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Old May 3rd, 2009, 06:26 PM   #1
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Default 69 mustang tech help

I am finally starting to do something with the old girl. I would like to find some one local that know a good deal on the subject. Who would be willing to come over and take a look with me and point me in the right direction on my list of stuff to do with it and were would be the best starting point? So do we have any vintage mustang freaks here? That would be in the Sterling Heights area and willing to stop by and lend me there ear??? I have a 69 convertable you can see it in the back of a few pics of my jeep.
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Old May 4th, 2009, 09:14 AM   #2
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I'm working on a 67 fastback, unfortunately I live close to Lansing little too far to drive. There is a great site www.allfordmustangs.com these people usually can answer your questions. If your going to put it all back to stock you can also go to www.mustangdecoder.com and put you data plate numbers in and it will tell you all the options and colors that the car came with originally. Feel free to pm me if you have questions I'll try to help you out as much as I can, as long as your not trying to put a chevy motor in to a great car.

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Old May 4th, 2009, 05:43 PM   #3
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I'm working on a 67 fastback, unfortunately I live close to Lansing little too far to drive. There is a great site www.allfordmustangs.com these people usually can answer your questions. If your going to put it all back to stock you can also go to www.mustangdecoder.com and put you data plate numbers in and it will tell you all the options and colors that the car came with originally. Feel free to pm me if you have questions I'll try to help you out as much as I can, as long as your not trying to put a chevy motor in to a great car.Thomas
no it has a 351w 4 barrel moved great last time I drove it LOL the shift kit some hack put on the c6 was stupid but we can fix that. Problem is it has been sitting a long time. so pull distribitor change oil see if it will prime oil then go from there? I have a rust in the frame and am not sure it is salvageable or not that is my BIGGEST concern....
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Old May 4th, 2009, 07:48 PM   #4
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well lucky for you they make just about every part for every mustang made. its all about your time & $$$$$. as for tech help its got like 8 wires in the whole car..its simple. the rest is nuts and bolts, nothing we can't help with. I have owned several fords of the vintage and they can have their quirks.
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well lucky for you they make just about every part for every mustang made. its all about your time & $$$$$. as for tech help its got like 8 wires in the whole car..its simple. the rest is nuts and bolts, nothing we can't help with. I have owned several fords of the vintage and they can have their quirks.
well to start I got rust on the frame by the rear trailing arms and am not sure if it can be cut out and replaced or start looking for a new frame. Which is not high on my list. Then find a oil pump drive and see if I have oil and presure then go from there. Redo all the fuel and brake lines. But the frame is my main concern frist then go from there.
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well if you pull the distributor to prime the pump it should take a 5/16 6point socket, use a long extension and tape the socket to the end or use a self locking extension(you don't need to fish it out if you drop it) turn the pump by hand in the same direction as the distrib rotation, if its got a load on it its fine. if it spins pretty easy just turn it abit and see if it loads up. the biggest issue with sitting a long time won't be the oil pump, they very seldom drop a prime, I would be more concerned about not having compression or having a stuck valve. pull all the spark plugs and see if you can turn it over by hand after you squirt some oil in the cylinders, that way you know theres no pieces stuck. frankly I wouldn't touch the distributor and just start with oiling the cylinders.

as for the frame, you need to show how bad it is. the gaps between the fender & rocker are a tattle tail for a really bad frame.
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well if you pull the distributor to prime the pump it should take a 5/16 6point socket, use a long extension and tape the socket to the end or use a self locking extension(you don't need to fish it out if you drop it) turn the pump by hand in the same direction as the distrib rotation, if its got a load on it its fine. if it spins pretty easy just turn it abit and see if it loads up. the biggest issue with sitting a long time won't be the oil pump, they very seldom drop a prime, I would be more concerned about not having compression or having a stuck valve. pull all the spark plugs and see if you can turn it over by hand after you squirt some oil in the cylinders, that way you know theres no pieces stuck. frankly I wouldn't touch the distributor and just start with oiling the cylinders.

as for the frame, you need to show how bad it is. the gaps between the fender & rocker are a tattle tail for a really bad frame.
Properly pull the plugs Friday night and spray them frist then see what happens sat when I start what do you thing wd-40 or just some oil???
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wd would work as a last resort, just squirt some engine oil down the holes. it doesn't take much, just an 1/4 oz. or so
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wd would work as a last resort, just squirt some engine oil down the holes. it doesn't take much, just an 1/4 oz. or so


Will let you know what happens!
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