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    Default 1979 Coupe - The Medium Blue Bomber

    We have owned this car since September 2014. This is a Colorado car that was purchased from Fidel, FEP member Stangman116 and then shipped and brought to Canada.

    I figured this would be a great compliment car to our Tangerine coupe that I restored for our oldest son. Except this would one day be for son #2. Two relatively unique examples of 1979 Mustangs.

    Here are some other threads about this car:

    Fidel's initial intro thread: http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...979-ghia-coupe
    For Sale thread: http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...ang-ghia-coupe
    Marti Report: http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...e-Marti-Report
    Our initial show and tell thread: http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...other-79-Coupe

    My last post about the car was pretty unexciting.

    Quote Originally Posted by 82GTforME View Post
    Still no updates and nothing on the near horizon...I went over about a month ago to check something out and noticed that there was a flat tire from sitting

    I needed to borrow the coil off of it so last weekend I hauled my little compressor over to fill the tires up and blow the car off. I gave it a decent dusting off also...

    ...and then finally put a cover on it

    One day baby blue your time will come. I have a few goodies hoarded away for you already!


    But. Another project has finally ended and I have found myself with a need to fill a void. While I could do some other things on the running two cars to fill some time, this car has been in line to have some work started on it.

    I went over to the neighbors garage I have had it stored in down the alley. Hmm, same flat tire again...



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    In reality, I had actually went over the weekend before to scope it out.

    I had taken a few tools, the compressor and a battery. Who know what could happen

    Anyways, it was anti-climactic. I hooked the battery up, interior lights were working, buzzers worked. Removed the coil wire and went to turn it over. Nothing. No click, no nothing.

    I wiggle some wires, look at connections. All looks good. It ran almost four years ago

    Anyways, back to this week. I went with more tools, took my truck in case I needed a boost and put some effort into it. Still nothing. Barred the engine by hand to ensure it never seized since the last time. Was good. Tried to bypass the solenoid and got nothing but a spark. Weird. I got my remote starter and hooked it up. Still nothing. Bad solenoid? I had no spare handy...

    I ended up tapping the solenoid a few times and wouldn't you know it. The starter jumped.

    I pumped the gas a few times and stepped outside to hit the remote start to crank and no fire. Pump a couple more times and try and a fire One more time and the car started! Nice!

    I had noted when I got the car, there seemed to be a bit of a knock on the bottom end. You can hear it faintly at idle and more pronounced when it is revved up. See video below.

    Any sage diagnostic advice?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1lerOqIqOM

    (Not sure the direct link is working below? If not click above or right click below)


    Moved out under it's own power



    My plan was to get it to the coin wash to degrease the engine bay etc. but with the pronounced, loud knock, I didn't need the attention. Plus I wasn't sure on the solenoid situation.

    I only ended up bringing it back down the alley to my place and then gave the exterior a quick wash on my driveway.

    Parts of the paint and body are good, others have some issues that I'm sure will be identified along the way while we figure the path forward.





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    Cool car and I am sure you will enjoy restoring/resurrecting to its former glory.

    In regards to the engine, I would definitely recommend removing and rebuilding, but I am sure you have already figured that out on your own. Definitely something going on that could be catastrophic if not fixed soon. Hopefully it hasn't done too much damage and the repair will be a standard rebuild with maybe a replacement rod and turned crank at most. Good luck!
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    That sounds like it might be a wrist pin or piston knock, but it's hard to be sure from a video. At any rate, it needs an overhaul. Best not to run it any more to avoid a major failure, you still have a rebuild-able original engine to work with as it is.

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    Thats interesting about the engine noise, when i got it started, i did not hear any noise, and i drove it about 2 miles to the drop off point? I wonder if its its something else. I was just listening to the video when i first got it started and didnt hear anything. Also when matt and i went and picked it up we test drove it with no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STANGMAN116 View Post
    Thats interesting about the engine noise, when i got it started, i did not hear any noise, and i drove it about 2 miles to the drop off point? I wonder if its its something else. I was just listening to the video when i first got it started and didnt hear anything. Also when matt and i went and picked it up we test drove it with no issues.
    Thanks Fidel. Not sure what happened or what is up. I noted it when I picked it up and then when I parked it. Regardless, the decision was made long ago that the engine would get a rebuild of some degree. The extent was to be determined and I guess still is. I plan on a stock-ish rebuild currently but hey...plans could change right?

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    That stinks, as Fidel mentioned when we first looked at it was fine...on a good note it has one fine interior..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 82GTforME View Post
    Thanks Fidel. Not sure what happened or what is up. I noted it when I picked it up and then when I parked it. Regardless, the decision was made long ago that the engine would get a rebuild of some degree. The extent was to be determined and I guess still is. I plan on a stock-ish rebuild currently but hey...plans could change right?
    Ya, it just sucks and hope its nothing crazy. The car sat for loong period of time, im sure even before i purchased it. Maybe just something minor... but damn that car loks great and i for sure miss her!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetrackrider View Post
    That stinks, as Fidel mentioned when we first looked at it was fine...on a good note it has one fine interior..
    Tis true Matt One quite nice interior! Quite a change from black in and orange out to my eyes!

    Not sure on the engine. I can't think it is that big of an issue to resolve. The odometer says 17XXX miles so that is 187,000 km likely not 17,000 miles . I'd think it may have needed a little work. I don't think we expected to just drive it. Once I delve in a little more in the next while, we will see.

    Either way, I am not in a big hurry right now; I have two running, driving cars and it is summer! I do expect some picking away over the next few months though!
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    The dash pad was perfect!!!! I would think its a low mile car based on condition I wanted to find more docs and even tried to contact prior owner unfortunately he had passed away. I wish i could have found more info!!

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