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Show Your Mustang Pictures and History » The Phoenix Project » 4/01/2024 12:37 PM

Hakan
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Here's the latest, slow but steady progress:


FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » anyone ever used "the right stuff" in place of an intake gasket? » 12/01/2023 8:12 AM

Hakan
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I've made some experiments using my 3D printer and made a couple of gaskets using ThermoPlastic Polyurethane filament.

Show Your Mustang Pictures and History » The Phoenix Project » 11/06/2023 5:38 PM

Hakan
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Testfitting almost everything before it's time to put the engine back into the car. Only problem I ran into was the clearance between one spark plug boot and the driver's side header which I'll fix tomorrow.





Show Your Mustang Pictures and History » The Phoenix Project » 11/02/2023 8:52 AM

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MS wrote:

Does it have a bolt-in core support?

Yes it has. I also reinforced the firewall and made the top of the inner fenders of thicker than original material together with connecting the a-pillars to the shock towers and the export brace that all together hopefully will make the whole engine bay less flexible than original.
 

Show Your Mustang Pictures and History » The Phoenix Project » 10/23/2023 3:18 PM

Hakan
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Had to order new pushrods from the US that's not arrived yet, but meanwhile I had some time to detail the engine. That round thingie in the foreground on the left side header is where the wastegate is gonna be.

Garage Points » Many thanks to Ron68 » 10/05/2023 3:17 PM

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Ron68 has been very nice and sent me the old license plates from his ´68 Mustang which now are on the wall just above the computer screen in my garage, many thanks!

Show Your Mustang Pictures and History » The Phoenix Project » 10/03/2023 8:01 AM

Hakan
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Forged pistons are in:


And my old faithful rubber mallet that I had for years finally gave up. The accident was unrelated to the pistons installment thankfully.


​Also painted the headers and the rest of the exhaust system with some German brand paint supposed to be able to handle 800 degree Celsius = 1472 degree Fahrenheit:

Show Your Mustang Pictures and History » The Phoenix Project » 9/25/2023 5:59 AM

Hakan
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Thanks Glen, Ron and Bearing Bob!

Made the final(?) assembly of the left side front suspension yesterday.




It was almost like I didn't want to put the front wheel back on as it's gonna hide all this that I put hours and hours into.

Show Your Mustang Pictures and History » The Phoenix Project » 9/20/2023 4:17 PM

Hakan
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Making slow but steady progress:

Took the engine out to be able to paint the engine bay.



Took the rods and the pistons to a machine shop today to have the pistons replaced from cast to forged.


Put my homemade shifter gizmo and the hydraulic clutch on to the transmission.

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Show us your old-trucks » 8/12/2023 5:29 PM

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Not sure if my ´67 Ranchero is a "truck", but here it is anyway:

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » RIP, Josh » 7/27/2023 7:53 AM

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That's really sad news, RIP Josh!

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » How long have you been an FYI er?? » 6/17/2023 6:42 AM

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Here's a picture of the 2004 Bash t-shirt that I also still have:

My story is that I joined in 2000 after I had bought what is now the Phoenix Project '67 coupe. 

Show Your Mustang Pictures and History » The Phoenix Project » 4/06/2023 12:40 PM

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Ron68 wrote:

Wow. Just Wow. Just got a look at all of the progress that you have made on the Phoenix project, and the design and workmanship is beyond amazing. Hakan, you are a man of many talents! Your latest wiring pictures look very similar to the wiring on the latest 737 model aircraft I used to work on before I retired three years ago. And the exhaust/turbo charger plumbing looks very similar to the pneumatic systems on them also. I look forward very much to when the finished product will hit the road!

Many thanks Ron!
I've been retired myself now since March 1st and finally have no excuses for not getting things done to the '67 Mustang. Well, I did buy a 3D printer last week that I of course had to figure out how to use, make my own 3D drawings and other related stuff... I did the "mistake" a while ago to make my own holster for one of my Walthers and when the other guys in the local club saw it they of course asked if I could make more of them and for other models as well and that's where a 3D printer also comes in handy.
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Let’s see some Pics of your ride and where you from » 3/27/2023 2:20 PM

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Rufus68 wrote:

When will Spring arrive for you? 

Should have been here by now, but the weather reports says it's gonna be cold for at least another week.
 

Show Your Mustang Pictures and History » The Phoenix Project » 3/18/2023 10:43 AM

Hakan
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Glens 1965 50 wrote:

You are going to mess around and make me learn how to "Boil Bolts" 

It's not very hard. But the recipe includes distilled water that has to be made out of snow that has fallen between the 59th and 60th parallel in northern Europe as that kind of snow has specific properties. Without that the stuff you are trying to plate won't be possible to polish. :-)

Show Your Mustang Pictures and History » The Phoenix Project » 3/12/2023 2:07 PM

Hakan
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Continued from the post above.
Added a bracket and put it together:


Decided to zinc plate it:
And polish it:
And test fitted it:

Show Your Mustang Pictures and History » The Phoenix Project » 3/11/2023 12:19 PM

Hakan
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tweet66 wrote:

I gotta be honest, every time I see an update on your car I am amazed at the craftmanship, BUT
I can't lie I get a little jealous.... I don't think mine will ever look that good🥺

Many thanks tweet66!

They just gave me a strange look at the local hardware store when I asked them if they had any parts to make this happen and as usual I ended up with some DIY. To make it possible to connect both the oil pressure warning light and the mechanical oil pressure gauge I have I came up with this. I already used the usual oil pressure sender hole in the engine block for the oil feed to the turbocharger. Just have to braze it together now...

 

Show Your Mustang Pictures and History » The Phoenix Project » 3/04/2023 4:29 PM

Hakan
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Made this cover:
As I thought the connectors to the wideband lambda sensors looked ugly and had to be hidden in some kind of way:

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Big earthquake in Turkey - wonder how Mustsed is doing? » 2/07/2023 4:08 PM

Hakan
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Mustsed wrote:

Hi everybody,

As Hakan mentioned, we live far away from the earthquake but are alerted that there might be some kind of a tsunami in the coming days/weeks. Hope that all that natural disasters are over for good and the people there can start to fix their wounds. The earthquake happened 04:17 in the morning and i am afraid that the dead count will very very high! Every city is sending heavy equipment and needs with the contribution of the citizins. Snow/rain and the cold makes everything worse then it already is.

Thanks for caring,
Mustsed
 

Good to hear, glad you're ok, take care.
 

FYI Ford, Classic Mustang Tech Discussion » Big earthquake in Turkey - wonder how Mustsed is doing? » 2/06/2023 8:31 AM

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Unfortunately I do not have his email address. IIRC he lives somewhere in the Antalya-Side-Alanya region which is around 600 kms or 375 miles away from the earthquake's epicenter. Hope he's ok.

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