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12/03/2016 9:21 PM  #26


Re: Project Deadhorse....

Josh,  Thanks for the post.  I enjoy hearing about your progress.  It brings back memories.


Glen Rose, Texas in 2018
 

12/03/2016 10:48 PM  #27


Re: Project Deadhorse....

Thanks Al.....
Today, installed tank to fuel pump fuel line
Tomorrow, rebuilding heater box; seal kit arrived yesterday.....
This 1 h.p. operation is slowly getting there............


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12/28/2016 11:51 PM  #28


Re: Project Deadhorse....

Finally able today to complete the heater box rebuild......must have done something right last year cause Santa left me a gift card so, that got me a heater core.  One cool thing was when I took the blower motor apart to install new seals, the born on date was ink stamped, Sept 9, 1964 on the blower motor....
Also finished the emergency brake set up.......one more thing crossed off the list
Installing the driver side vent tomorrow.....slow progress but, progress none the less........


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1/01/2017 11:27 AM  #29


Re: Project Deadhorse....

Good progress Josh. Keep going like that and we'll see it at the BASH!

 

2/19/2017 9:58 AM  #30


Re: Project Deadhorse....

Quick update on project deadhorse.........yesterday had a little time available so, installed drivers side fresh air vent system and buttoned up the emergency brake set up......
Time permitting this week, plan to install the duraspark ignition system and a set of plug wires if I can find a set I really like......
Slow progress but house restoration {ie: nightmare on elm street} is eating my lunch right now......more updates as they come...


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5/20/2017 5:24 PM  #31


Re: Project Deadhorse....

Josh, I like it keep up the good work.

 

5/20/2017 6:13 PM  #32


Re: Project Deadhorse....

Thanks Barry. Was able to bead blast the hipo headers and slop some POR 15 on then. Got them installed but that's it for now....the house keeps dragging me back.... but I'm on the down wind leg

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6/03/2017 8:43 AM  #33


Re: Project Deadhorse....

Congratulations Josh.  Making good progress.  Enjoying the pics and narrative.


Glen Rose, Texas in 2018
 

12/02/2017 4:50 PM  #34


Re: Project Deadhorse....

I broke out the defibulator.....project deadhorse has a heart beat again...
Finished the fuel line install to the pump, plumbed in a filter.
Installed 3g alternator and associated wiring...
Deadhorse now upgraded to a a Durapark 2 ignition......just finished that today...
Modded my battery tray...now the battery fits without any issues..
Next on the list, is to install the dual exhaust system I purchased from Glen followed by having a drive shaft made as a result of the T5 conversion...
Once those are complete, I think I'll twist the winding stem and see if the 5.0 roller I built last year will come to life. Then it's on to body work but, but at least it'll be able to move it under its own power.....

Looks like I'll have a little more time this winter to spend in the shop now that my major inside house resto is 95% complete and the outside is 100%.  The near term focus is on Mrs JKB.....she had knee surgery Thursday so I'm nursing her along....
I'll finish this project eventually................

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12/05/2017 10:18 PM  #35


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As they say, the beat goes on......
The dual exthaust is in place but, not snugged up...got the wrong hangers so, the two I need are on order.
Wasn't too bad of a job to install the exhaust to this point.....easy to finish once the hangers arrive.
On to the drive shaft.....took it to Precision Drive Line in OKC....they were able to simply shorten it, install the new front yoke and u joints, and balance it.....a job that was accomplished in one day!  Hats of to that company....great customer service and workmanship.  BTW: for those who watch the TV show Street Outlaws, they built the drive shaft for the Farm Truck dude. (and others on the show)....he's a friend of David, the man who helped me at Precision.
So now, Project Deadhorse has a drive shaft is installed, the exhaust is at a 90 percent solution, and it looks like it may be running and moving under its own power very soon....
I'm getting there.......


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12/15/2017 5:59 PM  #36


Re: Project Deadhorse....

Not sure why I keep posting progress updates here......at least I have some kind of completion list...
Dual exhaust muffler hangers got here so, they're installed and the exhaust is ready with the exception of the exhaust tips.....can do that later.

One step closer to engine start but I still have several checklist items left to accomplish.  Was able to install the starter and run the starter and battery cables.  Dropped in a fully charged battery and just for grins, bumped the starter.....everything sounded good.

Topped off the T5 trans fluid. 
Pulled the power steering pump because it was a well used unit and I'd never heard it run...actually had a small leak so,  a rebuilt pump now resides under the hood

Ordered a Gano coolant filter which will arrive next week.  Once that's installed, I'll fill the system with antifreeze.
PS gets its share of fluid too   
Add a little gasoline, cross my fingers and see what happens..........

So, until the Gano filter gets here.....I guess I'll force myself to Christmas shop and maybe even put some Christmas lights on the house so my child bride will be happy!!!!

More later....maybe


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12/16/2017 3:38 PM  #37


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I just now enjoyed reading the entire thread.  It was almost like I was there watching.  So I'm glad you've posted the updates.  Of course, a few pics are long over due. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

 

12/16/2017 3:46 PM  #38


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Thanks....I used to post pics when my digital camera was working.....now I only rely on my semi-smart phone.
Can't use my computer to post pics here, must use my wife's ........not sure why my mac gives me trouble.
I'll try to muddle through and post some pics tomorrow......


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12/17/2017 11:07 AM  #39


Re: Project Deadhorse....

Josh,

Sure would like to see some more pics.


Glen Rose, Texas in 2018
 

12/17/2017 2:58 PM  #40


Re: Project Deadhorse....

Al,

I ain't Olan Mills but, I'll try to take a few and upload........

Thanks


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12/17/2017 7:35 PM  #41


Re: Project Deadhorse....

I enjoy watching and reading the progress reports. I never though of documenting my progress 14 years ago. Smart phone?

 

12/18/2017 4:07 PM  #42


Re: Project Deadhorse....

Ok, I'll try my best to upload pictures along with some details for this build.
Here's a shot of the front of the beast.  Right now the front suspension is hanging like a chinese rupture...that is until the new progressive rate springs arrive. 
http://i63.tinypic.com/2dlpzc0.jpg

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12/18/2017 4:13 PM  #43


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http://i65.tinypic.com/33o1ir7.jpg


I chose to mount the Duraspark II module in this location so it would receive a little more air flow.  Besides, I won't mount a windshield washer bag here because this car never had one.  In fact, no holes were ever drilled for the washer bag mount; the factory dimples are there and that's it.  Along with that, no washer nozzles were ever installed in the original cowl......must have been an unaffordable $7.50 option back in the day...
I'm also installing an export brace so I removed the original firewall brace "stubs" from both shock towers.  Ate a can of spinach then, worked them back and forth by hand until they broke free from the spot welds...

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12/18/2017 4:22 PM  #44


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http://i64.tinypic.com/jfkhmq.jpg
http://i64.tinypic.com/1t0z88.jpg

Here's a shot of the 5.0 that's been patiently waiting for some spark and fuel.....that day is coming soon.
The other picture shows the 3G alternator upgrade...managed to score this at a local pull a part from wrecked mustang........for $20.  Purchased the wiring, etc from PA Performance to finish the install.

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12/18/2017 4:30 PM  #45


Re: Project Deadhorse....

http://i63.tinypic.com/1p81o0.jpg


There's got to be at least one "topless" picture.......gotta love a 4100 autolite carb sitting on top of a SBF......it's rebuilt and ready to feed this horse.....

Sorry, no pic's of the T5, new drive shaft or, dual exhaust install.....y'all know what that looks like anyway and I'm to old and tired to crawl under there and take pic's.....

Still waiting on the Gano filter but in the meantime, I'll be taking care of the remaining fluids and other prep items on the pre-start checklist.....I'm sure it'll fire off on the first try just like you see on Gas Monkey Garage.....

How's that Al for pictures and updates???!!!!

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12/20/2017 1:32 PM  #46


Re: Project Deadhorse....

Great to see progress on someone else s car .... doesn't seem to be any on mine.
Regarding the Gano filter, there are better options out there. Check out this thread.
http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/vintage-mustang-forum/1005834-radiator-hose-filters.html
I'm a big fan of the Aeroflow filter .... 4 day shipping from Oz ... whats not to like.
I really like the leak free cleaning of the Tefba style of filter ... did i mention that coolant WILL mar ceramic coating


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12/20/2017 4:34 PM  #47


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Thanks Barry but the Gano gets delivered tomorrow......they have three styles: clear plastic type; brass and aluminum......I purchase the aluminum.  Read some feedback that the clear one was sometimes damaged upon delivery or, would crackupon install.  
I did look at the Tefba one as well.  Seems the only distributor was out of Dallas and folks complained because they'd pay him then wait 2-3 weeks for delivery. He wasn't the best a responding to customer inquiries either.  He didn't have Tefba stock on hand, he ordered, when needed, from Oz and......waited.

Bottomline is I just want it to trap any crap-o-la before it hits the radiator.  As long is the Gano does that, I"ll be happy. 
Besides, Glean and Steve have one in Steve's FB and it works fine so, that's good enough for me.

You know, if you wanted to be a really good mate, you could grab a few Tefba filters and bring them with you to Bash  2018.......I'm sure they'd sell...!!

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12/21/2017 5:21 PM  #48


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Cliff Klaven came through as promised and delivered the Gano filter this morning. So, my initial focus was getting that installed.  Here's a couple pic's (cause Al likes pictures) but there's really nothing to see of the filter. I selected the aluminum housing vs the clear.....the install was easy.

Next, plumbed in the heater hoses and added fresh coolant. After, that I moved next door and gave the PS system a drink of new fluid.  I actually removed the serp belt and turned the PS pulley over by hand to semi-burp the system. Actually got a lot of air removed but, I know there's still more lurking and won't come out until the beast is actually running.
Last, drained the oil and filled it with break in oil plus a new filter.

Tomorrow, the man in the brown truck will drop off the progressive rate springs and that will be my focus.  
Once done and she's has all four tires back on the ground, it may finally be time to try and start the 5.0....

Until then.....http://i66.tinypic.com/wml1eq.jpg
http://i65.tinypic.com/2zg9pfq.jpg

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1/05/2018 11:01 AM  #49


Re: Project Deadhorse....

Have you considered getting rid of the smog delete pulley? It  would look a bit tidier. Have heard it should be an 84" belt though.
http://i67.tinypic.com/2q1xfkn.gif

Looking good.

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1/05/2018 9:16 PM  #50


Re: Project Deadhorse....

Thanks Barry. To answer your question...no.  plan to run it this way for now. Should be fine. Can always change out later if needed


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