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Not much to update today. Over the weekend I decided that I needed to clear up some of the parts that I had laying around in the garage so I decided to try to clean up some of the chrome pieces to see if I could get them looking better than they were. I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised at the results considering these pieces are 45 years old. Also started to prep the dash panel as I finally received the proper reducer I needed. I plan to spray that this coming weekend. Some pics.

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351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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I had my Power Brake Booster rebuilt by Dewey's in Portland Oregon and it arrived today. Also had the Master Brake Cylinder cap replated and that came out really well. This process is teaching me a lot about restoring cars to near concours in my case and the attention to detail you guys spend when doing your cars. Attached the before and after shot of the parts. I am getting a NOS master cylinder to replace the one on the car to complete this part as I could not find the numbers on it so I am thinking it was replaced at some point.

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351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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The steering column is now disassembled and there are a couple of issues with it. Looks like the key cylinder housing is damaged along with another metal part. When I got the car the wheel could be turned without the key, it's supposed to be a locking steering column. Also you could pull on the steering wheel and pull it out about an inch. Going to decide next how to fix all of this but the plan is to replace all the electrical components at a minimum. Some pics of the pieces.

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-john

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351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Sort of messed up last week as I forgot to get the primer to shoot the dash this last weekend, I needed self etching as I sanded the old finish off to metal. Tonight I put on 2 coats of black primer so tomorrow some light sanding and hopefully I will get the final finish on. A couple of pics of the pieces that were primed.

 

The final color will be Black Suede.

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-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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I shot 4 coats of the Black Suede Acrylic finish on the dash and all the parts for it. This paint gives it a slight texture and looks really nice. I am going to let it dry for a couple of days then move it inside so that I can assemble the pieces on it as I get them. I was told that acrylic paint if not applied properly will start to crack and look like alligator hide so I'll be looking for this over the next few days.

 

I also found out to reface and calibrate all the gauges will take 4 to 6 months because of the backlog. The wiper motor will be done this week and so I'll get that back a week or so after that and will attach pics of that. Attaching some pictures of the dash.

 

Edit: Also painted the back side of the dash as it was bare metal. Just did that in black because you can't see it and the surface rust was annoying.

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-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Wow that is looking good John! [FACE SAVOURING DELICIOUS FOOD][THUMBS UP SIGN] Regards Lars 🇩🇰

 

Sendt fra min E2303 med Tapatalk

So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73:whistling:

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Thx Mike and Lars for your comments.

 

I put the dash pad on, the ash tray and some of the bezels. The dash is a repop and fitment issues were encountered with this one like I experienced with the Mustang. The only concern is with the bezel on the passenger side at the upper right side as you can see in the pics, Hoping that it will get some of the shape back after a while. Anyway it an improvement from what it was like.

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-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Well my pleasure John[FACE SAVOURING DELICIOUS FOOD] Well as the stuff is made outside us! It doesn't fit! Well it's doesn't matter what Car! It's sadly they don't take pride of making the parts fit. But you are doing a good job. My freind [WINKING FACE] [THUMBS UP SIGN] Regards Lars 🇩🇰

 

Sendt fra min E2303 med Tapatalk

So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73:whistling:

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Thx guys.

 

I contacted Legendary and told them about the dash pad issue. They wanted pictures so I sent them and now waiting for them to get back to me. Hopefully they will just replace it, more to come.

-john

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351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Decided to tackle some of the rusted through holes on the front windshield frame base. It has a series of holes on both the passenger and drivers side corners as well as one right in the center. All of the e brake pedal and the clutch and brake pedals were rusted because of the leaks. I got so involved with trying to figure how to repair the passenger side that I didn't take any pics until I was done. There were 3 holes along the track and one on the cowl area that I fixed. Any way I took pics of the drivers side and the finished passenger side to show you what I am dealing with. Next weekend I will tackle the drivers side and will detail the work a little better. I am leaning on replacing the whole rear window header as the rear window base is really bad.

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-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Quick update,

I got my restored wiper motor today that is the variable speed model which is correct for this car. The guy did a super job on the restoration. Also a replacement Dash pad is being sent to me to fix the foam defect on the passenger side.

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-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Wow that is so awesome photo John [FACE SAVOURING DELICIOUS FOOD]😎[THUMBS UP SIGN] Keep them coming to us all[sQUARED COOL]😎[THUMBS UP SIGN] Regards Lars 🇩🇰

So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73:whistling:

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Replacement dash pad came in and it was much better. Also the steering column is done and is going to be shipped next week. Lastly I started to work on the holes on the driver side and will complete it this weekend. There were 2 large holes and the biggest one is now done. Its all black in the area as I put some rust converter on the area to stop the rust.

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-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Finished the drivers side lower window frame this morning. I enlarged the hole to get to clean thicker metal. Next I cut the filler strip but kept dropping it through the hole. The solution was to weld a stud so that I had something to grip while I welded the corners. Finished the welds and put in a little filler to give it a firm surface and applied etching primer to protect the surface.

 

One more hole in the center of the lower windshield frame and the about 6 holes at the top. Only one is large and the rest are fairly small.

 

When the car is blasted I will go over all the repaired section again to get a better surface before I epoxy prime the come back in with some light filler then use filler primer to block sand the car and seal again with the epoxy primer and paint.

 

This car is going to take longer then I thought to complete.

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-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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John,

Just a reminder you can not use any rust converters-self etch primers or anything with acid if your applying epoxy over it. UNLESS the product epoxy your using says you can use over acid. Better make sure it's gone when you media blast prior to epoxy. Better off to mix a little epoxy in a cup and brush over those areas.

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Just a reminder you can not use any rust converters-self etch primers or anything with acid if your applying epoxy over it. UNLESS the product epoxy your using says you can use over acid. Better make sure it's gone when you media blast prior to epoxy. Better off to mix a little epoxy in a cup and brush over those areas.

 

Thx for the info. I figure when I media blast its going to remove the filler and I will need to redo those areas. Didn't realize the info about the epoxy though. I will start using a gray primer to protect the areas in the meantime instead. I finished the lower windshield holes today.

-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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I managed to fix the hole in the center of the windshield frame too. What started out as a small hole wound up bigger than I thought. Started pushing on the metal and it was flexing to easy so it was pretty thin. Any way I cut it all out and bent a replacement piece and welded it up. All the holes on the bottom are now patched up. Now to the upper part of the frame.

 

Still need to do some body work but that will come after the car has been primered.

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-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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John,

Just a reminder you can not use any rust converters-self etch primers or anything with acid if your applying epoxy over it. UNLESS the product epoxy your using says you can use over acid. Better make sure it's gone when you media blast prior to epoxy. Better off to mix a little epoxy in a cup and brush over those areas.

 

Thx for the info. I figure when I media blast its going to remove the filler and I will need to redo those areas. Didn't realize the info about the epoxy though. I will start using a gray primer to protect the areas in the meantime instead. I finished the lower windshield holes today.

When you redo those areas I would use upol fiberal as your base filler then regular filler on top of that if you need more.

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Just a reminder you can not use any rust converters-self etch primers or anything with acid if your applying epoxy over it. UNLESS the product epoxy your using says you can use over acid. Better make sure it's gone when you media blast prior to epoxy. Better off to mix a little epoxy in a cup and brush over those areas.

 

Thx for the info. I figure when I media blast its going to remove the filler and I will need to redo those areas. Didn't realize the info about the epoxy though. I will start using a gray primer to protect the areas in the meantime instead. I finished the lower windshield holes today.

When you redo those areas I would use upol fiberal as your base filler then regular filler on top of that if you need more.

 

Thx for the info Scott.

-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Need some help on rims, This is what I am looking at:

FRT G60-15 Goodyear polyglas 8.4" tread width

Rear L60-15 Goodyear PolyGlas 9.0" tread width

 

Rims Rallye 15x 8

 

These come in 4.50 or 4.625 backspace. Will the L60's fit ok in the front? Which combination is better for the 71 RR's?

-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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