by day 10, all the easily removed parts were off the car, the motor started right away, and after getting the plastic hose to stay in the gas can, the fuel pump sucked gas like it was supposed to, and we let the engine run for mebbe 30-40 seconds & called it good...
i didnt have an engine hoist at that time, so decided to save the engine for later and see if the body could be made paintable (no rust holes anywhere, but a lot of surface rust pitting, especially on the roof)...
yeah sticker price shock big time ;-)it was at this point i went to the auto paint store for primer & supplies...
brought this stuff home, read the directions, factored in learning curve cost, and decided i was a dinosaur...
last time i painted a vehicle 40+ years ago, paint was cheap, thinner cheaper... this was going to cost a lot more than i thought it would... so, i carried most of it back, and picked up some over the counter primer & paint, just to see if i had any spray paint skills left after all these years...
and i'm getting too wordy, so will stop here for today... next up bondo & more bondo...
huh, so thats what a clean undercarriage looks like that is nice... yeah i'd already bookmarked those parts sites but havent done much exploring... pretty sure i will need at least this part of the zbar loinkage...I've recently been through some of the same mechanicals as you- replacing the Z-bar bracket, adding a Z-bar repair kit, and a shift lever repair kit. All these parts are available (and MANY more) from falconparts.com.
I also rebuilt the transmission mount, as the previous owner cross-threaded a coarse thread bolt into the fine thread nut inside the mount:
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If you happen to need it, the kit can be found here:
Ford Falcon and Mercury Comet transmission mount rebuild kit. Fits models from years 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, and 1965. Includes everything you need to rebuild your cantilever-style transmission mount: C1DZ-6068-A Mount C1DZ-6A061-A Lower mount 375390-S Rubber washer 375412-S Bolt 375391-S...www.mustangsetc.com
My 67 f100 tank was in “good shape” view externally but it continually filled the inline filter with rust crumbs so I abandoned it for a new unit to eliminate the headaches.no work on the falcon wednesday, it was too cold for me & turned into a couch potato day... hate it when that happens, but it does every so often...
the first couple of weeks (august '22) into this car consisted of just dismantling and seeing what all i thought had to be done or replaced, and what it might cost... i took many pics as reference in case i ever actually got it back together... here are a few more >
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this pic makes me wonder if it's possible to reuse an original '65 fuel tank?
anyone ever try that?
thanks, with a shoestring budget i was looking for any place i could save some momey... but after thinking about it, quickly decided that the fuel tank was not the place to skimp ;-)M
My 67 f100 tank was in “good shape” view externally but it continually filled the inline filter with rust crumbs so I abandoned it for a new unit to eliminate the headaches.