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post #41 of 991 Old April 2nd, 2012, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I love how much better it looks. Unfortunately my points decided to take a crap on me tonight. I've tried replacing the points and condenser without luck. I decided to go ahead and orders Pertronix kit to be done with the points. Everyone seems to like them and say that its a new car after the install. Just gotta wait tho as they're on backorder.

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New lenses came in for the dash. Gonna wait till the weather gets a bit better to put them in. I also got a new thermostat and gasket. Replaced the rad cap with one with a built in temp gauge because my dash temp gauge isn't working.

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Got my new Flame thrower coil, hopefully the mailman brings my ignitor today!

My local Advance originally gave me the 0.6 ohm Flamethrower 2 since they had it on the shelf. Luckily I wasn't sure and read the instrusctions, they are NOT compatible with the orignal Ignitor. So they easily took the 2 model back and had the proper one for me the next day.

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looks like you are doing some great work here. one bit of advice. make sure you read the instructions well on the ignitor. I don't know about the 68 wiring harness or what ignitor you ordered, but the 65 wiring harness with the original ignitor requires a true 12 volts. In the 65 there is a pink resistor wire in the harness that has to be bypassed or it won't run right.

It sounds like your parts store is helping you out. I had a lot of problems with my ignitor when I swapped to the new flamethrower coil, it kept burning the tips of my rotor. I finally ended up replacing the whole thing with an MSD unit, I realize I just had the wrong coil for my application after I got sick of it and ordered the msd digital e-curve.

anyway cool project. I have a 67 that I am building for my daughter and I am just about done with it. I look forward to following your progress.


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Good news! I got the new Pertronix ignition installed today. Car runs alot smoother. However I was puzzled when the instructions told me NOT to bypass any resistor in the stock system. Everywhere I read say to bypass that wire/resistor to run a full 12V....anyone else seen this?

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Cleaned up some wiring tonight. Had to run a new coil wire because the old one was cracked and u shortened the oil pressure wire because it was way too long and just looped and taped :/ .

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well glad everything is working for you. and as far as bypassing the resistor wire, maybe they have fixed that problem since I installed mine many years ago. I have heard that the resistor wire will cause intermittent failures though, but hopefully that will not be an issue for you. keep posting up the pictures so we can vicariously enjoy your restoration.


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Thanks! I was unsure at first but the instructions listed install for both with and without a resistor wire. We'll see how it goes *fingers crossed*

As I mentioned yesterday I cleaned up some wiring. Its hard to see in this pic, but this is what I started with:

2012-04-14_15-11-10_400.jpg by Edgethis, on Flickr

The after picture will come once I'm done wiring up the tach, I also hate that I had to use blue wire loom...I wanted black to be subtle but it was either red or blue. Though if my neighbor with the Honda is right it should add to my aerodynamics...

I plan to swap to a nice 4 bbl intake and carb here soon so please excuse the grime covered intake...It has like 5 layers of different paint.

I also went ahead and got a Tachometer. I hated not knowing where my RPMs were. So I snagged this one from my local Advance for about $40 (Sun-Pro) , I already had a number of holes along the lower dash so I figured it was as good a spot as any, since I just redid the dash, why hide it with a giant tach on the column?


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I still have to finish up the wiring, all I need to do is wire up the light actually. I couldn't find a fuse or a good spot to tie it into before it started getting dark. But the Tach works just fine with my Pertronix, I was a bit worried at first after reading issues with Autometer tachs and Pertronix.

And heres a shot I took of the car this morning. I had cleaned it off a bit yesterday since it was well into the 70's after a week of 40's.


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I got an Edelbrock performer intake on the way. I got a good deal and picked one off Ebay. I'll snap some pics once I get it and clean it up real good. I am looking at going with an Edelbrock 1406, 600cfm carb w/ electric choke. I think that will be a great boost in performance for the car.

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Dang that car just looks tuff. I love it.


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Thanks Buddy!

Update: I am getting a great deal on an Explorer motor so I plan to get that motor and strip the excess (smog) crap off put it in my 68. My current engine has a tapping/knocking sound so I figure i'll swap for this with a roller cam.

After my vacation here to Afghanistan I plan to have the 5.0 rebuilt new cam and add fuel injection to the 68.

Here's a link to my thread on this conversion
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Here's a quick video with my new exhaust. I like the way it sounds. I got rid of the shroud , that is what you hear rattling as I give it some gas.

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FedEx man just dropped off a new present, my Edelbrock performer intake!

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I did some sanding on the manifold today. It's far from done but it looks alot better then the cast look IMHO. Just need to find a Dremel to borrow so I can get into those nooks.


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Here's a few pictures of my new motor.

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It is a 5.0 out of a 2000 Explorer, It had the GT40P heads. It'll be a pain to get headers but it was such a good deal I couldn't pass it up. $250 for everything!

Here's the motor after I removed most of the EFI and wiring.

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Took a short drive on my lunch break to my favorite thinking spot.


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Here's a few pictures of my new motor.

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It is a 5.0 out of a 2000 Explorer, It had the GT40P heads. It'll be a pain to get headers but it was such a good deal I couldn't pass it up. $250 for everything!

Here's the motor after I removed most of the EFI and wiring.

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are you really Ted Nugent? lol. That zebra paint job on the truck has got to stand out in a crowd. looks like a great project for an upgrade. I love the one piece rear main seal and the roller cam. some day I think I will switch my daughters car back to efi. but the carb was cheaper and easier in the short term. looks like the stang is really coming along.


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Thanks! I got the truck from a guy who worked at a zoo. It actually has a cutom made soft top so you can run open roof and sides while still having seat belts and rolll protection. I never have to look hard to find where I parked, thats for sure.

Been working a bit on my motor. Ground the grime off and shot it over with a coat of primer. I have the Performer intake and serp brackets sanded down and painted with an aluminum color and clearcoated. I'll try to get pics of them shortly.


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I'm primering a bit at a time so I can see where I need to go over again with the wire wheel. The block/heads will eventually be painted Ford Blue and the timing cover, brackets and intake will be painted Aluminum. Topped with my Edelbrock Elite air cleaner and a matching set of valve covers.

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I had a bolt break on the extra motor when I took the EFI intake off. I tried to drill it out but no luck. Looks like I'm gonna have to have it re-tapped and put a helicoil in. I did put a quick coat of Ford Blue on the engine. Pics to come soon.

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Item one..... DEFINITELY get rid of that awful slave cylinder and get a power steering gear box. You can get a complete change over for about 1G from "Mustang Depot.com" You might want to try this little trick, I have just finished (18 May) putting an 8.8 rear end from a 2000 Explorer into my '67 stang, why you ask, because parts and repairs for 8.8 are cheaper and more plentyful than the nine incher. The install was slick, just wash everything of the housing with a gas hacksaw (cutting torch) except the torsion bar mounts, buy new spring perches for 15 dollars a pair and get ready to have some fun. The Explorer 8.8 comes factory with 3.73 gears and 11" disc brakes that have low profile calipers that fit inside your factory 14" wheels. The 3.73's were what I needed to keep my engine running in the power band of my cam, I have installed a late model 5.0 roller block with a 347 stroker kit and a T-5 tranny with a .64 top gear. My addition of a "Trick Flow" "Stage Three" cam means I needed my 70 mph rpm to be in the 2100 to 2350 range...........Using the "Explorer" rear is a MUST because I have the same center of pinion offset that your factory 8 inch has so remember to offset your spring perches one half to five eighths inch toward the drivers side. The 8.8 in the '79-'04 Mustangs won't work because they are equal distant side to center.
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