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I told you guys in a post awhile ago I would get you some before and Afters on the iron phosphate stripper I use

Bunch of brackets and bolts with various amount of corrosion
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Pile it all in the bucket
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Pour iron phosphate in until parts are submerged
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This was after 1 hour of being in the iron phosphate full strength. Parts that where heavily corroded went back in for another soak
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I have a clean HO engine valve cover if you need one. PM me for more info.



I actually have two. The VC in the pic above and one that I pulled the entire top end from. There are 3 1st Gen GT's I need to pull the heads on to see if any are intact.



I know you already P- Coated your manifold but it's looking a little pitted too. Grab the VC and mani I have. They're in almost new condition and it would be a shame to not use them for such a cool resto project.

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The wagon build is coming along really nicely.

The (Felpro ?) valve cover gasket oozing out from under the cover is a bit distracting, can it be trimmed, or an OEM Ford one be used?

To prevent bubbling up from corrosion pits under the powder coating, you could try baking the part at a temperature somewhat higher than the PC temperature, then glass beading the pits.

It's great that you have powder coating at your disposal.
 

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The last few days were frustrating at times but still a good time. All I can say is I'm getting tired of taking stuff apart. I'm ready to start building the Lego kit!!! It's close and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Dashboard / console shenanigans! What a pain in the butt!!

Started to take things out to compare and use stuff off the GT dash wiring
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After that evening of choice words and some crazy body contortions. It was onto the firewall clean up

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A quick skuff then two coats of gloss black and three coats of rubberized undercoating on the lower portion of the firewall and from the frame rails down
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These will eventually get used on this car after a load of TLC and some powdercoating and polishing. These are real Compomotive Turbo three piece race wheels 13x8
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It's been a few weeks since I have done an update but not really that many photos

The header got sandblasted and painted black and baked
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I unfortunately did not get any pics of painting the underside as the angles are bad for pics but it is painted and undercoated.

I went in like this
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Came out like this!!
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The rear suspension was completed.

Control arms sandblasted and painted
New bushings, springs, shock, brakes, drums, and new E brake cables
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I'll try to get better with the updates. But that's it for this week
 

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Thanks for the update!
Is that purple car in the background a GTX? Something to race the Escort with, no doubt.

Oh, and there's a bad word on the brake drum. :cow:
 

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Roadrunner clone, 383.

Drums are Bendix and that's what was in the box. But for $6 per drum from Rock Auto I wouldn't expect anything more
 

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Brake/fuel lines cleaned up and reinstalled, steering rack, passenger side motor all in. Im hoping in the next few weeks to have engine and tranny in and first fire!!

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Upper intake on for the final time after putting new fuel injector connectors on, also egr plate installed
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A long overdue update the engine/transmission, most of the front suspension, and dash wiring is in. Should be ready for first fire up in a few weeks. Then onto the cosmetic stuff!
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How much wiring will you have to do in the car outside of the engage bay?
Like under the dash and stuff?
 

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Austin 86 shouldn't be anything I am using the dash harness from the GT

This is the metal frame that the dash harness is attached to and this frame is held on by a handful of screws on the backside of the dash

Simply unbolt the lx wagon frame, and install GT frame

This is the lx dash frame
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And this is the GT frame
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Looks like there not all to different either. Thanks for the info. that will help me a lot with my CFI to HO swap.
 
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