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    on a 302 Ford engine Cyl's 4 and 8 usually go bad like it did with me pulled the old plugs from Cylinder's 4 and 8 saw oil fauled plugs indicating combustion Chamber blow by after that I let loose a string of obsene words as well as the F word in various creative uses. Got a good Blueprint Engine no problems.

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    Had an hour to dig into this today.

    Found compression on 1-6, 8 to be 148-155psi. Number 7 was zero, nothing, zilch, nada. Put air on the cylinder and the exhaust valve was hanging opening. Pulled the valve cover and found that pushrod halfway out of the rocker arm. Since it was halfway out, it was holding the valve open, and still connected on the lifter side, so we had LOTS of lift on that valve.

    Returned the pushrod to normal position and tightened it down. Said my prayers that there would be compression and not a bent valve. Got 155psi. Now that’s a Christmas present.

    Not sure why this happened other than assembly error on my part.

    Carb rebuild coming up next. Might get the balls to put power steering and brake fluid in it, do a rough alignment, and drive it around the block to see how crappy that $80 T5 may or may not be. And also to see how a 1988 Crown Vic engine likes the 1987 F150 flywheel with the 1968 Mustang clutch and 1971 F100 bell housing and 1995 Mustang transmission.
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    Nice. That's a weird one for sure... but at least it's fixed now (or so we hope).

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    That’s great
    Could have been a lot worse lol
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    Pushrod, lifter, rocker problems are common on assembly. Visual inspection high on list of things to check. Probably third only to distro/timing and vacuum issues
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    Finished the carb rebuild. Will likely need smaller jets but we shall see. May not run at all right. It’s from a 1963 390, so I don’t know if it will like the little 302.

    Set the camber and toe on it as well. Still have to check the caster, but it will all shift some once the full front metal and bumper are installed. Got the hood latch installed and rough adjusted. Potential start up, official trial 3, tomorrow. It would be so cool to take a cruise out of the garage and around the block tomorrow. One can hope. It hasn’t left the driveway since 2014.
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    Goals. Whatever you do make sure the hood is latched (if even installed yet) well in case she decides to go all eject-o on you. I hear too many stories about this happening to the foxbody guys. Dont need to go and mess up all that new paint now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    Goals. Whatever you do make sure the hood is latched (if even installed yet) well in case she decides to go all eject-o on you. I hear too many stories about this happening to the foxbody guys. Dont need to go and mess up all that new paint now.
    YES! I was just going to let the safety latch do the job but I managed to get it fully latched. Will still need to be adjusted once the fenders get installed.
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    Lots of trials and tribulations today but by the end of the day, it moved out and back into the garage/dungeon under its own power!

    No road trip yet but soon.



    Details of today:

    Started on all 8 cylinders. Had to swap out a carb gasket and tighten the top down but it’s idling happily now. My dad helped out troubleshooting that and I am very grateful. Won’t know more until I can get it out on the road as far as carb tuning. The motor seems good, finally.

    Bled the master cylinder on the car with dad helping. Then proceeded to the lines. Lots of leaks. My fault. I never tightened the lines down. They were snug but being all new, they needed to be pretty tight to seal. Thought I had DOT 5 fluid, but it was 5.1 which is apparently still not paint friendly or has the water resistive properties of DOT 5 according to Google. Oh well it’s done now. So we have brakes. I didn’t notice any paint damage to any surfaces yet.

    Time to get some fluid in the power steering, drive it around the block, and wash it. Then it chill under cover in the garage while I fix all the other broken stuff around my house I have ignored lately.


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    You have a beautiful Mustang. I love that color. What is the name of the color and the type of paint you used ?

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    You are going to have one really nice car once done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainemantom View Post
    You have a beautiful Mustang. I love that color. What is the name of the color and the type of paint you used ?
    Thank you. The color is a 1968 Ford color, presidential blue. I used a Nason base and Southern Polyurethanes Universal Clear. The Nason is a cheap paint, and was really thin but I think that helped the metallic lay out nicely. The paint stores around couldn’t get the color in a better paint line unless I had a sample to go from. I didn’t have a sample since this car was yellow to begin with, followed by multiple jobs of red. The clear was awesome. I highly recommend the SPI universal clear. The depth is awesome and there is no buffing window.

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    You are going to have one really nice car once done.
    Thanks David. That means a lot coming from you! I hope I can keep it nice and not screw it up with things like brake fluid leaks and 3 attempts at getting the engine right.
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    Wow that car is so killer
    Nice job on it for sure
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    Very nice car. Going to make a really good cruiser when it's ready!
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    Nason is inexpensive, but as you mentioned, the clear is where it really stands out. Cheap clear is a waste of time and money. High quality clear can cost as much or more than the color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by massacre View Post
    Wow that car is so killer
    Nice job on it for sure
    Thank you. It’s been what seems like a lifetime!

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    Very nice car. Going to make a really good cruiser when it's ready!
    Thank you. I hope it’s ready so. So ready to go cruising. I started this when I was relatively young... 28. Now I’m getting into the middle age bracket. I wanted to be the young guy at the cruise nights that actually did something myself instead of bought it. Minus the young part now haha.

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    Almost finished installing these tonight. (Ignore the dust. It gets a bath very soon)



    Got to make a wiring clip to finish it up. One side lights up with the turn signals (and both with emergency flashers that you see here). Not “correct” for my car options and year but something I just had to add since I needed a hood anyway.


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    It makes your car personalized. Those lights look great. That paint sure stands out, Beautiful.

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    Nice job. The color is peculiar and classy. I like it. Glad the engine gremlins worked themselves out. I'm looking forward to seeing it done with a little rubber dust stuck to the new paint back there....
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