Mustang5l5's Progress Thread - PTV clearance. Uh oh

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Mustang5L5

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Some more elbow grease and called it s night. Sons bday party tomorrow so this is how we will leave off for now.

Some more cleaning, paint the block, and then reassemble time. Can’t wait!

Need to pick a color for the block. I don’t want black. Everything on this car is black.

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jrichker

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Won’t be needing this anymore. I’ll hang onto it though

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There will be some guy in one of the states or areas with tight emissions controls that will pay you big $$$ for it...
That will help finance some of the other goodies you want...
 

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I also have an original H pipe in excellent condition.

OP, I like that grey color. Subtle but clean.
 

Mustang5L5

This is a big reason why I pulled it out
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Just chipping away at cleaning these pistons up. Lots of elbow grease and care to not use anything that would leave little abrasive bits everywhere. 5 done but I’ll likely go back over them one more time.

First pass on pass side bank
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5 and 6 cylinder. Before and after
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Davedacarpainter

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Some more elbow grease and called it s night. Sons bday party tomorrow so this is how we will leave off for now.

Some more cleaning, paint the block, and then reassemble time. Can’t wait!

Need to pick a color for the block. I don’t want black. Everything on this car is black.

25261CA7-76C1-4C20-AF16-EC66F49CAA8B.jpeg

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Green Mike, trust me.......
 

Davedacarpainter

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Just chipping away at cleaning these pistons up. Lots of elbow grease and care to not use anything that would leave little abrasive bits everywhere. 5 done but I’ll likely go back over them one more time.

First pass on pass side bank
C74C146D-F8B6-4B7F-9099-6F73C338E8C7.jpeg


5 and 6 cylinder. Before and after
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Very cool, you got to be enjoying this part.
 

Mustang5L5

This is a big reason why I pulled it out
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Very cool, you got to be enjoying this part.
I’ve waited since I was a broke teenager without a garage to do something like this. Even though it’s not going to be a mega HP, high dollar build, I’m enjoying this greatly.

My wife thinks i'm nuts :)
 
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Steel1

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Did you go up to the top of Mt. Washington ?
We did that about 15 yrs. ago with the kids, they have/had a coal fired train that you can take up.
The train is built on an angle to compensate for the crazy incline, cool view from the top.
 

Mustang5L5

This is a big reason why I pulled it out
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Did you go up to the top of Mt. Washington ?
We did that about 15 yrs. ago with the kids, they have/had a coal fired train that you can take up.
The train is built on an angle to compensate for the crazy incline, cool view from the top.

No, the Auto Road was closed due to the snow on the peak.

Ran out of time to do the Cog Railway but we’ll do it next summer with the kids
 

Mustang5L5

This is a big reason why I pulled it out
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Worked a bit on cleanup late last night.

About as far as I can take cleaning the pistons without using scotch brite or anything that I don’t want little shards of getting in the engine. Just used solvents (simple green/marvel mystery oil) and plastic tools here.

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Pulled the factory block heater plug. The wingnyt was busted. The only thing sealing the screw from leaking was the threads. As you may have seen this was starting to leak a tad. No idea how I would have done this with engine in car

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Now to clean up the timing cover gasket surface and the block deck and then get ready for paint.
 
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