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Old 01-29-2012, 07:35 PM   #16
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Thanks guys - plans for this car are a basic resto, nothing radical. Spent some time Sat and Sun in the garage cleaning up some of the under hood components. Not much progress (tedious work), so no pictures yet.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:12 PM   #17
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Spent some time last weekend on the rotter, engine bay is re-wired and mostly ready for an engine to drop in:


Speaking of engine, Engine meet car - car meet engine
Remember that I bought this as a roller, so I bought this engine from a very rotted out 82 Capri RS that was parted out in New Hampshire. So this will be the first time they have been together.....


I need to clean up the engine before dropping in, but it's a complete and from an 82 - so it should be right at home in the rotter.


I have since taken the engine down to the long block (removed all the accessories and stuff) so I can get it cleaned up and painted Ford gray, hopefully this coming weekend. Thats all for now. JT
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:28 PM   #18
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Amazing cleanup so far!! I wish I had your skills and patientce.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:47 PM   #19
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Amazing cleanup so far!! I wish I had your skills and patientce.
Thanks - I wish I had more patience as well, I become obsessed with my car projects to the point where I end up spending way more time in the garage than originally planned (or the wife would like)...
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:00 PM   #20
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Ok, been a while and yes I have been working on it. Here's what's new:
Rear seat mounts cleaned and welded to the underside of the new pans. Used a set of seat tracks to be sure I had the right spacing:

And since I was under the car with the welder, I threw in a set of SFC's.
Passenger side first:


Driver side second:
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:01 PM   #21
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I've also spent an enormous amount of time detailing the engine. Stripped it down to the long block and cleaned / sanded / wire wheeled:



Sprayed the block ford gray (no pics) and then cleaned and painted a bunch of accessories.


Still need to clean up the AC compressor and PS pump on the driver side of the engine. And I need to clean up the valve covers. I'll be happy once the engine is all finished up and sitting between the frame rails....
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:50 PM   #22
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I have thought about detailing my engine and compartment like this but I am really hung up on keeping it original.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:15 PM   #23
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I have thought about detailing my engine and compartment like this but I am really hung up on keeping it original.
I hear you. There's a lot you can do to an engine compartment to freshen it up without having to remove the engine, etc. sometimes just cleaning up a few items here and there can make a real difference. Remember my car was purchased as a roller, so it made sense to dig all the way in.....
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:52 PM   #24
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WOW looking great keep those pictures and updates coming
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:03 PM   #25
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you could put a newer 5.0 (87-93) motor with your topend (intake, carb, etc) in there no problem and have a decent power increase. (225 vs 160?)

double hump crossmember and you can run dual exhaust, headers, etc..

of course if you want it stock you're on the right path but EFI engines can easily be swapped into non-EFI cars. good work so far and lookin forward to more
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:10 PM   #26
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WOW looking great keep those pictures and updates coming
Thanks - hopefully some updates after this coming weekend....

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you could put a newer 5.0 (87-93) motor with your topend (intake, carb, etc) in there no problem and have a decent power increase. (225 vs 160?)

double hump crossmember and you can run dual exhaust, headers, etc..

of course if you want it stock you're on the right path but EFI engines can easily be swapped into non-EFI cars. good work so far and lookin forward to more
Well, I have my 86 GT vert for EFI power. I'd like to keep this 82 as close to stock as possible. HP/TQ stock will be fine for me. I'm sort of over the hot rod thing and tend to stick with factory setups for reliablity standpoint (my SVO basically ruined me for life). There will be some exceptions along the way (ie it's getting a set of lowering springs, 8.8 rear, later model aero seats, etc.). So stay tuned for more....
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Off With Its Head . . . and other things

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Old 03-15-2012, 08:49 AM   #28
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Thanks - hopefully some updates after this coming weekend....



Well, I have my 86 GT vert for EFI power. I'd like to keep this 82 as close to stock as possible. HP/TQ stock will be fine for me. I'm sort of over the hot rod thing and tend to stick with factory setups for reliablity standpoint (my SVO basically ruined me for life). There will be some exceptions along the way (ie it's getting a set of lowering springs, 8.8 rear, later model aero seats, etc.). So stay tuned for more....
Very nice job sofar, keep up the great work . you could really save yourself the money and time going to the 8.8. If you are going to leave the motor stock or even lightly modded the 7.5 will hold up to the power levels the the stock motor is putting out and even just over it, the real killer was alot of hard launches and running a set of grippy tires. If the rear hooked with mild hp on the 7.5 it would stress it but street tires would give enough spin to help it. If you where building up a motor then yeah I would lean 8.8. but toss a set of gears in the 7.5 and enjoy it.

love the project sofar though.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:52 PM   #29
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Good work,I like it. http://www.lingzhi-2daydiet.com/2day/meizitang.html
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:50 AM   #30
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Awesome work! I wish I learned how to weld. I would love to take on a project. Anyway nice job, looking foward to see interior work as well as the engine going in.
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