Progress Thread Manoahs 75 Fauxbra build

Manoah

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Jul 28, 2018
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Woohoo!!!! Another hurdle jumped!

As said above that's why they are called freeze plugs. Just make sure you check the heater core and radiator as well. If water was in the block it was in them as well. They don't have freeze plugs though.
Heater core Is def trash, we did the heater core cutout back in high school. I’m just going to assume that the radiator is trash, and add it to the list of stuff to be upgraded. After taking the water pump off, the block looks like it’s full of sand, or dried hard water type stuff.
 
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Look what happened to this poor sap:

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Manoah

I’m about 95% sure that I’m ready to pull it out
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What tool do I need to buy to remove a nut that I rounded off?
 

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IICrew

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I would use a cut off wheel and trim the nut damaging the threads. I would then decide the damaged threads looked good from the drivers seat and call it a day!

The proper way would be a nut splitter.

Can you use a grinder or cutoff wheel to make it one size smaller?
 
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Enzio

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hacksaw blade? tape the hand end up so you don't cut the crap out of your hand.
 
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79PaceKar

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Hello from Oregon. A word regarding MII. If Ford had not made these, the Mustang line was dead........The 74 was the FIRST Mustang named Car of the Year...........First Mustang with the 5.0 designation. I believe the 74 outsold the 65. MII WAS NOT A PINTO!!!!. Just saying the MII has had a bad name because it did not come out with a V8 the first couple of years.......But it did SAVE the Mustang, no doubt about that!
 

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Hello from Oregon. A word regarding MII. If Ford had not made these, the Mustang line was dead........The 74 was the FIRST Mustang named Car of the Year...........First Mustang with the 5.0 designation. I believe the 74 outsold the 65. MII WAS NOT A PINTO!!!!. Just saying the MII has had a bad name because it did not come out with a V8 the first couple of years.......But it did SAVE the Mustang, no doubt about that!
'74 was the car of the year, but years later Motor Trend said they regretted that and apologized for it, true story. Those idiots also gave that award to the 1995 Chrysler Cirrus, 1980 Chevrolet Citation, 1999 Chrysler 300M, 1983 Renault Alliance, 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, and the 1971 Chevrolet Vega, all of which are objectively worse than the Mustang II, so who cares what they retroactively think?

The II was the first car to carry the 5.0 designation, but only on the '78 King Cobra, all other V8 IIs were "302-2V" on the air cleaner.

It was totally a Pinto, I embrace that by calling my '75 (my third II, by the way, there's something very wrong with me) "ElSuperPinto". (Okay, so it's got less Pinto in it than the original had Falcon or the fox-bodies had Fairmont... but... screw it, if everyone wants to think it's a dressed-up Pinto, most of us around here don't really give a damn.)

1974 was the only year without a V8 option... in the United States; Ford of Mexico was smart enough to have a 302 and even a 351W option for Mexican-market Mustang IIs of all years. In fact, when Dearborn realized their mistake, they had the engineers from Mexico show them how to make a 302 fit because Ford had zero plans for a V8 Mustang II until there was such an outcry when the '74 models debuted in 1973 without one.

This thread of @Manoah 's is one of my favorites... you should keep an eye on it.
 

extra_stout

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What tool do I need to buy to remove a nut that I rounded off?
If you have a welder: weld a bigger nut or just a rod to it. Also the heat of the welding process helps to get it loose...
But I hope you already did get ride of this nut… ohhm… deformed piece of metal.
 
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extra_stout

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It was totally a Pinto, I embrace that by calling my '75 (my third II, by the way, there's something very wrong with me) "ElSuperPinto". (Okay, so it's got less Pinto in it than the original had Falcon or the fox-bodies had Fairmont... but... screw it, if everyone wants to think it's a dressed-up Pinto, most of us around here don't really give a damn.)
The difference between pintos and falcons is that the 64 falcon was performing well on Rally Monte Carlo (but it was total performance era, not oil crises):
https://www.motorpunk.co.uk/articles/monte-carlos-unlikeliest-rally-car-ford-falcon-sprint/

Get a good cylinder head, exhaust and a well choosen cam and the Windsor is the right engine for every falcon and pinto. Think about tires, sway bars and suspension setup. Get rid of the rubber leaf spring shakle bushings and look for some more rigid stuff. Get a manual transmission and have a lot of fun!
 
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