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429MII

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Been a while....haven't been working on the II much... actually not at all.
This covid thing is making life difficult and expensive for me. Work has become MORE work lately too as I have had some staffing challenges.

Rest assured if you are following and interested in my project, it will start up again pretty soon. The next major bit won't be very glamorous, as it involves pulling the motor back out, and hours upon hours of welding sheet metal where the firewall and tunnel are just tacked together so far.

Before doing that I do have to finish up the back end fuel inlet and also figure out / fabricate a battery location, so there is that coming up probably starting next weekend.

That being said, I started thinking about my plan, and after the battery mount, I think I have pretty much all the design fabrication done, so now it's just a matter of going back and welding and finishing everything up that is tacked in place. I may figure out some sort of rear bulkhead of some sort for the very back area where the fuel filler is, and also probably should put in a driveshaft loop. I also need to clearance the lower rear inner quarter panel drop offs for exhaust clearance.

Bought this for entertainment recently. 78,000 original miles 350 4 speed 77 Nova Rally. Not a Mustang but something interesting from the same era as our II's.

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429MII

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Oh yeah, a month or so ago this happened a few miles from my house lol..forgot to say I think.
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It seemed surreal to see all the train cars squished and piled in a heap. It destroyed a bridge as well.
They had it all cleaned up and new bridge installed in about 3 days.
I bet there were 300 people working on cleaning and rebuilding, and they worked around the clock. Pretty incredible.
 
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Man, that's a trainwreck. :tss:

Thank you, thank you! I'll be here all week! :jester:
 

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Been a while....haven't been working on the II much... actually not at all.
This covid thing is making life difficult and expensive for me. Work has become MORE work lately too as I have had some staffing challenges.

Rest assured if you are following and interested in my project, it will start up again pretty soon. The next major bit won't be very glamorous, as it involves pulling the motor back out, and hours upon hours of welding sheet metal where the firewall and tunnel are just tacked together so far.

Before doing that I do have to finish up the back end fuel inlet and also figure out / fabricate a battery location, so there is that coming up probably starting next weekend.

That being said, I started thinking about my plan, and after the battery mount, I think I have pretty much all the design fabrication done, so now it's just a matter of going back and welding and finishing everything up that is tacked in place. I may figure out some sort of rear bulkhead of some sort for the very back area where the fuel filler is, and also probably should put in a driveshaft loop. I also need to clearance the lower rear inner quarter panel drop offs for exhaust clearance.

Bought this for entertainment recently. 78,000 original miles 350 4 speed 77 Nova Rally. Not a Mustang but something interesting from the same era as our II's.

20200911_192831.jpg 20200911_192936.jpg 20200911_193130.jpg
I love those square-nosed Novas.
 
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Yes.. I too salivated over the prospect of doing the 74 GTO, shaker, with a 4 speed and 455. Would be killer...looked for a long time, but only found expensive junk and no good cars to start with. What would have made an awesome GTO is if in 72 they used the Nova body with the ventura stuff and nicer swept c pillar style body and put in the 455 instead of making the GTO's grow to land yacht size. Having said that I remind myself I do like the colonnade body GTO and Laguna cars so ....
 
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worked on the rear fill gas tank set up a bit more. Everything's tacked. Now on to mounting the battery. I wanted to hide it in the quarter panel. To see if that is an option, I need to mount the inner plastic back in to see what space and access I have to work with. Sooooo that means cutting a hole for the roll bar in my pristine black plastics...stay tuned lol...
 

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