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    I bet is gonna look nice when you're done!
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    Started the body sanding and filling
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    I took my 79 Pace Car out for a spin this AM. Did some errands.

    Felt good to drive it again. First trip for 2018.
    1979 Indy Pace Car Mustang 302 / 5spd
    1982 Mustang GT T-Top 302 / 4spd
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    Tuesday 1am driving home.
    Graphic Warning LED for running light lit.
    Graphic Warning LED for brake light flicker.
    DS running light on/off.
    Slow turn signals. 4way flash ok.

    Replaced DS running light socket. 3 wire all plastic.
    There are 6 wires, but they pair up. Fixed.
    Temp installed the Ranger's flasher. OK but too fast.
    Another part to buy and not paying over 5.00.
    On salvage yard list.

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    Managed to blow up brand new engine still in its break in period. Taking off from stop light a small boom then smoke. Shut engine down and coasted to side of road. Looked underneath and have dime size holes in front sump. Engine builder will make it right according to son. Just plain pissed. My engine builder is very reputable. Not quite sure what went wrong. Any ideas?

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    When I had holes in my oil pan it was because some parts of the rods had exited there. Never a good thing!

    Sounds like you had what they call "catastrophic engine failure".

    Hope the builder does make it right for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmb617 View Post
    When I had holes in my oil pan it was because some parts of the rods had exited there. Never a good thing!

    Sounds like you had what they call "catastrophic engine failure".

    Hope the builder does make it right for you.
    Kinda what I was thinking. Did everything I was supposed to do. Break in oil, on first conventional oil change. Engine builder is towing to his garage tomorrow. Will start removing this week to see what actually failed. Will try to post pics of holes in oil pan next week.

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    Lightened front steel bumper by 10lbs and installed Maximum Motorsports caster camber plates. I'll finish up tomorrow and schedule an appointment for an alignment.
    1986 Mustang GT 5spd

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    Made my own 4eye lights cover out of polycarbonate plastic purchased from Homedepot for $20. I plan on window tinting or smoke spray them later.Name:  100_9766.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Encinostang View Post
    Made my own 4eye lights cover out of polycarbonate plastic purchased from Homedepot for $20. I plan on window tinting or smoke spray them later.Name:  100_9766.jpg
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    The covers look good! So Does the Mustang!
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    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

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    Recall of first sight, test drive, purchase 38 years today. A Tuesday.
    Was a busy day. Sold a car, bought a car, then drove by family friend house to show off.
    Did not really plan ahead doing this, just a casual lot visit to find out old car's worth
    Two dealers. Two round trips. Made it to work on time 330p.
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    Plimary update of engine failure. After running scope through hole it looks like spot weld on windage tray let loose and hit rod which then punctured oil pan. Rods are intact. Engine coming back out and to builder. Complete disassembly to ck for any other damage. Has anyone else heard of this? By the way was Canton oil pan.

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    Good pickins at the pic a part yard today
    Lower ps ws trim molding from 84 Mustang
    TS flashers, various sources.

    Lost the molding few weeks ago. Replacement will be fastened down well this time.
    Tabs are broke off, but fits tight. Butyl, glue, screws whatever will fix that..

    The #552 replacement flasher works perfectly. Found a Motorcraft too.
    Solved the slow to no ts blink issue. Turn blinkers flash like new again.
    Why a #323 flasher was in there is beyond me. Found out flashers are all not the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtmilsap View Post
    Plimary update of engine failure. After running scope through hole it looks like spot weld on windage tray let loose and hit rod which then punctured oil pan. Rods are intact. Engine coming back out and to builder. Complete disassembly to ck for any other damage. Has anyone else heard of this? By the way was Canton oil pan.

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    Seems more likely that the weld broke because something hit it (rod). Not saying it's impossible, but that could be an excuse so the builder could blame something besides his mistake. I don't know your builder and I could be 100% wrong, but that's the first thing I thought.

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    So I finally got my 85 running better.......had the spark plug wires one post off clock wise on the dizzy..........

    I forgot the books and manuals all show the number 1 post in the wrong spot. I feel stupid.

    Scotty
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    1988 Fox LX 5.0 AOD Vert BBK 170mph speedo Candy Apple Red
    1999 Mustang Coupe V6 Auto Chrome Yellow -Rebuild Coming Soon.
    1996 Crown Vic LX 4.6 Silver "Gort" Daily Driver

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