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You don't.  Hang the compressor and lines on the shock tower and work around it.

 

Thanks. Sounds simple.  :chin:

I need to check that the line from the compressor to the firewall is not too much in the way. I guess I can try rerouting it to go around the rear of the engine, but it seems too short. I will work on it tonight to see how can I reroute them out of the way.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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I usually hire a child of mine to hold and move the compressor while pulling an engine-they work cheap, if not well.

 

BTW your work looks very nice. Well done!

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!

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I usually hire a child of mine to hold and move the compressor while pulling an engine-they work cheap, if not well.

 

BTW your work looks very nice.  Well done!

 

That would be a good resource. Mine is not yet that strong. That compressor is heavy!

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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My sons are 6'1" and 185 and 6'2" and 210. I'll send you one if you promise to feed and educate him and not send him back for 4 years.

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My sons are 6'1" and 185 and 6'2" and 210.  I'll send you one if you promise to feed and educate him and not send him back for 4 years.

 

rofl

Can I have them mow, paint, grind rust, clean oily parts, mop, build a tree house, and buy groceries?

 

lollerz

 

Right now I am feeding and educating a 3'6". Not quite ready for two of that size!

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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Today I was able to remove the transmission. Very easy job! What it took me the longest was to move the scissors lift from under the car and moved it back in place. I couldn't remove the trans with the lift underneath so i pulled the lift out with a trailer winch - thing is 1,000 lbs. I first raised the car and dropped it over 13" of ramp and wood. Then I removed the lift and then the transmission. Lifting the car 13" was the sweet amount. I moved the trans forward under the car. The 13" were barely enough. I took the time to attach an 8x2 to the floor jack. That made the job very easy.

 

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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I will see if I can get you some measurements on the frame today.

If you do have to remove the compressor you should have the system emptied by someone with a pump to do so. If it was not charged and there is little in it and you have one of the fill connections for the cans you can bleed it off with it. Wear gloves and goggles when working on air cond. You can freeze something very quick. It is not good for you or the environment to let it in the air and some of the refrigerants are flammable.

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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I will see if I can get you some measurements on the frame today.

If you do have to remove the compressor you should have the system emptied by someone with a pump to do so. If it was not charged and there is little in it and you have one of the fill connections for the cans you can bleed it off with it. Wear gloves and goggles when working on air cond. You can freeze something very quick. It is not good for you or the environment to let it in the air and some of the refrigerants are flammable.

Thank you David. The crossmember measurements will be great to have.

 

I think i will be able to move the engine around the compressor so my plan for now is to leave all the hoses connected.

 

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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Installed two bike hoists on the ceiling and used them to remove the hood. It worked great! Allowed me to remove the hood by myself.

The engine is coming out tomorrow night.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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While at it, I also removed the passenger's side fender. I still had to double check the apron VIN number and I am happy to report that it is a match, at least the serialized number. I am confused about what the first two digits mean, "4T". Is the T for Metuchen? What is the 4 about?

 

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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Going back to the VIN stamped in the apron. It is "4T159317". The last six digits are the serialized number and it matches. The T is the manufacturing plant of Metuchen, which is a match. The "4" is making me scratch my head  :chin: . Obviously, my car is a 1971, not a 1974. Any ideas?

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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lollerz

 

Who knows. The built day was December of 1970. Maybe they didn't have the "1" at that time, so the person thought of using the "4". Whatever it happened, it is not a 1974 apron for sure.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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Today the engine came out. So easy that even a five year old can do it.....  rofl

 

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The rockers are aluminum and good looking. Can anyone identify them? The valve springs are double.

 

 

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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Continuing disassembling the engine. It looks in very good shape. Measured the cylinders and they are at 4" +0.004" so I am assuming they have not been bored, so I guess that's good news.

 

The heads are closed chambers, D1AE-GA manufactured in October and November of 1970, which matches the car's December built date, and the engine's November date. The engine is a DOAE-L.

The valve train had the Crane Cam's, or similar, stud kit installed.

 

 

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Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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It looks in good shape - any plans on the valves and cylinders?

I am stroking it. Dont know exactly about the valvetrain yet, but something along the lines of hyd rollers and a not too aggresive cam.

 

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

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The valves look to be ford parts-replace them with good quality 1 piece stainless valves while you are doing all this work.

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The valves look to be ford parts-replace them with good quality 1 piece stainless valves while you are doing all this work.

 

Yeah, they are Ford valves. Everything will be replaced, except the heads and block. I want this car to be reliable and withstand spirit acceleration all the way to the red line whenever I feel like it.

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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Completed disassembly of block. Found about half of the pistons with cracked skirts. I found couple pieces in the oil pan. Cylinders look okay with some longitudinal wear. Cylinder 4 shows a bit of surface pitting. It most likely leaked water at some point in its life. Since the cylinders are at 4.0 there is room for some boring.

 

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Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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The Kings were good to me this year. They came with their camels stuffed up with boxes from Modern Driveline. I am glad they didn't get stuck in the snow.

 

 

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They include TKO600 with carbon lined syncros, crossmember, flywheel, clutch pedal and cable, shifter, kevlar/organic clutch, etc. All is missing now is the camel with the bell housing, which is coming from another direction!

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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