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  1. #826

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    I'm just getting caught up Brock. So pardon me for the .

    Do you know if it runs yet, or can be made to run fairly easy?

    When the "free" word gets thrown out there it's hard to not pay attention. I'm interested in seeing an update there buddy.

  2. #827

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    Quote Originally Posted by 84StangSVT View Post
    Hoping by March, that things will slow up a bit and I will only be traveling one week a month instead of the schedule I'm on currently. I'm hoping to have the new motor done by late spring, as I really need it and clutch work done before any more seriously long trips.

    WELP.......throw that idea out of the airplane into an active volcano. It's April and no end in sight for a schedule that requires less travel.

    I'm ok with it though as things could be worse. These cars will still be here when I finally get the chance to slow down.
    Brock
    1984 Mustang LX Convertible 3.8L V-6/Auto (SOLD)
    1984 Mustang GT Hatchback 5.0 V-8/5 Speed

    I'm an FEP Supporter and proud of it. Are you?

  3. #828

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davedacarpainter View Post
    I'm just getting caught up Brock. So pardon me for the .

    Do you know if it runs yet, or can be made to run fairly easy?

    When the "free" word gets thrown out there it's hard to not pay attention. I'm interested in seeing an update there buddy.
    I do have an update on the 87 vert Dave. I will derail my thread a bit to post it up since you are interested.

    I went out to Lincoln to look at it and all in all, it wasn't in horrible shape. I decided since it was "free" to go ahead and load it up on the trailer and bring it home. Trying to move it out of the garage turned into a fiasco for a bit. After sitting the past 8 years, she didn't want to budge by hand. I had to unhook the trailer, hook up to the car with a strap and give her a couple decent tugs with the truck to get it to finally roll. Got it up on the trailer and headed home.

    Got it in the garage at the house, much to the wife's dismay as it is on her side, and started looking it over. It was dirty as heck, but I was actually surprised at how good of shape the car is in especially being a midwest car. There's some surface rust around it but most of it is minor. I only found 3 spots of rust through and they are minor/small, all things considered. Each side of the very front floor pans have a hole about 1" by 3" and the drivers side rear quarter has a hole. The rest of the floor pans, usual body rust areas, frame rails and strut towers are clean.

    After that, I decided it was worth seeing if it ran.
    Checked all fluids and they were amazingly clean. I pulled the plugs and they were clean. Dropped a little oil down in each cylinder. I grabbed the breaker bar and proceeded to spin the motor by hand. It actually spun fairly easy. Reinstalled plugs and put a fresh battery in it. The tank was bone dry so I through a couple gallons of gas in her. Hop in and hit the key, hoping for the best. Took a couple tries but she fired right off once the fuel got there. SWEET! No knocks, rattles, or other weird things. She came down and settled into a nice smooth idle. Not bad at all for a little 2.3 that hasn't been started in 8 years. Shifted through all ranges of the transmission and she shifted in and out of each one smoothly. Carefully took it around the block to test the transmission under some load and it seemed to be fine. The brakes were a whole different story! They barely work.

    All in all, with some love, time and little money...I think this will be a fairly decent car to play around with as a cruiser.






    Brock
    1984 Mustang LX Convertible 3.8L V-6/Auto (SOLD)
    1984 Mustang GT Hatchback 5.0 V-8/5 Speed

    I'm an FEP Supporter and proud of it. Are you?

  4. #829

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    Some more:






    Brock
    1984 Mustang LX Convertible 3.8L V-6/Auto (SOLD)
    1984 Mustang GT Hatchback 5.0 V-8/5 Speed

    I'm an FEP Supporter and proud of it. Are you?

  5. #830

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    I also couldn't stand the 14" steelies with hubcaps, so I changed its shoes.

    Before:


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    Got lucky and these mesh popped up for sale locally. 15" ARE wheels with 2 center caps and useable rubber. Guy wanted $200 for them and I snagged them for $125. I thought it was a pretty good deal.
    Brock
    1984 Mustang LX Convertible 3.8L V-6/Auto (SOLD)
    1984 Mustang GT Hatchback 5.0 V-8/5 Speed

    I'm an FEP Supporter and proud of it. Are you?

  6. #831

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    Damn, that's pretty clean considering where you are and the age! NICE score on the wheels! $125 for 4 round wheels is never bad, but some Mesh ones?

    1985 GT, Sunroof, 5 Lug, Rear Discs, 01 Graphite Bullets, 88 forged piston shortblock, 2.02/1.60 Alum heads, Weiand Stealth, Holley C950 TBI, BBK Long tubes

  7. #832

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    DANG! Spray bomb that black bumper molding and get some not-yellow lenses for the lights and that thing is surely presentable. Nice work!

  8. #833

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    Mesh wheels look excellent Brock!

    It's pretty cool you got it running so easy.

  9. #834

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    Quote Originally Posted by homer302 View Post
    DANG! Spray bomb that black bumper molding and get some not-yellow lenses for the lights and that thing is surely presentable. Nice work!
    Thanks! My plan is to clean it up the best I can and drive it around for a while while I figure out what I want to do with it. I think that “back to black” stuff will work good on the trim and a good polish will make it look better. There’s only so much I can do since the clearcoat on the hood is peeling pretty bad. I looked at the headlights and the reflectors are in excellent shape, so I think I’ll do the multistep wet sand on them and give them a good polish, which should help tremendously.

    I’m hoping that work will slow up a bit and I can get some time to work on both cars. If I can, then I’m going to try and have both cars ready for the trip to Foxtoberfest this year.
    Brock
    1984 Mustang LX Convertible 3.8L V-6/Auto (SOLD)
    1984 Mustang GT Hatchback 5.0 V-8/5 Speed

    I'm an FEP Supporter and proud of it. Are you?

  10. #835

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    YAY ME!

    It's bad enough I have one P.O.S. barfing all over my garage floor, but why not double it!
    I walk out to the garage yesterday afternoon to find that Blondie has caught the virus now and has decided to puke where she sits.

    I'm hoping I can borrow the steering rack out of the vert and use it for the time being. I have some car related events I really need to make it to this weekend.

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    Brock
    1984 Mustang LX Convertible 3.8L V-6/Auto (SOLD)
    1984 Mustang GT Hatchback 5.0 V-8/5 Speed

    I'm an FEP Supporter and proud of it. Are you?

  11. #836

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    That's an environmental hazard! lol Call the EPA!

    Hope you get to the show!
    1985 GT, Sunroof, 5 Lug, Rear Discs, 01 Graphite Bullets, 88 forged piston shortblock, 2.02/1.60 Alum heads, Weiand Stealth, Holley C950 TBI, BBK Long tubes

  12. #837

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    That bites Brock! So that's steering fluid from your tan mustang?

  13. #838

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    Man if the police happened by and noticed all that red fluid running out from under the door they'd break in! Good luck getting her going.

  14. #839

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    Quote Originally Posted by homer302 View Post
    Man if the police happened by and noticed all that red fluid running out from under the door they'd break in! Good luck getting her going.


    Glad the Sheriff that lives a couple doors down never comes up the hill.

    I spent all day out in the heat and humidity today, but I got them swapped. I learned that there are differences in the mounting of the racks between the 4-eyes and Aeros. The bolts and bushings are way different...
    Brock
    1984 Mustang LX Convertible 3.8L V-6/Auto (SOLD)
    1984 Mustang GT Hatchback 5.0 V-8/5 Speed

    I'm an FEP Supporter and proud of it. Are you?

  15. #840

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davedacarpainter View Post
    That bites Brock! So that's steering fluid from your tan mustang?
    It was Dave. Talk about some nasty looking stuff. I made sure I flushed the system and swapped rack good. Didn’t want that crap in the new fluid.
    Brock
    1984 Mustang LX Convertible 3.8L V-6/Auto (SOLD)
    1984 Mustang GT Hatchback 5.0 V-8/5 Speed

    I'm an FEP Supporter and proud of it. Are you?

  16. #841

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    Quote Originally Posted by droopie85gt View Post
    That's an environmental hazard! lol Call the EPA!

    Hope you get to the show!
    I’m not skeered!
    My wife is way worse than them. She was less than thrilled with the mess.
    It turned into more of a health hazard than an environmental hazard.
    Brock
    1984 Mustang LX Convertible 3.8L V-6/Auto (SOLD)
    1984 Mustang GT Hatchback 5.0 V-8/5 Speed

    I'm an FEP Supporter and proud of it. Are you?

  17. #842

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    Itís taken 3 years, but I finally brought home a trophy! Placed 3rd out of 4 in my class. Hoping for 2nd but Iím happy with this. I actually didnít figure I would even place.
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    Brock
    1984 Mustang LX Convertible 3.8L V-6/Auto (SOLD)
    1984 Mustang GT Hatchback 5.0 V-8/5 Speed

    I'm an FEP Supporter and proud of it. Are you?

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    Congrats! The GT looks good!
    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

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  19. #844

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    Hooah!!
    Jim DeAngelis
    Cornucopia of Useless Knowledge
    Connoisseur of Dearborn Ferrous Oxide
    '83 GT hatch, currently under the knife

  20. #845

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    Sweet! She's such a sweetheart... I say 1st place! Congratulations, Brock!
    Mike
    1986 Mustang convertible 3.8L ---> BUILD THREAD
    1983 Mercury Cougar 3.8L LS
    1986 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L ELAN
    1966 Ford Fairlane sedan 200-6
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    Thanks guys. I’m thrilled! I’m glad I had the luxury of having the 87 to borrow the steering rack out of. It was well worth the extra work swapping them in the heat and humidity.
    Brock
    1984 Mustang LX Convertible 3.8L V-6/Auto (SOLD)
    1984 Mustang GT Hatchback 5.0 V-8/5 Speed

    I'm an FEP Supporter and proud of it. Are you?

  23. #848

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walking-Tall View Post
    Sweet! She's such a sweetheart... I say 1st place! Congratulations, Brock!
    Probably would have got 2nd if I had the pinstripes on the front bumper.
    I’ve got to get that done soon.
    Brock
    1984 Mustang LX Convertible 3.8L V-6/Auto (SOLD)
    1984 Mustang GT Hatchback 5.0 V-8/5 Speed

    I'm an FEP Supporter and proud of it. Are you?

  24. #849

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    Quote Originally Posted by 84StangSVT View Post
    Probably would have got 2nd if I had the pinstripes on the front bumper.
    Iíve got to get that done soon.
    LOL... I told you a while back it's not that hard. I am far from a body and paint man. I've done two of them so far and it's easy. Press it down in the front and just draw the stripe out all the way to the back and eye it and press it down. I know that a machine "hand" painted the originals. But there was no person painting them on a table. It was a machine putting paint on an auto fed molding under it. My store bought tape stripe works just fine and I'm picky. Both cars have the fake "hand" painted stripe in the center and tape stripe on bumpers to wheel openings. Just buy a $6 roll of stripe and go for it. There's a break at the wheel opening. Nobody will ever notice.
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