- -
UserInfo

Welcome Anonymous




Membership:
Latest: Bryce351
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 1
Overall: 895

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 1
Bots: 11
Total: 12
Who Is Where:
Visitors:
01. Forums
 Bots:
01. Forums
02. Forums
03. Login
04. Forums
05. Forums
06. Forums
07. CPGNuCalendar
08. Forums
09. Forums
10. Home
11. Photo Gallery

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
We have received
34196703
page views since
July 27, 2010

Hits New Today: 2182
Hits New Yesterday: 20250

Server Time
17 January 2018 02:26:41 AEDT (GMT +11)
Mustang Technical Discussion > Mustang Projects > Project 'Patience' the 64.5 Fastback > Community Forums > Mustang Forum Australia - Mustang Tech

View posts since last visit β€’ View posts last 24 hours β€’ View unanswered posts
Forum Index > Mustang Projects

Project 'Patience' the 64.5 Fastback Reply to topic

Go to page Previous 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 … 24, 25, 26 Next
Author Message
Borgche
Junior Mustang

Offline
Joined: Aug 12, 2012
Posts: 129
Location: Sydney

0 πŸ‘ / 0 πŸ‘Ž


64 1/2 as the seat platforms have cut outs


1965 Fastback A code

I am Borg. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.

View user's profile
ozbilt
Site Admin

Offline
Joined: Jul 27, 2010
Posts: 10360
Location: Now at the Duggo Ranch

0 πŸ‘ / 0 πŸ‘Ž


Look at the picture & tell us what is missing .......


Kerry

It is easier to get older than it it is to get wiser

View user's profile
scott66stang
Mustang King

Offline
Joined: Jul 27, 2010
Posts: 4689
Location: Baldivis WA

0 πŸ‘ / 0 πŸ‘Ž


ozbilt wrote
Look at the picture & tell us what is missing .......


A Fastback Dance Laughing


Converting Rust to Something Drivable

66 Fastback Fairstang Project www.mustangtech.com.au...art=0.html
67 convertibuild project www.mustangtech.com.au...art=0.html
Thought Collecting Couch www.mustangtech.com.au...=1739.html
Caddy Wacked www.mustangtech.com.au...art=0.html

View user's profile
scott66stang
Mustang King

Offline
Joined: Jul 27, 2010
Posts: 4689
Location: Baldivis WA

0 πŸ‘ / 0 πŸ‘Ž


Ok i have wasted enough time looking... Has it got something to do with the windscreen roof support above the A pillar?


Converting Rust to Something Drivable

66 Fastback Fairstang Project www.mustangtech.com.au...art=0.html
67 convertibuild project www.mustangtech.com.au...art=0.html
Thought Collecting Couch www.mustangtech.com.au...=1739.html
Caddy Wacked www.mustangtech.com.au...art=0.html

View user's profile
ozbilt
Site Admin

Offline
Joined: Jul 27, 2010
Posts: 10360
Location: Now at the Duggo Ranch

0 πŸ‘ / 0 πŸ‘Ž


scott66stang wrote
Ok i have wasted enough time looking... Has it got something to do with the windscreen roof support above the A pillar?


One of them, yes .......


Kerry

It is easier to get older than it it is to get wiser

View user's profile
ozbilt
Site Admin

Offline
Joined: Jul 27, 2010
Posts: 10360
Location: Now at the Duggo Ranch

0 πŸ‘ / 0 πŸ‘Ž


Ok, what the picture shows is the order in which the cars were assembled.

Note the drip rails are attached & the way they were resistance spot welded was leaving the inner A windshield pillar off until just before the roof & dash were installed. I would assume the roof skin was added next after this picture was taken, then the inner windshield pillar before the dash.

Also note the door hinge plates are not installed yet, so must go in as the doors are fitted. Cars were painted with the doors & trunk lid attached to the main shell, rear valance was also on as was the quarter panel extensions (they were spaced off the body by 1/4" spacers.



Front end parts (hood & fenders) were painted same time as the shell, however the upper & lower front valance had been painted earlier & were racked ready for install later on the line ......



Kerry

It is easier to get older than it it is to get wiser

View user's profile
ozbilt
Site Admin

Offline
Joined: Jul 27, 2010
Posts: 10360
Location: Now at the Duggo Ranch

0 πŸ‘ / 0 πŸ‘Ž


Now back to the job at hand ....... πŸ˜„

Rail had been pulled to correct length before this pic was taken. This picture shows the pull arm stretching the chain that is holding the car down on the Autorobot. That way the hydraulic ram that is in the vertical position can push the rail up without the car moving on the clamps (attached to the rocker panels) .......





Now measures correct length, width & height ...... Like









Best news is the quarter panel now does not have to be removed as it pulled into shape. Considering it was fitted over a bent rail & wheel arch, it is quite an unexpected victory .....



It now matches the RH side ......



Still a big repair to do to the LH quarter panel, but nothing like the expense of replacing it .......



Kerry

It is easier to get older than it it is to get wiser

View user's profile
hybrid
Mustang King

Offline
Joined: Jul 27, 2010
Posts: 8499

0 πŸ‘ / 0 πŸ‘Ž


Like


View user's profilePhoto Gallery
Borgche
Junior Mustang

Offline
Joined: Aug 12, 2012
Posts: 129
Location: Sydney

0 πŸ‘ / 0 πŸ‘Ž


Whoawhooo!!! Love it when a plan comes together. Great work Kerry, the alignment with the door looks a hell of a
lot better now too.


1965 Fastback A code

I am Borg. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.

View user's profile
Borgche
Junior Mustang

Offline
Joined: Aug 12, 2012
Posts: 129
Location: Sydney

0 πŸ‘ / 0 πŸ‘Ž


Ok - kids are in bed Γ’β‚¬β€œ Mrs is out for the night, time for more man therapy and talk about Patience's drive train and the reason why I was happy to buy a car from the other side of the world with no engine.
In the mid-eighties I sourced a complete but tired 289 HiPo K code engine from a wrecked XR GT Falcon. Yep our good olÒ€ℒ aussie XR GT was supplied with a HiPo engine just like the early K code mustangs. Back then the engine was planned for a V8 conversion for a TD Cortina. The block was already 60 thou over and was discarded. Back then I did not know what I had and gave most the of the HiPo bits away to my local engine shop for gratis looking back I see why the engine shop which specialised in early mustangs was so happy to take all my discards.
However what I did retain was the:
Ò€’ 289 HiPo crank, I think that little 'H' means its bone fide


Ò€’ HiPo conrods with 3/8 ARP cap bolts
Ò€’ HiPo main caps,
Ò€’ HiPo harmonic balancer and timing cover.
At the time I also sourced TRW forged pistons, a used 164 tooth flywheel to suit an 11Ò€ clutch from a 351 XY and had it all balanced.

I also had a set of Ò€ℒ68 302 heads old skool hot-rodded:
Ò€’ fitted with screw in studs,
Ò€’ shaved to raise the compression,
Ò€’ 351 stainless steel valves fitted,
Ò€’ ports enlarged, reshaped for better flow and polished
Ò€’ double valve springs fitted,
Ò€’ port matched to an Edelbrock Performer manifold which was itself ported and polished.
A pretty wild old skool solid lifter cam and double row timing chain and a mellings HV oil pump, a mid 80s 302 block completed the build. The Cortina went into cold storage for quite a while and ended up with a hot 302 Windsor with aluminium heads. I kept aside the 289 with HiPo heart for a future mustang.
Enter Patience some 25 years later in need of an engine. A buddy of mine Brendan is a whiz with anything mechanical and offered to go through engine.
Brendan pulled the engine down and found a few issues, the wild cam was knocking the valves into the pistons, the piston reliefs were not big enough for the bigger valves. Further inspection of the block found it was overbored to 35 thou over and the pistons were only 30 thou. I think this was an speedway trick though not good for a street engine. So the decision was made to source a 289 block and start again.
Sometimes I border on the obsessive which meant I really wanted, I mean for some reason I really had to have a block suitably date coded for the car i.e. something that was between 30 and 60 days prior to the scheduled build date of the car.
My car was built in Oct 1964, so a block built in August or September 1964 was required. Most people told me this would be a 5 bolt block same as the 64 ½ cars. However some investigation unearthed Ford had a generation design change in July 1964 and went from using a generator to an alternator and used the opportunity to push through a host of design changes including going from a 5 bolt bellhousing pattern to a stronger 6 bolt bellhousing.
I finally found a basically complete A code engine dated September '64 in pieces in Victoria with virgin bores. It was pretty shagged, had been painted blue at some stage ('65 were supposed to be black) and the bores had big lips on them which was OK as I was boring 30 thou.
Engine was stripped and cleaned it, checked for cracks bores were within limits so off it went to the machine shop. My old HiPo main caps were fitted, along with a new Moroso stud girdle and it was line bored and bored to 30 thou over
Its late and IÒ€ℒm going to bed but hereÒ€ℒs some pics to pique your curiosity.



1965 Fastback A code

I am Borg. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.

Last edited by Borgche on Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:52 pm; edited 5 times in total

View user's profile
ozbilt
Site Admin

Offline
Joined: Jul 27, 2010
Posts: 10360
Location: Now at the Duggo Ranch

0 πŸ‘ / 0 πŸ‘Ž


OK, at least I will not disappoint you too much seeing the "original" block you had is gone ........

XR GT had an A code engine, Ford Australia designated it a HiPo K code, but the 271hp K code engine never made it here. All we got was the 225hp engine, so an A code in US speak. Australia was not ready for a solid lifter, rough idling engine in a car that was basically a Fairmont.

So your Mustang A code engine you sourced is the same as what you originally had .......


Kerry

It is easier to get older than it it is to get wiser

View user's profile
scedd
Mustang Star

Offline
Joined: Nov 02, 2010
Posts: 705
Location: sunshine coast

0 πŸ‘ / 0 πŸ‘Ž


Love your tape measures Kerry.
Imperial for vertical and metric for horizontal.
Stir the pot


The word "swims" upside-down is still "swims".
- If you rip a hole in a net, there are actually fewer holes in it than there were before

View user's profilePhoto Gallery
StephenSLR
Mustang Star

Offline
Joined: May 26, 2012
Posts: 840
Location: Sydney

0 πŸ‘ / 0 πŸ‘Ž


Nice build; that is one serious car!

s


Listen to my band here: www.reverbnation.com/LYCANTHIA

View user's profile
Borgche
Junior Mustang

Offline
Joined: Aug 12, 2012
Posts: 129
Location: Sydney

0 πŸ‘ / 0 πŸ‘Ž


ozbilt wrote
OK, at least I will not disappoint you too much seeing the "original" block you had is gone ........

XR GT had an A code engine, Ford Australia designated it a HiPo K code, but the 271hp K code engine never made it here. All we got was the 225hp engine, so an A code in US speak. Australia was not ready for a solid lifter, rough idling engine in a car that was basically a Fairmont.

So your Mustang A code engine you sourced is the same as what you originally had .......


1965 Fastback A code

I am Borg. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.

View user's profile
ozbilt
Site Admin

Offline
Joined: Jul 27, 2010
Posts: 10360
Location: Now at the Duggo Ranch

0 πŸ‘ / 0 πŸ‘Ž


scedd wrote
Love your tape measures Kerry.
Imperial for vertical and metric for horizontal.
Stir the pot


Hmm, sorry all metric on the AutoRobot.

scedd, should have gone to Specsavers ..... Poke


Kerry

It is easier to get older than it it is to get wiser

View user's profile
All times are Australia/Sydney
Go to page Previous 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 … 24, 25, 26 Next


Jump to:

TopPostersToday
   Husky65 
 Posts: 
 7 

   ozbilt 
 Posts: 
 5 

   Ausjacko 
 Posts: 
 2 

   hybrid 
 Posts: 
 2 

   Nuts 
 Posts: 
 1 

   Dwayne 
 Posts: 
 1 

LatestForumPosts
Last 10 Forum Messages

67 FG Resto Mod
Last post by nassi in Mustang Projects on Jan 16, 2018 22:54:32

Dan Gurney passes away
Last post by ozbilt in Events on Jan 16, 2018 20:02:56

Husky's 65 Restomod
Last post by Husky65 in Mustang Projects on Jan 16, 2018 19:19:52

Canberra
Last post by Ausjacko in Events on Jan 16, 2018 17:32:16

Jacko's Project
Last post by Ausjacko in Other Projects on Jan 14, 2018 19:58:14

New Heart for Scarlet
Last post by soc123_au in Mustang Projects on Jan 12, 2018 22:29:21

Project Brandy
Last post by ozbilt in Mustang Projects on Jan 12, 2018 12:37:51

Mustangtech Bathurst Clubhouse...
Last post by rkmiller73 in Mustang Projects on Jan 12, 2018 05:01:40

Scarlet
Last post by hybrid in Mustang Projects on Jan 10, 2018 11:43:31

gear ratios
Last post by Husky65 in Pre 1973 on Jan 08, 2018 16:58:07

SocialMedia

Like this page? Google +1 it!