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post #16 of 280 (permalink) Old 08-04-2009, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 67 Mustang Coupe - Gydyup

It has been a while since I have updated this. Anytime you go to your Making Progress thread and you find it on page 3 Ė itís been too long. I have been plagued with a new assignment, keeping the kids and wife happy this summer, trying to start and keep a local cruise running and other things.
I left off with the rear end, I had some threads on a bud who boned me on my gear set up, so I had to re do that, and remove/replace the hogs head after I had it all buttoned up. I fabbed up a good hogs head cradle and did this solo. I will be posting a Tech Art on that soon.

I attacked the brake system, new MC, new SSBC prop/combo valve, line lock, all new hard lines and soft hoses, replaced the front and rear wheel studs, shoes etc.







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I moved back to the engine, installing an Evac system to the exhaust pipe just beyond the collector. The Heddmanís donít offer any room between the collector and frame, not much more around the bell, with the bending of the pipes and this only being a Temp system for this motor, I plumbed it to the exhaust pipe. Lots of great help from the folks on this site when it didnít work. Who knew brand new evac systems wouldnít open, I got the working valves from NAPA.


The whole genesis of this winter project was a floor pan, roll bar, and CALTRAC install, it got out of hand. My philosophy on this project is building it from the rear forward, I figure with 31 spline axles and a spool my rear is good, the CALTRACs and split monoís are good, so the next in line is the drive shaft. I upgraded to the Inland Empire 3.5 aluminum with 1350 joints/yokes. Inland Empire ROCKS. What a bunch of patient folks as I went back and forth on the drive shaft I wanted, ultimately going big which keeps me from busting things later on with more HP. Robert was on my emails daily, always responded. When I got the shaft, there was a hiccup with the slip yoke. All I heard from them was, another is on the way, donít sweat it. I have never had better customer service on any thing in my life. I could have gone a bit cheaper and saved 50 bucks maybe, but not worth it with the support you get in my opinion.





My next weak link maybe my Tranny, I may have to make a road trip to PA to get Dennis to help me with the big block IP/OP shaft updgrade.
I have been rowing my gears with a Comp Plus shifter. The only automatic car I ever owned other than my 94 truck was this car, and the C4 and stall are on the garage floor. In my other Mustangs, I never used anything but a Super Shifter or V-Gate. One of these days I will get this car down the track, and I didnít have any confidence in the Comp Plus so I went back to my roots (I donít lift when I shift). These shifters are not for the faint of heart when it comes to consoles, or cutoff wheels. But you donít know what your missing if you have not pulled gears with one of these shifters. I did make my trans tunnel mods in one cut, and kept the piece along with the comp plus, so I can put it back together again. I will put insulation and carpet in the car, it is hotter than hades right now!




I also tried my hand at painting some interior parts. I had my rear panels soda blasted, as they had been painted with the car and were shiney and the grain was covered. I used the Mustangs Unliminted light blue interior paint. I am amazed how well this game out. Nice semi or subdued finish with the appropriate grain showing. Lots of very thin coats to get it, but you cant tell itís a rattle can job. The pic really doesnít do it justice.

I also re wired my battery and fuel pumps, added some bling to my sump.


I actually started talking to a couple of body shops this week, I have my door skins and fender. The rest of the summer I am just going to tinker, drive and work out some bugs. This winter I plan on going through the front suspension, replacing the front inner fender skirts. I am talking to a good body/paint guy Ė I may get rid of my beloved dent in the door and rocker and that god awful paint job. I am amazed at how many folks tell me this paint job is a "master piece" and I need to keep it or re do it. I am a meat and potatoes guy, and the 80's were not really good to me.



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521 BBF-Solid Roller -Kaase P51 Heads-Victor-AED Dominator - Jerico DR4, Long Inline Shifter.
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Man I love the seats,and the V-gate looks bad arse!
Nice work!!

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LOL! The graphics style 80's paint job looks good! I like it! :0) It's different! Keep up the great work! I always get motivated when I see your car and projects.
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Thanks, now if I can get it to go like yours, I would be complete!
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Man I love the seats,and the V-gate looks bad arse!
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Project 521 Gydyup - 67 Mustang Coup
521 BBF-Solid Roller -Kaase P51 Heads-Victor-AED Dominator - Jerico DR4, Long Inline Shifter.
Shortened & Mini Tubbed. Strange Nodular 9, Spooled 4:56, Mark Williams Axles.
"old School - WWDD"
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Fantastic work man! Floor pan installation looked perfect as well! 93/94 Mazda seats are excellent as well... Got 'em in my Falconaround....
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Thanks, the Mazda seats are the bomb, light and CHEAP! Did you see how I put them in? Fun fab job, but not just a drop in.
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Fantastic work man! Floor pan installation looked perfect as well! 93/94 Mazda seats are excellent as well... Got 'em in my Falconaround....


Project 521 Gydyup - 67 Mustang Coup
521 BBF-Solid Roller -Kaase P51 Heads-Victor-AED Dominator - Jerico DR4, Long Inline Shifter.
Shortened & Mini Tubbed. Strange Nodular 9, Spooled 4:56, Mark Williams Axles.
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Drop in for my falcon, only had to drill 3 holes each. The position is EXCELLENT!

If you're 6'6" you can barely reach the pedals with the seat all the was back, and if you're 5'2" You can floor the gas the clutch and the brake and still be comfortable!

They are some great seats!
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Thanks for the link with your updates, the car is looking great and making lots of progress.
Keep up the progress and keep me posted.
dont forget the Turkey Rod run this Thanksgiving!!!
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Thanks, now if I can get it to go like yours, I would be complete!
lol looks like you're well on your way

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Hey man, sorry for not keeping up with your updates! Lots going on around here lately lol.

Anyhow, just wanted to say the seats look GREAT. What do they weigh each?? And also how do they fit in the car as compared with the clutch pedal and throttle? I'm running stupid Summit race buckets right now, and oh MAN I hate them =/.

Good to see your car moving along at a nice steady clip! I finally managed to get mine fired and even to the track. Can't wait to see what yours does!

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Cris, glad to see you back! I have not weighed them, certainly heavier than the race buckets, I am guessing 30-40lbs each? Very comfortable though, especially with the roll bar. They sit a bit lower than stock, I am 5-10 and I have them all the way back against the roll bar, but the throttle and clutch are perfect. With the 14 inch steering wheel easy to get over the roll bar and under the wheel, still have to do the backwards in and out though.
With the Comp plus in the stock shifter hole, 3rd gear was a stretch reaching for it, the V Gate puts it all by my right knee and a flick of the wrist I am in all four gears. You can adjust the track mounting to fit your size, so I put them in for me at full extension (tech article on that work), but also can move em up if the wife ever gets the notion. So far she rode for one burnout and then watching the V Gate, and she stopped asking to drive it! (the shifter works, no one wants to drive it now)
Going to tackle the front end and body work this winter, then take this motor down the track - get some numbers on this engine/trans/ suspension set up (sort of baseline to see what the difference is with the new stuff on the old motor - last time the car went down the track it had this short block/cam with a C-4 on stock wore out rear leafs and slapper bars). I hope to get with the program on a better power, been collecting parts for that build.
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Hey man, sorry for not keeping up with your updates! Lots going on around here lately lol.

Anyhow, just wanted to say the seats look GREAT. What do they weigh each?? And also how do they fit in the car as compared with the clutch pedal and throttle? I'm running stupid Summit race buckets right now, and oh MAN I hate them =/.

Good to see your car moving along at a nice steady clip! I finally managed to get mine fired and even to the track. Can't wait to see what yours does!

Cris


Project 521 Gydyup - 67 Mustang Coup
521 BBF-Solid Roller -Kaase P51 Heads-Victor-AED Dominator - Jerico DR4, Long Inline Shifter.
Shortened & Mini Tubbed. Strange Nodular 9, Spooled 4:56, Mark Williams Axles.
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Cris, glad to see you back! I have not weighed them, certainly heavier than the race buckets, I am guessing 30-40lbs each? Very comfortable though, especially with the roll bar. They sit a bit lower than stock, I am 5-10 and I have them all the way back against the roll bar, but the throttle and clutch are perfect. With the 14 inch steering wheel easy to get over the roll bar and under the wheel, still have to do the backwards in and out though.
Glad to be back!! Also glad I caught this lol...I traded my Summit race buckets for a tore up pair of deluxe Miata seats the day you replied! Get to pick them up this weekend lol.


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Going to tackle the front end and body work this winter, then take this motor down the track - get some numbers on this engine/trans/ suspension set up (sort of baseline to see what the difference is with the new stuff on the old motor - last time the car went down the track it had this short block/cam with a C-4 on stock wore out rear leafs and slapper bars). I hope to get with the program on a better power, been collecting parts for that build.
I'm considering doing much the same thing...only I need to work the suspension first to make the thing safe lol, then a mix of paint/body and bringing in the power. If I can at all help you with yours man, just ask!

Cris

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Cool. the thing I like about the Miatas, they dont take up a lot of room, they tilt and slide so the kids moneying through the roll bar is not so bad, the stock Miata seats also have duel locks on the slides, far better than most locks - dual slider locks are NHRA reqmt too. Hope you like me, a little heavier than the race buckets, but I can stand riding in my buds car with the race buckets. Also the CALTRAC mono's are a wee bit stiffer, so the ride is nice with decent seats.
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Glad to be back!! Also glad I caught this lol...I traded my Summit race buckets for a tore up pair of deluxe Miata seats the day you replied! Get to pick them up this weekend lol.




I'm considering doing much the same thing...only I need to work the suspension first to make the thing safe lol, then a mix of paint/body and bringing in the power. If I can at all help you with yours man, just ask!

Cris


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Shortened & Mini Tubbed. Strange Nodular 9, Spooled 4:56, Mark Williams Axles.
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Cool. the thing I like about the Miatas, they dont take up a lot of room, they tilt and slide so the kids moneying through the roll bar is not so bad, the stock Miata seats also have duel locks on the slides, far better than most locks - dual slider locks are NHRA reqmt too. Hope you like me, a little heavier than the race buckets, but I can stand riding in my buds car with the race buckets. Also the CALTRAC mono's are a wee bit stiffer, so the ride is nice with decent seats.
I didn't mind the race buckets, other than the horrible slant they sit at. That and the fact that like you said, getting the kids in the back seat was a chore. Mine youngest are 2.5 and 3.5 years old lol...so it's carseats still. No fun at all. Once the roll cage goes in (soon I think), it would have just got worse...so I bit the bullet and did it. I wish mine were as nice as yours lol, even before you redid them. Here's a couple pics:





I'll probably have them recovered in black cloth to match the rest of the interior...but for now, seat covers it is lol =D. And also, yeah...those are speakers in the freakin headrests!

Anyhow, thanks again for the idea lol! I'll go ahead and weigh them once they get here and let you guys know the exact weight as compared to the race buckets. Guess for a daily driven street car I'm simply going to have to give up a few things in the name of comfort!!

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Speakers - jeez, thats money! Let me know what they weigh. Covering mine was not cheap, but I am going for somewhat a stock classic look on the inside.
The deluxe seats maybe a bit heavier, but it you skin the leather and speakers, should be the same. Check out my tech article on installing them. Maybe a better way, but I kicked around a lot of brackets and other stuff, but I didnt want to drill my new floor pans, and I wanted to keep the Miata slides to keep the seats as low as possible. Its in the Tech Interior section, New Twist on an old subject.

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I didn't mind the race buckets, other than the horrible slant they sit at. That and the fact that like you said, getting the kids in the back seat was a chore. Mine youngest are 2.5 and 3.5 years old lol...so it's carseats still. No fun at all. Once the roll cage goes in (soon I think), it would have just got worse...so I bit the bullet and did it. I wish mine were as nice as yours lol, even before you redid them. Here's a couple pics:





I'll probably have them recovered in black cloth to match the rest of the interior...but for now, seat covers it is lol =D. And also, yeah...those are speakers in the freakin headrests!

Anyhow, thanks again for the idea lol! I'll go ahead and weigh them once they get here and let you guys know the exact weight as compared to the race buckets. Guess for a daily driven street car I'm simply going to have to give up a few things in the name of comfort!!

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521 BBF-Solid Roller -Kaase P51 Heads-Victor-AED Dominator - Jerico DR4, Long Inline Shifter.
Shortened & Mini Tubbed. Strange Nodular 9, Spooled 4:56, Mark Williams Axles.
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