it's easier to install fun stuff (i already have a T5 hooked up in the car, but one day i'd like to go with a cable clutch as well, depending on boost levels i go with, maybe even a T56)
it was loaded onto the truck with a forklift, but i didn't have one to unload it, so i cut the box away around it, laid it on it's side in the truck, put the engine stand on it, then removed the wheels the truck so it was low enough that i could get the engine stand on the ground
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a messy garage is the sign of a content mind, it means you're workin

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the new head has a larger carb pattern than the old head, so i had to find a new carb
if anyone is in the baltimore area, i would recommend looking at Crazy Ray's junkyard, whole bunch of old shit you can find
found a carb off of a 300ci, higher CFM rating so it gave a little bit of a boost in power
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the new carb has a different throttle action, so the linkage has to be re-arranged, i thought i could get the old rod linkage to work but no, i need a cable setup, i still haven't worked all the bugs out of this yet
ended up using a pedal from a Maverick, not happy with this setup at all, was looking for a V8 pedal (which i eventually found)
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once i got the carb to the point where the linkage would work, i had to figure out an air filter as the YF carb that i used was a good two or three inches taller than the original, so back to Crazy Rays i went, found several that i figured would work, but didn't
then i realized that i had one that would work, the air cleaner off of the Oz 250-2V
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and then the balancer went out, pretty easy fix
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finally got to the point where i could drive her every day (lemme tell ya, straight headers are not all that fun) and everything works nicely
then, i got out of the Air Force and had to drive my happy ass back to Florida, my brother came up to handle trailer duties



since then i've done a little bit more, which i shall elaborate upon once i get back from dinner
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since i've been back in florida, the main thing i've done is swap it from an automatic to a T5 manual, unfortunately i don't have any pictures of this swap as my camera was fucked during this time
however i can say that the most important part of this swap is making sure that you have the correct year model parts, i went and found the linkages and such to use the original factory system of activating the clutch

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shit, other than the T5 and the '68 parts car below, i'm caught up to date
http://www.genmay.com/showthread.php?t=786053

so, yeah, that's my car
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do you like to have your clutch pushed innnnnn?
i've been having clutch linkage issues since i started the T5 swap

my main problem was that the guy i bought the kit from had an early Mustang, and when they went to '67 they changed.... well, everything
the pedal is different, you can see that the early has the same mounting point for the clutch assist spring (which is a major whoreson to install), and the pedal is in the same spot, however the hole where the rod that goes from the pedal to the equalizer bar is a good inch over, this fucks things up a little bit


another part that sucks is when you talk to a vendor that tells you that no one makes "this part for the six cylinder cars anymore" and you don't talk to them to clarify that no one makes any of these six cylinder parts anymore
thus, when you order a brand new rod you get the V8 version, not the I6 one
let me tell you, there's a bit of a difference



now i have everything installed, and the clutch linkages working correctly, but the clutch isn't releasing, so i've got to figure that out, then i need to get the gas pedal straightened out and figure out a bad ground and i should be able to drive her around

of course, that will be with no exhaust... but it'll be mobile, and that's a beautiful thing
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you fucking rock so hardcore, thank you so much

i just realized this one was in here, does it fit well enough to allow it for the last picture instead of the one where the carb is shitty?
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you fucking rock so hardcore, thank you so much

i just realized this one was in here, does it fit well enough to allow it for the last picture instead of the one where the carb is shitty?
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It kinda worked with a quick chop.
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