Thursday, May 19, 2016

New Holley 600 dual feed aluminum carburetor installed


This Aluminum Carburetor is awesome Holley Part # 0-80458SA. Looks fantastic on the car.




I decided to redo the fuel line coming from the Holley Performance Mechanical Fuel Pump. 
I routed the fuel line out and forward from the engine to keep the fuel charge cool. 



Installed is a Mr Gasket Fuel Pressure gauge. We will see how it performs and if I don't like it I will swap it later with something liquid filled. 



I noticed the old carb had a small drip out of the vacuum secondary. I must have damaged the diaphragm on it when I rebuilt it. No worries now, its off the engine and replaced with a lighter, shinier carburetor. 


If your looking for places to lighten the car Holley's new Aluminum Carburetor will help. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

New Holley 600 cfm carb for the Mustang arrived today.

The new Aluminum Holley is noticeably lighter then the old 4160 Carb. This 600cfm carburetor will do nicely Part # 0-80458SA






Wednesday, May 4, 2016

UPDATES For 1979 Ford Mustang project

Once I had modified the pypes tail pipes for the passenger side I realized that I did not have to the electrical for the fuel tank sending unit. Bummer, but no biggie that electrical section was messed with pretty bad by the previous owner and I cleaned it up to make it better.


Today I placed an order from Late Model Restoration for a few items I hope to see here in the near future. Can't wait to keep kicking on this project.


Other plans coming up. I plan on showing how to rebuild the 8.8 inch rear end in my car. The 8.8 possi-traction rear end is not the original rear end from my 1979 mustang I upgraded years ago when the 7.5 inch gave out on me in Texas. Bearing went out at 75 mph on the interstate. Not a cool thing to happen and smoke was barreling out of the back of the car. I barely made it to a friends house. When the bearing go out everything misaligns and your gears no longer mesh together. Your gears will start colliding and teeth will start breaking apart. I love dealing with LMR they have excellent support and they are quick to assist if there is an issue. They also offer a veterans discount.



Recap on Project Progress. 
What's been done so far:
Roof and rear quarters sectioned from another car.
Floor boards replaced
Firewall repaired 
Inner Rocker panel repaired
Rear Seat Section hand fabricated patches
Trunk Hand fabricated patches
New Ford Racing Front Control Arms
Rear Upper and lower SVE Tubular Control Arms
17 inch Saleen SC wheel 
1992 Possi Rearend 
New Brakes front and back
Russel Stainless Brake Lines added
New Fuel Line Front to back
1992 Spindles added
1992 Rotors installed upgraded from 7.5 inch rotors to 11 inch performance rotors
SVE Progressive Lowering Springs
Maximum Motorsports Strut tower support added
Koni STR.T Shocks all around
Engine Rebuilt with Competition Cams Cam added
Fidanza billet Aluminum Flywheel with removable friction plate
Ford Racing King Cobra Clutch
Clutch pressure plate balanced with Flywheel 
Steeda Full Length Subframe connectors installed
Tremec TKO 500 Transmission
Ford Racing Aluminum Drive Shaft
Caster Camber Plates added for adjusting suspension