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Just gonna keep this a ongoing thread with lots of pics. I bought my 66 from a guy in GA about a month ago. Had to tow it home to Alabama!! It is currently not running. It has a 390 motor in it.
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After I got it home washed it up before i pushed it into its new home.
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Here she is pushed to the back of the man cave.
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Engine compartment.
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Here is a stack of parts I have to go on her. Stuff to redo the brake systems, and wheel bearings. ImageUploadedByAG Free1377911651.968749.jpg


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First thing I had to do was install a new oil pump. Previous owner said this is why it wasn't running. I did it with the motor in the car. Just removed the fan and jacked the motor up to get the oil pan out. It's alot easier to do this stuff with the hood off!!
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Heres a pic of the crankshaft. I did some searching and it looks like having a copper coated connecting rod is normal, if there was a flaw in the original rod. Copper helps to balance the assembly.
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Old vs new oil pump. I went with the Melling high volume oil pump.
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While I had the oil pan out, decided to clean it up a little and paint it Ford blue.
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Here it is installed! Looking nice.
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Random picture of my 390 Emblem.
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Here's a before and after of my fan.
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I also installed some mechanical gauges.
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While working on all this, I purchased a new ignition coil, distributor, rotor, and cap. These solved my problem of not getting any spark to the motor!
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Brakes are in the works now.... Pics soon to follow.


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Heres a pic of what it looked like after i pulled my drum off. ImageUploadedByAG Free1378864734.027827.jpg

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Uneven wear was on the old pads because of a bad drum. I ordered new drums, pads, and hardware.
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In the process of tearing everything down.
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I went ahead and did some cleaning and painting while I was working on it.
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New drums painted with high temp paint.
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Coil spring, spindle, lower control arm, sway bar mount, and the back plate for the brakes.
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Installation went well!! I am waiting for new bushings to remove and do the upper control arms. The bushings that are currently on them are no good.
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All done!
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I also put new inner and outer wheel bearings in. It was a piece of cake with my press. The press paid for itself on the first job I used it on.
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I put new wheel studs on while I had everything taken apart. ImageUploadedByAG Free1378865538.206332.jpg

Here is the finished product!!
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Car looks great. You have done a lot of work in a short space of time!
 

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Car looks great. You have done a lot of work in a short space of time!
Thanks.

Looking good!!!! Thanks for all the detailed images. I need to redo the brakes on my 63, so this was inspiring.
No problem. I am working on the rear brakes and bearings now. Waiting on parts to come in the mail. In the meanwhile, I will be cleaning up the parts that I'm going to reuse. I'll post pics when I'm done with it all.
 

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These are the shocks i've decided to go with on the front. I haven't sat the car back on the ground since i've put them on.
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I purchased a new/reman master cylinder to go on the Gal. For 17.99, and lifetime warranty, can't be a bad decision. Plus the one that was on the car is shot.

Here are a couple of pics of the old master cylinder.
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Here is a pic of it removed. You can see how nasty it was in there.
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After bench bleeding the new master cylinder, it was ready to be installed.
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The only problem I ran into was that the shaft on the mew master cylinder was too long. I had to use the shaft from my old one. For anybody wondering what master cylinder to use for dual reservoir braking, I got one from a 1967 Galaxie. It bolted right up. I don't know what vehicle was the donor for the master cylinder that the previous owner used.
New vs old shaft swap.
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Here is a pic of the new master installed.
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I am ready to bleed the brakes!! I don't have the rest of the rear brake system put back together yet. Waiting on parts delivery.


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Keep up the good work, I can't wait to get back to working on mine. Yours is the same color as my 7 Litre, well most of it. I like the pics of the progress too, I'll use your thread as inspiration while i finish up the 460 build that skipped to the head of the line in my garage.
 

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Keep up the good work, I can't wait to get back to working on mine. Yours is the same color as my 7 Litre, well most of it. I like the pics of the progress too, I'll use your thread as inspiration while i finish up the 460 build that skipped to the head of the line in my garage.
Thanks. I like to keep lots of pics so I can remember what was there before. I love this color. When I get it painted, i will repaint it the same.


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I'm ordering the finned aluminum cover plate with a Ford blue oval on it. It'll look much more finished that way. I plan to clean up the look of the A/C hoses with insulation.


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Where do they sell that at? I don't remember seeing it looking through the website I found for parts.


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Back brakes as found.
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I decided to go ahead and clean the fender wells while I was working on the rear brakes and axle shaft bearings. My tool of choice was a needle scaler. Knocks everything right off of there.
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This will have to work for now vs doing a frame off restoration. I am going through and cleaning everything on the car with a scaler and wire brush and checking for bad spots......Good, clean metal gets a fresh coat of paint!
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Here is a pic of the brakes installed along with new bearings on the axle.

The method I used to remove the existing bearings was easy. I cut them almost down to the axle with a cutting wheel. Then I used a chisel and a hammer. One hit and they split and slid right off.
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Back wheels and tires all cleaned up.
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