With the loss of the last project I set out to find another, this time it is staying high and dry at my parent's house where it didn't flood last year. I'll be getting some more images of it it tonight but here are a few.
1970 Mustang Fastback
It still has the original 302 2V engine and C4 transmission. It still runs and was supposedly rebuilt but we'll check to see if the engine is garbage or not soon. The body is straight and all of the body lines match and are even. The body is far nicer than the red one I had. There is really no interior in it as the person I bought it from stopped working on it. The floors were replaced but are a shotty weld job at best so they'll be replaced again with the correct panels professionally real soon. It has 4 wheel manual drums and manual steering like my last car which will be upgraded to powered disk in the front and power steering. There is no A/C but that will be added as well.
The floors are being replaced next week. Fuel tank is out and some surface rust addressed in the trunk. New tank will be put in once the floors are replaced. Once we get the car back we can start putting all new interior in, tearing out the old wiring in putting in a new AAW 70s update kit harness in like we did in the last car. I haven't had a chance to grab more pictures but I will soon. Still going back and forth on a 347 or 408 stroker from BluePrint.
Drivers side was BAD. The previous owner blew threw the metal when he welded in the floor pieces and then filled in the holes with a putty like stuff. The guy ended up having to burn it out with a torch and sand it out before moving forward. He had to get some steel plates and weld them in to patch it.
I've been on vacation this last week and used a lot of the time to work on the car. Video and pictures below.
The new 22 gallon fuel tank was installed, new stainless fuel line from tank to engine. Replaced the garbage distributor with an new HEI style. The fuel pump and stainless line from pump to carb was replaced as well as the accelerator pump diaphragm. Also we replaced the spark plugs and managed to get the old motor started and running. New tailights, housings and bezels installed, rear bumper installed and a new rear fascia painted and installed.
Just ordered the following:
Holley 600cfm 5160 4bbl carb
Weiand 4bbl intake manifold
17" American Racing Shelby style wheels with BFG Comp 2 tires
Installing the wiring harness
Having the C4 rebuilt
Ordering and installing new interior.
Replaced the intake manifold and the carb. Couldn't start it because the engine had sat long enough that the last time we ran it all of the rust and debris in it ran into the radiator so we're taking it out and reverse flushing it before we start it. I'll get pictures of all of this soon. Ordered a replacement throttle cable. Also found that the engine is in fact a 289... and the cam is worn as hell so it's probably an OLD rebuild or the original cam. Looks like we're going to do a long block 306 and pull the intake/carb off of this one and move forward soon.
It was freezing ass cold the last few weekends and I didn't get any good pictures but all of the wiring was removed and the accessories, carb, distributor, intake manifold and all of the extra crap was removed from the engine. This saturday the engine and transmission are coming out. The engine is going away to a new home and the C4 is going to be rebuilt. Going to clean up the engine bay a little, replace the front suspension components and upgrade the front brakes to disk. Then we'll be dropping a blueprint 347 or 408. Looks more like a 347 at this point. I'll snag some shots of the work this coming weekend.
Got the engine out. It is actually a 289 with 302 heads on it and the transmission is a C4 from 1974. The engine was given away because of how bad it was and the transmission is off to be rebuilt. We're cleaning the engine bay up and putting a fresh coat of paint on it before upgrading the brakes in the front to disk and rerunning all of the hard lines and master cylinder. Once we get the Blueprint 347 and the transmission put in we're replacing all of the suspension bits and lowering it an inch front/rear.
Glad to see you got another project. You settled on that 347 for sure? A 408w would be sweet....
Yeah, I was going back and forth on the 347 or 408 but it came down to a little bit of packaging and cost difference. The 347 has the shorter deck and gives us a little more room under the hood and is about $1000 less for the 347 over the 408. The 347 is rated at 415/415 where the 408 is rated at 425/450.
It's been a while since an update but we've been busy gathering parts and getting things ready. We had to have the floor replaced again after finding a lot of issues that the last person caused when they did the replacement for us. Now it's done right.
We just got the engine from our engine builder here in town and are waiting on the C4 to be rebuilt. The engine is a 306.