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that intake does look good.


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Seems black on black is the must have engine colour scheme for spring 2015...

Doesn't take long and suits the Edelbrock manifolds with raised cast lettering. It will look a bit nicer once I tidy it up a bit more too.

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Looks awesome thanks Trav


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I am a little skeptical on the quality of that distributor might need to discuss at a later date.


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Yep, that is a little bit smexy..
Gonna have to blast and colour that polished manifold before it goes on mine..


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trav68 wrote
I am a little skeptical on the quality of that distributor might need to discuss at a later date.


No worries. Let's see how it fires up


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Just went to reinstall my steering column and it was a good 40mm short... "hmmm..." he thinks! Well actually it was more like "Oh for fucks sake, how much more can fucking well go wrong here... I just want to get this useless fucking project on the road" then it was followed by "waaahhhhhh hahhhh hahhh, bawwwlllll" along with other general sobbing sounds!

So I guess the steering wheel had received an impact. Strange cuz it was fine when I took it out, the car certainly showed no signs or history of impact but hey... I figure it may have been banged down end on when I removed it, stored it, put it in for painting - whatevs!

Quickly dropped the circlip off the the head and slid out the shaft. Nothing obvious and without looking up the correct length figured I would mark it with a marking pen and give it a tap to see what happened. Well FUCK ME (actually don't, unless you are a beautiful blonde haired amazonian woman) it was about 40mm further in than it should be. Again, just guessing that the small 1/32" holes either side of the lower tube are the locators for some kind of soft pin that goes in against those nylony looking ferrals on the squarish kinda shaft...

Down to my question, what... and how the fuck do you replace these. Or given that the lower tube is firmly fixed to the steering box and the upper shaft is held in place at the top end of the steering column with a couple of circlips then is there any real value in doing anything other than putting the assembly together at the correct length?

Obviously don't want to compromise the safety of the driver... if you count these cars as safe!


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Thats sound about right.


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If you're talking about the collapsible steering shaft, just pull it out to where you need. There is some kind of plastic locator there normally to hold it in the right place, but if it's gone its no big deal.


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Thanks guys...

Yes Jeff, that's it. I thought that would be the case. Also had a quick chat with Kerry and he mentioned that those nylon things are just injected in I presume in a molten state to act as bearing surfaces to stop any rattle.

Will put it back in properly tomorrow night.


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mikes68 wrote
Thanks guys...

Yes Jeff, that's it. I thought that would be the case. Also had a quick chat with Kerry and he mentioned that those nylon things are just injected in I presume in a molten state to act as bearing surfaces to stop any rattle.

Will put it back in properly tomorrow night.


The tribulations of a modern Mustang. Wink2


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A productive night in the workshop unfortunately too busy to take many photos along the way. Timing chain clearance checked and note the stamped links "JWIS" signifying a made in Germany roller chain set.



Oil pickup and pump installed and pan clearance verified.



Then timing cover, water pump, dampner and sump installed. A quick TDC and timing point check done then heads on, valvetrain in and intake installed.



All I have left is to install rockers and crimp up some ignition leads after I have dummy installed the headers.


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ooh, coming closer to the start-up vid. Noice


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Oooh I recognize that sitting on top, Looking great Mike nice to see it all coming together.


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