Discussion in 'The Stable' started by PonyExpressRider, Jan 14, 2013.
He said he should have it Friday... will get it installed on Saturday, fingers crossed!!!
*raps knuckles on noggin* Knock on wood, you'll get it done.
Engine and Carb are in hand.... flash sure made the Blue look lighter
Windshield is installed, Engine and tranny are in the Car...
Tomorrow, side glass and hood. Then we are going to wet sand it again and rebuff it.
With the glass in, it looks like a car again. So I thought... Now it looks like a car again
Great progress You are on the home stretch with Fresh paint , rebuilt engine and new chrome bumpers ,. Thanks for all the updates and puctures.
i thought mustang 429's ran Rochesters? regarding your vintage carb. and the old man raising his eyebrow.
Base "N" code 429 ran a Motocraft carb. "C" code 429 CJ had a Rochester Quadrajet and "J" code 429 SCJ came with a 780 cfm Holley. You had to be slick on checking boxes to get three two's or two four barrels. Came off a special order 71 Mach I Mustang.
The rebuild shop used the "List-4209" (I think that is right) on the front of the throat to look it up in the book... which indicated 1969 428 CobraJet.
Headlight Assembly's tonight... might start wet sanding again...
Hey Dennis, wasn't there also a dealer-sold 'inline four-barrel' Autolite carb? I remember a Mustang mag I read back in the mid-'90s that had an article about it, and a specific intake called a "Cross Boss."
I have a manifold exactly like that, new, never used.
Blue Thunder must have gotten ahold of Ford's molds.
I bet you're right John. Sure looks the same. Andy, Dennis is my good friend "AS IS", I be Petey or Hillbilly. Anywho, there were two sizes of inlines, 600 cfm for Boss 302 engines and 750 cfm for Boss 429's. Most folks ran two of them on their engines. Got a set of 750's buried way back in the barn so no new picture save for an ancient Polaroid. John, you need to find the air filter to match that intake.
I have been mulling that thing for a while.
I am of a couple of minds on it;
Either port match it to my heads and run twin 1000CFM TBI
Or, hog it out and use two throttle bodies and drill it for port injectors
I will need an air cleaner, but as the only things on my engine that are FORD are the block and timing cover (and both have been modified), I probably won't get one with a FORD emblem.
Oops, my bad. I honestly do not know how i got 'Dennis' in reference to you. *mutters 'muddled brain'*
That's them. A very unusual design. Anyone run them using velocity stacks?
Never seen stacks on them but that doesn't mean it hasn't been done.
So went over with the intent of wet sanding again... changed my mind, for know... but washed it and got all the shop dust off, after we re-aligned the hood. and saw this profile and had to get a shot... we taped the trim pieces on while we aligned the hood, reason for the yellow painters tape.
IT gets real exciting as they come out from the body shop ,nice work
Very nice !
I wouldn't do any more work on that clear coat.
You are already at the point where the tiniest ding or scuff is going to stand out. Great paint is great, but if it gets too good you end up with a trailer queen.
They talked me out of "refining" the finish... its tough seeing some of the imperfections, and not wanting to make it better. But Yeah, I don't want a trailer queen.
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