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Handegard

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About Handegard

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  • Birthday 07/13/1984

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  • Biography
    Auto-tech by day, auto-tech by night. I love cars, a passion started by my 1969 Mustang.
  • Location
    Bellevue, WA
  • Interests
    Cars, games, cars, engines, computers, salt-water reefkeeping
  • Occupation
    Auto-Tech
  1. In case anyone needs this in the future, the thread size is 3/8 pipe. I got a few adapters to 5/16, and made up my lines. Now I need TV linkage and a shifter, and my AOD swap will be complete.
  2. I'd like to get some lines tomorow to finish the AOD swap I did to my '69. I need to know the thread size/pitch on the radiator for the lines. I'm going to order new lines with fittings pre-installed, and then run them ~2 feet to the existing AOD lines.
  3. I have a few unhooked vacuum lines, (metal ones on the intake) that run to a Ford plastic box under the dash, and I noticed the column has a hole in it that was probably for a stalk opposite the turn signal... Was Cruise a factory option or is this dealer installed? I've got the original paperwork in storage, but I'm curious. I'd like to resurrect the cruise if it was OE.... Sounds expensive though....
  4. Soo.... I ended up buying a auto shop, and I've been working 90+ hours a week for over a year... I've managed to build myself a little reputation for working on Classics, and a '67 Camaro I had in last month gave me a much needed kick in the but to get to work. I got the '70 going yesterday, and I came here this evening... I had forgotten how close my '69 was to running. I ended up yanking the 302 to trade for a 351W, and ended up getting the 351W and kept me 302. I'm going to try and get the 302 back in and running asap, after reading this thread. I had completely forgotten that I even got my car running.... I'm badly wanting to get it running again now. I got a friend hooked on classics with a '61 Chevy 4x4, got my dad hooked with a '66 289 coupe that he sold and now has a '67 Chevell 327 hipo (that I stuck a TH350 in last week), and both of my employees have offered to help with my '69.... Also, I ended up with the following in my collection: 2x 351W blocks/cranks/etc (one is at the machine shop now getting prepped along with the heads) Edelbrock 600 and a Holley 750 Edelbrock Water Pump Edelbrock Performer RPM Crower Enduro 1.7 Ford (7/16 stud) Eagle 5956 F H-Beam Rods Keith Black KB364 Pistons Brodix ST 5.0R Holley 12-289-11 Fuel Pump 110gph MSD 6AL MSD Blaster 2 Coil Petronix Two cams, the first was in the Brodix/351W combo. Comp XR270RF-HR10 4E9458 OR Comp 292H10 QB3730 I emailed Comp for more info on the cams. I might get something else altogether. The Brodix heads have the springs that came with the 270 and I've got the whole roller setup. But I'm not just going to toss in a cam that isn't right just because I have it....
  5. I just drove the car home for the first time in ~6 months today, yesterday I finished installed the C4 I just rebuilt (it lost reverse to a broken anchor, and just went through the whole thing while I had it apart) I've made a deal with the body guy who did my '68 F350 body/paint and I'll be repowering a '52 Ford Panel truck with a 460/C6/9" for him and in exchange, he'll spruce up the '70. I've also decided I'm going to freshen up the 302, just new rings, bearings, gaskets, and most of all paint. I'm going to clean and repaint the engine bay, while it's our, and have a pretty new engine to match my pretty new C4 in my freshly painted engine bay... Wonderful ;)
  6. Since I posted last, I've moved from auto-tech to auto-shop owner.... So I have some space to work on the Mustang again ;) I removed these today- Not as big of a difference as I'd hoped for, but I'm sure it's a improvement. A new workspace shot: Someone did this in my parking lot- I have cameras though, so I'll check the footage out tomorrow. Still pissed me off. My choices are claim on my car insurance.... or claim on my shop insurance.... Or live with it.... Sucks. I'm going to start driving it to work as often as possible, and every day I'll devote a little time to it. I've got a body/restoration guy who wants to do some labor trading, so I'm going to get him to do the cowl, floor, and fix the rust on the doors this spring hopefully. He moves south for the winter... He's did my '68 F350 cab and it turned out great...
  7. I'm beginning a new motor build in the next week or so... A sneak peek! For a 351W. Not 100% sure if this is going to go into my '69 or my dads '66. If I give my dad the goodies, I'll be building it as a 393W (with some forged Probe pistons). I'm waiting to hear if I can get the 429 parts I want, and if so I'd like to use that for my Mustang... I've got a line on a 429 ready to assemble with some nice goodies.... I don't want to be last in the little 3 generation performance war I started recently. My grandfather is shooting for 400hp in the 390/4speed we're putting in his '68 F350 and so my dad wants a bigger motor (393W!) and more HP and a 5 speed.... I'm gonna have to build a bad ass 429 or keep the Brodix heads to myself and build a 408W! The best part is, I get to build all the engines (minus the port/polish on the 390 heads) and at shows, they'll all get a poster that says "Engine built by Freelance Auto" (Me) or in the case of mine and my grandfathers "Vehicle Restored by...)
  8. Did this today, and it's bone dry. So at least I've narrowed it down to that. I'll investigate why later....
  9. Did this today, and it's bone dry. So at least I've narrowed it down to that. I'll investigate why later....
  10. Looking back at this thread, I realize my tabs are due any day! Oops!
  11. Looking back at this thread, I realize my tabs are due any day! Oops!
  12. Looks like we're getting power to the property where I work on my cars. This is huge. I own a 80 gallon 5hp compressor that I loaned to someone since I don't have power. If I can run that, I'll have a sandblaster in no time. Following that, I'll build a makeshift paint booth and get my paint on! I love working on classic Fords ;)
  13. Looks like we're getting power to the property where I work on my cars. This is huge. I own a 80 gallon 5hp compressor that I loaned to someone since I don't have power. If I can run that, I'll have a sandblaster in no time. Following that, I'll build a makeshift paint booth and get my paint on! I love working on classic Fords ;)
  14. I purchased a '81 F250 (originally had a 400M in it) and it had been supposedly swapped for a rebuilt 460 at some point in the past. Well, I believed him, as the motor and the core support have stickers that say "rebuilt by x company, las Vegas, NV) or something like that. It looked legit. Well, I go to change plugs, and I see a little problem. It uses 45s, not 25s like I thought! So I check casting numbers!... C9VE heads! C7 block (IIRC) and I checked stroke, it's a 429! I'm going to get more numbers, I haven't looked at the engine in awhile, but the numbers I had someone else told me it was either a Police motor or a Cobra motor. I'm not overly hopeful, but either way, it's giving me a serious headache deciding between engines- '69 casting appropriate 429, rebuid it and make it scream! '96 Explorer 5.0, 4bbl, AOD '96 Explorer 5.0, stock fuel injection (and 4R70W transmission) A 4bbl 5.0 is just so ho-hum. Now, I'd like the fuel injection, OBD-II, etc. But at the same time, having that 429 drop in my lap is tough... a 429 would just....be....so....cool....
  15. Been along time. Other projects have come and gone, worked alot, worked not very much, etc. Now I spend most my time restoring a '68 F350 with my grandfather (which can be seen here if interested: http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1068477-restoring-grandpas-68-f350.html) Mustang updates- I replaced my sending unit in the gas tank last week. I'm going to pull the tank any day and clean it, then put it back in with some fresh fuel line and gas. I got a new radiator (for a '70) to use with my '88 5.0 water pump. Its bolted in, the hoses need to be cut and hooked up, then it'll be ready to fill with fluids and I believe (fingers crossed!!!!!) that it'll run. Bare minimum to drive it (not finish) I still need: Shift/TV linkage for AOD Some form of exhaust Windsheild, side windows new instrument PCB power steering hoses (custom) Alternator wiring ('88 alt) But if Grandpa wants to help financially (it was his car originally, and he's having fun restoring a '68 F350 with me) I'm going to strip it down to a bare body, blast it, fix all the panels, and then have it primed (and maybe painted) I know that's not as simple as it sounds, but if I get just a little financial help, I can strip/sandblast it myself, I have a friend who'll paint it (no charge, other than materials and beverages) and I'm EAGER to learn how to replace sheet metal (doing it to my '68 F350 soon anyways) it's something that could reasonably be done for not a lot of money and in only a few months. This is a huge deal. If I do this, it's amazing. Then, I get it running, and I just replace parts here and there until the interior is perfect and the mechanicals are flawless. This is a dream that might become reality!
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