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    31 Model A Station Wagon “Woody”
    69 Mach 1 - 351C
    72 Mach 1 - 351C
    96 Cobra Convertible


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  1. I always used a bit of gasket sealer and the gasket to hold it for the second or two of trying to stick in into place. I will have to look for these tabs and such, didn’t know they existed.
  2. If it is a ‘95, then it certainly would have been a 302W. Did the WC T5 start use in ‘95 or in ‘96? I thought ‘96 for Mustang use. Hope it all works out!
  3. The 96 GT had a 4.6 2V, not a Windsor. 1995 was the last year of the Windsor motor in Mustangs. Does the 4.6 have the same bellhousing bolt pattern as a 289/302/351? If so, I never would have expected that.
  4. My Dad shipped a set of Cleveland heads to me—he built wood crates exactly as described above. From Arkansas to California was $60 or $65 each crate. Not cheap, but they made it safely. He used rigid foam around them from some appliance he had bought, but I like the idea of expanding foam as described above. If I had to do it again, I think I’d just buy aftermarket aluminum.
  5. It’s been a month or two, but I am pretty sure I pulled my weather strips out from the top and inserted them from the top. I just had to work the edge over on the bottom side once it was in that far. I can’t image trying to install and remove from the bottom—there is a big chuck of rubber on the top that seems like it would make that impossible to do.
  6. WTF is wrong with the police not charging the guy! That really sucks, but I am glad to hear you were able to get some recovery on the frame through warranty. It’s pretty easy to spend $2,500 and up on a bike these days, in fact, anything under $2,500 wouldn’t.be worth owning from my perspective (I am a Mountain biker). Whoa, I got off topic.... Lay the hood on the driveway and park a wheel of your car in the middle, take a picture. Done!
  7. A lot of great work accomplished—well done. That is a lot of metal to replace! The 3.50 gears would be great with a TKO500 or 600. In my ‘69 I went with 3.70s and a TK6 and I can cruise at 80mph with the engine relaxing. If I remember correctly there are a few different OD ratios available, I went for the numerically lower ratio.
  8. Congratulations—sure wish I could be part of the meet-up. Unfortunately if I am able to travel I have lots of other things I have to make up for lost time with. Mostly seeing my aging parents. Enjoy the show, sounds like a fantastic car to represent our hobby.
  9. I must be running low on steam, not much progress this weekend. I blocked the drivers side fender, installed the door latches and strikers, then I started to do what I thought was a final block on the top side of the hood. I realized I would never be happy with it the way it was, so I sanded it down to metal and set to filling the center section about 20” from the rear edge all the way to the rear edge. Apparently someone had gone Bo Duke on the hood at one point in its past. I realize it would have been hidden by matte black (you couldn’t see it before I started...but I could feel it), bu
  10. Interesting, I spent some time looking for the foam (and was planning to order it). I would have thought the 3M strip caulk was too rigid to compress properly. Maybe let it sit in the sun a bit prior to installation on an unusually warm day?
  11. Your work and tenacity as always is amazing. I don’t think I have the same level of patience, but I am trying. Yours is a gift! I am curious about the hole in the cowl/firewall that is visible here. It appears to be in the drivers fender well, but I don’t think there is supposed to be a hole there.
  12. Not much progress this weekend. I did get the hood reinstalled and lined up. Then I worked on increasing the gap on the front bumper—it is a consistent 1/8” all the way on both sides. Then I pulled one of the fenders off and started blocking it. I need to do the other fender then I can re-prime them. I did manage to access some boxes stored up high around my lift and do some digging—there were some interesting Mustang treasures up there. I wish they were easier to get to so I could properly dig and sort. In other news, my 16 year old son earned his Brown-Black belt. He really had t
  13. You went this far—I think it is worth going forward. I think it looks interesting and is kind of cool to see something different than the NACA hood.
  14. Wow—hard to imagine that brazen of activity, but I guess the guy was on drugs. The red on red ‘65 convertible looks exactly like my first restoration, sold it at Barrett Jackson back in the mid-90’s.
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