Lenny B's First Restoration Project - 1968 Mustang

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:16 am
I did most of the project in a 40' x 40' detached garage (my father in-laws garage/hot rod shop sitting on 5 acres with no close neighbors) with a homemade paint booth inside that was 16' x 24' with 8' ceiling. After all the paint was done and the car was a rolling chassis again, I brought it back to my home garage (standard 2 car) for convenience and final assembly. You definitely need some type of dedicated long term space to do a project like this because life will prolong the process.



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:19 pm
WOW, you did one heck of a job for a first timer. In fact I'd say you did a pro job. Congrats that's one heck of a nice looking car. :worthy:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:54 pm
Made a little more progress the last couple weeks. I managed to rebuild the transmission and then installed the engine, trans, exhaust, and drive shaft. Next up will be to install everything else under the hood like P/S pump, alternator, radiator, etc.... Hoping it will be on the road soon.
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Transmission ready for a rebuild
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Clutch Packs and Gears
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Valve Body Components
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Transmission completely rebuilt
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Engine and Transmission finally installed

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:14 pm
Managed to rebuild the Carburetor today. I purchased the rebuild kit from Mike's Carburetor. He also has some real good "How To Video's" on his website on rebuilding various model carbs, mainly from the Muscle Car Era.
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Autolite 4100 Carburetor Pre-Rebuild
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Autolite 4100 Carburetor New Parts
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Autolite 4100 Carburetor Disassembled
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Autolite 4100 Carburetor
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Autolite 4100 Carburetor

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:51 pm
Wow! looking good and that sure brings back some memories.

I bet it's been 25 years since I rebuilt a carb!

Very impressive on the work that you are doing!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:18 am
Finally managed to fire her up for the first time since disassembly. Now to debug and adjust everything before the front sheet metal is installed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qk-iOAlxTA
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1968 Ford 302 4-V dressed up like a 390-4V

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:28 am
Looks great.
My plan is to go with fuel injection on my GTX. It seems getting those old muscle cars tuned properly just isn't my cup of tea. Tried everything on my signature car and know for certain it had more to give, I just couldn't seem to get the right combination.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:31 am
Kudos to you for rebuilding your own transmission and carb!
Not many try to do it themselves anymore, I am Glad I started playing with Transmissions.
I been rebuilding Carbs since I was a Kid.


Nice work on the Stang looking really really nice
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:58 am
Thanks Guys. I found some really good How to Videos online that made rebuilding and adjustments, for anyone wanting to rebuild their transmission or carburetor themselves.

Mike's Carburetor has some really good step by step videos on various carburetors.
https://www.carburetor-parts.com/Technical_ep_40.html

Bad Shoe Productions has excellent transmission rebuild DVD's for Ford's
http://www.badshoeproductions.com/

Just thought I'd share for anyone following the thread looking to do it themselves.
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