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1/24/2018 9:41 PM  #26


Re: my fastback 66 starting resto

Alessandro, that's one fine looking car.  Great job!


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2/26/2018 12:13 PM  #27


Re: my fastback 66 starting resto

Hi All , Finally it's time to ride and have some feedback from the new born little pony !
i refurbished the old carburator before make some miles because holley gime me some issue .
The old works so in these days i am burning a lot of gas , trying brakes , suspension , engine and all the rear axle .( there was a long story and post ).
So the engine runs good and is noticeable that some horse has gain , also if still have some carb issue, runs fine when is warm .( yeah maybe 3 / 5 hp )
Brake disc / drum  only manual master cyl , I think all new parts needs some brake in  to be perfect ,
is going better every times , but still a long brake time . Need to push hard to block rear . Car goes straight on hard brake . 
The new front suspension and skocks works great without arning drop . the feelings is really what i was looking , firm without any sacrifice from comfort daily , Maybe also some more pounds in the springs was accettable. Mine now are 520.
The good front end  make easy to put the accents on rear . Is winding a lot but with old leaf springs i cant do any better . Shocks in rear are little soft for my will but for now its ok ,
The rear axle and t 5 trans are the most surprise of all because it was a shot in the dark .
the 5 speed is good but the rear gear ratio is not the best for my driving . too short  ,3.89
i need a longer settings to make the 5 th gear usable on highway .  
First gear is more or less serve to nothing because already need second and third .
from stoplight i can easy start from  3 gear using a little the clutch .Maybe next winter i will go for 3.55 or less.
The shifter that comes with the trans is not so good ,,, is soft and i would like that stay more still .
The hurst lever that i choose is too much on the left side so first and second gear and legs always hit..
The limited slip diff is working great , despite of all troubles pass , it offers a great grip , no whistle no problem for now .
The ac kit from vintage air is working good but now i am using hot air , the flow is enough but noisy at full.
The belt are squeaking at starts , by now i dont know which . For sure this v belt will give me some issue in future . 
I need to solve the valve cover breather problems that smell a lot .
Maybe i have some leaks or filter carb/ odor  or vacum inside the car , is noticeable .
It's incredible ... my car is finish . I cant believe now it's time to live this car reborn in 2018 
Without fyi board mustang steve  and all special people meets here this beauty flys again !
i would like to mercy all one by one  because i have learn something from each . 
There is always something to fix ... so this is not a goodbye !
Now there is a crazy stang around italy  He he he he !!!!
Alex !!! italy 
No picture until last touch at paint shop !   
ciao !
 

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3/07/2018 9:33 AM  #28


Re: my fastback 66 starting resto

It sounds like you are very happy with the car! Driving and working out the details is the most fun part of restoring/ modifying these old cars. I've got a 66 coupe 289 T5. I have a 3:55 rear gear in it and I love it. I put and Edelbrock 600 carb on it and it was perfect fight out of the box. I'm sure you're car is a stand out in Italy. Have fun and keep us posted on any changes you might make.


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2/09/2019 3:12 AM  #29


Re: my fastback 66 starting resto

 http://i63.tinypic.com/21ep81y.jpg
http://i66.tinypic.com/ir1etf.jpg
This was my winterjob : hood scoop from junkyard find .  , early i do the rims !http://i66.tinypic.com/11i2068.jpg
now i think is really a nice gentlemen car !

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2/09/2019 10:00 PM  #30


Re: my fastback 66 starting resto

Molto bene. 

 

3/31/2019 1:43 AM  #31


Re: my fastback 66 starting resto

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3/31/2019 2:41 AM  #32


Re: my fastback 66 starting resto

this is roots pass on my countryside mountain , and pilgrim chapel of century ago.  Maybe my stang have seen the light ...? 
on way back home a deer cut my road and slips on the asphalt in front of me ..... and my mind was previewing broken grill and fender , a cracked windshield ... 
Thanks God and brake car is safe and deer is alive  . 
Despite of hard brake and blocked wheels my stang hold the line and all has a  good  end !!!


 

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3/31/2019 10:05 AM  #33


Re: my fastback 66 starting resto

Just saw this thread Alessandro.....WOW...you really have done a fine job here & darn quickly too!

Gotta love those A/C vents in the center dash...wish I had them instead of the radio that I don't need. Hat's off to ya....I don't have the patience to do any major work on my cars anymore, which is why I got mine done....I'm OK w/ refinements, but not the extensive work your done. Looking Good!











 

 

3/31/2019 12:19 PM  #34


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Good Look'n wrote:

Just saw this thread Alessandro.....WOW...you really have done a fine job here & darn quickly too!

Gotta love those A/C vents in the center dash...wish I had them instead of the radio that I don't need. Hat's off to ya....I don't have the patience to do any major work on my cars anymore, which is why I got mine done....I'm OK w/ refinements, but not the extensive work your done. Looking Good!

Thanks good look'n  ! i appreciate that you like my job , and vents are my top notch !  The original vents suggested by vintage air dont satisfied me much so i take my way . these are the only two can see , the others are working but hidden.  Put ac was a breeze with detailed papers also a kid can do the job !  the vents on the radio spot was a little challenge but noting really so difficult . need only no engine and seats to work right !  and also be a contorsionist !.  Btw is never really finished  ! next step will be headers , carb and intake .
That's all for now ! 
Bye good look'n  !









 

 

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3/31/2019 8:50 PM  #35


Re: my fastback 66 starting resto

Alessandro

I didn't think those looked stock...great idea & job installing them. They look very professional.
Since I don't need my radio, when I get to installing A/C, I may think about those. Trouble is that everything is still in place w/ my car so access under the dash might be a major prob for me.

 

4/23/2019 9:58 AM  #36


Re: my fastback 66 starting resto

http://i65.tinypic.com/2nh0n5c.jpg
 I like these neighbours prankster !  Fits like a silk glove  , zbar , t5  p s  and clutch fork  with no issue at all ! . very good choice hedman headers 88306 

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5/16/2019 12:07 PM  #37


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http://i67.tinypic.com/2cn7ali.jpg
 
 the end also for this job  !  Sound is different and not that i like that much . Seems there is some leaking shaffle , some whistle  coming from heads , but there is no smoke trace .  Car is running much better and smog odor is desappear !   Clearence under long tubes is very minimal but also with speed limit bump i had no problem . I woulnd't bet on that ! 

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5/25/2019 1:44 AM  #38


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solved also shaffle sound comes from header gasket , changed with new one . But bolt tends to unscrew , and re-tight again . Will see whats happen . Sound changed , less flowness , much defined sporty one ! 

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5/25/2019 8:11 PM  #39


Re: my fastback 66 starting resto

Great job Alessandro. Belissimo. 

 

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