Sunday, August 30, 2009

Picked Up Original Air Cleaner

I think my car had this style Air Cleaner (going to sandblast and paint Ford Blue)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Dropped of Car to get Top Put In

Took car to Classic Convertibles in Falmouth to get Kevin Brown of Ragman Upholstery to replace the old worn convertible top.

Monday, July 27, 2009

How Many Nieces Can You Fit?

Going to the Mall for a Ride

Put Top Back in Car (Going to Get Replacement)

Re primed Pumps with Oil and reattach top. Going to take car to Classic Convertibles in Freeport, Maine for new top by Rag Man Upholstery Kevin Brown.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Put on Front Bumper Guards and New Windshield Wiper Motor

* Ugh... lost bottom radiator hose and ALL the fluid went on the ground. Found out it was a faulty clamp.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Replaced Water Pump....

The "New" re manufactured water pump went. Shouldn't have... everything else was new... new radiator/hoses, new belts, rebuilt motor. But leaking out of weep hole and had a lot of play on pulley/fan connection. Use this as a reason to put on shroud (which sucked cheap piece...)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Went for another Ride

Showed the Stang to one of my Friends (wife following with her 96 Toyota Celica our other sports car)

Mike's Classic Muscle Mustang Collection

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

First "Car Show"

Lake View Store in China Maine, has a Wednesday Night Car Show.

Saw Model T's Test Fit!

Taking Car for another drive

Took a longer trip from Waterville, Pittsfield, Dixmont and China.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Had Tires Aligned

Went to Winslow Automotive and Tire to align wheels.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

More Items

  • Welded Bumper Brackets and Wheel Well

  • Fixed Door Hinges
  • Put on Bumper Brackets

  • Oil in Axle
  • Fixing Shifter Assembly (Neutral Safety Switch)
  • Finished Grinding Off Paint of Trunk

  • Sandblasted Hood Latch

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Added New Hood

Added Monte Carlo Bar and Air Cleaner

Inside Garage with Hood Up.

Added New Fenders to Car

More Engine Tuning

Motor and Transmission Running

Rear Wheel Turning on Lift

Tuning Motor



First Attempt Starting Engine

Adjusting Timing to get Motor Running

Put in Anti-Freezed in Radiator

Turning Motor over to get Fluids in

Added Motor Oil

Put on Accelerator Rod, Springs, Etc on Carb

Attached Carburetor to Accelerator (Linkage)

Putting Heater box back in

Reattached Heater Hoses, Cables and Air Vents

Finished Exhaust

Added Exhaust Tips

Hi-Tech Herb adding wiring to car

Friday, June 19, 2009

Wow! How far we have come... almost ready to start engine.

Tomorrow (x fingers) should be able to start it up.

  1. Exhaust Muffler
  2. Tires
  3. Generator (and Belts
  4. Filled fluids - Power Steering and Transmission
  5. Sandblasted Head Light Buckets

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Added more parts to Motor

  • Carburetor
  • Coil
  • Manifolds
  • Wire Harness
  • Power Steering Pump, Hoses and Belt
  • Radiator and Hoses
  • Battery (Tray and Wires)
  • Spark Plugs and Wires

Friday, June 5, 2009

Transmission Cooling Lines Came In!

Had to order lines from CJ Pony Parts
(would take a little longer to get the backorder from Mustang Unlimited only part I had to do this with and that amazing because they completely moved their warehouse while getting me parts)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Exhaust, Drive Shaft, Fuel Tank Filler Pipe

Added Drive Shaft, Fuel Tank Filler Pipe and started to put on Exhaust (need to order header pipes)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Rebuilt Power Steering Components Returned

Eaton Power Steering Pump, Control Valve, and Cylinder have been returned after being rebuilt by Randle Meyer. He did an excellent job... I would highly recommend him and his services. Check his web site out at
Now just got to put it back on car.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Field Trip! Brought Students Helping to See Car

Students that are helping me with my car came to the shop.

Here they are grinding off paint on Trunk Lid and putting in Gas Tank

Only wheels this student should have

Asking Questions on Fastback GT Clone Motor

Putting on Shock Brackets

Putting on Engine Braces

Grinding Paint off Trunk and covering springs

Learning about Welding

Using Nibbler Tool

Friday, May 29, 2009

Reinstalled Axle, Leaf Springs, Brakes, and Welded Trunk Parts

Rebuilt Rear Axle (New Seals) and Brakes. Added New Leaf Sprints, Brackets and Supports. Welded in Trunk Corner Braces.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Painted Supra - Same Primer/Sealer and Color

Supra was painted using the black Primer/Sealer we will use on my car (and final black)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

More Parts Arrived

Thermostat Goose Neck, Brake Lines, Door Hinges, Heater Motor, Truck Braces, and Door Clips.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Removed Brakes off Rear Axle

Took of brake lines and drum brake parts off Rear Axle.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

Added more parts to Motor

added front pulley, cross member, hood hinges, vacuum lines, and adjusted distributor

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Adding Parts to Motor and Grinding

Put on more parts on motor, worked on grinding welds on floor boards underneath, and took of paint on trunk lid.

Restoring Heater Box

Painted Heater Box Parts.

Restoring Center Console

Took Center Console apart to start restoration

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Rolled car over motor/tranny and put it in from below.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

1966 Convertible waiting for restoration...

at least mine was a little better shape then this...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Put Front Suspension Back On!

Reattached A Arms, New Springs and struts.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Sand Blasting Parts

Front Steering parts... sand blasted off rust so can paint

Hmmm... another project car...

Working on Suspension Parts

Putting back on front suspension

Monday, April 27, 2009

Painted Engine Bay

Covered Engine Bay with Black Paint

Friday, April 24, 2009

Cleaning Distributor

Rebuilding Heater Box

Worked on refurbishing the heater box (replacing plenum, heater core etc..)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Completing Welding

Herb finishing up Welding and Grinding of Floor and Trunk Areas

Painted Interior of Doors

Sanded and cleaned inside door panels and painted with Black Enamel Spray Paint.

More Parts Came In

Kick Panel (with Speakers) and other parts for heater box.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sanding Paint off Trunk Lid (Bottom)

Sanding edges of bottom side of Trunk Lid.

Aligning Door (skins)

Continued to tweak and line up Door (skin)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Removed Paint off Trunk Lid

Sanding Top of Trunk Lid to remove 3 layers of paint.

Cleaned and scrapped Underneath Car

Took Wire brush cleaned from front to rear of car (removed any loose material)

Welded Trunk Extensions in

Continued to weld trunk floor. (passenger side)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Seats and Upholstery

Checked out my seats... Drivers side only has small rip.. Passenger 2 larger, and back seat as well.
Have to decide if going to redo them or not.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cleaned Under Car (Transmission Tunnel)

Scotch Bright underneath the car to get rust and lose material.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Cleaned Hardware and Windows (Front/Back Small)

Since welding removed Windows out of Doors, Rear and Front. Going through Hardware (door handles, window crank and armrests)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Door Skins and Trunk

Parts to finish passenger side trunk floor extensions came in. And finishing Door Skins

Friday, April 10, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Passenger Side Door Skins

Cut out old Door Skin on Passenger Side Door.

New Gas Tank

Test Fitted New Gas Tank in Trunk.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Quarter Panels and Trunk Floors

Put on Quarter Panels and rest of trunk floor.

Monday, April 6, 2009

FOUND Replacement Head Light Bucket for RH of Car

My Headlight bucket on Passenger side of car was damaged. Since it is made of pot metal there is really no way to repair it. Also you need a 1964 replacement since the reproductions only do the Non-beveled design. So... after a long search on Ebay, Craigslist, and various mustang parts companies... I found one 20 minutes down the road. Central Maine Mustang ROCKS! Emery Pratt had one left over from a restoration of another early model stang. I am SO.... relieved. I don't have to decide between replacing both or never finding one need.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

Removed Quarter Panel Edge, Trunk Floor, Outer Wheel Well

Put in Drivers Side Outside Wheel Well, Cut out rest of Trunk Floor over Frame Rail, and worked on removing Drivers side Quarter Panel.

Heater Box

Took heater box apart.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Removed Drivers Side Quarter Panel

Cut out the Drivers Side Quarter Panel to get ready for its replacement.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Trunk Frame Rails welded in

Put both sides of Trunk Frame Rails in (where Leaf Spring Supports are Located)

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

Rebuilt Carburetor from Pony Carburetor

Pony Carburetors returned my Autolite 2100 Carb in AWESOME condition. I would recommend their service worth the $$ and peace of mind. Can't wait until put on motor!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Removed Convertible Top

Took out Convertible Top (frame) and removed Trim.

Organized Storage and Sorted Parts

Sorted new and old parts.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Checking Parts that Ordered

Went through all the parts to check if had right stuff.

Unpacked the Truck and went through New Parts

Unloading Back of Truck Bed and Seat

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

15 Hour drive... later.. have a lot of Parts from Mustang Unlimted

Yes... you can fit a whole car in a full sized truck. We drove from Maine to Mustang Unlimited in Manchester, Connecticut. We picked most of parts left to finish car. Scott was a great help and going to sort everything tomorrow (with pictures to come)

  • Body
    • Fenders (L & R), Door Skins (L&R), Valences, Grill, Bumpers, Lights, Molding
  • Interior
    • Carpet, Molding, Armrests, Seatbelts
  • Engine
    • Hoses, Lines, Wire Harnesses
  • Brakes
    • Drums, Lines, Master Cylinder
  • Bolt
    • Exterior Master Fastener Kit
  • Weatherstriping
  • Suspension
    • Leaf Springs

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Trunk Area and Front Engine Bay

Removed Part of Quarter Panels to get access to Trunk area to remove more sections to prep for trunk floor replacement.

Also continued to grind and weld areas to finish off the Engine Compartment.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

H&H Fastback

This the Fastback of Body Work Shop

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Air Cleaner

Won Air Cleaner on Ebay. (If what says it is could be a good deal)

Mustang Unlimited


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Removed Heater Box and checked Cowl

Took out Heater box

and found the cowl is not rusted through and is sound