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I did more cleaning and sanding before giving the inner passenger side engine compartment a fresh coat of paint.  While I was on that side I cleaned and polished the original chrome valve cover as best as I could get it. It will do for now.  I also replace the battery cables with the correct cables from AMK. The positive battery clamp appears to be the wrong one because it's to small to fit the post.

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On 4/14/2020 at 6:10 PM, MorganLeBlanc said:

I reinforced the cross brace which is an old Ford trick for Trans Am Racing. While I was underneath I did some cleaning and detailing. 

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Nice work. Like the attention to detail... the paint marks, etc. I added the the first reinforcement plate, but I have never heard nor seen the second oval plate added before. Does the oval plate make it hard to get to the eccentric bolt?

 

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Hi Rick, The oval plates were my idea, just a little more strength while I was doing it as well as a a little more protection. the plates clear everything. the only issue is the grease zerts are blocked by the plates but in 5 minutes I can have the bar off and grease the zerts once a year.  thanks for your comments, I appreciate it.  

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Jam, I am using Eastwood Chassis Black on the smooth surfaces as for under coated areas I am using Summit RAcing Rubberized Undercoating. I will hit any rust first with Eastwood rust encapsulator.

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Well how about an update on the 69 Mustang. I am working on replacing the brake lines, to get to those the power booster had to come out. There is no way to make removing a booster a fun job. Once that came out I removed the brake line, and at the point I was wondering this was a good decision?  I moved forward and removed the brake lines and this clean and sanded to engine compartment panels. Next I primed and painted the panels. 

I sanded and painted the booster.

Moving onto the front support brace.  Clearly damaged wonder how that happened. Thinking a fender bender. But I was able to straighten and weld the cracked metal. Never enough time in the day to do all that needs to be done.

Side note; got my Wilton vice finally mounted. I love classic tools.

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As I made my away around the engine compartment I inspected each part and realized there was going to be many parts that would need to be replaced than I initially thought.  I replaced the water pump, alternator, radiator and as the list got longer the bank account got smaller. I reinstalled the power booster and the master cylinder along with all new brake lines.

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When I pulled the radiator I was hopeful I could have it cleaned and back in the car in no time.  Well that was until I got a call from the radiator shop that the top and bottom tank were bad.  So I ended up purchasing a new radiator from West Coast Cougar.

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My plan is to eventually replace out the cast iron manifold with an aluminum PI manifold I have but for now the focus is to clean and detail the engine the best I can and get it back on the road. Credit to my wife are jumping in and helping with the detailing. 

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