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Old 01-12-2007, 11:00 AM   #21
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i dont need em, but never throw them away. i actually sold an old pair of V8 mounts on ebay for like 75.00 that had the rivets drilled out and replaced with bolts to tighten up the sloppy rubber.

somehow, by the grace of god i imagine - i came across a brand new set FROM A FORD DEALER. hell, may be the last ones around anywhere, and this place had 1 set layin on the shelf.

whoo hoo for me!!!!
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Old 01-12-2007, 01:43 PM   #22
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Well I managed to turn engine over.. now have cleaned out inside of all the trim and panels that lay aournd....washed and cleaned and put aside, not sure if all pieces there.... On closer look at engine I see that headers rusted badley and carb definetly needs work, if it wasn't so frigin cold I could get at it...damn. Also noticed what I think is break fluid or trans fluid on garage floor (red) mmmmh!!!....crap.
So I need to get something to do or go crazy....What is best idea pull carb and work inside (warmer)to rebuild or get new? what will give me morekick![sm=drooldude.gif] Oh got batteries fo Camera pics soon.
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Old 01-12-2007, 02:14 PM   #23
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red is tranny fluid, first guess is a tranny pan gasket or a front or rear seal - but prolly the pan gasket which is cheap and easy to fix.

personally, i'd take the carb in the house where its warm and spend 20 or 30 bucks on a rebuild kit and buy yourself a gallon can of carb cleaner / chemdip (carefull with that stuff it IS NASTY on your skin)

im sure if you take your time tearing it down you'll do ok putting it back together and at least you'll be able to try and run the thing a little so you know where your at.
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Old 01-12-2007, 03:14 PM   #24
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Could the red fluid be from the power steering,... yeh will whip the carb out for sure..thank my77stang.
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Old 01-12-2007, 05:18 PM   #25
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didnt even think of that... older rides used ATF for power steering - DOH!!!
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Old 01-13-2007, 03:03 PM   #26
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Hi Guys got the batteries in the camera fired of a few pics...just got to figure out how to upload them .....ah..found a button..What do you recon guys?...nasty or what
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Old 01-13-2007, 03:08 PM   #27
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Crap...files to big I guess... will do one at at time..sorry [sm=type.gif]....
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Old 01-13-2007, 03:10 PM   #28
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78Mustang II.... Engine Compartment..

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Old 01-13-2007, 03:12 PM   #29
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78Mustang II.... Carb (1)

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Old 01-13-2007, 03:15 PM   #30
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78 Mustang II ..... Headers (rusty)

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Old 01-13-2007, 03:16 PM   #31
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78 Mustang II .... Body...

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Old 01-13-2007, 03:18 PM   #32
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78 Mustang II... Interior following an enema ..

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Old 01-13-2007, 07:28 PM   #33
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body looks good, steering wheel looks surprizingly good. score yourself a center console, they really add to the interior. i think its mustangs unlimited that has molded carpet, comes out nice but mine was too wide and having the console let me cut some out of the center and trim things up a bit.

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Old 01-20-2007, 09:00 PM   #34
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Back... well got a centre console to match... also stripped carb down, waiting for rebuild kit then hopefully get it back together !!
Took some pics of carb as it was broken down... may be of help to somebody.
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Old 01-20-2007, 09:03 PM   #35
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Have stripped it and here are the individual components. Cleaned them a bit but would like to paint carb before putting back together. Any recomendations for paint or a decent finish for it...

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Old 01-20-2007, 09:37 PM   #36
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you dont really wanna paint the carb, the finish should improve a little after soaking in the chem-dip for awhile.

here is what you need:

http://www.berrymanproducts.com/Default.aspx?tabid=146

it will destroy anything plastic or rubber, but will work wonders on metal parts. BE CAREFULL with handling this stuff, it will eat the crap outta your skin. rinse everything real good with water when your done cleaning and then use a air compressor to blow thru all the holes and passageways.
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Old 01-26-2007, 01:35 AM   #37
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Cant believe it ....have tried all stores in area for Chem-Dip, no luck so e-mailed company and it appears they dont ship to Canada so I guess I am sol.....
Got the Carb Kit the other day so will push on with that... your right my77stang dont think I will paint carb just give it a good scrub..
I noticed that I dont have a coverforthe air filter, I feel another search coming on.... frigin -33'C today.....[sm=smiley35.gif].

Someone wanted a picture of the Dashpot so here it is..


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Old 01-26-2007, 12:40 PM   #38
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-33'c you must be WAYYYYYY up in canada huh?

its been chilly here too, yesterday i wanted a long sleeve shirt and jeans instead of my t shirt and shorts

what does the local auto parts store recommend for carb soaking? also i'd just pick up a cheesy chrome aircleaner and slap it on there if your missing pieces to yours.

i'll go mail ya a gallon for some cash shhh...........


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Old 02-03-2007, 05:19 AM   #39
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Hey ..might have taken you up on the chem-dip but managed to find some in Winnipeg. things going slow here as it's still frigin cold and I am desperate to get in the garage. Yeh Iam pretty far up there the paved raod stops on 30 miles north of me ...then tundra and igloos haha. Will have to take something else of the engine to work on in the house ... any thoughts on what I couldrip QUICKLY so I dont freeze my butt. T-shirt and shorts ...god I forgot what it feels like still have to wait another 2 -3 months. Looking around finding it hard to locate parts for the 78 2.8 v6
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Old 02-03-2007, 01:04 PM   #40
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you dont really wanna paint the carb, the finish should improve a little after soaking in the chem-dip for awhile.
Any particular reason NOT to paint the carb?

The more I picture it in my head, the more I think having a coat of Ford blue on the carb would look far better than the oxidized finish mine has now...and that's after I cleaned mine up a lot...

And don't worry too much about the surface rust on the exhaust manifolds. They all end up that way, but unlike headers, they are pretty thick cast and won't suffer from it.
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