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  1. Stoneheart

    Stoneheart's Mustang project.

    Alright, i figured it would be fun to make a thread for this, for whoever might be interested in following along. Yesterday i purchased a 1965 Mustang inline 6 cylinder coupe. And these are the before pictures. So, as i work on it, I'll try to remember to take pictures and post them as i go. My goal is to pass safty inspection by april 10th and get plates on it to take on a road trip to see family, but we'll see.
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    Stoneheart's Mustang project.

    The only reason I’m not tearing it apart for that very reason, is mostly that I’ve already done 10k miles, with no issues, on top of how perfect it feels now.
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    Stoneheart's Mustang project.

    Sorted all that in time to leave for work, and had another (hopefully final) development. This one came in two parts. 1) valve adjustment was still not quite right, so the engine was not quite running right at full temperature. I had not gotten it all the way hot yet. 2) left for work and went right back home believing the valves to be severely out of whack, only to find them needing very very minor adjustment. BUT my trans has almost completely uncoupled from the engine!!!!! tightening that down proper, and now she cruises smooth as glass. I’m starting to wonder how long those bolts have been walking out.... and seriously doubting the “all original” status bragged so solidly to me when I first looked at it.
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    Stoneheart's Mustang project.

    But the fun didn’t stop there. When i I went to test the valve adjustment, both, YES BOTH, motor mounts decided to split. AT THE SAME DAMN TIME. This, resulted in tossing my engine like a toy against the right wall of the engine bay.... terrifying. No further damage was encurred, but it was certainly a heart attack I could have done without. Fairly easy replacement though. Set the jack under the oil pan, and lift the engine off the old mounts, take em off, and bolt on new ones. $16 later, perfecto.
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    Stoneheart's Mustang project.

    Aaaaaaalright. So. Lifters are a no go for now. The refrence material I was using was mistaken. For the old inline 200 cubic inch fords, you have to pull the head to swap the lifters. On some of the larger displacement models, the pushrod ports are bored large enough to do this without pulling the head off the block.... so, not happening till later in the summer. However. I was able to get two more of the three remaining valve stem seals replaced. On the #1 cylinder. #6 exhaust valve still needs it, but the clips won’t release. After an hour of fighting it, I moved on. It’s not a huge problem. Just mild oil consumption.
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    Gutan Tag Freund

    Welcome, welcome. Dont forget to check out the Discord channel if you are able. Most of the daily activity is there.
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    Stoneheart's Mustang project.

    Just ordered new lifters for her today. So, That will be an upcoming post in the future.
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    Rebuilding my firstborn son

    just ordered a new clutch pack today. Updates to follow.
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    Rebuilding my firstborn son

    Figured I'd start a topic for my bike, like i did for the Mustang. Its fun and i like to share. .↵ As some of you may know, I have owned and enjoyed my Harley Davidson Sportster for over 7 years now. ↵ Back on August 6th, 2017, someone made an illegal left hand turn in front of me, cutting me off, resulting in my beloved firstborn being totaled by the insurance. Since then i've been working nearly every night after work to rebuild him. This thread is for anyone interested in tracking the progress, after the catchup to where i've built to. This is the damage, after i got him home... (i'll add more shots from home tonight.)
  10. 15,000 page views.... huh.. 

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    Pieces of us

    Does anyone wear some kind of trinket on a daily basis? Pendants, pins, rings, and such? The stories are always interesting. One of mine is this ear cuff. My sister gave it to me, she wears an identical cuff, but hers is a single band instead of a double.
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    Stoneheart's Mustang project.

    It’s always come through impeccably clean. It burns badly cuz I still need to replace two valve stem seals, but that’ll be when we get warmer weather.
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    Stoneheart's Mustang project.

    Just did the oil change this morning too. Everything came out clean. Black as hey, but no shines. This engine continues to impress me.
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    Stoneheart's Mustang project.

    Aaaand 12,000!!!!
  15. It doesn’t matter where I go, so long as I can go with you...

     

     

    1. Carridwen

      Carridwen

      My gosh, we're gonna kill everything with the sap~

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    Rebuilding my firstborn son

    This has been at a pretty solid stand still for a little while... since is developed a small ticking in the clutch,I started driving the Mustang to work. And that has needed some attention from sitting for ) months undriven.... nothing document worthy, but time consuming. But, fear not, there are more bits coming for this in the near ish future.
  17. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! 

     

    5 years already. I could not be happier, than I have been since we met. You have given me the best years of my life thus far, and I look forward to so many more. 

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    Pieces of us

    I’ve worn a sword pendant for many years. And when my last one broke a few years back, Etain found this one for me. The chain is claspless.
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    Pieces of us

    These are on my right hand. The flames ring, my same sister gave to me in stead of a big gawky class ring. (Since I was homeschooled, this, was a nice addition). I love it, it’s heavy, chunky, and looks nice. It’s also solid sterling silver. The other, some of you may recognize, as I’ve posted it a few times in other places before. The signant ring of the Knights Templar. Stainless steel.
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    Pieces of us

    The ring Etain gave me as an anniversary gift some years ago now. Two part stainless steel, engraved with the Lord’s Prayer.
  21. Odd, that my page views consistently climb, but the “recent visitors” does not reflect it. 

  22. Stoneheart

    Greetings everyone I'm new to the community

    Welcome to the Refuge. It’s a fairly quiet safe place. Most of the activity is on the Discord channel, so check that out if you are able. Enjoy your stay.
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    Stoneheart's Mustang project.

    Got the trans all bolted together nicely two weeks ago, and it did help.... but did not solve the problem. Upon further inspection, it turns out, my rear differential is basically gone.... this, surprises me, being such low miles, but does support a theory I’ve had for a couple years now.... so, this weekend I’ll be hopefully picking up a “new” complete rear end.... original part, but in pretty close to perfect shape according to the seller.... we’ll see.
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    Stoneheart's Mustang project.

    Well, tonight, we hit a pretty big milestone. 10,000 ORIGINAL MILES.
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    Been since the fallout of 2012

    Well, almost everything has changed. The site is still owned by the same person, but almost the entire staff has been changed. We’re on a different server now, the site got a major facelift, chat, is a Discord channel now, and the administration team, kicks ass. We did kinda have another exodus a couple years ago, following a bit of a staff civil war. But, it seems to have weeded out pretty much all the crap. So, welcome back! It’s good to see more old faces returning.
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