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post #16 of 62 (permalink) Old 06-28-2013, 02:21 PM
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I restored my 62 xl.It took me 7 yrs but my daughter passed away during that time so.....It knocked me for a loop.No need to do a frame off if body mounts are solid.I did all the work on my 62 except cruise-o-matic tranny rebuild(700.00).I rebuild a 390 out of a merc station wagon.YOU CAN DO IT!.
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All good information thanks guys, you all rock!!! I was having second thoughts about putting the 289 in and I have to admit, I am still up in the air about it. One of the things I am thinking about is where this car is going. We are building it for my son. Do I want my teenage son driving around a 390 or a 289? See, it's not so easy. If I was just doing this for me then 390, 427, big motor, big fast. But, its not (just) for me.

I talked to the body paint guy today, he guestimated 10k for all the sheet metal and paint. That puts body and paint out till Christmas if the stars align and June 14 if they don't. I'm cool with that. I can do a lot of the stuff I need to do before then. I will have a motor running, my parts car stripped and other parts purchased by then.

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I am subscribing because this a a cool project and I am happy to see another 62 making a comeback.

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Are you sure that is a 289? Might be a 292 Y block, I think 62 might have been the last year for the Y block. Of course anything could have been transplanted in 50 years.
I thought about pulling the body off as I have a lift but was worried about folding the body in half, plus figure it was better attached while doing sheet metal replacement. I did all my sheet metal work body on frame. Replaced outer rockers, repaired inner rockers replaced Floor pan under rear seat, repair drivers side rear footwell, Rear quarters, rear wheel wells, trunk dropdowns and trunk floor brace repairs.
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No I am not sure it is a 289. All I know is it is a straight 6. Remember, I know nothing about Fords and only a little about Chevys.

I have a deposit down on the parts car but I will pay the rest on Monday or Tuesday. I will get a better look at the motor then.

You guys can all laugh at me now for not knowing what motor is in the car I am buying. I could have sworn the guy said it was a 289.

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I think that would be a 223 straight 6, might be ok if you can convince your son it's cool. Definatly not speedy.
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Mileage Maker 6. 223. You are right.

And I may not have to convince him it's cool. He thinks four doors are cool so he might already think 6 cylinders are cool.

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Bet he would be the only one in school driving a 3 on the tree.
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No doubt. I have never driven one either. Going to pay for the parts car tomorrow. I was going to do it today but we went to Crater Lake. 105 in Medford. Yikes.

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Okay, I got the parts car. It has been sitting for two years and someone was kind enough to steal the gas a long time ago so I didn't have to drain the tank. I just added 3 gallons of super, new battery and checked the points. The guy that sold it to me said he put a new cap and points on it before he parked it. I checked them and they both look really good. I hit the cap and points with sandpaper. I sprayed some staring fluid it in and it turned over. I poured gas in the carb and it ran until it ran out of gas. I am not getting gas to the carb. replaced the line and filter between the pump and carb. The filter stayed dry. No gas to the carb. Okay it needs a fuel pump. I took the pump off and put my fingers over it and worked it by hand. It felt like it was making suction so I reinstalled it. Still nothing. My dad said I should think about a electric fuel pump. Sounds easy. Is there anything I need to know before I get a electric fuel pump? Are block off plates pretty standard?

Also, the line out of the fuel tank was wet so it might be sucking air. I'll have more time Friday.

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None of this is permanent, I'm just trying to get the car home. Without a trailer anyway. I just want to know I bought a car that runs.

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It doesn't matter if they stole the gas they didn't get all of it. What is left may have gelled into a gooey carb killer even with a filter.
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Any way to jury rig a small gas can under the hood to draw fuel from? Could be plugged pickup in the tank if the pump works.

Good luck on the project and keep the thread updated. My son and I did an 89 Camaro IROC for his 16th birthday, the car eventually ended up with a 500+hp 6L EFI motor. He moved to a 99 Vette after than one, all before turning 20.

The six won't get him into trouble as fast as the 390 but it's not just the motor that leads to trouble.
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Remove the hose going TO the FP from the tank, take off tank cap, blow compressed air into the fuel tank until it comes out. then your FP will work again.

If it DON'T then simply replace the fuel pump. They often feel like they're working in your hand but not enough eccentric throw from the cam unless it's a new pump.
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Bet he would be the only one in school driving a 3 on the tree.
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I had a 63 econoline with the 3 on the tree, and everytime I had passengers, when I would shift, they were totally confused and say "what the heck are you doing". I loved that thing...

I would leave it in if I were you, you just don't see that anymore.
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