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Stoneheart

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  1. Been making good strides with the car this week. Had all week off from work, and I’m trying to make the most of it. 

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    Stoneheart's Mustang project.

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    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.

    Cleaned up, painted, and ready. Just waiting for it to dry. Need a a couple more components to complete the instal, but this, was 90% of the work. All i I need is to make a 2-1 collector to connect to the factory exhaust pipe, for now, and a bit of hose for a vacuum line that was broken during tear down.
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    Stoneheart's Mustang project.

    All welded up. Time to grind off the slag and paint it for instal.
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    Stoneheart's Mustang project.

    Tack welded and fully fit. Next up is pulling it out and welding all seams fully.
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    Stoneheart's Mustang project.

    Currently in progress of building a full exhaust header, to replace the awful flat log manifold.
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    Rebuilding my firstborn son

    Oh shit, I need to update this too.... got more to write, pics and such coming soon.
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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.)
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    Stoneheart's Mustang project.

    Gonna have some solid content coming up here soon. Stay tuned!!!
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    I'm BACK BOIIIIIIIII

    See the tool bar at the top? Click the drop down box, browse, staff.
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    I'm BACK BOIIIIIIIII

    Message a moderator, it’ll get done.
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    I'm BACK BOIIIIIIIII

    Well, if you’re interested in a name change, since I’m guessing by your post you’re not keeping the old copy sona you were using, I’m sure a mod would be happy to help with that.
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    I'm BACK BOIIIIIIIII

    I’m sure a few people still remember you.
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    Hello

    Welcome to the Refuge! Be sure to check out the Discord channel, if you can. The bulk of the bustling happens there. It’s pretty lively.
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    Stoneheart's Mustang project.

    14,000 miles, on the way to work today. XD
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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.
  24. 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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