Last post on Jan 30, 2009 at 8:48 AM
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#5 of 12 Re: Mustangectomy [burdawg]
Dec 10, 2008 (1:44 pm)
I expect to have to flush the fuel lines and replace the fuel pump. My brother says the only oil on the floor is from the differential, probably the front seal. I disassembled the engine to inspect it just a few weeks prior to storing it. The building it is stored in is a 30' x 40', with a concrete floor. It is dry enough that the rattlesnakes even keep my brother out. Even if rust has developed in one of the cylinders, I can turn around a complete overhaul in about 24 hours. Advantage of growing up in a family that owns an automotive machine shop.
I did check into a transporter. It seems that the fact that it's not running drives the cost up. Round trip cost for gas is cheaper.
Thanks for your input. I know that if I sell it, I'll regret it, the day after and the rest of my life. I have scanned a picture of the car I took just days before I park ed it. Can pictures be posted on this site?
#6 of 12 Re: Mustangectomy [Laserjock589]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 10, 2008 (3:36 pm)
You can post photos if they are hosted on a server, You can't post them from your own hardrive. One thing to do is start your own Carspace page (www.carspace.com and then go to "my carspace").
I'm sure others here know of websites where you can upload and store photos and link them to here.
Once you have a URL for your photos, just click on the "img" button once, to start the html script, then paste in the URL of the photo, and then click on "img" again to close the script.
The photos should show up when you post. Make sure the photos are not too large.
#7 of 12 Re: Mustangectomy [Laserjock589]
Dec 13, 2008 (11:54 am)
Having owned a 66 Hardtop, Ivy Green Metallic, for over 42 years, I encourage you to inspect it before making a decision.
If the paint hasn't bubbled on horizontal surfaces, no rust involved, I'd have it transported to your home in CA where sale prices are higher in that "Mustang Market". If you have a factory GT with Pony interior in the Fastback (2+2), you will get up to 40% more than the average plain Jane 2 dr hdtp gets.
If you can drive it home, more the pleasure. Chances are after driving it home, it won't be for sale.
#8 of 12 Re: Mustangectomy [Laserjock589]
Dec 13, 2008 (12:19 pm)
As one of th guys already said this is not a good time to sale your stang but if I were sale my stang it would be in the west some where. You will get more for the car out here than in most places right now and make one change to your letter. I don't think there are 351 heads in 68 but I could be wrong. I hate to see a mustang owner loose his/her stang for any reason being the owner of a 1970 fastback for the last 16 years. Best wishes and good luck. hole on to it if you can
#9 of 12 Re: Mustangectomy [Laserjock589]
Dec 31, 2008 (8:20 pm)
if you haven't actually seen the car in 10 years, you better hope it is still there and if it is, the condition my not be a good as the last time you saw it.
Jan 07, 2009 (2:49 pm)
Do you REALLY care about it all that much?
20 years, it sits and deteriorates and only because you are forced to move it are you dealiong with this now.
The mods you made that seemed like the right thing to do at that time, will really hurt.
I would get it running if the engine hasn't frozen up and dump it.
#11 of 12 Not to be nosy...exactly, Laserjock589
Jan 30, 2009 (8:01 am)
But what did you ever decide to do?
Did you get a look at the car? I had an Alfa Spider that I put into storage for about 5 years while I was living the expat life.... and I never saw it again. I sold it to a friend sight unseen - I let him decide what it was worth after being in storage.
My dad helped him ressurect the car and drive it away. From what my dad told me, it was perhaps better that I didn't see the car again. One of the highlights was the mouse nest in the air filter intake, and the rest were just those thousand little things that happen when any italian girl is ignored for too long.
I suspect American girls handle neglect better, but I'm almost afraid to ask what you found.
#12 of 12 Re: Not to be nosy...exactly, Laserjock589 [lokki]
Jan 30, 2009 (8:48 am)
I went back at Christmas to see the car. It's condition was both better and worse than I expected. The interior needs to be redone, I expected that, But there are a few things missing that I don't remember getting rid of. Such as, the Heater duct assy., the radio, and the glovebox door. Although unexpected, thimgs I can replace easily.
The engine and drive train was better than I expected. I was able to turn the engine by hand from the Harmonic Balancer. Transmission, and Differential were also free. Tires will have to be replaced... expected. The suprise was the front wheels have siezed I had to leave before diagnosing the reason (I suspect the brake shoes not the spindles). My brother will free them up. As soon as the car will roll, it will be shipped to me.
I can not part with it. In all I will probably spend less fixing it now than I did when I first purchased her.