The 5 speed automatic that came with the 65 fastback had some assembly required when I received it. Well, it was actually a couple of boxes of parts. Someone before me was rebuilding it and ran into some issues, leaving it for a project. Fortunately, the project also came with a good DVD on how to rebuild a T-5 transmission. Continue reading “T-5 Transmission Rebuild”
Replacing the old radiator with a new aluminum radiator is something I see people doing a lot. Looking around at the car shows, one thing I don’t like about the aluminum radiators is how they often have a big silver brick for a top (Champion). For my radiator, I wanted best of both worlds with the original look, but modern technology. Continue reading “New Aluminum Radiator”
I haven’t posted in a while because all of the projects are either half done, or hard to get pictures of. With the transmission, working in my garage without a lift makes it very difficult to get a picture. In addition, like every project with this car, there is always one more thing to finish, and I hate to write up half done projects.
My last major project/purchase for the Mustang is the transmission. I picked up a complete conversion kit from Modern Driveline, who specializes in Mustang conversions. I went with a 5 speed manual T-5 which is mid 90’s technology. The 5th gear is an overdrive which should make it rev lower while driving at freeway speeds, leaving the lower gears for the fun. Continue reading “T-5 Transmission Starting Point”
It seems like I have been all over the board the past couple of weeks. Mostly, I have been trying to get the engine in the car. There have been a few side projects that have come up, needing resolution before I could get there, but I finally did. It may not be final, but it’s nice to see a picture of it mounted. It’s been 20 years since this car has had an engine, so this is fairly momentous.
I thought I would put the engine assembly all in one place, even though I have other posts engine related. This is mostly a photo shoot showing it go together.
The engine I am using is an early 302 that came from the restoration shop. It was already broken down and looked pretty good. It went directly to the local automotive machine shop for inspection and machining to get it in spec and assembled like new. At least up to a long block. The rest is on me.