Homecoming for the Queen - My 1967 Project Final Phase!

From dusty barn find to daily driver, it seems our cars are never really done. This is the place to share your progress on your project car. We will celebrate your victories and commiserate over your tragedies. But most of all this is a great place to learn!
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Re: Homecoming for the Queen - My 1967 Project Final Phase!

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Post by devildog » 01 Jan 2015, 21:20

1969XR7Vert wrote:Greg,


...Edit: I read that you did this on purpose for clearance. How much drag link thread is inside the control valve sleeve?

P.S. I have the same problem with my Hooker headers on Isabel's 351C. I beat the tube a fair amount (beat a few tubes actually, sometimes you just have to) and put VHT ceramic paint on the beat area (the headers are ceramic coated) but left turns are still limited somewhat.
It is about 1-1/4" in the sleeve, but I am going to have to wind it back in another 1/4" or so as one of the piston lines won't reach and seat fully. I thought of beating on the headers if I decided it didn't turn enough on the road test.


Like you said, at this point there are some things you just have to do :wall:

Thanks for the encouragement, it helps when one's pace is 2 steps forward and one step back.
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Post by devildog » 02 Jan 2015, 14:50

Well, I had wanted to roll it outside to fire it up, but sub-freezing temps have me staying indoors. I decided to AT LEAST run the starter and cycle the fluids while I think about just opening the garage door and firing it up inside.


For now, this is all the noise I could muster:
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Post by 1967 S Code » 02 Jan 2015, 20:55

Greg I'm impressed that you have that much will power not to fire her up. Open the garage door and let the Cougar growl! :D
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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance, XR7S Taillight Bars

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Re: Homecoming for the Queen - My 1967 Project Final Phase!

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Post by devildog » 02 Jan 2015, 22:54

Well thanks, but I think it has been more petrifying fear than will power. Let's just say I am savoring the moment :think: :pray: :think:

Knowing it turns over freely is a relief, and helps ease me into just going for it.

I don't expect the worst, but I still remember the video of the guy in his garage lighting his car on fire.

I decided against doing the remote gas can thing. I'll have to disco the PS pump for now until I take down the control valve for adjustment.

The theme song should have been "While my PS gently weeps" :buck:
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Re: Homecoming for the Queen - My 1967 Project Final Phase!

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Post by 1967 S Code » 03 Jan 2015, 05:55

devildog wrote: I'll have to disco the PS pump for now until I take down the control valve for adjustment.

The theme song should have been "While my PS gently weeps" :buck:
That is too funny. It would be great background music to have George Harrison playing his Les Paul- "Lucy", While my guitar gently weeps. :lol:
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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance, XR7S Taillight Bars

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Re: Homecoming for the Queen - My 1967 Project Final Phase!

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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 03 Jan 2015, 11:37

Fire It Up! :-)

I hear ya though ~ we had a few days of "damn cold"!
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Re: Homecoming for the Queen - My 1967 Project Final Phase!

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Post by 1969XR7Vert » 04 Jan 2015, 14:42

Minor point Greg, I went back to the beginning of your thread to see what size FE you are using and read "390FT". FT's are somewhat different than FE's (think you have an FE), 360 and 391 are examples of FT engines.

Having said that, c'mon, don't be nervous! Fire that sucker up!
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Re: Homecoming for the Queen - My 1967 Project Final Phase!

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Post by devildog » 04 Jan 2015, 19:52

1969XR7Vert wrote:Minor point Greg, I went back to the beginning of your thread to see what size FE you are using and read "390FT". FT's are somewhat different than FE's (think you have an FE), 360 and 391 are examples of FT engines.

Having said that, c'mon, don't be nervous! Fire that sucker up!
Yea, I had been rechecking some things on that...originally I went on just the air brake connection plugs, and had made a snout measurement which I thought was the larger and all... but some of the other points on the 391 make me wonder if it was.

I got a chug starting it with some gas down the carb, put about a gallon in the tank and it wouldn't pull, so I added some more in the tank and the darn sender started leaking.

Spent all afternoon draining, fixing, and refilling (with a repeat in there)

I finally got a new gasket in there and am leak free, waiting on the neighbor for back up and I'm gonna see if I can make some noise.

Teaser:

EDIT:video removed..because of a much better one..heh heh
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Re: Homecoming for the Queen - My 1967 Project Final Phase!

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Post by 1967 S Code » 04 Jan 2015, 20:12

Greg thats just not right. I know you didn't stop with that little "fire up". :poke: Let her "growl" turn into a "roar"!
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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance, XR7S Taillight Bars

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Re: Homecoming for the Queen - My 1967 Project Final Phase!

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Post by devildog » 04 Jan 2015, 20:19

It will be up on YouTube in about 10 min :devil: :devil: you're gonna liiiike it...
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