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Offline AussiePhil

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What have you done over the shutdown.
« on: August 02, 2020, 12:03:16 AM »
Hi all, first of all I want to wish everyone good health and prosperity over the Covid 19 period.
I like a heap of others have been locked away for some time, some of it my own fault,  I had a bad dirt bike accident, so that kept me out of business for a while, you may have noticed that the Mustang forum has been a good friend to me over this time!

But I've been able to change the engine, gearbox and diff oils.
Made a shock tower brace.
Changed all braided rubber hoses to braided Teflon to get rid of fuel smell.
Fitted new horns, what a marathon that was fitting them right, but have to check out if the horn has a relay, seems not and all the current is running though the horn button, causing the horns not working properly?
Fitted a fuel surge tank and pump that I bought two years ago, (slack) (fuel surge problem cornering and hills under 1/2 tank).
Fit new water pump pulley.
Repaired the water leaking into the vent cowl.
Car hasn't  been out since mid April!
Anyhow she's almost ready to go again!

Hope this time hasn't been to bad for you all.

What jobs have you done!

Cheers Phil.

« Last Edit: August 02, 2020, 07:57:13 PM by AussiePhil »
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Offline 67FBGT

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Re: What have you done over the shutdown.
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 07:33:18 PM »
Thanks to the pandemic and ensuing stay-home edict I now have more free time available than before.
I'm now working through my garage-queen '67 FB and making progress with tidying up a number of areas that I've never been 100% happy with, as in I could have done better by using fresh parts back in the day when I originally put the car together.
So I'm taking the opportunity to get stuck in and correct what I regard as defects. A succession of shiny new parts have been fitted to replace the old tired ones, with more to come.
The most arduous job, which I'd been putting off, was removing the heater box - which entailed removing the console and glove box and several trim items first - to replace the tired heater fan motor which made a hell of a lot of noise but actually shifted very little air. So the heater box got a very complete make-over while out of the car this time round, and I'm pleased to report that while it's still a little noisier than I'd like, with a fresh fan motor, fan cage, gaskets etc it now moves air like it should. And it's now got concours-correct ribbed heater hoses too to replace the generic items. Hooray, done. Tick.
New shiny grille surround trims and a couple of badges will arrive this week, and after fitting those I intend to move on to removing the front seats to try and improve my DIY seat cover installations with a bit of extra bolstering if that's the right term. For a while now the driver's seat has been shedding on the carpet so that certainly needs attention.
So that's the next couple of weeks spoken for anyway.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2020, 07:36:22 PM by 67FBGT »

Offline fredm666

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Re: What have you done over the shutdown.
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 08:04:05 PM »
Im still stranded in WA, since the 19th of March....
Not able to touch, drive or do anything on my Mustangs. My 01 Cobra vert is on its way to WA so I can drive it while here. My 64 is in the garage in Sydney and it will stay there until I will get back  :cry:
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Offline sms777

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Re: What have you done over the shutdown.
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2020, 09:53:16 PM »
No pandemic in tropical North Queensland so I have been too busy fixing everyone elses cars, no time to play with my own.  :cry:

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Re: What have you done over the shutdown.
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2020, 10:57:52 AM »
Have fitted the heater to the '69
Trial fitted the lower dash - all good.
About to fit the steering column and put a wheel on it so it can be steered.
Then the engine and gearbox go in and then off for paint - hopefully in the next couple of weeks...
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Black 63.5 Galaxie 4SPD fastback (just you wait...)

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Re: What have you done over the shutdown.
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2020, 01:15:49 PM »
been doing nothing on the mustang but been busy completing this..... :bolt:



nearly there!
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Offline nickd

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Re: What have you done over the shutdown.
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2020, 03:36:42 PM »
looking good Hev.

I have been busy cleaning and polishing. Three cars have been locked away since March and who knows how much longer.

Offline j hatzivalsamis

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Re: What have you done over the shutdown.
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2020, 03:37:11 PM »
No Lock down in Darwin but fabricated a monte carlo bar all polished stainless that clears most things as the ones i looked at were cheap and nasty chrome ones.

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Re: What have you done over the shutdown.
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2020, 03:40:07 PM »
Finished product

Offline Dingo80

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Re: What have you done over the shutdown.
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 09:55:21 AM »
No lock down for me either in WA but had a couple of days off because I was sick of seeing everyone else off. I'm in mock up after media blast and rust/panel replacement. Managed to mount my vintage air evap, mounted condenser and big block radiator, make all my brake lines, mounted ignition coil, mock up MSD atomic, throttle cable and new pedal.

Hopefully shortly will be doing my fuel system, mount thermos, A/C hoses, custom exhaust, seatbelts and child anchors in rear. Getting closer to paint.
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 09:59:25 AM by Dingo80 »

Offline AussiePhil

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Re: What have you done over the shutdown.
« Reply #10 on: Today at 08:04:17 AM »
Hey heven, Jim and Klye, look amazing,   :coolpic:
Cheers Phil.
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But if you've buggered a lot maybe you're not very good at it!

 

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