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Offline 80_notch

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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2014, 04:11:13 PM »
purple power,scotch bright/pressure washer might have been too much lol took some of the paint off down to the primer...no biggy...painting it satin black next weekend hopefully it wont be super windy




removed all the clutch,throttle,hood latch prop rod and hinges from the engine bay next weekend were taking any stupid brackets off as well....not gonna have any of it getting a pin on hood when i swap the nose to an 85/86 style LX nose (dont want fog lights) also getting the cowl with the 2 gauge holes...not running windshield wipers either


also picked these valve covers up today at the crappy atco swap meets lol

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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2014, 04:54:35 PM »
Te engine bay came out pretty good actually. I just used some SEM Hotrod black satin from summit on my rear housing and that stuff is pretty awesome, fyi. Those are some old school valve covers! Is that a plenum divider I see on the intake manifold? Isn't that a single plane torker or something? Interesting...

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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2014, 09:46:31 PM »
thats exactly what im paitnting it with! its gonna look great! and hell yeah i love those valve covers!!! i have another set of them but they are super pitted saw these and grabbed em.....

as for the intake...its a weiand intake my dad bought at a swap meet dont know much about it but yeah that is a devider

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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2014, 03:50:38 PM »
picked up an 8.8'' rear today!!!!!             gonna do a rebuild/paint on it...its got 3.27 gears which im gonna leave since im running a Powerglide


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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2014, 04:01:52 PM »
Do you have any goals for quarter mile performance?

Offline 80_notch

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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2014, 09:34:04 PM »
not realy...i mean im kinda working with what i got hence the powerglide....honestly id just be happy to spank my dads El Camino hahaha

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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2014, 04:54:12 PM »
what's wrong with powerglides? there's 7 second cars that run powerglides.
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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2014, 05:19:15 PM »
Don't you really have to build the whole car around a powerglide? I mean you either need a really light car or lots of power with a broad torque band. And it's gotta be geared just right. I mean it may work out in the mustang because it should be fairly light.

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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #38 on: March 18, 2014, 10:55:12 AM »
maybe, dunno. your talking to a mopar guy,  :lol: , mopar got rid of their 2 speed trans' back in the 50's.

from what your saying, it makes sence. but i've seen a lot of bulletproof parts for powerglide trannys.
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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #39 on: March 18, 2014, 11:02:01 AM »
The glide is also light and robs less horsepower.

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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2014, 03:16:04 PM »
the origonal plan was muy dad put the PG in his el camino and i got his TH350...but now he wants to keep it so im just gonna run the pg for the season....if i dont like it ill save up and get a th350...i just wanna get the car running lol

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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #41 on: March 19, 2014, 08:54:45 AM »
hey, i got a TH350 if your interested. it's out of my wife's '68 camaro. we're converting the camaro to a 4 speed.
if your interested, PM me, i'll give you the details.
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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #42 on: March 22, 2014, 11:21:25 AM »
money is pretty tight im just gonna run what i got for now...

another update .....got my engine bay painted waiting on my swap mounts and we are simplifying the wiring harness..



also picked up my shifter yesterday...bought it off a friend cheap its just sitting in the car needs a new cable...we need to weld a plate over the shifter hole and im getting a new carpet next year...just to clean things up....intirior is gonna be the absolute last thing we do to the car

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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #43 on: March 22, 2014, 02:08:42 PM »
The engine compartment looks great

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Re: Build/update thread for my 81 Mustang
« Reply #44 on: March 28, 2014, 11:02:00 PM »
Thanks dude!!

we got my swap mount during the week,picked up my flex plate tonight gonna hopefully have the engine in sunday