71 Mach 1 Resto project

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I gave the engine compartment its final coat of paint today so I can finally start reassembling the front suspension steering and brakes. This was only twenty minutes after I sprayed it I am expecting it to dull down a little more when it is cured.


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Great job! I recently rebuilt the engine and trans in my 71 and during the process I replaced the two front side aprons. My first metal work but I had a good friend provide me guidance. Thanks for the great pics.
 

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Great job! I recently rebuilt the engine and trans in my 71 and during the process I replaced the two front side aprons. My first metal work but I had a good friend provide me guidance. Thanks for the great pics.
That looks great! Hopefully in about 6 weeks that's what my engine will look like.
 

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I finally installed the drivers coil spring and finished up suspension on that side. So glad the coil springs are behind me.


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It's good to have it on all four wheels again. Now I need to get back to body work until the engine gets back from the machine shop.


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I picked up these Boss 351 valve covers for my Cleveland build today.

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They need a good cleaning but should look great on my engine when I get it back! Engine is supposed to go to the dyno in the next week or so and then it can come home and get installed, can't wait.

Picking the valve covers up is the most I have done to the car in about a month or more, been too busy getting stuff ready for my son's wedding last Saturday. That went off smoothly, so now I can get back to work on the Mustang. Hopefully, I will have some progress pictures to post soon.
 

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I picked up these Boss 351 valve covers for my Cleveland build today.

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They need a good cleaning but should look great on my engine when I get it back! Engine is supposed to go to the dyno in the next week or so and then it can come home and get installed, can't wait.

Picking the valve covers up is the most I have done to the car in about a month or more, been too busy getting stuff ready for my son's wedding last Saturday. That went off smoothly, so now I can get back to work on the Mustang. Hopefully, I will have some progress pictures to post soon.

Awesome find, congratulations!
 

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If they still have the oil deflectors in them you may want to decide if you want to use the ones on the covers or the ones with the rocker arms. You don't want both.
 
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I finally installed the drivers coil spring and finished up suspension on that side. So glad the coil springs are behind me.


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It's good to have it on all four wheels again. Now I need to get back to body work until the engine gets back from the machine shop.


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I finally installed the drivers coil spring and finished up suspension on that side. So glad the coil springs are behind me.


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It's good to have it on all four wheels again. Now I need to get back to body work until the engine gets back from the machine shop.


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Nice work.
 

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If they still have the oil deflectors in them you may want to decide if you want to use the ones on the covers or the ones with the rocker arms. You don't want both.
Thank you for the heads up on that
 
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