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Redo of my Mach1 restomod 4.6

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So its official, my yellow mach1 with 4.6 cobra has bad rings. So picked up another one this time taking out the t45 and putting in a 4r75w auto so the wife can drive it to from work. 

I bought the US shift control and while im at it putting in a new vintage air unit. 

Ill post pics as i rip ou the old stuff.

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On 7/15/2018 at 3:10 PM, sixt9stang said:

Makes me want to just buy a used engine so that I can drive my car instead of waiting to acquire all the parts to build my 302.

sometimes its a good idea., at least you can drive it till you have to do it.

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Decided to strip and repaint the engine compartment. the paint was peeling off from a brake fluid leak. so much for engine swap/

also installing the vintage air unit to clean everything up.

 

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Nice! Looks like a busy shop. When you first posted, I was gonna get on you and let you know they sell rings for the 4.6, so you didn't have to buy another motor :) But anytime you have a wife who wants to be involved and drive the Mustang, I fully understand. You are blessed.

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If switching to silicone, I'd assume you'd need to flush the lines, no? What's the protocol Rich?

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12 hours ago, mustangstofear said:

Try silicone brake fluid next time, that;s all we use. It won't  eat the paint.

great advice, I didn't know anything else was available. 

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Dang, quick work. You don't mess around!

Before switching to silicone, I'd read this article:

9 hours ago, newstang said:

great advice, I didn't know anything else was available. 

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yea, had to speed it up. going im going for knee surgery in the morning and don't know what condition ill be in to bend in and out to paint.

So did a pretty quick job that's good enough for the engine compartment.  Now the difficult thing is to get the engine in there without scarring it. 

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2 hours ago, RPM said:

Dang, quick work. You don't mess around!

Before switching to silicone, I'd read this article:

I did a search on silicone dot5 and everything I read about it tells me to stick with dot4

 

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Got the vintage air unit in, some of the plumbing done, most of the front end and the Automatic shifter from a Lincoln Mark VIII. 

Test fit the console and I'm surprised it actually fits pretty well in there. 

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