Monday, May 18, 2015

Upgrade to high torque Mini Starter

Ordered a 1993 high torque mini starter for my 1979 ford mustang
Ended up realizing I needed to do some electrical updating.
This is the old wiring mess
While I was working on wiring I also added a new electric fan controller that has a sensor mounted in the intake from Proform. The block to the left of the Solenoid is the new Thermal Controller with relay for the electric fan.

All these terminals are what used to be on the starter solenoid.

The Power Post found above was purchases from West Marine and worked out very well to take all the wires off of the constant power post of the solenoid. I then created a 2 gage jumper from  post to solenoid to provide needed power to solenoid and starter. I will later add to this post with more detailed pictures and explanations.  

Monday, April 27, 2015

Finished the Brakes and mounted power steering cooler for the Mustang.

Here is the latest I finished the brake bleeding. It has been a really long time since I moved the car. I looked at the brake fluid and saw that the fluid looked like Mississippi Mud water. Used my evacuater to remove all fluid out of the master cylinder. 

This bracket is from a much newer Mustang I found in the jumk yard. I adapted it to suit my needs.

While I was at it I made my own aluminum power steering cooler bracket. 

I fabricated this mount from a piece of 1/8th inch aluminum flat stock. Buffed it a little and put holes in for air flow. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

1992 Mustang Rear Drum Brakes

If your Mustang has sat for a really long time or if you swapped rear ends from another car it's best to check the rear brakes condition and road worthiness.

The rear end in my car is from a 1992 GT mustang. This car has been sitting for many years, so I popped off the rear drums and inspected them.

It's a good thing I did Here is what I found.

Upon closer inspection the both wheel cylinder seals on both sides of the car were dry rotted. This meant tearing the whole system apart and since I was doing that it seemed logical to replace everything. 

On one side a brake bad was cracked

While I was inside and had things apart I decided to clean some parts up and add high temp paint. 

Now putting things together can be tricky on the last spring, but I have a tick to help out with that.

The last piece is the adjuster stop and it has a tendency to pop out when trying to install the last spring. My cure for this is to take a 1/4 inch socket out of a 1/4 inch drive socket set and shove it the hole that the stop is hooked in this will hold the piece from popping out as you work on getting the last spring hooked on it. 

Since I have much wider and bigger wheels than I had from factory now. I grabbed these park brake cable guide brackets off a newer mustang in the junkyard. I cleaned then up and Plasticoat dipped them. 

I have no glass or interior in the car right now, so she is riding a little high. 

I was already going into the rear of this car since this is what was left of my original park brake. 

I now have a functional park brake.