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And a couple of fairly productive days for me. As of this aft the entire drivetrain is IN. Engine, trans and driveshaft. Rear was already in.
The lower intake went on without any real drama. AFR says handtight, and I used a torquewrench just to see what handtight felt like.....around 18 ft lbs was what I ended up with.
I used RTV on the ends and had a nice little squish come out when I tightened her down. Should be good to go.
Plumbing, exhaust and wiring left to reinstall. Hopefully will be running by the weekend.
 

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And a couple of fairly productive days for me. As of this aft the entire drivetrain is IN. Engine, trans and driveshaft. Rear was already in.
The lower intake went on without any real drama. AFR says handtight, and I used a torquewrench just to see what handtight felt like.....around 18 ft lbs was what I ended up with.
I used RTV on the ends and had a nice little squish come out when I tightened her down. Should be good to go.
Plumbing, exhaust and wiring left to reinstall. Hopefully will be running by the weekend.
I'm sure that I read it before, but I can't remember what car you're putting the engine in.
 

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Unreal. Stop wrecking this guy's threads.
[/QUOTE] How am I wrecking his threads on asking him about his car? By the way he answered me with no problem.
 

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And a couple of fairly productive days for me. As of this aft the entire drivetrain is IN. Engine, trans and driveshaft. Rear was already in.
The lower intake went on without any real drama. AFR says handtight, and I used a torquewrench just to see what handtight felt like.....around 18 ft lbs was what I ended up with.
I used RTV on the ends and had a nice little squish come out when I tightened her down. Should be good to go.
Plumbing, exhaust and wiring left to reinstall. Hopefully will be running by the weekend.
I remembered what you said, " read lots". I thank you for how you explained things to me on that post. Your points were positive and respectful. I think that you have a neat car
 

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Looking great man! That car is going to be a riot. I am right behind you. Waiting on heads and valve train to arrive for the shortblock. Car is ready and awaiting the powertrain. I guess I should start my build thread.....
 

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Thanks. Is there a kit for putting the 5.0 in your car?
Out of respect for the Corral community, rather than clutter the thread with off topic talk about my non-Mustang project, I’ll refer you to the link in my signature (you’ll have to C+P it). I have a fairly detailed build blog there.

Thanks for the positive thoughts and comments guys.
 

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Got kinda slowed down this week with some dental issues that will be ongoing for probably another couple weeks (Dr thinks likely gonna need a root canal). Managed to kill the pain enough today to get the headers and rest of the exhaust back on. Wiring will have to wait till I’m off pain killers......Scotch is the painkiller of choice. lol
 

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pliers..........and yank that rotten tooth out!!
 

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lol, you haven’t led me astray yet Indy.
 

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pliers..........and yank that rotten tooth out!!
Jeez Indy, did you major in auto mechanics with a minor in dentistry?
My dentist referred me to a specialist and the appointment was today. He determined the tooth is question is to be pulled. Hopefully soon or I may be tempted to grab the pliers and do it myself.
Anyways, car is mostly assembled, wired, coolant system installed. All that’s left is to top up the battery, spin the oil pump for pressure and stab the dizzy. This Friday really will be Good. lol. Oh oh getting low on scotch.
 

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I hope for you it's a Good Friday indeed. I don't post much but I have followed your builds. Looks great, but ticks me off since you get 10x done compared to what I accomplish. Good luck.
 

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I hope for you it's a Good Friday indeed. I don't post much but I have followed your builds. Looks great, but ticks me off since you get 10x done compared to what I accomplish. Good luck.
Thanks for the encouragement. I’ve really needed it this past year. Hope to pay the forum community back in kind.
Cheers to a great long weekend.
 

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It runs! First crank it chugged and wanted to start. I twisted the distributor a bit, tried again and it fired right off. I had my timing light hooked up so I set it to 10btdc and clamped her down. I’ll check it again after it‘s good and warmed up.
I was getting quite the smoke show off the headers and a cel, so I shut her down after about a minute. It’s just oils etc burning off and the cel was tps sensor related so will have to see what‘s going on there, but pretty happy. No fluid leaks. Once my knees stop shaking I’ll go out again and track down my tps issue.

And I made a jumper to bypass the clutch safety switch on the pedal, so I can start it now without the clutch pedal to save on thrust bearing wear.
 

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Cheers!!

FFEN, EH!

time to go fer a RIP!!
 
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