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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #240 on: December 11, 2023, 03:59:53 PM »
Wishing you more 40 degree days!  We woke up to snow this morning :(

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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #241 on: December 11, 2023, 07:23:58 PM »
This coming weekend is looking promising weather-wise so I will likely get a little more done.  If/when the Winter weather takes over, I will start making plans for final body and paint, windscreen selection and order, wiring harness clean and prep, battery box/trunk mount and cables to the engine bay, and a host of things I haven't even thought of yet!  I am looking forward to Spring and it's not even Christmas yet!
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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #242 on: December 17, 2023, 02:36:04 PM »
Today I hogged out the bumper mount bolt holes and mounted the assembly, including what I have made for headlight mounts.  I still have some more to create for the headlight mounts but it seems to be coming together.  I'll take and send pics once I have the headlights mounted. 
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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #243 on: December 17, 2023, 05:36:24 PM »
Today I hogged out the bumper mount bolt holes and mounted the assembly, including what I have made for headlight mounts.  I still have some more to create for the headlight mounts but it seems to be coming together.  I'll take and send pics once I have the headlights mounted. 

Sounds good!!!

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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #244 on: December 24, 2023, 03:21:12 PM »
Today I mounted the headlights...i t's temporary, but I think this is going to be the permanent configuration with a little extra bracing welded in.  I have the fore and aft part of the mounts vice gripped in place.  I'll tack them in place the next time I get the welder out. 

Our weather is going to turn colder next week and I continue to work out of town so progress will be sporadic until Spring.  If I do anything, I will let everyone know.

Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous 2024 to all!

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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #245 on: December 24, 2023, 05:57:29 PM »
It's starting to look like a Mustang II - I'm impressed!  Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #246 on: January 01, 2024, 06:21:30 PM »
The only thing I did to my project this weekend was to pull the cover back so I could look at it!  Happy 2024 to All!
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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #247 on: January 03, 2024, 12:27:33 PM »
Considering you are in the land of Ice & Snow doing ANYTHING is an accomplishment .  It is 60F-65F degrees here in So. Cal. and it still takes a strong act of my will to want to go out and work on my cars. But then I have a condition called Renaud's when if the temperature goes below 85F my hands and feet feel icy cold - even in the summer.  It was so blatantly obvious when a group of us were at a Science Museum and stood before a thermal camera and I look so decidedly different. I guess you could call me "The Hidden Minority" based on (thermal) skin color.

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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #248 on: January 04, 2024, 06:35:38 PM »
It was cold here today...starte d out around 32 with snow at 0730, and by afternoon it was mid-20's but sunny.  Weird weather.  I was outside working with techs this AM, but parked in front of the computer all afternoon.  Next week I will be evaluating techs (outside) so I'll have to bring the insulated gear.  If I keep my hands and feet warm, the rest of me will stay that way. 

Stay warm and only 3 more months of Winter!
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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #249 on: January 12, 2024, 09:42:27 AM »
Looking at it is better than not looking at it!  lol   Happy New Year!!!

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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #250 on: January 24, 2024, 03:41:25 PM »
Since nothing has been posted for a few days, I will let you know that I have done nothing on my project since 12/24.  It might be a while before I even lift the cover to look at it!  Otherwise, I hope all is well with all.  I'll let you know if any progress is made and if there is anything of value to report.
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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #251 on: February 11, 2024, 07:53:01 PM »
No progress to report but there have been signs that Spring is coming.  I know there are several more weeks of Winter, but every day gets us closer to the end.  I am looking forward to working on my project again.  The next major progress will include bodywork and paint so I need it to get and stay warm.  There will be other smaller details I can work on but the major progress will be after paint has been sprayed. 
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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #252 on: February 14, 2024, 07:49:45 AM »
Something to look forward to for sure!

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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #253 on: March 02, 2024, 01:34:37 PM »
I ordered and received a valve cover grommet and 1/2" 90.  It will ultimately be tied into the air cleaner.  I ordered it from Rock Auto for an '88 Ranger as I was guessing where the valve cover originally came from.  It took a little silicone spray and manipulation to get the grommet in, then I had to use the heat gun to soften the grommet to get the 90 in place.  It will have to come back out later in the project when I completely sand down the valve cover and either powder coat or paint with hi temp engine paint.  I just sprayed it with general purpose black spray paint so I could see what it was going to look like.  It was Ford Blue when I got it. 
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« Reply #254 on: March 02, 2024, 02:45:32 PM »
Seems like a good guess. The center indent in the valve cover I believe is for the fuel injection manifold to cross over and provide hood clearance.

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« Reply #255 on: March 02, 2024, 05:32:59 PM »
Yep, that's what it is.  I like the look...it reminds me of the "Cobra Power by Ford" valve covers on my Mustang's 289.
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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #256 on: March 03, 2024, 08:58:13 AM »
I DO love progress!!!

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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #257 on: March 03, 2024, 04:27:08 PM »
Hopefully soon there will be more of it and on a much more regular basis! 
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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #258 on: April 06, 2024, 07:20:31 AM »
We had snow this week but the trend is for improving weather patterns.  Hopefully I can transform my Winter storage barn into an operating shop soon.  I need to get back on my project so I can get it done this Summer.  I have priming and painting to do so I need it to really warm up.  There are some other odds and ends I can do until it's warm enough to paint so I will hopefully start posting progress again soon. 
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Re: Pinto Powered Mustang Roadster
« Reply #259 on: April 06, 2024, 07:58:14 AM »
I will hopefully start posting progress again soon. 

Definitely looking forward to it!

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