Friday, March 28, 2014
I read a book called sport cars and I do not recommend this book unless you like to read about what it took to make different sport cars and how much different the different parts on this book I think is more for the pictures then anything else i did not like this book and i will not read it again.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014
I am passionate about creating a car that everyone will be interested in it now matter where you go and ask you where you got the car. This makes it feel like I did a good job when I get told that everyone like the 83 Toyota pickup i restored, I also like to make new finders and creating a whole new look to the car. there are many people that liked my truck and asked me to build them a flat bed for there truck i also got asked to restore multiply engines and Bondo there cars. i love to make people want verticals that will make people stop and stare. IH
This week on the mustang I am looking into changing the rear end from 4 lug to 5 lug. I have the 7.25 rear end in the mustang now. But I have a Ford 9 inch rear end that I could swap out the 7.25 with. I'm looking for 5 lug axles for the 7.25 rear end right now, so I don't have to take the time to make the 9 inch fit right. If I cant find 5 lug axles for the 7.25 I will have to make the 9 inch fit. NV
|Ford 7.25 rear end|
|Ford 9 inch rear end|
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The 1968 ford mustang has a very sleek design. The coupe has a nice body line that runs from the headlight through the doors disappearing on top of the quarter panel. The GT's have a totally different roof design. Instead of the coupe's "drop off" hood design that drops right into the glass, the GT has a more horizontal look. The trunk is flush with the window. Here is the difference between the Coupe and GT- Notice the rear end difference. The GT symbol stands for Gran Touring. This is the sport edition to the coupe. The coupe mainly came with a 6 cylinder engine, making it better fuel mileage, and a better family car than the GT's V8. NV
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
1968 Mercury Cougar XR7
This guy is practically doing the same car as us it even uses some of the same parts. the mercury is on top and the mustang is on bottom. the 1968 mercury cougar is made fore guys 'project cars are typically less than half their Mustang equivalent with similar options'
California Mustang (http://www.cal-mustang.com) is yet another great website to get your classic mustang parts! They have everything from body panels, to accessories, even electrical! California Mustang is located in San Jose California. I think that Cal-mustang is a great place to get your classic mustang parts. They have affordable prices for anyone to restore their classic! They also have a show room that you can check out that is in San Jose. Compared to CjPonyparts.com, cal-mustang.com is not much to brag on. If I were to recommend a website it would be CjPonyparts. They have a more variety or parts and their website is all up to date. I have not delt with cal-mustang so I do not know how their customer service is, but CjPonyparts would be hard to beat!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
I am doing my self-selected response on the website cjponyparts.com. I get my mustang parts from this site. They have great quality parts with low prices. Even fast shipping! They are based in Pennsylvania so the parts take about a week to get here. They have every part imaginable for your Mustang! They even have body metal for the most common rust spots. They have mustang parts from 1964, all the way to 2015! cjponyparts.com has everything from apparel, gifts, electrical, to wheels and tires! They also have parts for your ford Raptor. The customer service is excellent. I bought two parts that I ended up sending back because I did not need them. As soon as they got my package they refunded me right away. Over all Cjponyparts.com is the best website for your mustang parts!
I was born in the year of 1995, that was the same year my grandma stopped driving the Mustang. When I was just a few months old she drove her car down to Fortuna from Eureka to my house just to see me, her grandson. When I was around 5 months old she stopped driving the car because she would not see as well anymore,but still wanted to drive to the store! My uncle took the car apart for her safety so she would not drive anymore. It was then parked between the two houses and covered up, but never forgotten.
Every Wednesday I spent the day at her house while my parents were at work, I had toy cars all over the house that I use to play with in front of the TV while she watched soap operas and the 49er's game. She told me everyday that I went to her house, that someday I will be driving her mustang around thinking about her. At the time I had no idea what a Mustang even was! I never seen it before! One day she walked me out between the two houses. "Nicky ive been waiting a long time for you to be old enough to see this" She pulled off the tarp and reveled the baby blue 1968 mustang. It was under the tarp for 5 years. It brought her to tears to see her car again, because of all the great memory's."Can I get inside?" I said. "Of course! I think their is still a driver seat!" she said. I opened the door to the Mustang and carefully looked inside, there was old car parts that filled the backseat and over flowed onto the passenger side. It smelled musty and rusty and was filled with spiderwebs. I dusted off the black leather seat and sat inside. The steering wheel was above my head and I could barely see over the dash. My grandma stood to the side and watched me smile and have fun pretending to drive her car.
Ever sense that day I asked my grandma everyday if I could go out and play in the car. Of course she let me, she loved it that I was interested in the car. I sat in that car everyday until I could see over the steering wheel and look down the long hood. A few years later my uncle asked me if I wanted to try starting the car and airing up the tires and giving it a quick wash to get the mold off of it. Of course I said yes! With a little help and a battery the motor fired right up! As my grandma watched, I pulled the car out from between the houses and into the open. I gave her a quick wash and the car looked better then ive ever seen it! i was proud of myself.
A few years passed and my grandma passed away. Her house sat empty. My uncle still lived next door and the Mustang, once again sat between the two houses. 5 years passed, we still go to the house off and on, expesualy when my aunt comes from Hawaii and stays at the house during the holidays. The summer of 2013 I got more interested in the car. That summer I went to the house and uncovered the Mustang, and started it up. It was a little harder this time sense it wasent started in 6 years. I talked to my auto shop teacher about bringing it in so I could get it running and restore it. He said yes, I brought it in that first week of school.
Follow me on my journey to restore my grandmas 68 Mustang!
Follow me on my journey to restore my grandmas 68 Mustang!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
First you have to find out what year make and modal you have then you can have pictures of where your distributor is there should be one bolt on it loosen that bolt and while the engine is running slightly tern it to hear the engine ether idle down or up if idle goes down tern other way once you have turned hit the gas of your car to hear for tick if no tick then tern up a bit more if hear a tick tern down instill goes away once finished tighten bolt and you made your car/truck faster another way is you can advance your air fuel mixture to get the perfect air/fuel by turning the air fuel mixture screw in you should hear your idle go up or down you want to go up so play by ear when you hear the best idle