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Got the shock tower covers on. Wheels on. And got the car cut off frame jig!  She’s a roller again. Getting closer!!!418CA1E0-7ED9-41FC-BB0D-4B3D00EC3BA7.thumb.jpeg.df4bf7fd10c6fcc05bb6cddbec36e9bf.jpeg

Kevin
1971 Mach 1

408C Stroker - C4 w/3,000 stall - 8.8" Rear w/3.73's - Disc brakes all way around.

 

 

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Kevin, How you get so much done as quickly as you do, is amazing to me. Good job! Chuck

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Dude, that is amazing. Well done. That guy should be very appreciative. 
 

One minor question; is he planning to leave the epoxy primer alone in the engine compartment?  I ask because I have noticed that over time that finish becomes chalky and a little brittle. My car has it all over the place; I didn’t leave it exposed on the outer panels long before paint because I knew it breaks down under UV, but I noticed in other areas not exposed to light (floorboards) it seemed to still age a little weird... so I tend to recommend (though as someone far inferior to your skills) a topcoat in the engine compartment. Of course that could just have been the particular formula on my car. 

Lazarus

 

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Thanks Guys.  Not getting too much done last couple days....been working a bunch of OT at work and still have to work more OT this weekend.  So when I get an open chance to hit the garage, I go.  I did start cleaning and prepping the motor for a quick paint touch up. Nothing fancy. Hopefully have that finished up tonight or tomorrow. 

As far as the epoxy primer, my buddy used it in his car and its held up really nicely over the years.  But yes, if it is exposed to UV light it can fade and get that chalky look, but being that its under the hood, there should be little to no UV light exposure.  Epoxy primer is also pretty much nonporous unlike normal primer. And it holds up fairly decent to chemicals.  My buddy said when his gets dirty or anything he wipes it down with a cloth and a little bit of mineral spirits and it looks new again.  When i do my car this winter I will be doing the exact same thing.  Way more durable then anything out of a rattle can and the sheen is almost perfect.  

Kevin
1971 Mach 1

408C Stroker - C4 w/3,000 stall - 8.8" Rear w/3.73's - Disc brakes all way around.

 

 

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Well its been a busy few weeks at work and I haven't got much done on the car at all.  Worked over 250 hrs in the last 3 weeks!  So not much garage time.  But yesterday I only had to work 8 hours so I figured I would get something done on the car.  I was able to get the motor dropped back in last night and get it fired up.  Still need to get the exhaust on and get the front sheetmetal on and then she's done.  Hopefully be able to finish it up this weekend.  Here's a few pics of the motor in the car. 
 

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Kevin
1971 Mach 1

408C Stroker - C4 w/3,000 stall - 8.8" Rear w/3.73's - Disc brakes all way around.

 

 

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Awesome work Kevin. A man of many skills indeed. For someone who does not do this for a living, your work is just as good, if not better than any professional.

Really enjoying seeing the progress. 

Geoff.

 I learn something new every day!

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4 hours ago, Stanglover said:

Awesome work Kevin. A man of many skills indeed. For someone who does not do this for a living, your work is just as good, if not better than any professional.

Really enjoying seeing the progress. 

Thank you. 

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Kevin
1971 Mach 1

408C Stroker - C4 w/3,000 stall - 8.8" Rear w/3.73's - Disc brakes all way around.

 

 

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Great Job....

You should be proud of everything you accomplished on this car and all the others you complete.

I would like to shake you hand and buy you a beer or two for your work keeping these cars on the road.

Thanks, Jay 

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Got the car loaded up and dropped off at the alignment shop. I should be picking it up this evening and taking it to my buddys shop to reinstall the exhaust and button up a few odds and ends. Then back to my garage to clean it up and give back to owner.  We are close now!! FINALLY!! 47F010D4-244E-409C-816F-B80ADC4667CB.thumb.jpeg.4fc6c63c8e6a7b1d30b6e90bdf4b1063.jpeg

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Kevin
1971 Mach 1

408C Stroker - C4 w/3,000 stall - 8.8" Rear w/3.73's - Disc brakes all way around.

 

 

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Great thread, awesome work, Kevin! Followed you through the thread, it's a fantastic result. One more happy owner of a Mustang. Hope you collected some serious dime for your next project - Resurrectang 2.0. :thumb:

Tim

 

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :runninpony:

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Very nice quality work all around.  The owner should  be very pleased with it.  Question, what type of paint did you use in the engine bay?

Kilgon

 

 

"The only dumb question is the one not asked"

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It’s Omni Epoxy Primer. Holds up well and has a nice satin sheen. 

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Kevin
1971 Mach 1

408C Stroker - C4 w/3,000 stall - 8.8" Rear w/3.73's - Disc brakes all way around.

 

 

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