Reviling the "DPO"

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Re: Reviling the "DPO"

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Post by CATHOUSE » 15 Aug 2018, 07:50

Ford used the same single piston caliper on a lot of cars built from 1968-1973, possibly later too. The bigger issue would be what spindles you have. The 68-9 spindles use different bearings than the 1970-up.

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Post by stonesg » 19 Aug 2018, 11:45

So today we've gotten the car up on jack stands and a tarp under to both keep the moisture down and have something other than grass/dirt to lay on.

Oil was drained and I'm happy to see that nothing but dirty oil came out. New filter and 5 qts of cheapo STP 10w30 are in.

Back wheels are off and I got one drum off with no problem. The drivers side is stuck on the hub but I'm spraying it with penetrent and letting it sit. If it doesn't start to move, I'll apply heat next.

I haven't touched the brake pedal and I want the drums and calipers off before I do to see if anything sticks.

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First bling for the motor. I was going to just buy another stock fuel pump but I figured what the heck... might as well buy what I'd want to be there once I'm finished and be done with it:

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An after pulling the carb studs and cleaning/chasing them and the nuts here's the 4160 back in place.

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Call me crazy but, knowing that the gas tank and fuel line can only have crappy goo in it (and the tank is going to be replaced) I've got the fuel pump plumbed currently to the windshield washer bottle. It appears to be the same type of plastic that will be gas resistant and I only need enough gas to start the motor up and possibly, if it moves, drive the car into the garage.

Next up, spin the motor with the starter to clear some of the oil from the cylinders and till I see oil pressure and oil at the rockers.

Then I'll replace the distributor cap, fix the power wire for the coil which is broken, check for spark, verify firing order and install new plugs.

It's stinking hot/humid so that's all for today...
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Post by stonesg » 15 Apr 2019, 16:40

'67 standard basket case

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Post by stonesg » 01 May 2019, 16:03

Been futzing with the basket case off and on.... life.... yanno...

The video above was just firing from some gas poured down the carb throat but I've since hooked up the fuel pump and found I have a leak in the secondaries that cause it to flood. I've blocked the fuel flow to the rear bowls and it idles nicely now.

I ran it enough to see the fresh oil at all the rockers and then put the valve covers on and let it run long enough for the thermostat to open.

The car is up on four jack stands with the drums off the rear so while I was running it I put it in gear and it'll turn the axles in reverse and drive.

The whole purpose of the operation is that I'd like to be able to move it to the garage under it's own power. I'm not worried about the carb at the moment... I'll have plenty of time to get it sorted once the car's in the house.

Today I finally checked out the brake situation. I put a WIFI camera looking at the left rear shoes with the drum on the right (My helper is not home) and mashed the brake pedal. Not good... the shoes didn't show any signs of moving and the pedal is stuck down so I think there's a new master cylinder in it's future.

In other news.... Here's a picture of one of the casting marks on one head.



So what think the experts? Marti says it was assembled in April of '67 so did the heads sit around in a warehouse for close to two years or has someone retrofitted these onto a '67 build? I'm sure that the engine was probably assembled before the car and it's possible the supply chain still had older heads in stock.

Seems either way I lucked out with small chambers.

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Re: Reviling the "DPO"

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Post by Al Bundy » 01 May 2019, 17:13

Heads are not original to the car.
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Re: Reviling the "DPO"

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Post by pellets4fuel » 01 May 2019, 21:16

So what's the sequential unit number on it if it was assembled in April?
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Post by stonesg » 02 May 2019, 07:35

pellets4fuel wrote:
01 May 2019, 21:16
So what's the sequential unit number on it if it was assembled in April?
Is that something that I can pull out of the Marti Report?

Only thing listed as production serial number is, "578321"

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Re: Reviling the "DPO"

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Post by pellets4fuel » 02 May 2019, 09:49

That would be the number. I was just curious with it being an April of 67 car what it's unit number was. So you drop the 5, so your car was the 78,321st Cougar produced off the line. Mine was the 16,306th one on the 1st of Nov of 66 (the day after I was born :) ) So they basically had 6 months of production between mine and yours, and were averaging 10,335 cars a month. Lots of steel, and not on the road today :)
Keep up the progress. Looks like you have some work cut out for yourself in the body, but certainly doable!
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Post by stonesg » 02 May 2019, 09:54

What motor do you have?

If it's a 289, does it have the later heads? That would confirm that someone's retrofitted the heads I have.

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Re: Reviling the "DPO"

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Post by pellets4fuel » 02 May 2019, 10:25

Mines an S-code so I can't help you on the heads, but I believe Al B is right that the heads are not original. There were a lot of 289's floating around for a long time. When I was in high school 35 yrs ago you could still find them super easy. Probably swapped out at some point.
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3.25 Limited slip, 4-speed. Courtesy lights, sports console, whisper-aire, AM-8track, deluxe belts.
1989 Toyota truck, woodgas powered
22re 4x4

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