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1965 Mustang Restoration project 6 months 2 weeks ago #54012

If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem mate :)
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1965 Mustang Restoration project 5 months 1 week ago #54530

A few progress on the Engine of my Mustang.
I finally could pick up the engine after it got painted in original Ford Black.







I started removing the masking tape and the rebuild can start !
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1965 Mustang Restoration project 5 months 1 week ago #54531

Installing the oil pan, timing cover, water pump and the new alloy front pulley









I will still to install the water caps, but this will be done a bit later
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1965 Mustang Restoration project 5 months 1 week ago #54532

Next step is the installation of both cylinder heads. Of course the hydraulic lifters have been previously installed together with the new hardened push rods







Note that the torque wrench will be removed prior installtion of the intake manifold :lol: :lol:
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1965 Mustang Restoration project 5 months 1 week ago #54533

Now installed the intake manifold





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1965 Mustang Restoration project 5 months 1 week ago #54534

During assembling the cylinderheads, i noticed that the original rocker arms aren't matching the new valves. So i had to order new ones.
The sparkplug holes also aren't the same ones as the orginals..so a new set of spark plugs are on the way.

Note on the following pictures that the freeze out plugs are installed. The exhaust headers are just mounted for the pictures :P :P









The next step is now to wait until the new rocker arms arrive together with the new spark plugs. In the meantime i'll start working on the alternator as the bearings got really noisy...

I'll keep you updated.
Thanks for looking
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1965 Mustang Restoration project 5 months 1 week ago #54535

Awesome Manu!

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1965 Mustang Restoration project 5 months 1 week ago #54539

Beautiful work! This kind of project really brings back memories. I'm already imagining the sound of it starting up for the first time (or backfiring if you attach the plug wires in the wrong order like I did :cheer:).
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1965 Mustang Restoration project 4 weeks 2 days ago #56013

Hi guys,
Time passes by so fast.... i kept the work ongoing on the engine, had to order some extra small parts i forgot such as the engine coolant temp sensor, alternator braket, carb spring and other small parts.

Anyway once those parts arrived i could finalize the engine



This done i filled in with specific oil.
We have a partnership with Motorex at work, i gave them a call explaining what i was looking for and they answered that they had a special « vintage » oil line up.
So this showed up a few days later

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1965 Mustang Restoration project 4 weeks 2 days ago #56014

Time to replace all the brake lines... they are just a bit rusty but they are 54 years old!
I also replaces the dual bowl master cylinder with a new one, combined with a proportional valve for the rear brakes (they will be discs instread of drums) and also added an aditional brake channel for security.





The best timing to do this, is when the engine isn’t under the hood. This is the most powerfull Mustang ha ha ha
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